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Distressed OFWs get help

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson reiterated that the Provincial Government will continue to reach out to distressed Overseas Filipino Workers, particularly those who were affected by the global pandemic.

Aside from financial assistance, livelihood and training, the province is offering a scholarship to children of OFWs, and has established an OFW help desk at the Provincial Capitol, which is open from Monday to Thursday, Lacson in a statement, said.

Lacson also lead the Public Awareness Campaign on a Gender Responsive Migrant Resource Center (MRC) for Caravan in San Carlos City Monday in partnership with the OFW Negro Occidental Federation.

The activity in connection with the program on Provincial Migration and Development Initiatives, and a special project with the International Labor Organization on “Establishing and Institutionalizing Gender Responsive MRC, Help Desks, and Services to Women Migrant Workers in Negros Occidental”.

It was co-facilitated by the Provincial Committee on Migration and Development, MRC team and representatives of selected national government agencies and non-government organizations with programs and services for OFWs or migrant workers.

Present in the activity were San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo, OWWA Region VI

OIC Regional Director, Rizza Joy Moldes, NRCO Representative, Dave Staurnino, and Ma. BerjaneRoa of the Voice of the Free, Sally Barrios of the Federation of OFW – Negros Occ., Executive Assistant to the Governor, Marie June Castro, PPDO OFW Focal, Ana Lim, and Engr. Jose Maria Amugod, April Joy Duran, and Jennifer Melliza of the Negros Occ. Special Programs and Concerns Division, among others.*

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