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Teacher-OFWs finally home now employed in public schools in CV

Cebu City, Philippines.Twenty-eight (28) teacher-OFWs returned home and landed on jobs as public school teachers in Central Visayas in 2017. 

Said teacher-OFWs are beneficiaries of the Sa Pinas, Ikaw and Ma’am/Sir (SPIMS) program of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO-7), one of the bureaus of the Department of Labor and Employment. 

According to Mr. Dexter F. Paro, NRCO-7 Regional Coordinator, all beneficiaries came from the different areas of Central Visayas, who worked mostly as domestic helpers and teachers in the Middle East and Asian Regions. Of the 28 SPIMS availees, thirteen (13) hailed from the Province of Cebu, one (1) from Negros Oriental, and fourteen (14) from Bohol. 

A total of P280,000.00, Paro added, was spent by the NRCO-7 for their additional assistance. Aside from their Teacher 1 Plantilla position, each one also received P10,000 worth of instructional materials such as back packs; staplers; correction tapes; sign pens; retractable ballpoint pens; desk organizers; reams of bond paper; flash drives; tablets; and voice aid lapels with head worn microphones. 

He said that one of the objectives of the SPIMS is to reverse migration by giving priority specifically to Teacher-OFWs, who are passers of the Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET). 

Having been deployed to their respective schools of assignment, beneficiaries are now teaching either in the elementary level or in senior high school. 

“We are encouraging other teacher-OFWs to explore the SPIMS and give it a try. This is to tell them that there is an employment opportunity waiting for them in the county should they decide to finally come home and be with their respective families,” he said. 

For details, aspiring availees may visit visit the NRCO office located at the 3rd Floor of the DOLE-7 Building, Gen. Maxilom Avenue corner Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City or go online and access Online application forms can also be accessed at

The Sa Pinas, Ikawang Ma’am/SirProgram is an OFW reintegration convergence project of the DOLE, Department of Education, Professional Regulation Commission, Commission on Higher Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and Philippine Normal University, among others.



For more information on this report, you may contact LuchelSenarlo-Taniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at

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