GFRID 2018 Official Report

Report
This report presents the highlights and key outcomes of the first country-led Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development, hosted

GFRID 2018 Information Note

Brochure
In view of the upcoming Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development – Asia-Pacific 2018, taking place in Kuala Lumpur

Filipino expatriates slam draft law that links regular remittance to passport renewal

Dubai: Filipino expatriates in the UAE slammed a draft law filed in Manila that would compel them to regularly send money to their family back home or risk not getting their passports renewed.

A draft law filed in the Philippine Congress aims to make remittances mandatory and regular for all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with legal dependants in the Philippines. Called House Bill 3576, the draft law, if approved, will authorise heads of Philippine missions to not renew passports of “erring OFWs” unless they show proof that they regularly send money home.

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