Digong ibebenta ang kaluluwa para sa OFWs
Jacob Molina (Pilipino Star Ngayon) - February 14, 2018 - 12:15pm

MANILA, Philippines — Handang ibenta ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang kanyang kaluluwa para lamang mabigyan ng komportableng buhay ang mga papauwing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) mula sa Kuwait.

Sa kanyang talumpati sa panunumpa ng mga bagong appointees sa Malacañang nitong Martes, nangako si Duterte ng tulong pinansyal para sa mga OFWs na mahihimok na bumalik ng bansa.

“You come home and I will sell my soul to the devil to look for money so that you can come home and live comfortably here,” wika ni Duterte.

BASAHIN: China target ng Pinas para sa mga OFW

Ginawa ng pangulo ang kanyang pahayag tatlong oras bago niya pamunuan ang pagdating ng 150 Filipino workers mula Kuwait sakay ng Etihad Airlines.

Matatandaang ipinag-utos ng pangulo ang total deployment ban sa nasabing bansa matapos ang umano’y malawakang karahasan at pang-aabuso sa mga manggagawa.

Hindi naman ikinatuwa ng Kuwait ang desisyon ng Pilipinas na huwag nang magpadala ng mga OFW sa kanilang bansa.

"We condemn the statements of the Philippine president, especially since we are in contact with the Philippines at the highest level to fully explain the state of the Filipino workforce in Kuwait," sabi ni Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah.

Nauna rito’y natagpuan ang bangkay ng isang Pilipinang domestic helper sa loob ng freezer sa isang abandonadong apartment sa Kuwait nitong nakaraang linggo.

Samantala, tinitignan naman ng pamahalaan ang China bilang alternatibong puntahan ng mga manggawang Pilipino matapos ang nasabing deployment ban.

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