Pres. Duterte wants creation of more ‘local jobs’ for Filipinos

Pres. Duterte wants creation of more ‘local jobs’ for Filipinos




More than half in his six year term, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his administration is really making every day counts most especially since he does not know if the next president will share the same vision of the country.

The Duterte government is exhausting all avenues possible for the creation of local jobs for Filipinos, both in and outside the country.


Such commitment was made after president Duterte, through Chief of Presidential Protocol and Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert Borje, assured that he has “continuing care” for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

President Rodrigo Duterte
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Borjr relayed the message of the Chief Executive during the Christmas Party with distressed OFWs and Filipino minors held at the Philippine embassy in Manama, Bahrain.
“In his speech, Chief of Presidential Protocol and Presidential Assistant on Foreign Affairs Robert Borje conveyed the President’s continuing care for OFWs and concern over the need to improve services for Filipinos overseas, particularly those in distress,” the Palace said.

“Undersecretary Borje, who was appointed Special Envoy of the President to Tunisia, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kingdom of Bahrain, said the Duterte administration is doing everything to improve the country’s economy to create more local jobs to Filipinos,” it added.
“He noted that President Duterte recognized the role of OFWs in nation-building and development, saying they are part of progress not just because of remittances they send home but for their determination to uplift the living conditions of their families in the Philippines,” it said.
“Undersecretary Borje said overseas Filipinos served an important part as the country moves towards greater development,” the Palace added.

As per Philippine Statistics Authority there are an estimated 2.3 million OFWs worldwide, according to a 2018 survey.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reports that remittances sent home by OFWs went up by 4.2 percent to USD2.87 billion in August this year from USD2.76 billion in the same month last year.





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