Deployment on to risky Middle East

>> Friday, June 26, 2009

With told and untold cases of human abuse perpetrated by employers to Filipino overseas workers in the Middle East, the government is all set to continue its bilateral relations with countries particularly Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar and Iraq.

Money is more important to the Philippine government so it encourages deployment to these risky countries where security of migrant workers is at risk. Clearly, the Philippine government would rather receive millions of remittances from suffering Filipinos rather than making sure that its people are free from human rights abuses and decent jobs back home.

Read more opinion in Lifting of Deployment Ban, Subjecting More OFWs to Abuse


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