By: Aleta Nieva Nishimori,
ABS-CBN News | 7 October 2017
MANILA – Recruitment agencies must do their share in ensuring the welfare and protection of Filipino workers they deploy abroad given their steadily increasing numbers.
Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) underscored the need for due diligence on the part of recruitment agencies in making sure that they respect human and employment rights, as well as ethical recruitment processes prior to worker’s deployment.
“People are recruited out of poverty, not because of their skills, not because they have been properly matched,” Cacdac said in a conference in Makati City last week organized by the Futuristic Center.