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Search is on for Model OFW Family 2006

By Rizalie A. Calibo

Larena, Siquijor (25 September) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Region 7, in an Orientation on OWWA's Programs and Services yesterday announced search for the "Model OFW Family of the Year Award 2006" (MOFYA).

Now on its second year, this award serves as a strategic mechanism for exemplifying the best practices of OFW families towards optimizing the gains of migration.

The award also recognizes the ultimate results of OFW family success in terms of enterprise development and generation of employment opportunities.

Family Welfare Officer Jennifer C. Suarez said the office is now accepting nominations. Religious leaders or groups, NGOs, and community-based social or civic organizations may nominate awardees.

She said OFW families residing in Region 7 (Cebu, Bohol , Negros Oriental and Siquijor) with either a land-based or sea-based OFW as head of the family (whether father or mother) and who meet the following criteria can be nominated:

1) OFW has a minimum of four (4) years of overseas employment; 2) known as a solid/stable family in the locality; 3) has at least a child graduated from a baccalaureate degree; 4) has prudent management of savings; and 5) currently enjoying sustained income from investment on any entrepreneurial activity.

The names and supporting documents of nominees are expected to be submitted to the not later than October 20 this year to OWWA, Regional Welfare Office 7, Mezzanine Floor, LDM Bldg., cor. M.J. Cuenco Ave. and Legaspi St. Cebu City.

For more information, interested parties from Region 7 may call or visit OWWA 7 at telephone nos. 255-3199 or 254-0305 or cellphone no. 0918-9214925 and look for Jennifer Suarez or Rey Jacalan. (PIA) [top]

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