A president with a big heart for the OFWs, they said. And maybe this is a reason why President Duterte received a warm welcome from Filipino Community in Laos when he visited the country for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane. This is the first trip abroad of the president when he met the Filipinos working in Laos. In his speech, the president reiterated his promise to OFW including: OFWs will come home to a better Philippines Government system in the Philippines will be better. Fix the country. Get rid of the corrupt government officials. “I assure you pag-uwi niyo, iba na ang sistema doon [Philippines],” Duterte said. He is just asking for enough time to fulfill this promise. President Duterte assured the OFWs in Laos that he is doing his best to make the country better than before. He also never forgets to give thanked Pinoy workers for keeping the economy afloat through the remittances they send to their families in the Philippines. The meeting in Laos was the second meeting of the president to OFWs after his meeting with the retrenched Filipino workers from Saudi Arabia last week.