This new department serves as President Duterte's fulfillment of his promise to OFWs around the world and their families here at home, for the sacrifices they have done for the country.
After four decades of overseas employment, our modern-day heroes will now have their own home in the bureaucracy.
Though our economic policy must remain focused on local job generation, we cannot prevent foreign employers from seeking out our workers, because they are truly the best in the world.
Our OFWs have contributed significantly and consistently in keeping our economy afloat, even through global crises, when the country continued to thrive even in supposed desperate times.
Our OFWs are national treasures we need to take care of, they truly deserve to have their own department which shall look after their unique needs.
Mabuhay ang ating mga bagong bayani! Mabuhay ang mga OFW!