In an exclusive interview of Bombo Radyo Legazpi with Bicol Partylist Representative Alfredo “Pido” Garbin, the legislator claimed the Duterte administration is prepared to provide livelihood programs to affected OFWs who will repatriate from Kuwait even before the President had announced the total ban of deploying OFWs to the country.
Garbin confirmed that the Philippine government can provide livelihood to more than 265,000 OFWs in Kuwait should they decide to go back to the Philippines.
Apparently, the purpose of President Duterte’s travel to Kuwait is to strengthen the protection of the employees after the mysterious deaths of Filipino workers but the recent discovery of the dead body of the Filipina OFW inside a freezer even made the President feel enraged and furious.
The employer of the dead domestic helper is believed to be the one who committed the crime.
Garbin claimed that the Kuwaitis had not shown respect to the rights of the Filipinos who were working in their country who only desire to earn money in order to support their families.
Meanwhile, the legislator said it’s up to the President if he will change his decision regarding the scheduled visit to Kuwait.
In a previous interview, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III claimed that the President’s trip had been put “on hold” until the next month.