Mayor lauds seminar for OFWs-A A +A
Friday, September 6, 2013
CANDABA -- Mayor Rene Maglanque recently welcomed the delegation of the Provincial Action Center for OFW Concerns (Pacoc) and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) as they conducted values orientation and leadership seminar for Kapampangan OFWs here.
He said he was happy to note that the Provincial Government through Governor Lilia Pineda is looking into the needs and welfare of the Kapampangan overseas Filipino workers.
Maria Eliza Rey Yap-Munoz, PACOC chief in an interview, said the training seminar was in coordination with the Provincial Employment Services Office (PESO), Provincial Management and Training Center and Provincial Cooperative and Entrepreneurial Development Office (PCEDO).
"Ang objective natin ay una i-organize ang ating mga OFWs upang matulungan natin sila sa mga programa ng national government pati na ng provincial government," Munoz stated.
The Pacoc chief explained that they have been doing this initiative to help the Kapampangan OFWs organize themselves to secure comprehensive benefits on various government programs designed to uplift their standard of living.
"Sa Candaba twice na kaming nagpunta rito. Una yung orientation natin sa mga OFWs at ngayon nga ay seminar sa kanila," Munoz said.
She also noted that the same activity was already hosted to some 17 municipalities in the province.
"Yung Angeles nga ay naka schedule din tayong pumunta kasi gusto din nilang sumama sa atin," she ended.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 07, 2013.