The Philippine government will look into the possibility of lifting the total deployment ban of Filipino migrant workers to the Federated States of Micronesia.
Silvestre Bello III, the secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment, said he will discuss the matter with Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) head Bernard Olalia and the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Manila Bulletin reported.
In September, the (POEA) imposed a total ban of Filipino workers going to Micronesia after a recommendation by the DFA due to reports of Filipino workers being abused.
However, Bello said he has received many messages from workers in Micronesia saying they were being treated well by their employers. “We will definitely order the lifting of the ban,” Bello said.
Nearly 300 Filipino migrant workers were left with no source of income after the total ban on Micronesia was imposed.