FWO Jessabel Lucinario discussing to the participants the programs and services of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration.

TACLOBAN CITY-With the increasing number of OFWs in the region, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Regional Welfare Office VIII, organized two OFW Family Circles in the provinces of Samar and Eastern Samar last October 17 and 21, 2016 respectively.
Twenty-five OFWs and beneficiaries were able to attend the OFW organizing activity in Catbalogan City and twenty-eight (28) attended in Brgy. Bolusao, Lawaan town in Eastern Samar.
FWO Jenelyn Gacus discussed the proposed organizations constitution and by-laws of Catbalogan Overseas Workers and Families Association (COWFA).
They elected their first set of officers for their organization as follows: President: Hilda L. Samonte; Vice President: Reynaldo Duzon; Secretary: Gisela Polido; Treasurer: Sozeta S. Labendia; Auditor: Bonifacio A. Tamayo; PIO: Josefina D. San Miguel and Bookkeeper: Yolanda R. Canedo.
COWFA members also agreed to have their monthly meeting on the third Saturday of the month to update their members with the association’s plans and projects.
The Bolusao OFWs and Beneficiaries Association (BOBA) in Lawaan, Eastern Samar also elected their set of officers as follow: President: Francisco Catalogo; Vice-President- Noel Galera; Secretary Elsie Yangao; Treasurer Lorna Bumaltao; Auditors, Richardson Villamin and Racky Litang; PIO Roselyn Evina and Bookkeeper Darly Gabito.
As the newest OFC members they are looking forward to attend to the Family Day Celebration of the agency this December.
Establishing these OFCs will help the agency provide more accessible services to the OFWs and their families in the said areas. (PR)