Dina Ponciano of OWWA-Cordillera said the annual celebration is part of OWWA’s move to bring together and develop closer bond among OFWs in various parts of the country this time of the year.
‘We take this occasion also to bring updates of our programs and services to OFWs and their families,’ Ponciano said.
OWWA’s regular programs and services to OFWs include social benefits, scholarships, welfare assistance, repatriation and reintegration and calamity aids.
OWWA just launched the OFW e-Card for Membership and Benefits that provides easier access through online transaction among OFWs to OWWA services.
Ponciano also informed the agency is working on the implementing guideline for the timely release of OWWA rebate claims next year. She assured OWWA will continue to level-up its system to cater to pressing needs of OFWs.
About 1,000 OFWs and their families from different towns in the province joined and shared in the gift-giving, parlor games and raffle. By Larry T. Lopez (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)