MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Former Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito said he will make sure that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will benefit from the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) Law and Universal Healthcare Law.
“Definitely, kasama ang OFW diyan. Dahil matapos ang ilang taon, di naman sila forever na nasa ibang bansa. Uuwi rin ang mga ‘yan. So, kasama ang mga OFWs sa programa natin,” JV” Ejercito said.
(Definitely, the OFWs are a part of it. They cannot stay in another nation forever. They will come back. As a result, our OFWs are included in our programs.)
Furthermore, the former Senator stated that he fought for the passing of the Universal Healthcare Law in order for families, including Filipino migrant workers’ families, to pay less on medical services and save more money for subsidized housing and other necessities.
“Kaya nga sa mga OFWs, akin pong sinulong ang Universal Healthcare Law para po yung mga pamilya natin na maiiwan dito ay hindi niyo na po proproblemahin kahit na kayo ay nasa abroad. Gobyerno na ang aalalay sa kanila,” he said.
(That is why for OFWs, I have promoted the Universal Healthcare Law so that the families who will be left here will not have any problems even if you are abroad. The government will support them.)
“Alam niyo, minsan, three to four million pesos, halimbawa, na savings ng OFW, pag isang miyembro ng pamilya ang nagkaroon ng cancer o nagkasakit nang malubha, sandali lang ‘yon, ubos agad ‘yan,” he added.
(You know, sometimes, let’s say that an OFW savings is around three to four million pesos, when a family member has cancer or becomes seriously ill, it only takes a moment for the savings to be gone immediately.) – WhatALife!