By Genalyn Kabiling
President Duterte has approved a proposal to establish a universal identification card for overseas Filipino workers “with conditions.”
The OFW Identification Card system proposed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) was discussed during the Cabinet meeting in Malacañang last Tuesday.
Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the ID card system for OFWs was “approved” but did not disclose the conditions set during the Cabinet assembly.
Instead, he said the proposed “unique ID card” for OFWs will facilitate easier access to government services.
“OFWs can easily transact with government and private agencies,” he said, adding the card will also provide access to their records with government agencies.
He said the card will also serve as ATM card/debit card for OFWs workers’ bank envisioned by the government. It could also be used as a beep card for MRT/LRT services.