Binay expects increase in OFW deployment

Binay expects increase in OFW deployment

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay believes that the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will soon be picking up.

Binay, who is also the presidential adviser on OFWs, said the series of unrest in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Bahrain prompted the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Labor and Employment to temporarily suspend the deployment of OFWs to these countries.

The Vice President also said that OFWs can likewise seek employment in more stable countries in the region such as Qatar which will be hosting the 2022 World Cup football event and thus needs thousands of workers in its preparations.

Binay recently visited Qatar and met with that country’s Minister of Social Affairs and Acting Labor Minister Nasser bin Abdulla Al Hamaidi, who expressed his desire to employ more Filipinos in his country.