Friday, January 15, 2016

OFWs advised to avoid 'liking,' sharing culturally-insensitive social media posts

Filipinos working and/or living in conflict areas were warned to refrain from liking, sharing, and retweeting social media posts containing insensitive material that may jeopardize their employment or put them in dangerous situations.
 
According to Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Filipinos in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, South Korea and other conflict areas should respect their host-country's beliefs and be aware of what they post online at all times.
 
“Please follow the laws and at the same time respect beliefs of the country they are in. Do not join meetings and gatherings, tackling about the sensitive issues in the host-country,” Cacdac stated in his Facebook account.
 
OFWs were also advised to avoid commenting on sensitive matters especially those concerning their host-country to avoid disagreements. They should also know how to contact the nearest Philippine diplomatic mission or the Philippine Overseas Labor Office.
 
“They make sure that they have the address or contact numbers of the Philippine consulate or the labor office of the country they are working, just in case they need it,” Cacdac said. — APG, GMA News

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