The OFW's job is the most common job resorted by our poor kababayans in order to find a decent job to help raise a family at home. They are dubbed as the modern-day heroes. And yet sad to imagine is that many of them were physically abused, raped, maltreated. And the recent case points to Mary Jane Veloso, 30, with two small sons,12 and 6, left under the care of her parents in our country, who was sentenced to die by firing squad in Indonesia. Our government is quick to acknowledge the priceless contributions made by OFW's to our country's economy but we still have to find something concrete that the government is doing to give decent jobs to our poor countrymen so that they will no longer be driven to work outside in a foreign country to risk their lives being victimized by their abusive employers and the harsh law in foreign countries that made our kababayans a waiting victim the moment they depart from our country.
Footnote: This comment came out in connection with a news item in The FREEMAN, entitled, "How does government handle the tragedies of Filipino DH abroad?