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OWWA-Kalinga releases assistance to 37 OFWs, 22 dependents

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga (PIA) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)-Kalinga Field Office in partnership with the provincial government recently released livelihood assistance to 37 returning overseas workers and educational assistance to 22 dependents of OFWs.

The financial aid under OWWA’s “Balik Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay” Program is given as immediate relief to returning displaced and distressed OFWs to help them reintegrate back to normal living.  The 37 OFWs each received P20,000 start-up capital for income generating projects.

OWWA also provided P20,000 per year stipend to 20 dependents of OFWs earning monthly income not more than P30,000.  Two other beneficiaries pursuing college were given P60,000 scholarship grant per year until they finish their 4-5-year baccalaureate courses.

Rhealyn D. Alos, Family Welfare Officer of OWWA-Kalinga, said the assistance shows government’s concern to OFWs who are the country’s modern-day heroes. She urged beneficiaries to use the assistance to improve their living as their contribution to the nation. (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

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