In Region 4-B, DOLE-OWWA grants P470-K assistance for Libya repatriated OFWs

Date Posted: October 3rd, 2014 02:11 AM


In Region 4-B, DOLE-OWWA grants P470-K assistance for Libya repatriated OFWs Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday lauded OWWA Region 4-B for the successful awarding of assistance package for repatriated OFWs from Libya. Baldoz, citing the report of Director Allan Ignacio, OWWA-4B, said the grants are part of the Financial Relief Assistance Program (FRAP), a monetary grant for immediate relief to displaced OFWs while they are undergoing economic and social adjustments in their communities. It aims to cushion the impact of employment and income displacement affecting OFWs upon their repatriation. FRAP covers repatriated OFWs from Libya. Alert Level 4 or mandatory repatriation was raised last July 2014 in Libya due to the worsening security crisis in the country. In MIMAROPA, FRAP already benefited 47 repatriated OFWs which covers the P470-K assistance. Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Romblon, and Marinduque were the province initially profited from the program. In Oriental Mindoro, 13 OFWs were granted the monetary assistance, namely: (1) Gerald Suzon, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro; (2) Faustino Escala, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro; (3) Elmar Papasin, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro; (4) Joseph Antenor, Victoria, Oriental Mindoro; (5) Martin Matining, Victoria, Oriental Mindoro; (6) Diomedes Gaytos, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro; (7) Reynaldo Bernardo, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro; (8) Jonathan Garbo, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro; (9) Roylan Abel, Gloria, Oriental Mindoro; (10) Amafe Cortez, Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro; (11) Francisco Donghimro, Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro; (12) Bell Ryan Villaluna, Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro; and (13) Jose Alegoniro, Roxas, Oriental Mindoro In Occidental Mindoro, the two OFW-beneficiaries are (1) Karlon Sabao, Sta. Cruz, Occidental Mindoro and (2) Dominador Acenas, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro. In Palawan there are nine OFW-beneficiaries, namely: (1) Rodulfo Mante, Jr., Brookes Point, Palawan; (2) Ian Lloyed Tadlas, Puerto Princesa, Palawan; (3) Mark Carlo Chua, Puerto Princesa, Palawan; (4) Wilfredo Wong, Jr., Puerto Princesa, Palawan; (5) Shymoun Clemence Dacles, Puerto Princesa, Palawan; (6) Allan Noblejas, Puerto Princesa, Palawan; (7) Rafael Erasga, Puerto Princesa, Palawan; (8) Ebonia Ponteras, San Vicente, Palawan; and (9) Rey Paredes, Roxas, Palawan. In Romblon, there are eight OFW-beneficiaries, namely: (1) Larry Fatalver, Odiongan, Romblon; (2) Ruel Fornal, Odiongan, Romblon; (3) Otelio Cangson, Jr., Odiongan, Romblon; (4) Fern Rabino, Cajidiocan, Romblon; (5) Nina Galang, Cajidiocan, Romblon; (6) Lawrence Mason, Concepcion, Romblon; (7) Shem Maestro, Calatrave, Romblon; and (8) Rodel Carlo Rodelas, San Fernando, Romblon. Laslty, in Marinduque, there are 14 OFW-beneficiaries, namely: (1) Kervi Insigne, Boac, Marinduque; (2)Argem Almonte, Boac, Marinduque; (3) Erwin Principe, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque; (4) Jeric Rejano, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque; (5) Enrique Paras, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque; (6) Kim Rellin, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque; (7) Amelito Rogelio, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque; (8) Joshua Puertollano, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque; (9) Floro Rolluqui, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque; (10) Marcelino Pastoral, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque; (11) Dionisio Basco, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque; (12) Randy Constantino, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque; (13) Lanie Par, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque; and (14) Arnold Subaan, Torrijos, Marinduque. "It is a positive proof that when we put our hearts in what we do, we make impact. OWWA in Region 4-B commits this kind of service by providing our returning OFWs the assistance that they deserve," said Baldoz. “The DOLE and OWWA will continue its assistance to returning OFWs whether they are distressed or desires to avail livelihood as a means of income here in the Philippines. These pledge is embodied in DOLE’s educational and training programs for OFWs, as well as reintegration programs for returning and repatriated OFWs, all of which are part of the Assist Well program, a convergence program by DOLE and its attached agencies, OWWA, Philippine Overseas and Employment Administration, (POEA) and National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO),” Baldoz explained. END/jda

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