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Villar SIPAG intensify Sagip OFW programs for 2016

One major advocacy of Villar SIPAG which was established by former Senate President Many Villar, is the Sagip OFW. Sagip OFW includes repatriation assistance, medical assistance, legal assistance, livelihood and financial assistance, skills up training programs and special learning programs. Villar SIPAG does not only take care of the OFWs but also the families that they left behind. The benefactors and partners of these programs are the different government and non-government organizations and private companies that share the same advocacy and services including the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), ALL DAY Convenience Store, Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute, BeamAndGo and CBCP-Episcopal Commission on the Pastoral Care for Migrants and Itinerant (ECMI).

Recently repatriated OFWs were awarded livelihood, financial and medical assistance from Villar SIPAG through Sen. Cynthia Villar at Senate of the Philippines. Among those awarded with Sari-Sari Store Package from All Day and additional P 5,000.00 cash each were OFWs Susan Asis, Frelyn Aboy, family of the late Joselito Zapanta, Nova Corbe, Juvy Dizon, Joyce Wy, Elaiza Nicolas, Maricel Miguel and former MMG employees including Rodrigo Santiago, Jr., Oscar Penaflor, Rolando Palao, Arturo Layson and Manolito Toston. OFW Rhodel Barrera, who unfinished his contract overseas due to worsening diabetes received 6-month medical supply through the Philippine Red Cross - Las Pinas Chapter and a cash assistance of P 5,000 from Villar SIPAG.

(From left to right) Frelyn Aboy, Susan Asis, Jesus Zapanta, Mona Zapanta, Sen. Cynthia Villar and Ms. Toots Ople.

Mr. Rhodel Barrera receiving the 6-month supply for his diabetic medication and cash assistance from Sen. Cynthia Villar with Ms. Toots Ople of Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute.

Awarding of livelihood and financial assistance last March 1, 2016 at Senate of the Phillipines. (In photo with Sen. Cynthia Villar, from left to right) Nova Corbe, Joyce Wy, Juvy Dizon, Elaiza Nicolas and Maricel Miguel.

With Sen. Cynthia Villar and Ms. Toots Ople are (from left to right) Oscar Penaflor, Manolito Toston, Arturo Layson, Rolando Palao and Rodrigo Santiago during the awarding of livelihood

An anti-scam symposium was held in Valenzuela City last February 27, 2016. The seminar which was centred on helping OFWs and their families on how to protect their hard-earned money was attended by 400 participants coming from Caloocan City, Malabon City, Navotas and Valenzuela City. The symposium was in partnership with the Blas F. Ople Policy Centre and Training Institute and the local government of Valenzuela. The said activity was part of a series special learning symposia entitled "Huwag Magpaloko: Alagaan at Palaguin ang Kita ng mga Overseas Filipino Workers."

The group of 400 OFWs and families at the Anti-Scam Symposium in Valenzuela City.

An Open Forum and Panel Discussion on Common Scams Against OFWs with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

Forum and Panel Discussion on Government Programs for OFWs with DOLE NRCO, OWWA and PAGIBIG Fund.

Congressman-elect John Bertiz of Acts OFW Partylist giving investment tips and financial literacy to OFWs and their families.

Mr. Bobbit Santos of Vistaland and Lifeescapes Inc. giving tips on buying and investing a home.

Villar SIPAG in partnership with BeamAndGo and the Episcopal Commission for the pastoral care of Migrants and Itinerant People (ECMI) of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), has launched its new project entitled "Learn and Go: My Ticket to an Empowered Life."" The project is a seminar-workshop that addresses the needs and challenges faced by the children of OFWs. Villar SIPAG, which is known to be very dynamic in providing assistance to distressed OFWs, has extended its programs to the families left behind especially the children who are most affected by separations in the family. The seminar was held on April 23, 2016 at the Laurel House, Mandaluyong City.

A group photo of the Anak OFW with Sen. Cynthia Villar, Fr. Resty Ogsimer, Mr. Albert Christian Go and facilitators.

Sen. Cynthia Villar delivered an inspirational message to the Anak OFW, encouraged them to become good children because it will make their OFW parents happy and satisfied with their sacrifices and hard work abroad.

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