No OFW remittance expected Thursday-A A +A
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
IT'S the turn of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on Thursday to express their strong opposition to the pork barrel when they observe the Zero Remittance Day (ZRD).
"We are more than ready to take the lead in the international indignation against corruption and the plunder of our hard-earned money," said Migrante International.
The OFW group said using the ZRD is the manner selected by the Filipino workers believing it as the best way to make government officials notice their call.
"Through the ZRD, we will make our voices be heard in the call to abolish the pork barrel and re-channel funds for the people’s interest, including more efficient services and welfare assistance to OFWs in distress," said Migrante.
The move comes on the heels of the successful conduct of anti-pork barrel protests in the country on the heels of the revelation of the P10-billion pork barrel scam.
Two protests against pork barrel were already held in Manila, namely the "Million People March" and the "Forward March to Abolish Pork."
Also, the "Edsa Tayo" protest was held in the historic Edsa Shrine in Quezon City last September 11.
OFW groups that confirmed support are those from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Macau, Taiwan, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Libya, Dubai, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom (UK), Canada, United States of America (USA), and Malaysia. (HDT/Sunnex)