Issue of July 26, 2009
     
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OWWA helps 100 displaced OFWs
by Lito Dar / PIA

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office (OWWA) released P5 Million to economically displaced workers in Cordillera under its Livelihood Assistance Program as of July 23.

Of the 100 beneficiaries, 45 are from the Baguio city, 36 from Benguet, 16 from Kalinga, two from Mountain Province, and one from Ifugao.  The said livelihood assistance helped the beneficiaries in starting their own business, which proposals are included in their applications.

Like in the case of. Brendan Bagto, a former painter who worked in Dubai, he used the P50,000 livelihood loan assistance he got from OWWA  last April to help him and his wife in putting up a Coffee Shop in Km 5,  Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet.

Senses Coffee Shop, Bagto’s business, also sells homemade mango jams and different art decors made of scraps such as used bottles and jars. His business is doing good and is a big help for his own family.

According to OWWA acting regional director Evelyn Laranang, applicants for the Livelihood Assistance Program are continuously coming in. At present there are still 90 applicants awaiting release.

Laranang said, “We are still waiting for the additional fund (P 4.2 M) we requested from our central office, OWWA is now sourcing out funds to accommodate the pending applications, as the total releases nationwide already reached P150 M, surpassing the P100 M that was initially allocated for the said program.”

“We cannot turn down incoming applications, we feel we have just to respond to their needs, so if payments for the livelihood assistance we will use it as a revolving fund for the other applications,” Laranang added.

There are also some displaced workers who have also availed of other OWWA regular programs. She informed that 10  have  already graduated from OWWA’s Microsoft Tulay Project, a free computer training for OFWs or their dependents and that they also have 16 availees on the  Skills Training Program.

 
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Trained Tuba farmers to sell crops to buyers in giant mall

Pull out of lethal pesticide pushed

Firm supports efforts to curtail pesticide misuse

Tabuk to pilot regional economic dev’t program

Micro–entrepreneur from Kalinga invited to SONA

Kalinga BIR office ups tax collection

CAR records over 20,000 jobs – DOLE

Ban to Afghanistan, Iraq urged by gov’t

DA awards Gawad Saka to rural group

Hike in Benguet cold chain project utilization fee eyed

Public market vendors moved

DAR selects Pasil, Rizal, Tinglayan for ARISP III

Council approves policies on coops livelihood fund

BIR, CBAO discuss policies that cater to PWD’s needs

Bangued satellite market now open

Dads approve revised Baguio Tourism Code


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