Bantay OCW Operations Center launched
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Bantay OCW Foundation launched its Operations Center last June 30 at 631 Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. The occasion also marked the 14th anniversary of Pilipinas Online-Bantay OCW public service program.
The Operations Center will serve as a one-stop center for overseas Filipino workers and families with help desks for legal assistance, counseling, livelihood seminars, financial literacy, computer education, wealth management, scholarships and training programs. It aims to promote the rights and welfare of OFWs around the globe.
The facility was set up through the partnership of Informatics Philippines and Bantay OCW. OFWs are very close to the heart of Informatics President & CEO Leo Riingen. Being a son of a Filipino worker in Saudi, Riingen didn’t think twice about putting up the center.
Among the many guests who graced the occasion along with hundreds OFWs and their families, were Former Labor Secretary Benny Laguesma, Administrator Carmelita Dimzon of Overseas Wokers & Welfare Administration, Foreign Affairs-Office of Consular Affairs Assec. Jaime Victor Ledda, Former Labor Attache in Hong Kong Essy Belmonte, Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr., Dr. Ernie Baello, Adrian Capunfuerza, Charo Yu, The Angelos, Merjohn Lagaya, Tagala Brothers, Angelli, Camile Iman, Krissy Buena, Mark Rehas of Star FM and Ellen Cruz.
Bantay OCW 14th anniversary celebration wouldn’t have been possible without the support of its generous partners like MyPhone, PhilHealth, Pag-Ibig Fund, New San Jose Builders, Inc., Banco De Oro, SM Global Pinoy, Metro Music & Arts Hub, Rachel Balloons & Events, Inzane Cakes, Red Shoe Events Organizers, Mobifood, Social Security System, Jollibee, Eggyolk Printing and Lancaster Hotel.
A million thanks to our OFWs worldwide, Bantay OCW Foundation family, Board of Trustees, Bantay OCW partners since 1997 especially to our adviser, Graciano “Ting” Victor.
The Operations Center is open Monday to Friday from 9AM to 5PM.
Susan Andes, aka Susan K is on board at RADYO INQUIRER 990 DZIQ AM, Monday to Friday, 7:00-8: 30 p.m.
(Audio/video live streaming: www.dziq.am); and at NBN Channel 4, Monday to Friday 10:10 p.m.-11:10 p.m. (Live streaming: www.ptni.tv). Contact Bantay OCW Foundation Operations Center: 631 Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City
Hotlines: 5357209/ 8819423/ 0919.214.0699