Palace lauds WB migration report


Malacañang on Thursday welcomed a World Bank report that cites the government’s good support system for its migrants.

In the same briefing, meanwhile, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella welcomed the report.

The report titled, “Migrating to Opportunity,” was referring to the clearly defined institutional responsibilities of the Department of Labor and Employment, Philippine Overseas Employment Agency and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration.

“The World Bank report also cited the pre-departure orientation seminars for overseas Filipino workers is required before receiving a license and for renewal of license,” Abella said.

“World Bank also stated that the country has made it easier for migrant workers to find jobs abroad through the Department’s effort of listing job opportunities,” he added.