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Ako-Bicol Rep. Garbin visits distressed OFWs in UAE

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Ako-Bicol party-list Rep. Alfredo Garbin has recently visited distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Garbin met with a total of 134 distressed OFWs staying at the Philippine Consulate. He said that four of them hail from Bicol region.

“As Part of our mission to UAE we have visited our distressed (134) OFW’s staying at the Philippine Consulate, four (4) of which are from Bicol,” said Garbin.

The solon vowed to help the OFWs and gave them assurance that they will be able to work with dignity and free from any form of violence.

He said that they will work on legislations and memorandum of understandings for the protection of the OFWs.

“We have guarantee them their ability to work with dignity and free of violence -through legislations/MOU in key labor protections such as labor standards comparable to our labor code,” said Garbin.

“Happy to know also that the Assistant Labor attaché in the person of Nelia Abion is from Legazpi City,” he added.