PRESIDENT-elect Rodrigo Duterte reiterated Monday his promise to put up a separate department for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
In a televised news conference in Davao City, Duterte proposed to use the old Post Office building in Manila as the headquarters for his planned OFW department, which would become a one-stop shop for OFWs.
Since very few people now send letters via the snail-mail, Duterte said, he would convert the Post Office into “something very functional, very useful to the Filipinos.”
Duterte, known for streamlining government processes in Davao City, said he hated to see Filipinos lining up for long hours for public services.
Duterte also promised to crack down on illegal recruiters, saying he “will create a special unit, maybe [it will be called]Criminal Information Service.”
“Lahat ng illegal recruiters, hindi na kailangang may biktima pa. I will order the arrest of all recruiters operating without the proper permit,” he said.
“I would know when I see one. I can smell a rat a mile away. Huli na kayo… I will do what you do to others. ‘Yan ang warning ko,” Duterte added. CATHERINE S. VALENTE