In the midst of the controversy getting encountered by ACTS OFW party-list Rep. John Bertiz, yet another video has been flowing on social media that created the netizens more upset towards the lawmaker.
Netizens found a video revealing Bertiz, getting a strong debate with UNIFIL-Migrante head Eman Villanueva over their respective stands on the abolition overseas employment certificate (OEC) and also P550 airport terminal fee for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
The collision happened on January 29, 2017, at the workplace of Labor Attache Jalilo de la Torre.
As Villanueva in contrast the concept of asking OFWs to pay for OEC, Bertiz insisted that the claimed OEC was important to differentiate between a documented and an undocumented worker.
Based on the report of HKPinoyTv, Villanueva along with the other audience listened to Bertiz reason carefully, however when they realized that the lawmaker is attempting todominate the conference by speaking with them for 12 minutes, the Migrante head wanted to stop him from speaking.
“Patapusin mo muna ako, you had your turn kanina”. Bertiz stated.
The reaction of Bertiz inflamed Villanueva which led to a shouting match.
“Kayo na ang umubos sa oras namin. Kami ay nakipag-meeting sa DOLE at hindi sa inyo”. Villanueva stated.
Bertiz who functioned as an OFW in Saudi Arabia for 5 years replied: “Pareho lang tayong OFW. Hindi ako naiiba sa inyo, OFW din ako”.
The state of Bertiz created Villanueva angrier and then began to accuse the lawmaker of becoming an enemy of the OFWs due to the fact that he’s the CEO of Global Asia Alliance Consultant Inc., one of the largest recruitment agencies in the Philippines.
“Ang hirap sayo, kinakain mo ang oras ng dayalogo namin! Agency ka rin! Eh bakit, hindi ba agency ang kalaban ng mga OFW?!” Villanueva mentioned.
In answer, Bertiz questioned Villanueva if his company created anything wrong in the past, expressing that the migrant leader won’t be capable to work in Hong Kong without the assist of recruitment agencies.
“Eh ano ngayon kung agency ako?! May naging problema ba ang ahensiya ko?! Eh ano ngayon kung agency?! Nakarating ka ba ng Hong Kong kung hindi agency?!,” Bertiz informed Villanueva.
Villanueva responded to Bertiz query, stating that he became an OFW in Hong Kong without being assisted by recruitment agencies.
After listening to Villanueva’s statement, Bertiz presumed that the migrant head illegally arrived in Hong Kong to work.
“Anong taon ka dumating (dito sa Hong Kong)?! Ibig sabihin, undocumented ka!” Bertiz yelled.
Apart from that, Bertiz additionally accused Villanueva of not joining the OFWs on the street to battle for their rights.
But, a lot of Filipinos in Hong Kong previously knew Villanueva as a veteran OFW chief who has been a supporter of OFW rights for 25 years.
Due to the rising tension, most of the attendees of the meeting controlled the two.
The meeting was cancelled temporarily, and the officials chose to continue the discussion in a different room.
After the meeting, Bertiz informed the reporters that the two of them only started to be passionate throughout the debate.
“Yung pagiging passionate namin pareho, hindi rin natin maaalis na magkaroon ng konting sigawan,” he stated.
The video of Bertiz and also Villanueva didn’t obtain a lot consideration on social media last year.
But these days a large number of netizens are watching the video due to their frustration on the lawmaker who experienced controversy after allegedly behaving like a VIP throughout an airport screening procedure Yesterday.
Watch the video below:
Source: Pinoy Trending