Migrant worker groups pin hopes on interim DMW head

DESPITE the anticipated transient stint of Abdullah D. Mama-O as head of the Division of Migrant Staff (DMW), expectations from migrant stakeholders for the newly reassigned Cupboard official stay excessive.  

Migrante Worldwide chairperson Joanna Concepcion urged Mama-O to provoke the stakeholder session to craft the operational tips of the DMW, which shall be aware of the wants of abroad Filipino staff (OFW). 

“We call on the new Secretary to have a dialogue with grassroots migrant organizations who have crafted an electoral migrants agenda outlining our demands for aid, services, livelihood, social and welfare protection for all migrant workers,” Concepcion advised BusinessMirror in a SMS. 

Migrante was among the many groups that expressed concern over the creation of the brand new DMW, because it might “institutionalize labor export.”  

It famous it’s going to solely again the creation of such a division if the federal government will initate steps to assist finish “forced migration” and can scrap “the bankrupt labor export policy.” 

For his half, LBS E-Options Corp. President Lito B. Soriano hopes Mama-O will nonetheless make vital headway in finishing the implementing guidelines and regulation (IRR) for Republic Act 1164 or the Act Creating the Division of Migrant Staff.

“His immediate tasks are clear, fill up the positions, draft and issue the IRR of the law creating the new department,” Soriano mentioned.  

He famous the IRR shall be essential to provoke the transition for the federal government businesses to be absorbed by the DMW.

Among the many affected businesses are the Philippine Abroad Employment Administration (POEA), the Worldwide Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB), Philippine Abroad Labor Workplaces (POLO), Nationwide Reintegration Heart for OFWs (NRCO), and the Nationwide Maritime Polytechnic (NMP).

It can additionally embrace the Workplace of the Undersecretary for Migrant Staff’ Affairs (OUMWA) of the Division of Overseas Affairs (DFA), and the workplace of the Social Welfare Attache (OSWA) of the Division of Social Welfare and Improvement (DSWD). 

Soriano mentioned he hopes Mama-O can full these duties earlier than his time period ends. 

POEA Administrator Bernard P. Olalia mentioned they already initiated the transition committee for DMW which  is already drafting the mentioned IRR.

The DMW is predicted to develop into operational by subsequent yr.

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