TACLOBAN CITY- Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in partnership with the local government unit of Tomas Oppus in Southern Leyte conducted an information caravan on membership promotion cum organizational diagnosis to the members of Tomas Oppus OFWs and Families Association (TOOFA) at the municipal covered court last January 30, 2017.
Said caravan was participated by 103 OFWs and beneficiaries.
Edmar T. Tobias, OFW help desk officer of Tomas Oppus, opened the ceremony and prompted that his office is always open for any assistance the OFWs and their families’ need.
The caravan was graced by the Mayor Agustin Escaño wherein during his message he promised to support all endeavor and future plans of Tomas Oppus OFWs and Families Association.
Present also during the caravan were Arlene F. Salloman, OIC, chief, Programs and Services Division, Heidi A. Hosillos, OWWO II, Rodah A. Cerna, Family Welfare Officer and Crisanto Moreno, OFC president of TOOFA.
During her discussion, Salloman informed the audience on how to be a member of OWWA and shared to them the advantages and benefits that an OWWA member can avail from the agency.
She also expressed her gratitude towards the LGU and the association in Tomas Oppus for gracing the occasion and for continuously supporting the agency’s cause in strengthening its programs and services.
Moreover, Hosillos discussed the reintegration program of OWWA which includes Balik-Pinas, Balik-Hanapbuhay and the P2 billion reintegration program. Other programs and services were discussed by Rodah A. Cerna, FWO.
After the orientation on the different programs and services of OWWA, Crisanto Moreno, OFC president of Tomas Oppus OFWs and Families gave his testimony on how OWWA helped him with his son’s studies thru the OWWA’s Scholarship Program (OFW Dependents Scholarship) and urged his fellow OFWs to avail of OWWA’s programs and services.
During the open forum, questions and concerns were answered and acknowledged. OWWA staff also received applicants for the Balik-Pinas, Balik-Hanapbuhay Program, 2 welfare cases, one qualified for the death and burial benefit and 30 members signed up for the IT training offered by RWO VIII. (PR)