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Masbate Rep. Tonton kho backs creation of OFW department

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Masbate Rep. Wilton Kho has expressed his support the proposed establishment of Overseas Filipino Workers department.

Kho highlighted the importance of streamlining the services needed by the OFW’s into one department.

“Through this initiative, the Department of OFW will virtually become a one-stop-shop for all the needs and concerns of all our fellow kababayans working abroad,” the Masbate solon said.

The Joint Committee on Government Reorganization and Overseas Workers Affairs continued the deliberation on the proposed measures creating the Department of OFW.

Kho interpellated about the measure of what is the difference between an “Attached” and an “absorbed” agency.

Present during the deliberation were high-ranking government officials from the Labor, Foreign Affairs and Budget Departments, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration.

“In view of the urgency of the proposed measure, this representation manifested its intention in becoming a member of the technical working group which will be headed by Reps. Joey Sarte Salceda and Ron Salo for the Committee on Reorg and Reps Mendoza and Enrico Pineda for the Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs,” Kho said.