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Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Family members of Olongapeño Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW’s) are now being called to join and nominate their families to the Regional Search for Model OFW Family of the Year (MOFYA)2009.

“We are encouraging Olongapeños to nominate model OFW families because this program recognizes the vital role of OFW’s not only to the socio-economic welfare of their families but to nation-building as well,” said Mayor James Gordon Jr.

“MOFYA is spearheaded by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in coordination with different Public Employment Service Offices (PESO) in the region. The search does not only honor model OFW families but also inspires Filipinos that economic challenges nor distance between family members are not obstacles to family success,” Evelyn delos Santos, head of Olongapo PESO, conveyed.

Prospective nominees must have a family member who has worked overseas for at least four (4) years, either active OFW or a returnee in a sea-based or land-based company abroad.

Moreover, selection criteria will be the following:

a. Wholesome OFW Family 50%
b. Civic/ Community Involvement
of OFW and Family 20%
c. Success in OFW and/or family
member/s education or profession 20%
d. Success in Managing
Family Finances 10%

Deadline of submission of application will be on July 31, 2009 and interested parties are advised to visit PESO at the ground floor of the Olongapo City Hall or call 224-8390 local 4168.


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