Baguio City Representative Mark Go on October 7 said the Technical Working Group for the proposed creation of the Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS) will incorporate the inputs of various stakeholders in the final substitute bill.
The Baguio politiko said the proposed measure is one of the priorities of the 18th Congress.
Go said among those present in the meeting were KABAYAN Representative Ron Salo, NEDA Secretary Ernesto Pernia, former ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertis, and officials of other government agencies as well as representatives of OFW organizations.
“Their inputs were noted, considered and will be included in the final substitute bill which will be presented in the next TWG meeting and subsequently will be presented in the Joint Committee Meeting of the House Committees on Overseas Workers Affairs and Government Reorganization,” he said.
“This is progress. Let’s continue working together for the best interest of our OFWs, their loved ones, and the entire nation,” Go added.