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HOUSE COMMITTEES


OVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS

 

JURISDICTION: All matters directly and principally relating to policies and programs on the promotion and protection of the rights and welfare of overseas Filipino workers and their families.

CHAIRPERSON :

Hon. Mendoza, Raymond Democrito C.
Mendoza, Raymond Democrito C.

Party List - TUCP

 

MEMBERS : 35 Members

COMMITTEE OFFICE :

3/F Annex Building, House of Representatives, Quezon City
Telephone No. 932-3608
Committee Secretary: Atty. Christopher S. Lomibao

SOURCE: Committee on Rules (Committee Membership) : BIS (Bills Referred) : Committee Affairs Department (Schedule of Meetings) : Engineering Division (Committees' Location/Telephone) : ICTS (Website Maintenance)


 

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS

Unless otherwise indicated, all committee meeting venues are located at the House of Representatives Complex.


Select Week
 

TUESDAY • 10-MARCH-2020
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
Agenda/Resource PersonOVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS01:30 PM
Conf. Rms. 3&4, RVM Bldg.
HB 331 – Facilitating the global employment of Filipinos (Deputy Speaker Rose Marie ‘Baby’ Arenas)

HB 833 – Creating the Office of Philippine Overseas Labor Arbiter for the protection of OFWs, appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Gabriel Bordado Jr.)

HB 1541 – Creating the Philippine Overseas Legal Action Center, identifying its duties, providing funds therefor and updating the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) minimum employment contract for OFWs (Rep. Jocelyn Tulfo)

HB 1028 – Enhancing the financial literacy of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) (Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda)

HB 6147 – Strengthening further the pre-departure orientation program for OFWs to include financial and entrepreneurial education, amending for the purpose RA 8042, as amended, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 (Rep. Eric Olivarez)

Continuation of the discussion on the following issues affecting the rights and welfare of OFWs:
• Current situation of OFWs in countries affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus;
• Case of OFW Jeanelyn Villavende, and the lifting of the ban on the deployment of household service workers to Kuwait; and
• Case of Jerson Enriquez and his companions who were deployed to Saudi Arabia without any work awaiting them in their workplace