Administrative Order No. 215, s. 2007


Published: 2007-12-28

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MALACAÑANG

MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 215

TAKING STRONG AND CLEAR ACTION FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS WITH IMMEDIATE BENEFIT

WHEREAS, there is need to take strong and clear action for Overseas Filipino Workers with immediate benefit,

I, GLORIA M. ARROYO, President of the Philippines, by the powers vested in me by law do hereby order:

Section 1. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shall lower fees for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Section 2. The DOLE shall set up a global help line for OFWs needing assistance, especially against unscrupulous practices.

Section 3. The Cabinet representative to the Monetary Board shall urge the Board to consider cutting, if not stopping, dollar borrowings in 2008.

Section 4. The Department of Finance shall prepay foreign obligations to reduce external debt and stem the peso’s rise.

Section 5. The Land Bank shall fasttrack cheaper remittance service.

Section 6. DOLE shall work on reviewing and strengthening laws, policies and programs against recruiters, employers and other parties violating OFW rights and employment conditions.

DONE on this 17th day of December, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Seven.

(Sgd.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) EDUARDO R. ERMITA

Executive Secretary

Source: Malacañang Records Office

Office of the President of the Philippines. (2007). [Administrative Order Nos. : 111 – 288]. Manila : Malacañang Records Office.

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