LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—A satellite field office of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Regional Welfare Office 1 (OWWA-RWO 1) will be established within the Capitol Complex, here.
This was formalized by an approved resolution on June 19 authored by Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Member Marinor B. de Guzman.
Earlier, OWWA which is under the supervision of the Department of Migrant Workers requested the provincial government for a possible vacant office or unit where the western Pangasinan satellite office be housed.
Upon the approval of Governor Ramon V. Guico III, an office was identified which was formerly utilized by the Office of Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) as its satellite.
In some of the talks of Gov. Guico, he said that the provincial government acknowledges the vital role of the local government unit in providing extension and on-site research services and facilities to include those that provide social and welfare programs and services to OFWs, social assistance, education and training, cultural services, financial management, reintegration, and entrepreneurial development services in the province.
Hence, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed by Gov. Guico, on behalf of the province, and OWWA OIC- Regional Director Gerardo C. Rimorin to formalize the undertaking.
“It is to the best interest of the Province of Pangasinan, in coordination with the OWWA, to find ways to protect the rights and promote the welfare of OFWs in Pangasinan in recognition of their valuable contribution in the continued stability of the Philippine economy,” the resolution stated.