DOLE conducts small business, financial management to Camiguin OFW returnees

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, June 28 — The Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. 10 together with the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) conducted a Small Business Management and Financial Awareness Orientation Seminar to some 35 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) returnees in Mambajao town, Camiguin.

DOLE-10 Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante said the one-day Small Business Management Training and Financial Awareness Seminar is a training intended to assist OFWs and their families with financial literacy relative to their overseas employment and to encourage them in putting up a small business enterprise for self-employment.

Since the program began in 2011 up to the end of 2014, more than 55,000 OFWs and their families have attended to the training.

“This activity is an opportunity for you to learn and this knowledge will be your tool for your future project/business,” Agravante said.

DOLE Camiguin Filed Office head Arlyn Z. Bael said this activity will be their (OFWs) stepping stone to avail the livelihood assistance of the NRCO.

She said that the National Reintegration Program of the department promotes the delivery of responsive, productive, and sustainable reintegration services to OFW returnees that will enable them to maximize the gains of overseas employment, mitigate the social costs of migration and cushion the impact of forced repatriation due to unexpected events.

OFW Returnees can access the services of NRCO like enterprise development, counseling, wage employment referrals, skills training and assistance to distressed OFW.

Likewise, Randolf Rio, OWWA 10 representative talked about the Small Business Management Orientation Seminar and Jovelyn V. Perez, labor employment officer in DOLE PFO-Camiguin, discussed the Financial Awareness Topic.

To avail the packages OFW-returnees may visit their nearest DOLE Provincial Field Offices or thru its Focal Person, Marry Gil Damasing at the DOLE-X Regional Office, ground floor of Monte Carlo Building, RER Subdivision Phase I, Kauswagan National Highway, Cagayan de Oro City. (JVP/DOLE-X PFO-Camiguin)

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