Malacanang assured the people that the Aquino government has been providing equal, necessary attention to the needs and development of various sectors of the society, particularly the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), who are one of the major players in sustaining the economic progress of the country.
In a regular press briefing in Malacanang on Tuesday, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said that although they were not mentioned in the State Of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III, the OFW sector is assured that the government will continue its efforts to attend to their needs and concerns.
“Huwag naman po sanang sumama ang loob… naiintindihan po natin yung ganito because everybody wants to be mentioned in the SONA pero hindi po ibig sabihin na nakalimutan ng Pangulo Aquino. Hindi lang po ang SONA ang pagkakataon ng Pangulo na bigyan ng pagkilala ang ating mga OFW,” Valte said.
“Kayo pong press corps na nagco-cover sa Pangulo alam ninyo na madalas silang nababanggit sa mga talumpati, sa mga interview at hindi po dahil hindi sila nabanggit ay hindi sila binibigyan ng kaukulang pansin,” she added.
On Monday, President Aquino delivered his third SONA during the Joint Regular Session of the 15th Congress where he bared the stringent, reforms being implemented by the administration in efforts to sustain progress and development that uplift the living standards of the Filipino people.