On Migrant Workers’ Day, DMW assures OFWs of continued government support

2024 June 7

COMMITTED. Migrant Workers Secretary Hans Leo Cacdac commits to working tirelessly to serve and protect overseas Filipino workers on Friday (June 7, 2024). In his message on Migrant Workers’ Day, Cacdac assured OFWs the DMW will remain their home in the government. (Screengrab from DMW Facebook)

MANILA – The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) led the observance of the National Migrant Workers’ Day on Friday, as it assured overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) of continued support from the government.

In his video message, Secretary Hans Leo Cacdac said that the DMW works tirelessly to serve and protect OFWs anywhere.

“The DMW is your home in government. The DMW is here for you every single step of the way and we are committed to strengthening our programs and services to protect your rights, deliver justice, and ensure your welfare,” he said.

The DMW has a partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government for the creation of OFW help desks in all local government units. 

Aside from providing legal and welfare assistance to distressed OFWs, Cacdac said the DMW develops programs to enhance migrant workers’ skills in case they decide to return to the Philippines for good.

At the same time, it coordinates with other countries interested in hiring skilled Filipinos for better opportunities.

This year’s National Migrant Workers’ Day has the theme “Bagong Bayani, Kaagapay sa Bagong Pilipinas” (New Heroes, Partners in New Philippines).

Migrant Workers’ Day is celebrated every June 7 in the Philippines to commemorate the signing into law of the Republic Act 8042 or the Migrant Workers Act of 1995. 

Marita Moaje (PNA)