- Duterte mulls asking China to open its doors to OFWs
- The President made the statement days after he warned of total deployment ban of OFWs to Kuwait
- Duterte said China is in need of teachers and domestic helpers
Just days after he warned of total deployment ban of Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait due to reports of abuse they suffer from their employers in the Middle East country, President Rodrigo Duterte said he will ask China to open its doors for Filipino workers.
As mentioned in Rappler, during a press conference upon his arrival from India where he attended the Association of South East Asian Nations-India Commemorative Summit, President Duterte asked all nations taking in Filipino workers to treat them decently.
“I would like to address myself to all nations taking in Filipino as workers. All I ask is that you treat them decently. Do not destroy their dignity as a human being. Let them sleep long enough. (One) complaint is that they’re fed with leftovers, kaya nagsu-suicide eh [that’s why they commit suicide]. Hindi na matiis [They can’t take it anymore], including rape,” the President said in a press conference at Davao International Airport on Saturday, January 27.
“I will ask China to open its doors to us and I said to them that if you consider the Philippines, we would be glad to allow our workers to work here. All I ask is that, huwag ninyong abusuhin [don’t abuse them],” he added.
He said China is in need of teachers and domestic helpers.