25 displaced OFWs in Malasiqui get aid
TWENTY-five displaced Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Malasiqui received P5,000 financial assistance apiece on March 11.
The 25 OFWs were beneficiaries of the Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa OFW Project, a special livelihood and training project of the province for qualified displaced OFWs.
The said program, administered by the Provincial Employment Service Office (PESO), is also a component activity of the Abig Pangasinan recovery program launched by Governor Amado Espino III to assist Pangasinenses in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic.
PESO officers Richelle Raguindin and Rachel Jose led the ceremonial distribution of the financial assistance.
PESO said beneficiaries of the livelihood assistance are selected and evaluated by migrant desk officer of the local government unit based on: cause of repatriation, number of months/years OFW worked abroad, and economic situation.
“Malaking tulong poi to dahil pangdagdag ko na rin poi to sa aking business dahil ako po ay fish vendor,” said Jonalyn Dela Cruz, a beneficiary in Malasiqui.
Mayor Noel Anthony Geslani thanked the provincial government for regularly extending assistance to the town’s residents especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We thank our dear Governor for his efforts to support our OFW sector,” Mayor Geslani said.
The 25 beneficiaries also received training in financial management from the Provincial Population, Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office (PPCLDO).
The Tulong Pangkabuhayan of the provincial government will benefit 25 displaced OFWs in all component cities and municipalities in the province to provide financial assistance to the qualified displaced OFWs.
Aside from Malasiqui, the program has aided displaced OFWs in Sta. Barbara, Infanta, Sison, Aguilar, Binmaley, Anda, Sta. Maria.
Other displaced OFWs in other towns and cities are set to receive assistance this March. (PIO/SMDG)
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