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1,491 displaced P’sinense workers benefit from LGU-P’sinan’s Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa OFW project as of January 28

February 3, 2022

A total of 1,491 displaced Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from different towns and cities in Pangasinan has benefitted from the Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa OFW project to date.

Under the project which was launched by Governor Amado I. Espino III last year, each recipient received P5,000 which brought the total amount released to over P7.1 million to include the latest distribution on January 28, 2022 at the Western Pangasinan District Hospital (WPDH) in Alaminos City.

Aside from the awarding of financial assistance, training on basic financial management is also conducted to assist the beneficiaries with their business ventures.

As disclosed by Ms. Rachel Jose, Labor and Employment Officer III of the Pangasinan Public Employment Service Office (PESO), there are a total of 36,393 repatriated Pangasinense OFWs based on latest count.

First District Board Member Margilou Orange Humilde-Verzosa who heads the Provincial Migration Development Council who represented Governor Amado I. Espino III, urged the beneficiaries to use their financial assistance wisely as she further stated that the recipients are lucky to be chosen as among the beneficiaries of the grant given by the present administration.

In stating this, BM Orange said that the Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa OFW project has become as among the regular activities of the province’s recovery program, the Abig Pangasinan project.

The 2nd edition of the project which started this January 2022 has covered 11 local government units (LGUs) to include the following towns and cities: Villasis, Infanta, Bautista, Alcala, Aguilar, Sual, Anda, Bugallon, Urdaneta City, Sto. Tomas and Alaminos City.

Joining BM Orange in the distribution rite in Alaminos City were Atty. Ricky N. Camba, a consultant in the provincial government of Pangasinan, former Alaminos City Vice Mayor Earl James Aquino, City Councilor Cirilo Radoc and WPDH Administrative Officer Araceli Alcedo who represented Dr. Arnulfo Olivar.

Distribution will continue in February.

 /Ruby R. Bernardino