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Demand masks from your employers, CG tells FDWs

02 March 2020

By Vir B. Lumicao

Congen Tejada with his key officers at t the Filcom meeting 

Consul General Raly Tejada said employers have a responsibility to provide their domestic workers with face masks.

Congel Tejada said this when told during a consultation meeting with Filipino community leaders on Sunday, Mar. 1, at the Consulate, that not all employers were providing their workers with masks.

He said Filipino domestic workers should demand to be given masks, the basic protection gear against the novel coronavirus, as in their work contract the employers are responsible for their employees’ well-being and medical needs.


“That is legally demandable,” Congen Rally said.

Also during the consultation meeting that focused on community effort to combat the spread of the virus that causes Covid-19, Congen said the Consulate is looking for suppliers of face masks that it wants to distribute to Hong Kong-based OFWs.

He said fund for masks is available, but where to buy is the problem, says Congen.
“Talagang source ang problema, kung saan bibili,” he said in reply to a query about what happened to the 100,000 masks that he had said Manila would be sending to the PCG for distribution to Filipino workers here.  
CG Tejada says the Consulate wants to give face masks to FDWs but it doesn't know where to get them

He said even Hong Kong itself, which is wealthy, is stumped when it comes to sourcing the masks that it needs in the fight to halt the spread of the virus.

“Now there is a fund for it and the government is asking where we can buy it, where we can source. Talagang acute ang problem sa shortage ng masks right now,” Congen Tejada said.

“We may have to buy from here kung iyon ang kinakailangan,” he said.

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He said the Consulate has a limited supply of masks given by donors who have the resources to have them purchased elsewhere. Those masks would be distributed to those who need it in a fair and equitable way, he said.

He also encouraged workers who know people who have the means to donate masks to do so, and course them through the Consulate so it can distribute them to those who need them most.

While the masks being distributed by the Consulate are for all Filipinos, he said those who have enough supply should consider passing up on the offer in favor of those who don’t have easy access to them.
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