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Former OFWs now into business


Cebu City, Philippines. Two Hundred Forty-Two former Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu recently received livelihood assistance amounting to PHP4.8 Million from theDepartment of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7). 

The assistance, said DOLE-7 OIC-Regional Director Ticao, was used to purchase sacks of rice for the beneficiaries’Bigasan Project, where each one received eight (8) sacks. 

The OFW-beneficiaries came from the thirty (30) barangays of Lapu-Lapu City covering as far as Pajo, Gun-ob, Pajac, Basak, Bangkal and Mactan. 

The physical turn-over of livelihood assistance took place at the Lapu-Lapu City Sports Complex, which was facilitated by the DOLE Tri-City Field Office (TCFO) headed by Dr. Efren O. Vito, OIC-Chief. 

It was attended by the City’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager, Ms. Grace Jamio, he said. 

“These OFWs have long been staying in the country since their employment contracts abroad ended. This prompted us, in coordination with the local government unit of the City of Lapu-Lapu to find for ways and means to render them the kind of assistance that they needed,” he explained. 

The OFWs are among the groups of customers that the DOLE serves apart from those earning wages and salaries every 15th or 30th of the month or the formal sector workers and those in the informal sector such as the farmers, fisher folks, vendors, and disadvantaged women, 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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