Duterte wants to convert Manila Post Office into OFW department


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



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  1. Mr. President Duterte should make it easy and simple for Filipinos to get jobs without digging into their own pocket or borrow money from families and friends which will make it even harder on them. The laws has to change…EMPLOYER(S) Must pay for processing, training, NBI certificates, uniforms etc…Forihgn and domestic employers must adhere to if it comes law. Also, recruiters and recruiting agencies are taking advantage and playing favors with money Filipinos while they are making them broke and having them sign papers that they will pay monthly fees for the service. We need to cut the head of the snakes doing this and clean the system.

  2. artemio gonzales on

    Applicants should not be made to pay for employment. It is tje employer who hired the
    recruitment agency in the first place.

    So the employer should pay the recruitment agency a commission fee for every successful applicant