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CFC Migrants Program Partners with OWWA

THE CFC, through its Migrants Program, and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on September 12, 2018.

A highlight of the MOA is the advocacy of Family Reintegration as proposed by the CFC Migrants Program. The advocacy intends to make holistic the “mainstreaming” or reintegration of returning overseas workers. Such reintegration, as the MOA states, should focus on rebuilding and re-uniting families of returning migrants.

Other highlights of the MOA are:

  • OWWA and CFC Migrants Program will form a working group;
  • OWWA shall accredit the CFC Migrants Program as its partner in the development and conduct of Moral Values Reorientation Program, with support from other Social Development Programs, as well as from CFC Family Ministries of Kids for Christ, Youth for Christ and Singles for Christ;
  • OWWA shall provide material resources and facilities in the conduct and implementation of programs;
  • Implementing guidelines shall be drawn by OWWA and the CFC Migrants Program; and
  • Regular evaluation of the results and effectiveness of the programs shall be done with program adjustments as may be needed.

OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac and CFC President Michael Ariola signed the agreement at the Office of the DOLE Secretary in Intramuros, Manila. Acting as witnesses to the MOA were Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, OWWA Trustee Antonio Partoza Jr., Social Development Programs Head Ramon de Leon, and Jess Ferrer, CFC Migrants Program Head. CFC International Council Member and ANCOP Director Jose Tayag was also in attendance.

OWWA is the government agency tasked to provide welfare assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families while the CFC Migrants Program is CFC’s arm for providing values formation programs for the families the OFWs leave behind. The Migrants Program expressed hope that their collaboration will result in much better welfare service to OFWs and their families.

Under the MOA, the CFC Migrants Program is enabled to provide support to OWWA in its various welfare programs.

Administrator Cacdac, after the signing, expressed optimism for the MOA, and said he would like to see activities and programs that would also be suited for the children of OFWs. Ariola expressed appreciation that the CFC program will now be able to reach out to more migrant families through this linkage with OWWA.

For his part, Tayag expressed the hope that the moral values impressed upon OFWs and their families through CFC Migrants Program’s Moral Values Reorientation Program will make a positive impact on the lives of the families of OFWs.

Program Head Ferrer likewise expressed his belief that the MOA will open up a treasure chest of opportunities for the CFC Migrants Program to keep the families of OFWs united amidst migration and the challenges migration brings upon them.

Present also during the signing ceremony were OWWA Director Allan Ignacio, Atty. Edz Claustro of OWWA, CFC Migrants Program Core Members Mercy Ferrer, Frankie Naranjilla, Nestor and Cora Simbulan, and Manuel and Villa Lector. (Manny A. Lector)

Added on Friday, September 28, 2018



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