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OFW’s Reactions to GMA News: “Seminars for OFWs being used as marketing outlets by several firms, Baldoz bares”

Reactions to GMA News:  “Seminars for OFWs being used as marketing outlets by several firms, Baldoz bares”
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Last July 4, 2014

Si Baldoz talaga. sa tagal-tagal mo na sa gobyerno, ngayon mo lang nalaman kung ano ang systima sa PDOS? walang lecture kundi ginagawang negosyo, bentahan ng mga pamphlets, atm cards at itong negosyo ni Seneres na OFW Family membership card kapalit ng pangakong kung magkaproblema sa abroad ay una silang asikasohin ng embassy dahil member sila ng OFW Family (Padrino System for sale).

Bentahan sa PDOS, hindi nahuli sa akto, kundi report lang ang natanggap nya. At parang gulat na gulat pa sya? tsk tsk tsk.. si Baldoz talaga..

Sabagay, ang importante ay sa ilang dekada na, na ganito ang sistema ng PDOS ay sa wakas napuna na daw ito ng gobyerno. Pero sa totoo lang di naman masyadong kailangan ang PDOS na yan sa mga OFW. Pinagkakakitaan lang ang mga OFW ng gobyerno dyan.. Pwede namang libre lalo na ngayon at may internet na at pupunta lang sila dito sa Patnubay at marami silang matutunan.

Mas kailangang i-seminar ang mga tauhan ng gobyerno na ipapadala sa abroad para mag-sirbesyo sa mga OFW. Turoan sila kung papano gumamit ng puso, maging tapat sa serbisyo at hindi yong mga pagdating dito ay gusto pang titingalain. At hindi lang isang araw na seminar para sa mga panuway na yan dahil napakatigas talaga ng mga ulo at mga puso ng mga yawa na yan.

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GMANews Article: Seminars for OFWs being used as marketing outlets by several firms, Baldoz bares
gmanetwork.com
July 3, 2014 6:29pm

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has ordered a review on orientation seminars for departing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) following reports that they are being used as marketing outlets by several businesses.

“I have been receiving persistent complaints that some PDOS providers are allowing private banks, remittance companies, and insurance agencies to eat much time of the PDOS to promote their businesses among OFWs,” Baldoz said, referring to the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminars.

Baldoz said the promotion of services of these private firms results in “less and less time devoted to the substantial—and more important—aspects of what OFWs expect and need to do once they have been deployed to their countries of destination.”

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) under Rebecca Calzado will conduct the review and assessment of the PDOS contents. Calzado has been ordered to eliminate PDOS providers who are not qualifed to offer the seminars.

Baldoz said the OWWA should regularly monitor and assess the performance of the PDOS providers, rate them accordingly, and withdraw or cancel the registration or accreditation of those who are allowing the PDOS to be used as some kind of marketing outlet by private businesses.

“We would like to see a more improved and responsive PDOS, particularly the quality of instruction and the quality of the people who conduct it,” she said.

Baldoz, who chairs the OWWA Board of Trustees, is expecting a report to be submitted in a month.

“I want an evaluation report in a month on how PDOS providers are implementing the OWWA’s PDOS module and how many are living up to the true intent of the PDOS—as frontline learning and information providers for OFWs before they are deployed,” she said. —KBK, GMA News