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May 21, 2017

May 2, 2017 marked the 35th Anniversary of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the primary Agency which provides welfare assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers and their families. OWWA celebrated with the theme “We Serve! We Care!”, in line with  its trademark as a ‘caring agency for OFWs and their families’, a trademark earned through long years of hard work, industry, dedication, and commitment to serve its client OFWs at all times in all corners of the country and the world.  The trademark is a product of long years of ‘rigid training’ and unwritten and true commitment’ to service, the ‘driving force’ that motivates OWWA personnel to render ‘extra miles’ to be of assistance to our OFWs and their families.


The Regional Welfare Office-Cordillera Administrative Region had a simple celebration by giving simple treats to walk-in client OFWs and/ or family members through quality service, sweet smile, and they were served with hot coffee, biscuits, and/or candies.  The partner agencies were also treated to a simple dinner and with simple token of appreciation for their unending support of providing services to OFWs.  Greetings were given by the partner agencies during the program.


In addition, a commendation was awarded to Ms. Dina C. Ponciano, OWWO III of RWO CAR in courageously serving OFW clients even beyond the call of duty during her stint as Administrative Staff in Kuwait involving an attempted abduction of distressed OFW Lolita P.  Eroy.  The incident happened in July 2015 when  Ms. Ponciano put her life on the line just to protect the said OFW which is a proof of her devotion to duty and commitment to public service.