JV Ejercito: OFWs to benefit from new housing, healthcare programs
MANILA, Philippines — Former Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito said he will ensure 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,” he he said in an interview with Radyo Pilipinas.
Ejercito, who principally sponsored the DHSUD Law during his first term as Senator, said OFWs can avail of cheap public housing through the PAG-IBIG Fund or the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation.
“Basta qualified sila. Through PAG-IBIG or sa National Mortgage Corporation, pwede po silang mag-avail. Siyempre, target din po natin na mabigyan ang OFWs. Siyempre, yung pinag-ipunan nila ay dapat naman mailagay sa tama,” he said.
Moreover, the former Senator said he advocated for the passage of the Universal Healthcare Law to ensure that families, including the families of Filipino migrant workers, can spend less on medical services and save more funds for socialized housing and other basic expenses.
“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.
“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.
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