Manila lawmaker withdraws bill on repatriation fund

Posted at | Updated as of 06/23/12 2:54 AM
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Manila 4th District Representative Maria Theresa Bonoan-David was forced to withdraw her measure after it caused an uproar online.

The proposed House Bill 6195 requires overseas Filipino workers to pay $50 for government's emergency repatriation fund.

Bonoan said the fund would have been used to help distressed Filipino workers abroad.

However, people on Facebook and other social networking sites say it's just an added burden to them. ANC Top Story, June 23, 2012