Veto of work permits provision in budget disappoints Villanueva

MANILA, Philippines --- Sen. Joel Villanueva on Tuesday expressed disappointment over President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to veto the special provision in the 2019 national budget that seeks to return to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) the sole authority to issue work permits to foreign workers. According to Villanueva, Senate committee hearings shows that the Bureau of Immigration (BI), which handles issuance of work permits to foreign workers with DOLE, has been corrupt in its practice. "We agree that solving the problem of the influx of illegal foreign workers is a shared responsibility among relevant national government agencies such as the [DOLE] and the [BI...Keep on reading: Veto of work permits provision in budget disappoints Villanueva

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