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MANILA, Philippines – The militant Anakpawis Partylist blamed the fate of Mary Jane Veloso and other overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to the programs and policies of the Aquino government, primarily the continuing violation of farmers rights to land, inexistent national industry and labor-export policy. “Ang mga kababayan nating OFW ay natutulak mangibang bansa dahil wala ngang kabuhayan dito sa bansa. Ang tatay ni Mary Jane, sakada sa Hacienda Luisita, at dahil walang tunay na reporma sa lupa, natural na sila ay nakalubog sa kahirapan, kaya ganun din siya, kaya natulak siyang maghanap ng trabaho sa ibang bansa,”(Our OFW compatriots are compelled to go abroad as their is no source of livelihood within the country. Mary Jane’s father, a sacada or seasonal farm worker in Hacienda Luisita, combined with the absence of genuine land reform, they lived in deep poverty and misery. She suffered the same, which forced her to go abroad) Anakpawis Rep. Fernando “Ka Pando” Hicap said in a statement. Anakpawis Partylist said that OFWs usually come from the provinces where jobs or sources of income and livelihood are very scarce. Similar to Veloso, they commonly come from peasant families or poor workers in small town centers. The group asserted that migration is primarily due to the government’s failure to realize genuine land reform and national industrialization that would provide the poor sectors of jobs and sources of livelihood. “Wala na ngang kabuhayan sa kanayunan, itinutulak pa ng gubyernong Aquino na mag-abroad ang mga kababayan natin sa kanyang labor-export...
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