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Thursday, March 16, 2017

5 labor attachés summoned due to inaction in OFW issues


FIVE labor attachés are being summoned back here in the Philippines due to some reports that they are not mindful of their jobs concerning issues and situation of distressed OFWs in their area of jurisdiction.  The five officials are coming from the Middle East and Taiwan has been ordered by Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III to report back in Manila office due to their inaction on OFWs issues.



FIVE labor attachés are being summoned back here in the Philippines due to some reports that they are not mindful of their jobs concerning issues and situation of distressed OFWs in their area of jurisdiction.

The five officials are coming from the Middle East and Taiwan has been ordered by Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III to report back in Manila office due to their inaction on OFWs issues.






He issued warning on all labor attachés especially to the five being sent home to act on OFW issues or face recall.

The following are labor attachés who were instructed to report in Manila

1. Ophelia Almenario of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-Abu Dhabi

2. David Des Dicang of POLO-Qatar



3. Rodolfo Gabasan of POLO-Israel
4. Nasser Mustafa of POLO Oman
5. Nasser Munder of POLO-Taichung




Bello said in a statement that the five were instructed to report so that they can answer personally on what they are doing on the critical issues of OFWs in their areas of assignment.

“I will talk to them and will order them to act on the issues concerning OFWs in their areas of jurisdiction, especially distressed and displaced OFWs. If they will not heed my order and I receive complaints, they will face recall,” he added.

The DOLE Chief stressed out that it is labor attachés to give protection to our OFWs.





Bello said that one of the issues reported to him was the violation of the bilateral agreement between the Philippines and receiving countries in the Middle East, particularly on the $400 minimum wage of household service workers, by some employers.

Bello added that if the violation is confirmed, the employer should be immediately blacklisted.

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