ACTS-OFW partylist Rep. John Bertiz III mentioned dropping the axe on authorities agencies serving duplicate or overlapping features for abroad Filipino employees will result in financial savings of between P7 billion and P8 billion yearly.
He mentioned such huge price chopping can be doable underneath Rightsizing invoice pending in Congress which might scrap redundant agencies improve effectivity and enhance companies whereas producing financial savings for the federal government.
“There are a lot of agencies funded by the government that are redundant in function and of little use to our OFWs like the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Commission on Overseas Filipinos (CFO) and social welfare attaches of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and OWWA,” mentioned Bertiz.
He mentioned these agencies had been higher off aggregated into one physique, the Department of Filpinos Overseas, that will not solely serve workrs but in addition Filipinos residing overseas.(PNA)
OFWs will lastly get a P1B fund for his or her authorized troubles in 2018 finances