Arroyo Gov’t Risking the Lives of OFWs to Save the Economy

Jan. 01, 2007

(First of two parts)

2006: Davao Today's Year-End Series

Deployment of overseas Filipino workers abroad, even in danger zones, has been the response of the government to the ballooning unemployment rate and worsening poverty situation. But despite their valuable contribution in propping up the ailing economy, the modern-day heroes do not get what is due to them. In times of crisis, they are left to fend for themselves without the assistance of the government that reaps the benefits of their labor.

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Conclusion: OFWs Battle to Save Their Own Lives

[tags]davao today, OFWs, overseas filipino workers, philippines, labor [/tags]

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