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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Philippine Election 2010: The Plans of Manny Villar for OFWs

Many has been said about Manny Villar being an giant businessman and entrepreneur, and his rags-to-riches life story; but only a few has been mentioning about his real plans in case he will be elected in the upcoming presidential election this May 2010.

Interestingly, one of the dreams of Manny Villar dreams is when Filipinos do not have to leave their country to earn a living. His long-term plan is to provide jobs for Filipinos in the Philippines while his short term plan is to provide safety nets to ensure the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

With this, I found an an interesting article at OFW Guide which is about the plans of Manny Villar for OFWs.

1. Create a safety net until such time as we can create jobs in the Philippines like provide for placement for workers who were victimized or a return trip back to the Philippines.

2. Increase the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) budget.

3. Have to change structure of Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) so more Filipinos can be sent out.

4. Send more lawyers for OFWs.

5. Provide Hospitals for OFWs.

6. Help OFWs find ways to invest.

7. Create government programs for small and medium enterprises.

8. Change the banking system to ensure flow and credit for small and medium enterprises.

9. Teach and encourage Filipinos to be entrepreneurs.

Well, I think this is a very noble plan and I hope these are also the plans of other presidential candidates. But can it be done? Are the Filipinos ready to sacrifice that much?

Manny Villar or any presidential candidate cannot achieve this alone, since working abroad is a personal choice. However, the last part of the plan which is to teach and encourage Filipinos to be entrepreneurs is the best part.


Angel Cuala is not campaigning Manny Villar for President. He just wishes to educate Filipinos about his plans in case we will win.

If you have ideas about the plans of other presidential candidates, please spread the word so they will know how to vote wisely.

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