ORMOC CITY-Eight Balik-Pinas, Balik-Hanapbuhay (BPBH) Program beneficiaries from Ormoc City received their cash assistance worth P20,000 last October 19, 2018 at the City Hall of Ormoc City.
Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez graced the activity as he personally gave the cash assistance to the beneficiaries together with the OIC, Regional Director of OWWA RWO 8, Mary Catherine O. Pastor and OIC, Chief, Programs and Services Division, Arlene F. Salloman.
BPBH is one of the agency’s thrusts in reintegrating back to the country OFWs who have been displaced from their jobs due to war/political conflicts in host countries or policy reforms controls and changes by the host government or are victims of illegal recruitment and/or human trafficking or other distressful situations.
The cash assistance given to the beneficiaries will be used as starting capital by way of self-employment or livelihood project as a means of income-generation for them and their families after their unsuccessful venture overseas.
Prior to the release, OIC RD Pastor gave a brief inputs about business management and discussed cash flow matrix which they will use in monitoring the progress of their respective businesses, among which are rice retailing, hog raising, online businesses, and expansion of existing sari-sari store.
Aside from the releases in Ormoc City, OWWA RWO 8 also scheduled BPBH releases every Friday of the week or twice a week depending on the volume of clients for the month at OWWA RWO 8 Office in Tacloban City.
As a practice, business counselling and business management is conducted prior to the release of the cash assistance.