OWWA-RWO IX, NRCO AWARD 10K LIVELIHOOD GRANT TO 55 OFW REPATRIATES
March 31, 2014
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office IX (OWWA RWO IX) and National Reintegration Centers for OFWs Regional Office 9 (NRCO RO9), both attached agencies of the Department of Labor and Employment, recently released the approved applications of the Overseas Filipino Workers who applied for the 10K Livelihood Program.
55 applications were approved by the NRCO to which 30 were already contacted. The agency is trying to contact the other beneficiaries of the program.
The 10K Livelihood Program is one of the programs and services offered by OWWA and NRCO for the OFWs who wish to stay in the Philippines for good. It aims to provide livelihood assistance to displaced and distressed OFWs who are unsuccessful in their flight abroad due to the following reasons: maltreatment by the employer, poor working place/ condition, unpaid salary, contract violation, political unrest, global economic crisis, health problems and unjust termination from the employer.
With this program, OWWA provides an opportunity for the OFWs to start anew after their employment abroad.
Releasing of checks of the approved applicants will be done by the NRCO at the DOLE office.
OWWA-RWO IX encourages OFWs with inquiries regarding the program to visit their office at 3rd Floor Goodwill Center, Mayor Jaldon St., Canelar, Zamboanga City or call them at 991-2785.
Reported by OWWA-IX