Phnom Penh City, Cambodia
4 April 2012

The Filipino community in Cambodia warmly welcomed President Benigno S. Aquino III as he met with them during his last day of visit to Phnom Penh for the 20th ASEAN Summit and the Celebration of the 45th ASEAN Summit.

In his speech, President Aquino said, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is now pushing for the computerization of the processing of documents of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are having their vacations in the Philippines. This aims to shorten the time allotted for the processing and for the OFWs to spend more time with their families while they are in the country. As part of DOLE’s short-term solution, the agency will hire additional personnel that will cater to the needs of OFWs.

There are 3, 497 registered Filipinos living and working in Cambodia and most of them are professionals.

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