OWWA, bank to teach finance sense to overseas workers

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, May 7 (PIA) — Aiming to assist overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in achieving financial stability through training, investments, and savings program as one of the 22-Point Agenda of President Aquino, and also one of the agency thrusts, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Regional Welfare Office 1 (OWWA-RWO1) partnered with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) in the conduct of BPInoy Learning Series to the 1st and 2nd Districts of Ilocos Sur.

“BPInoy Learning Series provide discussions on financial empowerment, managing finances, formula in saving and investments, and other related business opportunities and counseling,” according to OWWA-RWO1 Labor Communications Officer Amapola Z. Villar.

OWWA RWO1 Officer-in-Charge Esperanza C. Cobarrubias and her staff supported the events conducted at Baluarte Zoological Park Function Hall in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur and Candon Municipal Hall Lobby in Candon City, same province last April 25 and 28, respectively.

In a message, Cobarrubias reiterated the common goal for OFWs and their family to strengthen the bond and maintain the good values among family members to fully and successfully achieve their aspirations and their real purpose of working abroad.

Villar said that about 100 OFWs and their dependents participated on the said undertakings.

This event became an opportunity for OWWA RWO1 to disseminate programs and services, updates on the various OFW benefits, and upcoming projects in the region, she added. (ANL/MPA-PIA 1, La Union with reports from OWWA-RWO1)

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