April 17, 2024

BANGUED, Abra – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration recently awarded financial assistance to 27 Abrenian overseas workers and their dependents.

OWWA Cordillera Program Research Division OIC Lourdes Estopacio and OWWA Abra Family Welfare Officer Karen Borreta led the distribution of checks amounting P10,000 to P120,000 each under the different welfare programs such as livelihood assistance, medical assistance, death benefits, scholarship assistance and humanitarian aid.

 She encouraged OFWs, especially those with unfinished contracts and currently living in the province, to apply for welfare programs of OWWA.

One of these programs is the “Balik Pinas, balik hanapbuhay,” which provides a package of livelihood support as immediate relief to returning OFWs amounting to a maximum P20,000 as a start-up or additional capital for livelihood

Jodelee Talingdan, a beneficiary of  the OWWA scholarship program, expressed her thanks for the assistance that she received.

 “I’m thankful with the financial assistance that I received from OWWA. This is truly a huge help for me,” she said.

Talingdan has graduated Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science cum laude at the University of Northern Philippines last year. – Christian Allister Tubadeza