Bishop Santos Lauded Pres. Duterte's Vow to Protect OFWs During SONA 2018

The tough-talking President of the Republic of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte earned praises from a top official of the Roman Catholic Church, Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos for the President's promise to protect the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) worldwide.


During the third State of the Nation Address of Pres. Rody Duterte he promised to take care the well being of Filipino migrant workers which earned him praises and recognition from the CBCP.



Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga, Bataan is the head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People. The Bishop thanked the President for recognizing the sacrifices and contributions of OFWs.

In an interview with the media Bishop Santos was quoted as saying "As CBCP ECMI chair, and on behalf of our OFWs, I am thankful to the President for mentioning our beloved OFWs as he appreciates their sacrifices and services for their loved ones and their contributions for the betterment of our economy,” said Santos.

“He also mentioned the resiliency of OFWs which is very admirable, which amidst separation and hardship, they still persevere with their works, working with honesty and with caring dedication,” added the prelate.



During Pres. Rody Duterte's SONA, he vowed to make sure that the welfare of Filipino migrant workers remains the government's foremost foreign policy concern. The President also condemned the deaths and abuses experienced by OFWs in the hands of their foreign employers.

The former Mayor of Davao City now serving as the country's chief executive showed his love for OFWs by saying "We admire our Filipino migrant workers for their selflessness and courage in enduring the hardships of living away from home to provide for their families. You epitomize the innate resilience of the nation." Pres. Duterte stated.

Source: PNA / PTV News

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