This OWWA at Your Service episode was uploaded on June 18, 2021, and is all about OWWA’s visit to Region 4-B or MIMAROPA region. MIMAROPA is an acronym and comprises the regions of Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan.
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In this particular episode, OWWA reached the Region 4-B or MIMAROPA region to check how the agency is performing in the said area. There were beneficiaries who were interviewed as well. In the previous episodes, OWWA has been visiting regions across the country. The agency’s visit is to check the local office as well as the recipients of OWWA benefits and programs in each region. Let’s take a look at how OWWA’s visit to MIMAROPA went.
OWWA’s MIMAROPA Visit in Marinduque
DA Mocha Uson started the episode with an introduction about how OWWA is roaming around the country to reach out to OFWs and make sure they get benefited from the programs, benefits, and services from OWWA.
Together with DA Bubsie and the OWWA Team, they visited Marinduque or the Heart of the Philippine Island.
OWWA Administrator Admin Hans Leo Cacdac advised DA Mocha and DA Bubsie to go to the region to thank the Local Government Unit for the support so that OWWA can reach out to the OFWs, as well as their families, especially now that there is a pandemic.
The Philippine government also wants OWWA to send help to OFWs as soon as they can. The pandemic has taken a toll on almost all the lives of OFWs abroad and here in the Philippines. Helping them immediately can reduce the difficulties they are going through.
OWWA Beneficiaries and Testimonies
In this episode, there were some OWWA recipients who talked about the benefits they obtained from the agency. Here are some testimonies:
“We receive 10,000 pesos every semester that we can use in our study.” – Joyce Henysie J. Muhi (OWWA Beneficiary)
“This supports me especially in thesis, that’s why I’m very thankful to OWWA because of the scholarship they gave to me”. – Chris Lester Marciano (OWWA Beneficairy)
“The 20,000 pesos that I received from OWWA helped me in building my salon. Thank you OWWA.” – Marilou S. Oliver (OWWA Beneficiary)
“Thank you very much, because of OWWA, we have assistance, financial assistance, especially in this time of the pandemic.” – Leandrea D. Pillar (OWWA Beneficiary)
“Very helpful to me, thank you OWWA for giving me a chance to be a scholar, for me to help my family and support my study.” – Richard F. Rogelio (OWWA Beneficiary)
DA Bubsie said that President Duterte, Senator Bong Go, Senator Belio, and their father administrator Hans Leo tasked them to take a look, give love and hugs, and as well as provide services to OFW in the region.
“Thank you very much because we have this kind of program for students.” – Ma. Anthea M. Gagasa (OWWA Beneficiary)
“I would like to thank OWWA for the help to an OFW like me. Thanks also to Mr. President for never-ending support for the OFWs.” – William V. Endaya (OWWA Beneficiary)
“OWWA is one of the agencies of the government that facilitates and gives livelihood, and other things needed by the OFWs and their families.” – Florita Orilla (OWWA Beneficiary)
How to Contact OWWA Region 4-B – OWWA Marinduque?
According to the Regional Director Jose Capa of OWWA Region IV-B, the OWWA office in Marinduque is located in Santol, Boac, Marinduque under the DOLE provincial office.
OFWs can reach out to:
Telephone Number: 754-7011
OWWA Marinduque Hotline Number: 0905-813-8102
OFWs can contact Venus G. Narvaez (Family Welfare Officer) and also Mary Joy M. Ronquillo (BPBH Focal Person).
To those OFWs and families living here in the Province of Marinduque, above are the numbers that you can call and email if you need assistance from OWWA.
Video: OWWA Visits Marinduque Region 4B
Check out this recap video clip below of what transpired during the visit of OWWA agency in Region 4B Marinduque.
Kabayan! Patuloy ang pagikot ng OWWA team para ipaabot sa ating OFWs ang mga programa at serbisyo ng OWWA. Para sa pagkakataon na ito, dumayo sa Marinduque mula sa Region 4B MIMAROPA!
Kasama sina DA Margaux “Mocha” Uson (Deputy Administrator for Membership Promotion) & DA Faustino “Bubsie” Sabarez III (Deputy Administrator for Reintegration) bumisita ang OWWA AT YOUR SERIVCE sa Heart of the Philippine Island – Marinduque upang bisitahin at kumustahin ang regional office, livelihood beneficiaries at OWWA scholars at para din pasalamatan ang mga LGUs na patuloy na tumutulong sa ating mga mahal ng OFWs lalo ngayong panahon ng pandemiya.
Kasama ng pagbisita ng ating mga Deputy Administrators ang pangakong mas mapabilis at mas maging madali ang pag-avail ng programa at benepisyo ng OFWs.
Sa pangunguna ni Regional Director JOSE C. CAPA
OWWA Region IV-B (MIMAROPA), nagpapasalamat po kami sa inyong patuloy na serbisyo at sa lahat ng OWWA Region 4B – MIMAROPA frontliners.
Para sa mga karagdagang katanungan at impormasyon:
OWWA Marinduque Office
UNDER DOLE MARINDUQUE FIELD OFFICE
Santol, Boac, Marinduque
Telephone No.: 754-7011
Cellphone No.: 09058138102
Look for: Venus G. Narvaez (Family Welfare Officer) or Mary Joy M. Ronquillo (BPBH Focal Person)
This episode shows how helpful OWWA benefits and assistance to our OFWs here in the Province of Marinduque. Hope this article may reach other OFWs who need assistance from the agency’s branch MIMAROPA IV-B
And, as usual, the last part of the episode reminds OFWs to renew their memberships by paying either through OWWA’s mobile app or requesting their relatives in the Philippines to pay on their behalf. Renewing your memberships is so essential, especially in times of crisis.
Even if you lose your job in the midst of the pandemic, if you are an active member of OWWA, you will get a lot of benefits and assistance from the agency. Your membership fee is utilized in a way that will reach you in times of need.