You are here

Home

OFWs in LEBAK, SULTAN KUDARAT CELEBRATES LOCALIZED MIGRANT WORKERS’ DAY

July 25, 2017
 OFWs in LEBAK, SULTAN KUDARAT CELEBRATES LOCALIZED MIGRANT WORKERS’ DAY

A total of One Hundred Twenty (120) OFWs and dependents from Four (4) accredited OFCs attended the event. It was an initiative of the Lebak - Public OFW Desk Office spearheaded by Mr. Rusty J. Vilo supported by its Local Government Unit, Lebak OFW Family Circles and OWWA - RWO XII.Koronadal City – The Local Government Unit of Lebak in partnership with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration XII celebrated the Localized Migrant Workers Day last July 20, 2017 at Notre Dame of Salaman College Gymnasium, Lebak, Sultan Kudarat   dubbed as "Magkasangga Para sa Kapakanan, Kabuhayan at Kalusugan ng mga OFWs."

 

The event highlighted the various testimonies of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who shared their experiences of successes and challenges while working in the foreign shores. OFW Harris Ogatis, seafarer for two decades already said "Hindi madali ang trabaho ng isang OFW sa ibang bansa, ito po ay aming kinakaya para sa aming mga mahal na pamilya.Mahirap ang maging isang OFW pero masaya. "

 

Added to the fun is a Zumba Dance Contest participated by Four (4) OFW Family Circles who wore extravagant costumes, danced to the rhythm of lively music and performed extraordinary dance moves. 

 

Mr. Rusty J. Vilo, Public OFW Desk Officer, in his message emphasized the importance of the OFWs’ participation in the conduct of various events. He assured the participants that the activity will mark the beginning of more activities for them.

 

Officer-in-Charge Christelyn R. Caceres extended her salutation to the OFWs in Lebak emphasizing their selfless sacrifices for the betterment of their families left. She assured the participants that the agency will continuously provide innovative and accessible programs and services for them to avail.   

 

Furthermore, she is very hopeful that other Local Government Units in the region will likewise spearhead worthwhile activities for our Modern Heroes, the Overseas Filipino Workers. 

OFW Family Circles in Lebak with staff from OWWA XII
 
OFW Harris Ogatis sharing his experiences as an OFW
 
Participants from Blue Team amazed the audience with their unique dance steps.
 
Yellow Team actively prepares for their group yell.