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OWWA-9 accepts nominations for 2014 MOFYA search
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 (Source: OWWA)
Regional Director Hassan Gabra T. Jumdain said that OWWA-9 is now accepting nominations for 2014 Model Overseas Filipino Workers Family of the Year Award (MOFYA).

MOFYA is an annual event of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and this year will be its 10th year giving recognition to OFWs and their families who have exhibited financial stability, strong family ties, and outstanding performance in community services and success in business ventures.

Jumdain said that model families will be chosen from each of country’s 17 regions, one in land-based and one in sea-based. Afterwards, the National Awardees will be chosen from among the 17 sets of nominees. Aside from the National Awardees, two more OFWs will be awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Community Projects and Outstanding Achievements in Entrepreneurship.

Criteria for nominations are the following: the family is headed by an OFW who is formerly or presently working abroad with a formal or informal contract of employment or work permit, and with proof of OWWA membership; the OFW, either married or single, is the breadwinner of the family and has at least four years of work experience as an OFW; the family is known as a solid/stable family in the locality; and the family is financially stable.

Jumdain encourages non-government organizations, peoples’ organizations, religious groups, community-based socio-civic organizations and local government units to submit their nominations to OWWA-9 office. Deadline of submission in this region will be on October 15, 2014, he added.

Nomination form and other details of the 2014 MOFYA search are available at OWWA-IX office located at 3rd floor Goodwill Center , Mayor Jaldon Street Zamboanga City.

Nomination from can also be downloaded at OWWA official website www.owwa.gov.ph.

Natasha Omar, OWWA RWO-IX

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