OWWA extends livelihood aid to distressed OFWs

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 14 (PIA) – – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Region 2 rolled out livelihood assistance for distressed and displaced Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in this province.    

Juana Nobleza, OWWA Reintegration Unit Officer, said at least P2.6 million has been allotted for 123 returning OFWs in the province this year under the Balik Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay Program (BPBHP). 

Aside from financial assistance, the BPBHP also provides entrepreneurship development training to jump start the returning OFWs’ business ventures. 

OWWA officials, together with Governor Carlos Padilla, recently led the distribution of the livelihood assistance worth P20,000.00 each for the 49 OFWs here. 

“This figure is part of the 123 recipients of our  BPBHP in this province.  We will schedule the same activity for other recipients,” Nobleza said. 

Padilla also expressed gratitude to the OWWA for providing help for Novo Vizcayano OFWs and their families. 

The governor said the provincial government will also look into the possibility of augmenting the assistance given by the OWWA for the OFWs.

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(ALM/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)


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