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Pangasinan Migration and Development Council convenes anew

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan—Officers and members of the Pangasinan Migration and Development Council convened at the Multi-Purpose Hall, PESO Building, on June 26.

Atty. Ronn Dale B. Castillo, Executive Assistant III, presided over the 2nd Quarter Meeting and disclosed that Gov. Ramon V. Guico III sent assistance for the families of two Pangasinenses who both died in a fire in Kuwait.

The bodies of the victims, Jesus Lopez of Barangay Baracbac, Umingan, Pangasinan, and Engineer Edwin Petilla of Talogtog, Mangaldan, Pangasinan, arrived in the Philippines last week.

The immediate response from the governor bespeaks the governor’s love and support, especially for fellow Pangasinense who are in need.

‘Through this Council, sana maipakita natin sa ating mga kababayan kung gaano kagaling si Governor na mangasiwa, magmahal at magbigay ng tulong sa ating mga kababayang nangangailangan,’ Atty. Castillo said.

Pangasinan Provincial Employment Services Office Chief Richelle Raguindin thanked the attendees headed by Atty. Castillo and Atty. Verna Nava-Perez, SP Secretary.

She also identified the focus of concerns to be discussed during the meeting, including review and approval of the previous meeting minutes, Bolun Awards Criteria Updates, and Community Education Program on Safe Migration Updates, among others.

The body discussed the Bolun Awards’ different indicators, namely the introduction (executive summary, initiatives, accomplishments, and photo documentation); functional organization; financial housekeeping; the organization’s initiated PPAs for OFWs and their families; best practices; and bonus points.

The Bolun Awards is open to all OFW family associations organized by the Provincial Government of Pangasinan through the Pangasinan Migration and Development Council (PMDC).

Moreover, special awards for outstanding Migrant Desk Officers who have continuously provided outstanding support as advisers of the OFW Family Associations will also be given.

Also, said award celebrates the exemplary volunteer efforts of OFWs and Overseas Filipinos and their families in their communities.

Further, it recognizes the significant contributions of these associations in implementing various programs, projects, and activities of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan.

Prizes and special prizes for the Bolun Awards were also discussed, among others.

(Chona C. Bugayong, Orlan Llemos/PIMRO)

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