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Even as migrant workers rejoice over the suspension of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Memorandum Circular (MC)-04, a coalition opposing it reiterated their call for its scrapping as well as stricter regulation of the practices of recruitment agencies and a review of other policies oppressive to OFWs. BY AUBREY MAKILAN MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Vol.…

POEA Memorandum Circular 04 that is supposed to protect OFWs would only enable the government to pass on its responsibilities to employers who would, in turn, pass the additional costs to OFWs. Also it would discourage employers from directly hiring OFWs and thereby, leave OFWs to the mercy of exploitative recruitment agencies, said Migrante International.…