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Lawmaker wants RP embassies converted to OFW defense centers 04/05/2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lawmaker wants RP embassies converted to OFW defense centers

04/05/2011
A member of the House of Representatives yesterday called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to consider “converting embassies and consulates worldwide as OFW defense centers first and foremost” in an environment of changing global landscapes and huge numbers of Filipinos seeking employment abroad.

According to Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile, “diplomatic posts should now no longer just limit itself on diplomacy work or enhancing trade relations with nations but focus more on ensuring legal rights of all OFWs are respected and defended.”

“Are the legal rights of those waiting in death rows in various countries given appropriate legal defense or are they now in death row because their rights were not defended in a foreign country whose legal system may not be similar with the Philippines?” Enrile asked..... MORE

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