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JURISDICTION: All matters directly and principally relating to policies and programs on the promotion and protection of the rights and welfare of overseas Filipino workers and their families.


Hon. Manalo, Jesulito "Jess" A.
Hon. Manalo, Jesulito "Jess" A.

Party List - ANGKLA


MEMBERS : 35 Members


3/F Annex Building, House of Representatives, Quezon City
Telephone No. 932-3608
Committee Secretary: Atty. Christopher S. Lomibao

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Unless otherwise indicated, all committee meeting venues are located at the House of Representatives Complex.

Select Week

Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
Agenda/Resource PersonOVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS09:30 AM
Spkr. Laurel Hall 2/F SWA Bldg.
Committee Report on HB 7124 – Mandating the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to publish, disseminate, and update a handbook on the rights and responsibilities of migrant workers, amending for the purpose RA 8042, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995, as amended (Rep. Rogelio Pacquiao)

HB 3746 – Establishing the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) Social Security and Retirement System and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Rodante Marcoleta)

HB 5470 – Creating the OFWs Pension Fund and appropriating funds therefor (Rep. Gary Alejano)

HB 7228 – Providing for the protection of dependents of OFW by setting up for them a special pension fund in the event of income loss due to death or disability (Rep. Winston ‘Winnie’ Castelo)

HR 625 – Inquiry into and assessment of the efforts of the Philippine government to respond to the needs of OFWs affected by the crisis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the aim to develop appropriate measures to assist OFWs in distress in the Middle East (Rep. Emmi de Jesus)

HRs 1694 & 1708 – Investigation into the case of Joanna Demafelis, who was killed by her Syrian and Lebanese employers a year ago and whose body was found inside a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait only recently, and other abuses against OFWs in the Middle East (Reps. Micaela Violago and Emmi de Jesus)

Discussion on the implementation of Section 4 of RA 8042, as amended by RA 10022, on the guarantees of protection of migrant workers and updates on the bilateral labor agreements between the Philippines and countries of destination of OFWs
Committee/Sub-CommitteeTime and Venue
Agenda/Resource PersonOVERSEAS WORKERS AFFAIRS (Technical Working Group)01:30 PM
Spkr. Fuentebella Hall 1/F SWA Bldg.
Technical Working Group meeting on HB 4740 – Providing for the protection of the remittances of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) (Rep. Aurelio ‘Dong’ Gonzales Jr.)