P100K ayuda sa pamilya ng mga nasawing OFW, isinusulong ng mambabatas

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Itinutulak ni Cagayan de Oro 2nd district Rep. Rufus Rodriguez ang pagkakaloob ng cash assistance sa mga kaanak ng 301 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) na namatay sa COVID-19.

Ayon kay Rodriguez, irerekomenda niya sa Kamara na ang pondo para sa P100,000 ayuda sa kada apektadong pamilya ay maisama sa panukalang Bayanihan 2 o ang Bayanihan to Recover as One bill.

“That is not much, but it would be a sincere gesture to our modern-day heroes in general that we appreciate their immense contribution to our country’s growth,” pahayag ng kongresista noong Miyerkules.

“Hundreds of them have died since the lockdown in March due to COVID-19 or while working to help their families and the nation,” aniya pa.

Binanggit din ni Rodriguez ang $200 (P10,000) ayudang ipinagkakaloob ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) sa mga OFW na nawalan ng trabaho dahil sa pandemya.

Paliwanag niya, “The 301 who have died would have been entitled to the $200 or P10,000 aid. If we give their families P100,000 each, we are in effect just adding P90,000 to the assistance their kin would have received.”

Paglilinaw pa ng mambabatas, ang iminumungkahi niyang P100,000 ay bilang karagdagan sa anumang ibibigay na benepisyo ng DOLE at OWWA sa naulilang pamilya.




“We can approve Bayanihan 2 shortly after we convene for our second regular session on July 27. We should give the assistance as soon as possible,” ani Rodriguez.

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