THE Commission on Human Rights (CHR) supports legislative measures that seek to look after the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), specifically by providing social security and protection for their retirement.House Bill (HB) 00176, or the Overseas Filipino Workers Retirement System Act, aims to create a retirement system for OFWs. Authored by Rep. Rodante Marcoleta and Rep. Caroline Tanchay, the bill aims to implement a retirement system that provides OFWs with retirement benefits, dependent's pension, voluntary separation benefits, and a set retirement fund to support these benefits and similar gratuities.A similar proposed piece of legislation introduced by Rep. Ron Salo — namely HB 8574, or the Kabayan OFW Pension Act — also envisions providing social security and retirement system for OFWs who 'find themselves without adequate protection in the twilight of their years.' The bill seeks to 'promote social justice and provide adequate protection to the OFWs and their dependents against the risks of old-age, disability, sickness, death, unemployment and other contingencies.'Beyond hailing OFWs as modern-day heroes for their contributions to the country, CHR stresses that enacting these measures into law is a more concrete way of securing a better future and uplifting the standards of living of migrant workers and their families alike.CHR recognizes the array of challenges Filipino migrants workers face, including improper compensation, nonpayment of wages and even job loss. At the same time, because of the need to support their families at home, their earnings usually go to payment of debts, children's education and living expenses, among others.