Global alliance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) Migrante International today wished Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao victory in his upcoming boxing match against Mexican-American Antonio Margarito.
“For OFWs, Pacquiao is not only the ‘People’s Champ’ but also a champion of the rights and welfare of Filipino migrants. He is the pride of OFWs not only for his stellar performance in the ring,” said Gina Esguerra, Migrante International Secretary-General.
Pacquiao, who is also a representative of Saranggani Province in the 15th Congress, is a vocal advocate of anti-human trafficking.
He had expressed concern over the rising number of human trafficking cases especially from the Visayas and Mindanao regions and pushed for a higher budget allocation for the inter-agency committee in charge of handling trafficking cases. He had also announced that he would take part in the public awareness campaign to fight the crime.
“We welcome his initiative and hope that he could work closer with us in advancing the cause. Aasahan naming tutuparin niya ang pangako niyang tumulong para ma-knock out ang human trafficking at iba pang krimen at pang-aabuso sa ating mga OFW,” she said. ###