Republic of the Philippines

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Philippine Ambassador meets with officials of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and and Employment of New Zealand

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As part of the Philippine Embassy’s continuing engagement with relevant officials in New Zealand to promote the interests and welfare of Filipino workers, Ambassador Virginia H. Benavidez hosted a luncheon meeting at “Ang Bahay” (Philippine Ambassador’s residence) on 29 July 2014 for Mr. Scott McHardy, Manager, International Strategy and Partnerships, and Mr. Steve Watson, Regional Manager (Southern), Labour Inspectorate, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Discussions centred on possible ways and cooperative arrangements to address matters related to the situation and status of Filipino workers in New Zealand and pursue the shared goals of the Philippines and New Zealand for migrant workers’ well-being.

The Philippine Embassy reiterates its deep appreciation to the relevant authorities, agencies and settlement support groups in New Zealand for their invaluable assistance, immediate action, and continuing cooperation.

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