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‘JV’ wants OFWs legal fund cuts realigned 04/01/2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

‘JV’ wants OFWs legal fund cuts realigned

04/01/2011
While the nation still grieves over the execution of three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in China yesterday, San Juan City Rep. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito yesterday asked the Aquino administration to realign its position in cutting 50 percent of its Legal Assistance Fund (LAF) to OFWs worldwide.

“It is in our best interest that the Aquino government reconsider its position as there are still 227 OFWs jailed in China for drug offenses and 36 more in the Middle East on death row. We do not want a repeat of what happened yesterday,” Ejercito said.

The solon added as much as possible, the government should grant enough legal aid to the bereaved OFWs so as to release them immediately from their grim situation..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20110401met2.html

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