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OFWS facing wage theft as Covid-19
pandemic rages
By: Anna P. Navarro / Shella Marie Z. Gonzales /CMAP - @inquirerdotnet

INQUIRER.NET U.S. Bureau / 09 13 AM August 13, 2020

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Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers arrive at an airport after being allowed to go home following weeks of
quarantine amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manila, Philippines May 26, 2020.

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Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are among the groups hard-hit by the
Covid-19 pandemic. They continue to clamor for immediate action not only
for their health and safety, but also for job security with decent pay. Their
job situation is now more precarious as many of their employers and
recruitment agencies are taking advantage of the pandemic to shortchange
them on their wages and earned benefits or to illegally terminate them.

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President Duterte in his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 27
updated the public on the repatriation and reintegration efforts of the
government for OFWs. He said, “We extended financial assistance to over
650,000 affected individuals in the formal sector, 110,000 OFWs abroad, and
almost 83,000 repatriated OFWs.” However, while displacement of overseas
workers is now a worldwide problem, governments often overlook the
worsening practice of wage theft[1].

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