CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — Two hundred displaced and distressed Bulakenyo Overseas Filipino Workers received livelihood assistance from the P2 million grant of the Department of Labor and Employment Region III to the Provincial Government of Bulacan coinciding the first Monday Flag Ceremony held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium, in this city on Monday.
Acting Governor Daniel R. Fernando said that this is one way of returning the favor to modern heroes who are sacrificing outside the country to provide for their family.
“May mga pagkakataong dumadating na hindi natin inaasahan, may mga nagkakaproblema sa kompanya, biglang napapauwi, ‘pag ganon, nalalagay din sa alanganin yung pamilya dito, kaya kahit papaano nais nating makatulong at salamat sa DOLE dahil hindi sila nagsasawang tumulong sa atin,” Fernando said.
According to Elizabeth Alonzo, head of the Provincial Youth, Sports and Public Employment Service Office (PYSPESO), they identified the recipients and distributed the goodies to jumpstart a sari-sari store as an aid to the families of the said OFW beneficiaries.
“Packages are provided with basic commodities, rice, noodles, coffee, milk, soap. I hope they can use it for the startup of their livelihood,” Alonzo said.
Carol Dayrit from Calumpit, wife of an OFW in Dubai who has been displaced expressed her gratitude for the said assistance.
“She had a problem with her in Dubai after a while, so I’m grateful because of the middle of our difficulty, we received help from our government because it is very hard when you’re not prepared,” Dayrit shared. (RONDA Balita Online News)