BUTUAN CITY (13 MARCH 2012) ---The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Office 13 conducted on Tuesday a Technology Transfer Demonstration under the Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay Program to encourage all returning Pinay Overseas Workers to manage their finances, start their own business and stay in the country rather than to work abroad.
The activity was in support to the Department of Labor and Employment Caraga and Regional Coordinating Council’s advocacy to render ready, speedy and accessible services to the Caraganons. The activity was named DOLE-RCC on Wheels and was themed “Serbisyong DOLE sa Inyong Tugkaran.” Sixty-eight (68) Household Service Workers learned easy-to-do technical skills in perfume and cologne making. Ms. Jonalyn Tingcoy, one of the participants, said: “I will use my hard earned money from Kuwait as start-up investment to start my cologne and perfume making business.”
DOLE-CARAGA Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo (left) encouraged the Filipina Overseas Workers to engage into business and manage their finances properly to become successful OFWs. Also in the picture is OWWA-RWO CARAGA Regional Director Marieta A. Lumawag who spearheads the Technology Transfer Demonstration.
Moreover, on the 16th of March 2011 the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Caraga and the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) distributed checks amounting to 40,000 pesos to four (4) former House Hold Service Workers under the Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay Livelihood Grant of the Department of Labor and Employment.
The Balik Pinay, Balik HanapBuhay is Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz’ Program, which she virtually gave birth due to her strong advocacy in providing better life for returning Pinay Household Service Workers .
Grantees of the Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay Program and of the National Reintegration Center for OFWs Livelihood Grant received check of 10, 000 pesos worth each from OWWA-Caraga Regional Director Marieta A. Lumawag(5th from right), DOLE 13 Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo(4th from right) during the Graduation Ceremony of the 8th Batch of PDOS. In the center is the former Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Roy V. Señeres who served as the Guest Speaker of the activity.
As of date there are already one hundred thirty (130) recipients of the Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay Program in Caraga Region. Eighty-seven (87) were given starter kits in household care, body shop massage and cosmetics after completing specific trainings. Forty-three more (43) more already received ten thousand pesos (P 10,000) as livelihood cash assistance from the National Reintegration Center For OFWs (NRCO) .