OFW remittance fees will go to corruption, says group

>> Friday, August 22, 2008

Hayna nga talaga. While overseas contract workers have to sacrifice and leave their families in order to earn money to send a child to school or build a nice house, exorbitant fees from their remittances are being collected from them. Read the following article:

MANILA, Philippines - A migrant workers advocacy group on Wednesday said that the exorbitant fees being collected from overseas Filipino workers (OFW) will not go to the national budget but to the pockets of corrupt politicians.

Migrante International chairperson Connie Bragas-Regalado told GMANews.TV in an interview that the government is intensifying its collection tactics to earn more from our workers overseas. Private cash transfer firm Western Union Co. has already begun collecting documentary stamp tax from money sent home by OFWs.



Anonymous November 14, 2010 at 12:14 AM  

Not all fees go to corruption. Our organization is dedicated to providing fair and flat fee transactions. We try to work with employers to cover the cost so that the worker can keep all the money they send home. When the worker is charged it is at a flat rate no matter the amount. We have also launched a new web site that is providing free job postings to employers and agencies in order to reduce the time a worker spends lined up at agencies. We also make sure the funds go straight to a bank account so the funds are safe and only the worker has access to the funds or his / her designate.

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