OWWA-9 to mark Migrant Workers Day with jobs fair PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 11:05

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Region 9 will celebrate the Migrant Workers Day on June 15,at the Marcian Garden Convention Center, this city, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 in the afternoon.

With this year’s theme, “Migranteng Pilipino: Tayo ay MagkasamasaPag-abotsaPangarap Mo”, a  Jobs Fair will be conducted in coordination with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Regional Extension Unit-9 (REU-9) and the Association of the Zamboanga City Recruitment Agencies (AZCRA).

Hassan Gabra T. Jumdain, OWWA-9 Regional Director, said that the event is open to all as the celebration will highlight jobs fair, awarding of best OFW Family Circles in Region 9, launching of OWWA’s MTV “AbotKamay” and raffle prizes. This is in recognition to the valuable contribution of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to our country.

This year marks the 18th annual observance of the Filipino Migrants’ day, also known as “arawngPasasalamat” – as a way of celebrating the signing into law of Republic Act 8042 or the Migrant Workers Act of 1995.

“This is a big opportunity as we remain to be of service not only to OFWs but to the entire residents here in Zamboanga City,” Jumdain added. — Mary Jane R.Amarado