|DOLE file photo outgoing Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz|
The Outgoing Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz wanted President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to address the illegal recruitment problem.
“We hope they would at least include solving the problem of illegal recruitment in their agenda,” the Secretary talked in an interview.
The outgoing DOLE Secretary urged the incoming President to also impose death penalty on illegal recruiters found guilty of victimizing Filipinos who want to work abroad.
Philippine News Agency (PNA) in their report on Sunday quoted Baldoz as saying that illegal recruiters activities be considered as organized or heinous crimes that deserve capital punishment.
“Right now, the law already provides the highest penalty of life imprisonment since it is considered as economic sabotage. So regarding illegal recruitment for death penalty could be considered,” the PNA quoted Baldoz.