POLO in Toronto receives SSS partners for outreach activities for OFWs, Filipinos



24 October 2013 - The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Toronto, Canada Labor Attaché Leonida V. Romulo recently welcomed the arrival of the SSS Team led by Ms. Judy Frances See. Senior VP for International Operations for a conduct of on-site service for OFWs and Filipino immigrants in Toronto, Canada.



In a report to OIC Director Rodolfo M. Sabulao of the International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB), POLO facilitated the guesting of Mr. Roberto Roldan, Foreign Representative Officer in “Talakayan Radio Filipino” aired last 19 October 2013 to promote SSS programs and services.



Also, the POLO, in coordination with the Philippine Consulate and the Filipino Communities onsite, enabled the team to conduct a briefing to more than 100 Filipinos which resulted in the reactivation of membership of some 98 attendees, who also enrolled for the SSS Flexi-fund program for safe and secure savings. The SSS outreach activities aim to raise awareness of the full range of benefits and loan privileges, the value of being an active SSS member, and various programs and services that may be availed of by members even while abroad.


“Aside from our regular trainings being accorded to our OFWs, we welcome the SSS with their outreach program to help our kababayans with every opportunity to invest their earnings wisely especially when they finally decide to retire and come back home in the Philippines”, Labatt Romulo said.



The POLO’s cooperation with these outreach activities are in line with the Social Protection Pillar of the Labor and Employment Program of the Department which continues to ensure that social protection coverage shall respond to the concern of lack of social security coverage particularly for land based OFWs and also ensure the facilitation of their effective reintegration when they eventually return home from overseas work.



The Philippines is currently the largest supplier of manpower in Canada, with more than 19,000 OFWs, 13,151 of which were rehired in 2012, while 6,132 were new hires. Filipino nationals are best preferred by employers because of their skills, good work ethics and fluency of the English language.





/cmdc: 24 Oct. 2013

Created Nov 13th 2013, 13:16


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