A total of P15.3 Million financial assistance were distributed to the beneficiaries of OWWA Balik Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay, OWWA Tabang OFW, TUPAD, and Kabuhayan Projects.
The cash aid was distributed by Sec. Silvestre Bello III of the Dept. of Labor and Employment, Governor Bong Lacson and Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer to beneficiaries from the different cities and municipalities of the province.
Gov. Lacson said that the effective collaboration between the national government, local government units, and other stakeholders is necessary to effectively address the multi-faceted concerns of the Filipino migrant and local workers.
He also said that the Filipino workforce is very much appreciated and has contributed a lot to the progress of the country.
“Sa tanan nga beneficiaries, kabay nga ang ini nga programa makabulig sa inyo kag ma suportahan ang inyo palangitan-an. Ang inyo gobernador kag gobyerno-probinsyal naga pangita gid sang pamaagi para maprotekyunan ang inyo kaayuhan”, said the governor.