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Thursday, November 10, 2016

SOME OFWS IN MALAYSIA WERE DISAPPOINTED FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE PRESIDENT DUTERTE



Some OFWs cried foul for not being able to see President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during his visit in Malaysia.In a facebook post,they say that in spite of  enough chairs to accomodate  the crowd,they were not allowed to get inside the venue and just fit themselves chanting and waiting for the  elusive chance to finally allowed to go inside while holding their tarpaulin banners and wearing Duterte shirts to show support to the Philippine President.


Some of them even accusing the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia of favoritism.
However , an unconfirmed information  from a commenter  said that  for security purposes,  a pre-registration has been made prior to the event.The forms where disseminated  to the organizations under
Federation of Filipino Associations in Malaysia and everyone was asked to provide passports and working permits.Only those who had been registered was allowed to enter the venue.






Ironically, the OFWs who were not allowed to enter  were even taken the risk of being absent  from work just to be able to attend this event. Unfortunately, their effort  did not pay-off and they ended up disappointed and dismayed.
President Duterte is in Malaysia to meet with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak with main concerns about security  amid the growing number of kidnappings allegedly involving the  bandit Abu Sayyaf Group.



The President was welcomed by over 2,000 OFWs  on his arrival in Malaysia.
There are approximately 100,000 Filipinos in the capital Kuala Lumpur, and over 500,000 in the Sabah area.60% of which are household service workers and the rest are skilled workers.

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Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.

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