Senate President Zubiri moves to ratify ILO treaty

SENATE President Juan Miguel Zubiri, clearing the way for its early ratification, pledged his vote for concurrence to ratify the Global Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No.190, the first worldwide treaty to understand the ideal of all people to a environment of operate cost-free from violence and harassment, “if and when it is transmitted to the Senate.”

The Senate chief took the occasion to suggest the Secretariat to inform the worried agencies, as a result of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO), to pace up the transmission of essential ratified treaties for the Senate’s concurrence, such as the ILO Convention No.190 when ratified.

The privilege speech of the Senate President on the tragic murder of Jullebee Ranara, a 35-yr-old abroad Filipino employees (OFW) based mostly in Kuwait, was referred to the Committees on Migrant Employees and International Affairs to pursue an inquiry into the incident further more and “ask relevant government businesses on what they have accomplished to protect against these tragedies from going on to OFWs.

Earlier, Senator Jinggoy Estrada delivered a privilege speech denouncing the murder of the OFW in Kuwait.

Estrada questioned the Department of Migrant Employees, the Department of International Affairs and other concerned governing administration organizations to “make guaranteed that justice is served” and the perpetrator dependable for the murder of 35-year-aged Ranara in Kuwait is punished.

The lawmaker lamented that even with the existence of an settlement between the Philippine government and the condition of Kuwait on supplemental safeguards for Filipino migrant staff, the two governments still unsuccessful to guard Ranara, who was reportedly raped, overwhelmed, ran about and burned by the son of her employer.

“Mr. President, we urge each governments to use the fullest extent of the regulation to assure that justice is served and that the perpetrator is held to account,” Estrada pressured in a privilege speech at Tuesday’s Senate plenary session.

In change, Sen. Raffy T. Tulfo deplored the loss of life of a different hero need to never be taken flippantly as it may come about all over again to other OFWs.

Throughout Tuesday’s plenary session, Tulfo mentioned the authorities desires to be certain that OFWs are secured though working abroad. In 2022, he explained, there have been 69,145 new hires and 31,078 rehires in Kuwait.

“We owe to our more than 100,000 OFWs the protection that we promised when we authorized them to go abroad for the sake of their families,” he stated. -30-