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February 7, 2018
OWWA XI conducts Community Leadership and Financial Literacy Training in Lupon, DavOr

Davao Oriental – The OWWA Regional Welfare Office XI conducted a two-day training to a total of sixty-five (65) officers and members of the Calapagan OFW Family Circle. The Community Leadership Training and Financial Literacy Seminar was held at the Bgry. Session Hall, Calapagan, Lupon, Davao Oriental last January 10-11, 2018. OWWA XI Family Welfare Officer, Albert G. Salazar facilitated the training.

            During the first day of the activity, the participants were provided with...

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February 7, 2018
Capability-Building Seminar for PESO Managers and OFC Leaders in Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental January 24-25, 2018

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region 10 conducted a Capability Building Seminar for the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Managers and the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Family Circles (OFC) Leaders in Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental on January 24-25, 2018

OWWA Region 10 thru Ms. Rhona Z. Fahigal, Officer-in-Charge for Programs and Services Division, updated the participants about the new and enhanced OWWA programs and services which include the Welfa...

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February 7, 2018
16 OFWs from Davao Region availed of the OWWA’s MEDPlus

Davao City – Sixteen (16) OFWs from the different municipalities in Region XI have benefitted from the Supplemental Medical Assistance (MEDPlus) Program of OWWA. As of December 2017, OWWA-RWO XI has released a total of P487,620.00 to 16 active OWWA and Philhealth members. Most of those patients are diagnosed with cancer and kidney diseases. They underwent chemotherapy and dialysis treatment.

The program is in pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement signed by the Overseas Workers Welfar...

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February 7, 2018
OFWs in Comval Province oriented on the programs and services of OWWA

Compostela Valley Province – A total of twenty (20) active and inactive OFWs from the different municipalities of Compostela Valley Province attended a one-day General Orientation on OWWA Programs and Services last January 5, 2017 at the NICO Conference Room, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province. Participants were mostly domestic workers from the Middle East who were formed through the social media.  

            The activity aims to heighten awareness of participants on the various...

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February 1, 2018
OFCs Attend 7th OFW and Family Summit in NCR

150 officers and members of the OFW Family Circles (OFCs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) participated in the 7th OFW and Family Summit for Poverty Alleviation and Governance at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on 22 November 2017.

                Entitled as “Kabuhayan sa Agrikultura para sa Pamilyang OFW”, the summit focuses on livelihood opportunities for OFWs who wants to engage in agriculture as a business. It is now considered as a promising industry because o...

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February 1, 2018
OWWA RWO - NCR WINS THE LAND-BASED CATEGORY IN THE 2017 MOFYA NATIONAL AWARDS

Engr. Leo De Velez and Mrs. Elaine De Velez represented the Land Based category in the National Capital Region and won the Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) at the Malacanang Palace on 5 December 2017.

The De Velez family expressed their gratitude and honor for winning the Land based Category in the 2017 MOFYA. In the initial interview, Engr. De Velez said that he never expected the recognition of his hard work. As a silent mover in his profession, Engr. De...

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February 1, 2018
OWWA reminds vacationing OFWs to renew inactive memberships

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) wishes to remind overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) whose membership with OWWA has expired, to renew their membership and retain their active status as members.

The reminder is especially true to those OFWs who have come home this Yuletide season and will now return to their respective employments abroad. Known as the Balik Manggagawa (BMs), these OFWs are those who will return to the same employers in the same jobsite overseas. They wer...

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February 1, 2018
BICOLANO SCHOLARS UNDERGO CAPABILITY BUILDING TRAINING

Legazpi City – Eighty (80) OWWA scholars from the six provinces of Bicol gathered amidst the pouring rain on December 20 in Legazpi City. This initiative aims to equip the scholars with proficiency in modules of financial literacy and values education. The activity has an added twist of providing fun for the millennials.

 

They were fed with wisdom from the onset of the program. OWWA Regional Director, Samuel S. Madrid cited, "you are the cream of the crop and you have to sh...

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February 1, 2018
ONE BARANGAY IN MALILIPOT FORMS 1ST OFC IN THE MUNICIPALITY

Malilipot, Albay - The need to hear out the programs and services of the lead agency for the welfare of OFWs was the driving force of the OFW community of Barangay San Jose in Malilipot, Albay to convene one afternoon on January 15, 2017.

 

The municipality, known for its rope making, has one woman who initiated the move to gather. Maria Gracia S. Gimena, a former HSW from Singapore did the house-to-house approach to inform her neighborhood that OWWA RWO5 shall visit their munic...

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January 19, 2018
132 Distress OFWs Received Livelihood Financial Assistance from OWWA- CAR

Rosana (not her real name) went to Cyprus to work as domestic worker. Just like thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), she went overseas with big dreams for her family.  And just like hundreds of OFWs who seemed to have ran out of luck, they were subjected to various inhumane condition that almost broke them, not only physically but also mentally. Her employer fed her food not fit for human consumption, either beyond expiration date or almost spoiled already; she was allowed to wa...

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