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Filipino Foreign Job Seekers Urged To Value Their Lives, Obey Overseas Rules
Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay has warned Filipinos interested in working abroad against flouting overseas employment regulations and specifically cautioned them not to seek jobs in war-torn Syria.
In a statement to The Gulf Today on Tuesday, Binay said: “I am asking our kababayans (countrymen), for their own safety, not to accept any employment offers in Syria. Your lives are not worth any amount of money that you may potentially earn there.”
“I am appealing to all our kababayans (countrymen) who are planning to work abroad, to please go through the proper legal channels to avoid becoming victims of trafficking and illegal recruitment syndicates,” he also said.
Last week, the presidential adviser on overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) concerns was in Saudi Arabia as President Benigno Aquino III’s representative and to convey condolences to King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on the demise of Crown Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
He also had a private meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican City on Tuesday.
In the transcript of his interview in Manila prior to his trips, Binay mentioned that majority of the repatriated Filipinos from Syria had claimed they had been trafficked through illegal recruitment.
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