The Division of Labor and Employment (DOLE) could think about suspending the deployment of Filipino Abroad Staff (OFW) to international locations that also use the kafala system.
Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III made the assertion after President Rodrigo R. Duterte mentioned in a web based discussion board on the Division of Overseas Affairs (DFA) that he needed the regime be abolished “as quickly as attainable”.
“They know that if the president requires the safety of OFWs, and it’s not adopted up, our course is to droop or not less than decelerate the deployment of OFWs,” Bello mentioned.
Underneath the Kafala system, which is practiced in most international locations within the Center East, migrant staff are required to acquire a sponsor earlier than they are often employed of their host nation.
Duterte known as the regime unfair and exploitative as a result of it offers sponsors an excessive amount of management over their migrant workers.
Some Gulf Cooperation Council states equivalent to Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have began to abolish this technique.
“I believe the international locations of the Center East will accede to our president’s request,” Bello mentioned.
Many of the 8.8 million Filipinos working abroad are in Center Jap international locations.