Search For Model OFW Family Award 2014

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration- Regional Welfare Office 1 (OWWA-RWO1) has conducted its Regional Screening and Selection for the 2014 Model OFW Family of the Year Award (MOFYA) at the OWWA Conference Room.

MOFYA is an annual event of OWWA recognizing the exemplary and notable accomplishments of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families in terms of family solidarity, education, finances and community involvement. MOFYA is now on its 10th year of paying tribute to the success stories of OFWs who sacrificed to live away from their families and were able to surmount the social costs linked with migration.

Each region shall have two MOFYA winners representing the land-based and the sea-based category. The regional winners from the 17 regions in Philippines will compete during the National Awarding, tentatively scheduled on December 4, 2014.

OWWA Region 1 has five (5) nominees for the 2014 Regional MOFYA with 2 land-based and 3 sea-based candidates.

  1. Engineer Alberto Castillo Calsada and Family
Land-Based Bacarra, Ilocos Norte Local Government of Bacarra/ Bacarra OFW Association
  1. Engineer Cesar Pantil Valdez and Family
Land-Based Luna, La Union Luna OFW and Kapamilya Association
  1. Chief Engineer Rafael Malihan Retinio and Family
Sea- Based Batac City, Ilocos Norte Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte
  1. Engineer Isidro Montero Cabantac and Family
Sea- Based Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur Ilocos Sur OFC Association
  1. Ferdinand Javier Cayabyab and Family
Sea- Based Dagupan City, Pangasinan Mangaldan OFWs, Returnees, and their Dependents Organization


The 2014 Regional MOFYA Selection and Screening Committee is composed of the following judges from various government and non- government agencies who will choose one (1) regional winner from each category to represent Region I to the National Screening and Selection of MOFYA 2014:

Director Grace Y. Ursua, represented by Ms. Veronica Corsino (Chair of the Board of Judges)

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region I

Director Ma. Luisa S. Reyes

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) RWOI

Ms. Delfina Camarillo represented by Ms. Lalaine Casugay

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Regional Center for Luzon

Director Cenon M. Querubin represented by Ms. Socorro F. Galanto

Technical Education & Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Region I

Director Florante O. Leal represented by Ms. Daria R. Mingaracal

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region I

Sr. Lolita J. Guibac, SJBP represented by Ms. Magda de Guzman

Diocesan Ministry for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People  (DMMI)

Each judge was given a copy of all the nominees’ profiles and score sheets a week before the scheduled date of the Screening and Selection for review and evaluation. They also conducted a two-day Validation Process last October 13 and 14, 2014 and visited all the nominees in their respective provinces. During the Screening and Selection process, each nominee went through a 30- minute interview with the judges.

The result of the 2014 MOFYA Regional Screening and Selection will be announced during the Regional Awarding Ceremony to be held on October 23, 2014 at Hotel Ariana, Bauang, La Union.


October 17, 2014



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