Saturday, 28 July 2012 12:01
The Overseas Workers Welfares Administration Regional Office IX (OWWA-IX) headed by Regional Director Hassan Jumdain distributed checks distressed and displaced workers from the different Arab countries, the other day.
A total of fourteen Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from this city received their P10,000 check each to start their own business.
OWWA Regional Director Hassan Gabra Jumdain said this is a Livelihood Assistance grant to displaced and distressed OFWs of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), OWWA and the National Reintegration Center for OFW (NRCO).
“At least in our small way of sharing this amount, they can start their own business,” Jumdain said.
He, however, clarified that displaced workers are those who were affected in the Middle East crisis while distressed workers are those who were removed from overseas work.
He said OWWA has a Monitoring Team to look for these beneficiaries to avail the grant.
All of the beneficiaries lauded OWWA and other concerned agencies as they can start their business in variety store, buy and selling and other business.
“If they’re successful, perhaps, they can apply higher capital. That’s our assistance to our OFWs,” added Jumdain.
By Monch L. Follosco
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