KSA's reply regarding Migrante International's statement

Pro Pinoy received this email from KSA-based OFW advocacy & intervention group, part of the global ICOFVR, the Phil-based international advocacy group for the passage of the Philippine Overseas Absentee Voting Act.

From: Ronnie Abeto <[email protected]>

Subject: RE: a candidate that would offer a new chance base on accountability, transparency & good governance, not base on poisturing and covering the true colors of political agenda

Mga Kababayan,

Isa lang pong katanungan, ang bawa’t isa po ba sa atin dito sa Middle East ay pumapayag na katawanin ng Migrante International sa kanilang pahayag na “ang OFW sa Middle East ay nagpahayag ng pagsuporta kay Villar” – please refer to the below article.

“Meantime, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Middle East countries declared their support yesterday for Villar and his vice presidential bet Sen. Loren Legarda.

OFWs belonging to Migrante International said their choice of who to vote for in the May 2010 polls “is based on principle and platform.”

“Our support to the Villar-Loren tandem does not come from nowhere,” the group’s Middle East regional coordinator spokesperson John Leonard Monterona said.

“It is based on principle and platform and we believe theirs is providing a concrete strategy to address the problem of forced labor migration, which is rooted in joblessness and landlessness. This we didn’t find from the other candidates,” he stressed.

Monterona said Villar has a plan of action on agrarian reform, the development of local industries and the protection and upliftment of the working people.

He added that Villar and his wife Cynthia have significantly contributed to Migrante’s efforts to empower OFWs and their families through educating them of their basic rights and privileges and also extending tangible assistance to migrant workers in distress and giving them opportunities to rebuild their lives.”  – With Michael Punongbayan

Binigyan ba ninyo sila ng karapatang ikatawan kayo sa anumang may kinalaman sa ating mga OFWs?

Bilang AKO sa sarili ko, HINDI AKO NAGBIGAY NG KAPANGYARIHAN O ANUMANG OTORIDAD PARA IKATAWAN NG MIGRANTE – Kaya’t pinabubulaanan ko ang nasa itaas na balita. Walang karapatan ang MIGRANTE na ikatawan AKO sa anumang “political agenda” ng pakikikutsaba nila kay VILLAR. Ang palliative solution na ginawa at ginagawa ni Villar para sa iilang OFWs ay hindi AYON sa sigaw nating mga OFW.



Ronnie Abeto

Senior Action Officer

Pusong Mamon Task Force – KSA

Mobile No.: 050 221 7271

Karen Ang

A plebeian who is trying to make small changes in this world.