Sunday, June 24, 2012

Say No To House Bill 6195 - $50.00 OWWA Fee

Original Petition Preamble

On May 17, 2012 Rep. Ma. Theresa Bonoan-David (4th District, City of Manila), filed House Bill 6195 (HB 06195) that will require Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to pay $50 as contribution to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Emergency Repatriation Fund before leaving the country.

HB 06195 seeks to amend Republic Act 8042 or the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, provides that for every worker recruited or deployed overseas, recruitment agency or its employer, in addition to the obligation to repatriate its workers shall contribute $50 to OWWA's Emergency Repatriation Fund.

HB 06195 was read on May 23, 2012 and was referred to the House Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs on the same date.

"The bill intends to provide the necessary measures for the government to carry out its responsibilities to assist distressed OFWs in cases of war, epidemic, disaster or calamities, natural or man-made, and other similar events, and promote their general welfare," Rep. Bonoan-David said.

"There are millions of OFWs all over the world which the Philippine government is mandated to protect and safeguard under RA 8042 but it seems incapable to efficiently help distressed OFWs due to financial constraints," Bonoan-David said.

Sources of information:

http://www.congress.gov.ph/press/details.php?pressid=6223&key=bonoan david http://www.congress.gov.ph/legis/search/hist_show.php?save=0&journal=&switch=0&bill_no=HB06195&congress=15



Petition published by Maria Elizabeth Embry on Jun 21, 2012
Region: GLOBAL 

Petition:

We, the undersigned urge the Members of the Philippine House Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs, the members of the Philippine House of Representatives and of the Senate to reject House Bill 6195 (HB 06195) filed by Rep. Ma. Theresa Bonoan-David (4th District, City of Manila) on May 17, 2012 that will require Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to pay $50 as contribution to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Emergency Repatriation Fund before leaving the country.

We, the undersigned believe that the $50 will further burden the OFWs by adding to the cost of fees they currently pay, even before they leave home. All these financial obligations eventually lead into debt bondage.

We, the undersigned believe that the government in looking for funding should search beyond the pocketbooks of the OFWs. Milking cows get better treatment than the way our government burden the already overburdened OFWs. Buhay, pagod, luha at lungkot ang puhunan nang mga OFWs, huag na ho nating dagdagan ang hirap nila. Ang kailangan nila ay tulong, hindi pabigat sa buhay nila.

Therefore, we the undersigned urge all our legislators: OPPOSE HB 06195... REJECT HB 06195... SAY NO to HB 06195!


Petition signature and comment by the Author (#126) 
Date: June 23, 2012
Petition: SAY NO! HOUSE BILL 6195 FIFTY DOLLARS OWWA FEE
Petition signer's comment:

"House Bill 6195 filed by Representative Maria Theresa Bonoan-David (4th District, City of Manila) is so hypocritical, it is an outright declaration of war against the OFW. Everybody know damn well since time immemorial, POEA along with henchmens; OWWA, POLO, DFA, & Co. had architected, oversaw, and implemented assortment of sinister plots against the migrant workers. Majority of the OFW will not heed to regulations whose intention is to simply amass funds for use by government's disgusting bureaucracy or otherwise be diverted to subsidize corruption system of filthy bureaucrats and cohort politicians. The OWFs in general did not and will never ever benefit from the so-called government's mandate of hypocrisy, specifying its responsibility of protecting and safeguarding the welfare.

The lady representative must be cautious! She and her kind must not under estimate the invincibility and united supremacy of the OFWs because the OFWs can deliver a nasty rage should she continue or otherwise in future come up with an analogous"GARBAGE" which by the way is similar to Representative Maria Theresa Bonoan-David and the institution of imbeciles to which she belongs."

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