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40 distressed, displaced OFWs receives OWWA livelihood assistance

May 13, 2017
40 distressed, displaced OFWs receives OWWA livelihood assistance

COTABATO CITY – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OWWA-ARMM) has granted Balik-Pinas, Balik-Hanapbuhay (BPBH) livelihood assistance to Forty (40) distressed, displaced Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) on April 18, 2017.


BPBH is a non-cash livelihood support/assistance intended to provide immediate relief to returning member OFWs, active or non-active who is displaced from their jobs due to war/political conflicts in host countries or policy reforms controls and changes by the host government or is victims of illegal recruitment and/or human trafficking or other distressful situations.


The assistance consists of 2-day techno-skills and/or entrepreneurial development training and livelihood starter kits worth Php 10,000.00 that will aid the beneficiaries towards self employment.


Majority of the distressed OFW-beneficiaries were females who worked as household service workers.


Most of the recipients ventured into rice-trading business given that rice is the primary staple food in our country and easy to trade.


OWWA-ARMM Regional Director Amy B. Crisostomo congratulated all the BPBH OFW-beneficiaries as she also expressed her hopes that the program would help them to a fresh start and shape them a better future.