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Distressed women-OFWs to receive aid from DOLE-NRCO


Cebu City, Philippines. About fifty (50) distressed women-OFWs are to receive this month livelihood assistance, confirmed DOLE-7 Regional Director, Atty. Alvin M. Villamor in a statement. 

Beneficiaries, according to Villamor, will be composed mostly of domestic workers coming from the Middle East Region who are disadvantaged and/or undocumented. 

Qualified availees, he said, are expected to participate in the Livelihood Skills Training on Rice and Corn Trading Cum Financial Literacy and Business Management Seminar slated on 28 July 2018, Saturday at the DOLE-7 Regional Office. 

The activity, which is spearheaded by the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO-7) under the supervision of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-7), will pave the way for beneficiaries to find for an alternative income-generating undertaking thereby augmenting their income. 

NRCO-7 Regional Coordinator, Dexter F. Paro disclosed that their office would be shelling out PHP500,000.00 to cover the PHP10,000.00 worth of financial assistance in the form of starter kit that each OFW would get under the BalikPinay! BalikHanapbuhay! Program. 

Said program, added Paro, would enable women-OFW returnees to start and operate a livelihood undertaking for self-employment. The Program consists of a livelihood skills training and the distribution of starter kits. 

“After the training on July 28, we will be distributing starter kits to beneficiaries to complete fully the package of assistance granted to them,” said Paro. 

Each starter kit would comprise of the following, namely: 2 sacks of rice; 2 sacks of corn; 1 unit of weighing scale; 1 pc. of scooper; and sando bags. 

To equip the availees with the necessary knowledge and skills of running a business, part of the training would center on Rice and Corn Accreditation; Basics of Doing Business; and Simple Accounting and Inventory in close coordination with the National Food Authority (NFA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB). 

The OWWA would likewise present updates of its OFW Reintegration Program to the participants. 

Under the BalikPinay! BalikHanapbuhay! Program, eligible beneficiaries are women-OFW returnees while special priority is also given to those who are displaced by hostilities and conflicts in their host country or those that are victims of illegal recruitment and trafficking. 

Said program has been expanded to cover women-OFWs in the Migrant Workers and Other Overseas Filipinos Resource Center (MWOFRC) or BahayKalinga located in each Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) abroad. 

The NRCO urged women-OFWs to avail the program and visit the DOLE Regional Office or call (0916) 3171121 for details.





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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