Department of Migrant Workers operational sa 2023

Department of Migrant Workers operational sa 2023

January 14, 2022 @ 8:35 AM 7 months ago


MANILA, Philippines – Inaasahang magsisimula ang operasyon ng bagong tatag na Department of Migrant Workers sa 2023, ayon sa Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

“They have a so-called transition period, two years have been given by law for the transition of agencies to the new Department of Migrant Workers and during this transition period, a transition committee will be formed,” ani POEA chief Bernard Olalia sa Laging Handa briefing.

Dagdag ni Olalia na ang nasabing komite ay inatasang bumuo ng implementing rules and regulations (IRR) ng nasabing departamento, ng organizational structure, at staffing pattern.

Sila na rin ang magsusumite ng budget proposal para sa 2023.

Bubuuin ang nasabing komite ng POEA, Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs or UMWA mula sa Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), National Reintegration Center for OFWs, National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), all under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE); at Office of National Social Welfare Attaché (OSWA) mula sa  Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

“The purpose of this department is to expand the assistance they should receive and expedite the delivery of services to them, to unite all our agencies, our inter-agencies that have a mandate for the protection and promotion of our OFWs,” giit pa ni Olalia.

Bukod pa sa mga nabanggit na opisina, magiging parte rin ng bagong ahensya ang Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) at International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB).

“All the personnel, all the resources, your budget appropriation will be combined. And don’t worry, the employees or staff of the said agencies because they will be assumed. There will be consolidation and merger of all these agencies,” pagsisiguro naman ni Olalia.

“It is clear from the provisions of the approved law that all the appropriations and budgets of the agencies I mentioned earlier will be the budget of the new department,” dagdag pa ng POEA chief.

Nitong Disyembre 30 ng tintahan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang Republic Act 11641 na nag-aatas ng pagbuo ng nasabing ahensya. RNT