Distressed OFWs receive grant
Ten (10) distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from the province received P20,000 livelihood grant each from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) on November 16 at the Governor’s Office, Capitol.
The beneficiaries were those who had unfinished contracts due to maltreatment, termination and medical cases abroad; and has been in the country for not more than 3 years upon arrival. The distressed OFWs had also undergone entrepreneurial development training at the NV Pasalubong Center.
“The provincial government are very strict in providing livelihood assistance. Often times, recipients do not know how to manage their livelihood and the assistance given to them went to nothing. But to those with good track records and were able to improve their livelihood, the provincial government are very much willing to help them and provide them the needed assistance from us,” Governor Carlos M. Padilla said.
The OFW beneficiaries were; Mark Gwyn Pimentel of Kasibu, Flordeliza Tayaban of Ambaguio, Mheela Daquioag of Bayombong, Solano residents Richard Viejo, Romeo Calleja, Analinda Guilao, Noribel Alonzo, Josenilo Beltran, Fidelito Fulgar and, Charmagne Jay Nisperos.
Awarding the livelihood grant with the Governor were Pilipina Dino, OIC Regional Director of OWWA-R02; Juana Nobleza, Reintegration Unit Head; and Judy Mae Adalin, Family Welfare Officer to the province. #bg