Virtual public forum tackles COVID-19 crisis in the Gulf and the challenges faced by OFWs


Rights Corridor (RC) has recently held its first ever virtual public forum that explored the current COVID-19 crisis in the Gulf, with specific focus on the UAE. The forum has brought to light the short, medium and long-term challenges faced by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the UAE and in other parts of the world.

The virtual meeting which was streamlined via Facebook on Tuesday (Apr 28) also provided OFWs a guide about the core public services available in the Philippine government and educated the broader public about their individual responsibilities in the community.

By the end of the forum which lasted more than an hour, the three speakers offered potential policy insights and recommendations that would help the Philippine government to deliver more efficient services to the OFWs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RC’s Managing Director, labour migration expert Froilan Malit Jr., hosted the highly engaging discussion with guests, Atty. Barney Almazar, international corporate lawyer at Gulf Law and champion of the OFWs in the UAE and multi-awarded Filipino journalist of Dubai-based newspaper Gulf News, Angel Tesorero. (ham/RightsCorridor)