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CBCP finds ‘unbelievable’ for OFWs to spy on their host country


By Leslie Ann Aquino

The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People has dismissed the possibility of Filipino workers in China spying.

Bishop Ruperto Santos (CBCP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Bishop Ruperto Santos

CBCP ECMI Chairman Bishop Ruperto Santos said such idea is simply “unbelievable.”

“It is impossible, unbelievable and unfounded,” he said in an interview.

Santos added: Throughout the years no OFWs have been suspected, accused of spying.

OFWs, he said are actually being praised as trustworthy and faithful household service workers.

“They are much sought after because they are very committed, faithful with their duties and God fearing people,” said Santos.

The Balanga prelate stressed that Filipinos go there to work for the future of their families.

“It is also well accepted reality abroad that they look for greener pastures for the love of their families as to give them better and brighter future,” Santos said.

Earlier, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua said OFWs in China could also be accused of spying if Filipinos think that way of Chinese POGO (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations) operators in the country.

READ MORE: Palace: OFWs are in China to work, not to spy

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