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Sen. Nancy Binay calls out DOLE for trying to impress Taiwan by attempting to deport caregiver; MECO chairman issues apology

POLO had talks with Ordidor’s broker and employer to have her deported “on the basis of the gravity of [her] offense under Philippine Law,” What Ordidor did can be considered as cyber libel under the Cybercrime Prevention Act or 2012.

In a statement, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said efforts are now being made to have Elanel Egot Ordidor, a Filipina caregiver in Yunlin County, Taiwan deported for her alleged attempts to “discredit and malign” President Rodrigo Duterte and “destabilize the government.”

“We are constrained to act for the deportation of a Filipina working as [a] caregiver in Taiwan for the crime of cyber libel for [her] wilful posting of nasty and malevolent materials against President Duterte on Facebook, intended to cause hatred amidst the global health crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Labor Attaché Fidel Macauyag on Saturday, April 25.

On April 20, representatives from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Taichung caught up with Ordidor “to enlighten her that her actions amounted to a crime for which she might be prosecuted both in Taiwan and the Philippines,” Macauyag said.

Ordidor promised she would delete all the videos regarding the current administration and its supporters, and would not do it again. Ordidor also promised she would issue a public apology on the same day at 9 pm.

“It has come to our knowledge that Ms. Ordidor is using several social media accounts, among which are ‘Lenale Elanel Egot,’ ‘Mha Lan Dee,’ ‘Linn Silawan’ and ‘Hampas Lupa,’ and [she] has a group organized to discredit and malign the President and destabilize the government,” Macauyag said.

POLO had talks with Ordidor’s broker and employer to have her deported “on the basis of the gravity of [her] offense under Philippine Law,” What Ordidor did can be considered as cyber libel under the Cybercrime Prevention Act or 2012.

Senator Nancy Binay went on Twitter and reminded the DOLE that OFWs rely on them heavily. For the agency to do something like this just to impress other nations is just unacceptable.

Binay gained a lot of new fans because of her tweet.

https://twitter.com/J4CK45TR0N0M3R/status/1254282300897910786?s=20

Based on her video, Ordidor seemed really frustrated but never resorted to expletives.

This is comparable to the suppression of free speech in China, according to one netizen.

The DOLE should be doing other than things rather than going after a caregiver whose only intentions were to speak out her opinion.

Constant criticisms are being hurled at President Duterte for his approach in COVID-19 responses, which have been proven to be ineffective.

Meanwhile, Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) chairman and resident representative Angelito Banayo has apologized to Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) for the statement released by a Philippine labor official seeking the deportation of a Filipina caregiver who was critical of President Rodrigo Duterte.

“When I learned about the press statement issued in Manila, I immediately got in touch with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to apologize for the wording of whatever statement it was that talks about deportation,” Banayo said in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel.

“…Deportation is the sovereign privilege of the host country. nothing we can do about their decisions on deportation,” he added.

There are others who actually posted much worse things than Ordirdo.

Pas Panaligan, also know as Echo d’ Squirrel, has been getting a lot of attention as of late for his expletive-filled rants against President Duterte and his supporters.

He calls DDS as “ULAGANG TAENG LAMIG”, and refers to the president as ‘DUTAE’.

In one of his recent videos, he shared that he has been getting threats from the DDS, but he doesn’t care and continued his rants on Facebook.


https://www.facebook.com/echo.d.squirrel/videos/513016166286849/

Written by JO-EST B. TAN

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