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Monday, March 19, 2018

OWWA restores hope of an OFW from Mt. Province by giving livelihood and college scholarship to kid

Message from OWWA.  Photo Courtesy || Hans Leo J. Cacdac FB

Cordillera - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is calling once again all OFWs to avail of the programs designed for Overseas workers who are in need of help and assistance. 

OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said, there are still many OFWs who are not aware or informed about the programs that they can avail such as the 'OFW Dependents Scholarship Program' or ODSP and Livelihood Assistance.

In his latest FB post, Cacdac mentioned two OFWs who were granted livelihood assistance and scholarship assistance for their kids who are going to college. 

Cacdac cited a story of an OFW from Mt. Province who was hesitant to go home because she doesn't have enough money to bring home after her job contract in Saudi was stopped due to maltreatment from employer. 

"May isa tayong kababayan mula sa Mountain Province, galing siya sa Saudi matapos maudlot ang  contrata dahil sa hindi tamang trato ng employer. Ayaw bumalik sa probinsya dahil walang sapat na maiuwi sa kanyang mga anak. Nabuhayan siya noong malaman niya na bibigyan ng OWWA ng livelihood at scholarship sa kolehiyo para sa kanyang anak na nasa Grade 12 at kukuha ng Kriminology sa pasukan. Uuwi na sya ngayong lingo"

The ODSP or OFWDSP is an educational assistance provided to qualified active OWWA-member who want to pursue any 4 to 5 year baccalaureate degree or associate degree in any state college or university in the country. 

Beneficiaries of ODSP can be granted financial assistance worth P20,000 per year provided that the OFW's income per month is less than $600, according Cacdac. 

Another program is the enhanced "Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay" where in returning OFWs are granted cash assistance worth P20,000 including entrepreneurship development training to equip them with the necessary knowledge to start their own business at home. 

To avail of the program, OFWs are advised to apply at any OWWA Regional Offices nearest their residence. For Cordillera region, the regional office of OWWA is located at #17 Manongdo Building, Private Road, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City. You can also ask question by messaging them at their OWWA Baguio Facebook Page.



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