President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he will create a separate department for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
Duterte, in a press briefing at the Matina Enclaves in Matina, Davao City Monday, said that he is thinking of housing the new department at the Post Office building in Manila.
“I will create a Department of Overseas Filipino Workers and I’m thinking of converting the Post Office building in Manila into something very functional, useful to the Filipinos just like housing the Department of OFW,” he said.
“I want the public, applying for overseas, huwag ninyong pabalik-balikin. I want the Department of Foreign Affairs, the health services, the police clearances, mauna. I will also put a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Gamitin niyo ‘yung mga computer na ‘yan,” Duterte added.
Duterte, likewise, warned the illegal recruiters that he would do the same with what he plans on cracking down thieves and kidnappers.