Malacanang on Sunday warned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that their planned “Zero Remittance Day” protest against corruption and the pork barrel system on September 19 will have a negative impact on their families.
In a radio interview Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said it will not be the government but the workers’ families who will bear the brunt of the plan not to send their remittances home.
Valte however said the government will not stop OFWs from joining the protest.
“It’s their personal decision and they’re the ones who know the situation of their families here at home,” she said, referring to the migrant workers.
CATHERINE S. VALENTE