Mar recognizes the sacrifices of our OFW’s. Like them, Mar also dreams of the day when they no longer have to leave their families behind just to earn a living. But until that day comes, Mar will continue to fight for the rights of our modern-day heroes.
Mar’s vision for OFW’s: Ample Support and Protection from the Government
- Adequate preparation for the OFW’s before they leave the country
- Affordable and easy access to communication with their loved ones in the Philippines
- Speedy legal assistance for OFW’s in conflict with the law in other countries
- Assurances that their remittances will reach the ones who need it
- Affordable remittances fees
Mar is also pushing for the following:
- Remove the 0.15% Documentary Stamp Tax (DST) on OFW Remittances
- Professionalize the foreign service corps and make them more responsive to the needs of OFW’s
- Adequate funds for the social reintegration programs for OFW’s
Mar is one with the our gallant OFW’s. He asserts that these modern-day heroes truly deserve to be treated as heroes.