PIA Press Release
Friday, December 17, 2010
Tacloban City (December 17) — For the first time, the Overseas Filipino Workers in Eastern Visayas have organized themselves into an association, on December 17, 2010 at the OWWA Region 8 Conference Room.
Mr. Alex Bello, this year’s Model OFW Family Awardee for Region 8, land-based category, informed the Philippine Information Agency that during the OFW Family Day, upon the suggestion of Board Member Roque A. Tiu, the group decided to meet on December 17 to formally organize into an organization.
Mr. Bello said that the OFWs could be a strong force in implementing changes in the Region, in the policies on OFWs and in helping other OFWs who are in need, even OFWs who are now back from abroad.
With Mr. Bello is the interim President, vice presidents for every province were also chosen. They are Teresita Contado; Reynaldo Tuazon of Samar, Rogelio Labarrete for Northern Leyte, Araceli Sevilla for Western Leyte, and Pablito Cuizon for Biliran.
Rosario Macapugas is the Secretary while Delia Reyes isTreasurer. Batasheba Dy was chosen as the auditor and Victor Quimbo and Nida Robin are the Marshalls.
Mr. Bello who is also this year’s National Special Awardee for community service, said that the association is named as Pagkakaisa OFWs Families in Region 8.
The name expresses the desire of the OFWs to unite together to help Region 8 and to help other OFW families who are in need.
The little help from each member will have bigger impact when added together, Mr. Bello said.
With the 26 years of being an OFW leader in Saudi Arabia, here is wishing Mr. Bello and the other officers good luck in their endeavors. (PIA 8)