‘Zero remittance day’ no direct effect on gov’t-A A +A
Sunday, September 8, 2013
MALACANANG urged the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on Sunday to think twice before joining on the call for "zero remittance day" on September 19.
In an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that the campaign for no remittance would have no direct effect on the government but on the families of the OFWs here in the country.
"Kasi po hindi naman po din pamahalaan mismo ‘yung tatamaan ngunit ‘yung mga pamilya po nila. Kasi parang sinasabi nga daw po nila ‘no remittance day’, e baka po naman may mga pangangailangan ang kanilang mga pamilya na dapat po nilang tugunan doon sa araw na iyon, na baka maapektuhan po nitong panawagang ito ng isang grupo lamang," she said.
Migrante has been calling for a zero remittance day on September 19 as a sign of its protest against the pork barrel system, which allegedly was only being used by some corrupt government officials to enrich themselves.
But Valte said that it would still be up to the OFWs to decide on whether they would heed the call not to send money to their loved ones back home.
"Tiwala po tayo doon sa mga magiging personal na pasya ng ating mga OFW, lalo pamilya po ‘yung pinag-uusapan," she said. (SDR/Sunnex)