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Bill creating Dept of Overseas Filipino Workers has backing from House

from October 29, 2020 01:00 am to October 29, 2020 01:00 am

 https://mb.com.ph/2020/10/29/bill-creating-dept-of-overseas-filipino-workers-has-backing-from-house/

It will be easy sailing for the passage of a bill creating a Department of Overseas Filipino Workers in Congress, with the House of  Representatives merely awaiting for the bicameral conference work on the bill said to be endorsed as urgent by President Duterte.

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco assured Duterte of the Lower House’s support to the measure that will address the concerns of millions of OFWs, particularly the estimated 500,000 displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In fact, the Lower House has already passed on third and final reading its version of the bill.

According to Velasco, the Lower Chamber approved House Bill No. 5832 or the Department of Filipinos Overseas (DFO) Act last March.

 

“Once the Senate passes its own version, we assure President Duterte that the House will act on it in swift fashion so this can be signed into law,” said Velasco.

Speaker Lord Allan Velasco assured Duterte of the Lower House’s support to the measure that will address the concerns of millions of OFWs, particularly the estimated 500,000 displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In fact, the Lower House has already passed on third and final reading its version of the bill.

According to Velasco, the Lower Chamber approved House Bill No. 5832 or the Department of Filipinos Overseas (DFO) Act last March.

“Once the Senate passes its own version, we assure President Duterte that the House will act on it in swift fashion so this can be signed into law,” said Velasco.