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Repatriated OFWs get livelihood package from DOLE


  Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday offered a package of services from the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) WELL program to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated under the Saudi amnesty program. WELL stands for Welfare, Employment, Livelihood and Legal Assistance which will give OFWs a chance to work and sustain their families. […]

Posted: April 18th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Owwa scholar to join World Robot Olympiad


A death of a father triggers profound grief, but this did not stop a son from pursuing his dream to represent the country in an international robotics competition. It has been three years since a family bonding turned into a tragedy ending the life of Brian Baran’s OFW father, Salvador. Brian’s mom, Joycee Baran, did […]

Posted: November 10th, 2016 in Community | Read More »

OWWA holds personality assessment for scholars


AS part of the scholars’ learning support mechanism, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Central Visayas (OWWA-7) conducted a half-day “Personality Assessment: A Scholar’s Guide for OWWA Scholars” in Cebu last October 16 at the OWWA-7 seminar room. A total of 31 OWWA scholars attended the seminar, which was organized to help the scholars understand […]

Posted: November 2nd, 2016 in Community | Read More »

OWWA scholar now an engineer


AN OWWA scholar  successfully passed the recent Mechanical Engineering licensure examination given last Sept. 29-30. Adam Ruta Cabarrubias took the exam after graduating from the University of Cebu last March. “Adam is one of our competent scholars who truly deserves the educational assistance of OWWA. He is a model for his fellow ODSP scholars to […]

Posted: December 31st, 2015 in Community | Read More »

OWWA regional chief ordered suspended


THE Ombudsman-Visayas ordered the nine-month suspension of the regional director of the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Association (OWWA) without pay for using government employees and vehicle for her own benefit. The anti-graft office said it found sufficient evidence to penalize Wilfreda Misterio for “conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service.” Misterio, regional OWWA director […]

Posted: November 26th, 2015 in Breaking | Read More »

Desecration of OFWs


We hope that President Benigno Aquino III’s order to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to stop the random inspection of balikbayan boxes would ensure that every overseas worker will be able to send  gifts to his or her family without having to compromise the government’s campaign against smuggling. The President’s directive may have been a […]

Posted: August 28th, 2015 in Opinion | Read More »