The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) remains to be steadfast on its mandate to promote and protect the welfares of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families, as it celebrates its 35th foundation anniversary May 2, 2017.
With the theme “We Serve, We Care: 35 Years of Helping OFW and their Families,” the OWWA 35th Anniversary serves to inspire the Administration in providing stronger support to the OFW sector, through various programs on Social Benefits; Education and Training Benefits; Welfare Assistance; Repatriation Services; and Reintegration Services.
OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac noted these achievements of the Continue reading
As part of the Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay! Program of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Regional Welfare Office 1 (RWO1) conducted a Techno-Production Skills Training on Livestock Raising at the Robert Estrella Gymnasium, Rosales, Pangasinan.
The one-day seminar was attended by 26 displaced workers coming from various municipalities in Eastern Pangasinan. Among the topics discussed were Hog, Poultry and Goat Raising. Dr. Arcely G. Robeniol, District Veterinarian and Mr. Roberto Espanto, Municipal Agriculture Officer of Rosales delivered a comprehensive discussion on the proper way of raising livestock including their housing, food consumption and medication in case of illnesses. They also gave some tips on how to gain profit in this kind of livelihood.
The families of Bartolome C. Cadavero of Puerto Princesa, Palawan and Fe S. Lao of Bansalan, Davao del Sur emerged as national winners of the 10th MOFYA (Model OFW Family of the Year Award ) in the sea-based and land-based categories after a year-long search conducted in 2014. The honor rite was held in Blue Leaf Filipinas, Parañaque City.
Driven by the desire to deliver government programs and services at the grassroots level, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration- Regional Welfare Office 1 (OWWA-RWO1) and the City of Dagupan in Pangasinanjoined hands and established the Barangay OFW Migrant Desk, the first in Region 1.
Relative to this, Dagupan City’s Barangay Captains and their respective OFW Migrant Desk Officers attended the Barangay Migrant Desk Officers Training and Seminar held at the City Museum, City Plaza, Dagupan City.
A Seminar on the Basic Laws and Policies Affecting Overseas Migration was spearheaded by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration- Regional Welfare Office 1 (OWWA- RWO1) as part of its sustaining capability building program for the Migrant Desk Officers (MDOs) in Region 1.
The said event was held on November 6- 7, 2014 at the Fiesta Garden Hotel in Bantay, Ilocos Sur. It was attended by a total of 84 MDOs comprising of 15 MDOs from Ilocos Norte, 27 from Ilocos Sur, 21 from La Union and 21 from Pangasinan. There were also 13 OFW Leaders who attended the seminar.
The two-day seminar equipped the MDOs and OFW Leaders with knowledge on the framework and implementing guidelines of the basic laws and policies affecting OFWs here and abroad including the government intervention in addressing the gaps encountered in the implementation of these laws and policies.
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.