GMANews.TV - OFW Microsite - Groups score gov't for inaction on plight of OFWs: "MANILA, Philippines - Members of Kilusang Mayo Uno and Migrante International on Thursday picketed the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to protest the government's alleged inaction on the plight of retrenched overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
QTV's 'Balitanghali' reported that the groups, together with some OFWs who lost their jobs in Taiwan, demanded that the government give back the alleged exorbitant fees that recruitment agencies charged them.
'We condemn the continued government inaction to our demands,' Crisitina de Borja, a retrenched worker, said. 'At the minimum we demand that the exorbitant placement fees recruitment agencies have charged will be given back to us. This is the law and we cannot understand why the government cannot enforce it.'"