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OWWA Conducts Self-Assessment and Personality Development with Learning Session on Children's at Jasaan MisOr

May 15, 2017
OWWA Conducts Self-Assessment and Personality Development with Learning Session on Children's at Jasaan MisOr

Addressing the mandate to be of service among OFWs’ dependents and children, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Office 10 conducted a seminar on self-assessment and personality development with learning session on children’s protection to twenty four (24) youth of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental held at the Jampason Beach Resort, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental last April 26 and 27, 2017.


Jasaan Peso Manager together with his staff, Perseverando D. Macabasa, welcomed the participants and how the local government unit of Jasaan appreciates the continued partnership and efforts with OWWA in delivering its programs and services for OFWs’ dependents particularly their children.


Regional Director Leonor C. Mabagal’s special message reassures OWWA’s support to the OFWs especially to their young dependents in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental. “…in fact we have plenty of scholarships that might fit to each dependent…altogether we will reach success, no one will be left behind. Young generation is the hope of the nation, “she says in vernacular. She added that this seminar serves to guide and redirect the young generation in preparation for the future especially taking on leadership and youth empowerment.


(Top photo) OIC-Regional Director, Leonor C. Mabagal welcomes the children of OFWs in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental for the Self-Assessment and Personality Development Seminar held at Jampason Resort, Jasaan Misamis Oriental last April 26 and 27, 2017. Meanwhile,  (below photo) Jasaan PESO Manager Percy Macabasa delivers his appreciation message to a continued partnership the NGA such as OWWA.


Delia Sambaan, former DOLE official, serves as the resource speaker tackling on malasakit and attitude.  These principles in summary make up the importance on self-assessment and personality enhancement. She started off on participants’ individual introduction followed by identifying the coat of arms ----what makes an individual proud, any important achievement, disappointments, what not to give up and any hindrances in academic performance yet despite all trials, what keeps you going.

(Top) OIC-PSD Rhona Z. Fahigal, discusses the seminar’s importance and on financial management. While guest speaker, Delia V. Sambaan, tapped on self-assessment activities and personality development activities.

On the second day, OWWA OIC on Programs and Services Division, Rhona Z. Fahigal, tackled financial management which is also significant on dependents so they can be reminded on savings especially on remittances by their OFWs and be able to help the family in case they want to venture small-time business to alleviate financial constraints of the family.


Population Commission Officer of LGU Jasaan, Lalaine Bella D. Salcedo, followed the discussion on natural changes that adolescents experience discussing sensitive topics yet age-appropriate. She mentioned that an increase of teenage pregnancy in Jasaan is quite alarming; hence the seminar is a great venue for information dissemination. Brillalyn M. Sibonga, Social Welfare Officer III of DSWD 10, also added discussion on livelihood possibilities for the dependents.


Finally, Fiscal Ruby T. Malanog of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office broke down the salient points on Republic Act 7610 or the Children’s Protection Program discussing the anti-child abuse law which is an act, deeds or words that demoralizes the dignity of the child. She reminded the participants on being vigilant especially with human trafficking and on any reports of abuses since this is also a measurement of empowerment.


The seminar ended with the participants imparting the usefulness of the lessons learned relating to their importance to the society, how to properly manage their finances, how adolescents progress, and what law protects their rights. They were thankful for the opportunity given to them and giving them importance as the child of OFWs. OWWA is delighted to have lent a hand in any way and will continue to provide support to the OFW children.

Participants during an ice-breaker activity.
Lalaine Bella D. Salcedo, Population Commission Officer of LGU Jasaan broke laughters in the room as she discusses natural changes adolescents experiences.
Fiscal Ruby T. Malanog of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office opens up sensitive issues on human trafficking and children pornography for participants to be vigilant of. She also reiterated the issues on not sharing sensitive videos rampant in different social media.
OWWA team and partners together with the OFW dependents of Jasaan Misamis Oriental.