OFWs and fam­i­lies urged to join sum­mit

Tempo - - News - (Dhel Nazario)

Sen­a­tor Cyn­thia Vil­lar urged yes­ter­day over­seas Filipino work­ers (OFWs) to at­tend the 8th OFW and Fam­ily Sum­mit this month which will fo­cus on top­ics that will guide them and their fam­i­lies in mak­ing their money grow.

Sen­a­tor Vil­lar, di­rec­tor of the Vil­lar So­cial In­sti­tute for Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion and Gov­er­nance (Vil­lar SIPAG), an­nounced this year’s OFW and Fam­ily Sum­mit will be held on Nov. 21 at the World Trade Cen­ter in Pasay City.

“We all know a story about an OFW who, af­ter years of toil­ing abroad, comes home with lit­tle or no sav­ings. We want th­ese tragic sto­ries to end and want hap­pier end­ings for all of our OFWs,” Vil­lar said.

With the theme “OFW: Perang Pi­naghi­ra­pan, Palaguin”, the sum­mit will cen­ter on the ways to ad­dress the needs of the OFWs and their de­pen­dents. It will be open for all OFWS and their ben­e­fi­cia­ries such as spouse, chil­dren, par­ents, or sib­lings.

Regis­tra­tion is free upon pre­sen­ta­tion of a pho­to­copy of pass­port, proof of re­mit­tance, sea man’s book, job con­tract, and proof of kin­ship to OFW such as mar­riage and birth cer­tifi­cate.

Ex­perts on fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy, busi­ness start-ups, fran­chis­ing and ca­reer de­vel­op­ment pro­gram will be in­vited to speak dur­ing the event.

“This sum­mit will pro­vide tools that will make our OFWs fi­nan­cially smart. We have lined up ex­perts to teach fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy and to share point­ers on in­vest­ment and start­ing a busi­ness,” Vil­lar said.

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