Press Release
January 25, 2017

Statement of Sen. Cynthia Villar on the execution of Jakatia Pawa

It is very sad to receive the news that our kababayan, Jakatia Pawa, was executed in Kuwait today. Instead of finger-pointing, let us come together in making sure that her two children will be able to continue their studies. I urge the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration to prioritize the grant of assistance to the family of Jakatia.

The bill I filed, Senate Bill 146, seeks to create the Department of Migration and Development. It is crafted with the welfare of 10 million overseas Filipinos in mind. With this legislation, we hope to be able to create a dedicated department that will look after our kababayans who are in need of assistance from our government.

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