36 years ago, Marcos signed Presidential Proclamation 1081, placing the entire country under Martial Law.
My parents weren’t even dreamed of conceiving me when this took place. Frankly, even now I don’t know much about it.
What I do remember is that most of the people around me refer to it as the “good old days”, sighing with nostalgia.
Now, being based out of the country, my basis for national awareness in the local events would be the websites of the newspapers that are based there.
I don’t see it in Philstar.com, Inquirer.net, Abs-cbnnews.com, GmaNews.tv
Maybe I’m not browsing right. Or, it’s forgotten, drowned in the current troubles of the country.
So my parting thought, if we refuse to learn from history, it will keep repeating itself.
That’s why I’m going to read up on this today.
This is a good illustration of consequences where Policies are put into place by people in authority WITHOUT DOING THEIR FREAKING HOMEWORK
The policy guidelines issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) underMemorandum Circular No. 4 took effect on January 15. It basically imposes qualifications and restrictions for Foreign Employers hiring Filipino workers without going through the POEA for processing of job orders and contracts, putting them at the mercy of recruitment agencies and discrimination from Foreign Employers.
The latest on this:
Now, yes, those are on the embassies, but there is irreparable damage as not all Foreign Companies are aware of this amendment.
Off with their heads! Harharhar.
Now, what can we do as individuals here to solve this? I invite you to sign this online petition to send the message to these authorities that what they did AIN’T HELPING and is aggravating the situation.