OFWs hailed on Migrant Workers' Day-A A +A
Friday, June 22, 2012
AS PART of its commitment to support the migrant workers sector, Globe Telecom joined forces with the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (Owwa) for the eighth year in a row to celebrate the annual Migrant Workers' Day.
The event convened over 25,000 OFWs and their families to commemorate the signing of Republic Act 8042 or the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995, an act to institute the policies of overseas employment and establish a higher standard of protection and promotion of the welfare of migrant Workers’ and their families.
With the theme "OFW, sa Sipag at Galing, Bilib Kami sa Inyo," this year's Migrant Workers' Day featured the different programs and services of the three government agencies for OFWs and their families through the various booths, livelihood and job fairs, and symposiums.
As a major sponsor of the event, Globe showcased its portfolio of international services with a booth at the expo area. Visitors learned more about the company's pioneering offers for the migrant workers and their dependents, such as the Globe OFW Family Pack, which comes with an OFW SIM that is ready to use abroad with a pre-activated roaming service and a Family SIM which allows family members to send texts at P1 per text.
Another innovative offer is the Globe ITXTALL30, which is the newest all-network text promo that allows subscribers to send 100 text messages to any local or international network covered over 50 destinations worldwide in one single offer. Exclusively available to Globe Prepaid subscribers, Globe ITXTALL30 enables subscribers to send a combination of 100 local texts to Globe, TM, Smart, Sun, Talk N Text, or Red Mobile or international texts to 54 destinations worldwide. The SMS promo offers the lowest and most affordable text messaging rate in the market at only P30 valid for 1 day, or P0.30 per text. To register, subscribers can text ITXTALL30 and send to 8888, or dial *143#, choose All-Time Fave Promos and then select International Call and Text Promos.
At the event, Globe also offered free calls via a Libreng Tawag station inside its booth that allowed OFW families in the Philippines to call their loved ones abroad using Globe TipIDD Card, the most affordable prepaid IDD card which comes in P25, P100, and P200 denominations. For as low as P2.50 per minute, subscribers in the country can make international calls to the US, Canada, and Hong Kong using the Globe TipIDD card, which is sold at any Globe Store, tiangge, or through Globe authorized dealers nationwide.
"Globe has always been active in lending support to the initiatives of DOLE and its attached agencies POEA and OWWA, especially those that directly benefit OFWs and their families. For our part, we are proud that we have the most innovative and affordable line-up of texting and calling services that bridge the gap between Filipinos across the globe and their loved ones in the Philippines, keeping their bonds alive despite being miles away," said KD Dizon, head of Globe Prepaid.
The event was also highlighted by the launch of the 2012 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA), the annual search for deserving and most exemplary OFW families in the country, as well as the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to further strengthen the campaign against illegal recruitment.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 22, 2012.