More than 200 gov’t workers, individuals join OWWAs “Fun Run” on June 3

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, June 3 (PIA) — More than 200 government workers and individuals joined the 3K Fun Run of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration 1 (OWWA-R1) here this morning.

The fun run is a kick off activity for the nationwide celebration of National Migrants Day on June 7 pursuant to Republict Act No. 8042 known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 , according to Rhoda Lee OWWA Officer III during the recent “Ammuentayo” radio program over DZNL Aksyon Radyo.

“Each participant was given registration form to accomplished and were required to pay P200 each for their snacks and t-shirts”, she said.

Safety and security were provided with the presence of the Philippine Red Cross, local police of San Fernando City and barangay tanods from the barangays where the route of the fun run passed by.

Other than that, activities for the National Migrants Day are set on June 7 at the Pacoy Ortega Gymnasium here.

She said that aside from the free haircut, manicure and pedicure that OWWA’s graduates under its Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay Program will undertake, its stakeholders such as the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Department of Labor and Employment, Social Security System, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and Department of Trade and Industry are also invited to give its various services and programs to approximately expected 800 Overseas Filipino Workers(OFW) regionwide to give them information on their offered services.

Streamers with the theme: “Serbisyo at Oportunidad Para sa OFW at Pamilyang OFW” along the highways such on the Department of Social Welfare and Development, city plaza and others, POEA Chief Nonnet Legaspi Villanueva said.

Moreover, Villanueva added that all ‘balik manggawa’ or OFW returnees are given surprised token on that day as part of the program. (JCR/MHH-PIA 1 La Union)

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