MEETING RE PRES. DIGONG’S PRONOUNCEMENT TO OFW’S RE.

ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FROM
THE GOVERNMENT (5 SEPTEMBER/ DTI MAKATI)

ATTENDANCE
DA – Atty. Panlilio
DSWD – Social Welfare Attaches Office
DOLE/ OWWA/ National Integration Center for OWFs
TESDA
GoNegosyo/ OPCE – Jap Uminga

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
Agency Programs for OFWs to be entrepreneurial
TESDA ASSIST WELL (DOLE) to ASSIST WELL + (with DTI, DSWD, Coca Cola and others)
Tier 1 – Sari-Sari stores
Skills training – training needs assessment was conducted to know what trainings do
OFWs need
OWWA ASSIST WELL – Welfare Employment Livelihood and Legal (WELL)

Reintegration Program – Starter Kit:

A. EDLP (Enterprise Development and Loan Program) with Landbank and EDP
Minimum: P100,000.00 (Landbank)/ 300,000.00-P2M (individual)/ P5M (group)
B. Balik Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay (skills training, non-cash)

Partners with DTI (for the training components)
Program is for OFWs (present and former) and their families (OFW and Family Circle).

Phase 1: Business orientation
Phase 2: Immersion
Phase 3: Loan

Relief Assistance Program (Emergency)
2014: Libya P10,000
2016: Saudi P26,000 (higher because they have been employed for a while,
nagkakalkal, others are really TNT) (P6,000 for the family)
*Since 2011 (maraming nag-aavail, but low return)

Facilitation of loan – can be coursed through Negosyo Centers (Usec. Maglaya)
Startup and expansion are covered.
Monitoring: lending centers of Landbank and OWWA

OFW Family Circle -
National Balik Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay – start 2010/ 2014 – plantilla
Reintegration Distressed/displaced OFWs – provides startup kits (P10,000.00), EDP, skills training
Center for OFWs (handled by TESDA/DTI); implemented in the regional offices of DOLE – there are
integration officers

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