2 weeks NEDA chief ‘open’ to creation of Dep’t of Filipinos Overseas with ‘improvements’ Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) chief Karl Kendrick Chua said Thursday he is "open" to the creation of the Department of Filipinos Overseas but certain provisions of the bill proposing it needs to be improved. During the online hearing of the Senate committee on finance, Senator Joel Villanueva, who serves as the chair of the committee on labor in the upper chamber, raised the topic, saying that NEDA has yet to submit its position paper on the proposed Department of Filipinos Overseas. Villanueva said that while other government agencies such as the Department of Labor and ... more