OWWA distributes millions in checks to OFW beneficiaries PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 May 2012 15:15

A total of P1,118,799.18 was distributed by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Regional Office-9 (OWWA-9) to the beneficiaries of OFWs during a consultation meeting with the institutional partners and OFW leaders at a local hotel the other day.

Most of the beneficiaries are relatives of OFWs for burial expenses pegged at P220,000 for accident and P120,000 each for natural death which were received by the immediate families.

OWWA Regional Director Hassan Jumdain together with Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Chief Administrative Officer Elsa Tan also led the distribution of checks to student scholars under OWWA’s Skills for Employment Scholarship Program (SESP) amounting to P318,799.18.

The scholars who passed rigid examinations and screening as children of OFWs through SESP include Mary Carl Remitar, Computer Secretarial; Shaham Camsain, Biomedical Engineering from ZC Universal College; Dna Beralde, WMSU; Sharmina Hatta and Razmina Junaid of Brent Hospital and Colleges; Joy Macalam, caregiver from Philippine Paramedical and Technology —  Pagadian City; Jumarie Ann Dionaldo of Saint Joseph, Sindangan.

Sixteen other scholars from Computer Technology Institute, Inc. received the amount of P14,500 each which include in the lists of scholars are Michael Buklao, Moh. Abdel Qahhar Usani, Zulkipli Havier, Jawad usama, Al-Sharif Isnaji, Lydia Usman, Abdel Nazeefe Hussin, Mohammad Adnin Jaji, Abdul Jamar Lintasan, Omar Mukthar Hadjula, Hernando Milvar, Jezza Maddas, Richard Bacamante, Hussien Lacayan, Sitti Palma Dansalan and Khomieni Ebrahim and turn-over of checks as Relief Assistance Program for displaced OFWs from Syria to Analiza Pulie and Sarah Alih.

Jumdain said the occasion is intended for OFWs and their immediate families to avail of the different programs on the reintegration programs of Institutional partners like the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), land bank of the Philippines (LBP), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Visayan Forum Foundation and other line agencies and tri-media.

“When you (Institutional partners) continue to support our programs especially, the economic opportunities for OFWs, it inspires them to help others through their business ventures,” OWWA Regional Director Hassan Jumdain said.

The government pays tribute to the country’s remarkable workforce of more than 9.5 million OFWs in about 190 countries around the globe.
“OFWs are admired for their talents, skills and expertise in their own chosen field of endeavor,” Jumdain said.

Meanwhile, OWWA is preparing a grand occasion for the celebration of “Migrants Workers Day,” on June 7, this year, and the 3-day Entrepreneurship Development Training (EDT) from June 15 to 17, 2012. — MLF