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Duterte orders Cayetano to address cases of undocumented OFWs in Jordan

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 12:06 AM September 08, 2018
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the Queen Alia Airport in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

AMMAN, Jordan—President Rodrigo Duterte will send Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano back to Jordan to fix the issue of undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) here.

“I will send maybe senator, Secretary Cayetano, to fix this thing,” Duterte said in his speech before the Filipino community at the Royal Cultural Palace here.

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Jordan is home to around 43,000 OFWs.

Duterte, who went on a three-day official visit here, thanked Jordanian King Abdullah II for his “kind” treatment to Filipino workers.

“I would like to thank again the King, His Majesty King Abdullah, for being so kind to invite me and for being kind to my people,” he said.

READ: PH, Jordan sign 5 agreements as Duterte starts official visit

“I will try to find a solution–marami ‘yan [there are a lot], itong undocumented Filipinos. I hope to work on it right away, nandito man si Alan [Cayetano],” he said.

Duterte had earlier witnessed the signing of a labor deal here between the Philippines and Jordan. /jpv

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