POEA marks 20th Migrant Workers Day PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 June 2015 08:46

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) celebrated the 20th anniversary of Migrant Workers Day Thursday with a simple program held at its office in Canelar.

POEA Regional Director Marietta Bellotindos said the celebration is intended for all OFWs whom she considered as unsung heroes of the nation.

“Today, we give recognition to all our migrant workers who are one of the prime contributors in the development of the nation’s economy and who work hard despite distance from their family,” she said.

Some OFWs present during the celebration gave some intermission numbers during a program that indeed made the event lively and entertaining.

The celebration was participated by some OFWs who have just arrived here and made their way to the said celebration. Some recruitment agencies were also present together with some officials from attached agencies like the TESDA, DOLE, Visayan Forum and OWWA.

POEA’s record shows there are some less 2.5 million OFWs abroad, majority of whom work are in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Malaysia, Hongkong and Dubai. — Kikay Taola