- Rinalyn Dulluog fell to her death cleaning the windows outside of her employer's apartment in Hong Kong last year
- This has prompted Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre to create a memo to stop processing contracts of OFWs that require them to clean windows outside
- Representatives of employment agencies in Hong Kong countered that OFWs should get training on occupational safety instead
It is right to take action on something that has cost someone his or her life, since we do not want the same thing to happen to others.
KAMI noted that the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Hong Kong will not process contracts of OFWs that requires them to clean windows outside.
It is known that most people in Hong Kong live in high-rise buildings due to its geography.
Pinoy OFW reported that Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre has raised this memo to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, who is set to fly to Hong Kong two weeks from now.
This was made following the news that Rinalyn Dulluog fell from the 49th floor of her employer's apartment while she was cleaning the windows outside last August 9.
Despite Dela Torre's concern for OFWs, representatives of employment agencies in Hong Kong said otherwise - they told him that they should be trained on occupational safety instead.
We hope that his memo will be reviewed, as it is for the safety of every OFW who works hard for their families.
What do you think of his proposal? Do you agree with it or do you think that it can be improved further?
Let KAMI know what you think in the comments!