Binay leads launching of Pag-IBIG OFW center


Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Vice President Jejomar Binay led Wednesday the launch of the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) OFW Center, which is envisioned to be a one-stop shop for migrant workers-related services and transactions.

The center, he said, will serve as a venue for Pre-departure Orientation Seminars (PDOS) and Financial Literacy briefings, as well as the issuance of the Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) for returning overseas Filipino workers.

“The establishment of the center aims to increase the level of appreciation among OFWs, and to institutionalize Pag-IBIG as an ‘OFW agency’ alongside OWWA and POEA,” Binay said.

Since Pag-IBIG has a current membership base of almost 2.7 million overseas Filipino workers, Binay said,  they saw the need to strengthen its operations by providing an integrated, aligned and seamless delivery of services and benefits to OFWs across all Pag-IBIG offices.

“Despite the regional distribution of OFWs and the decentralized functions of partner-government agencies, about 80 percent of them still conduct their deployment-related transactions at the National Capital Region,” Binay said.

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  • CmdrAdobo

    Credit taking. Epal talaga. Why mentioning names of these politicians.

    • WeAry_Bat

      Yeah, I can’t imagine he would think that deeply on bureaucratic functions.

      I can’t find any info yet on this OFW Center so I can’t tell whether they really have a center per each Pag-Ibig office or they had centralized what was centered already.

  • pfckulapu_parin

    Vote Binay para sa Daang Madilim …

  • jacknpoy

    San ba yang Pagibig OFW Center na yan matatagpuan? katabi ng OWWA at POEA?

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    It will become OFW sex abuse hotel. Create decent jobs for Filipinos in this country. Don’t rely on overseas jobs to prevent problems of abused Filipinos. Binay is simply doing nothing, Creating trivial self serving dumb donkey ideas just to get the news. That faciities will be controlled by his cronies or family member. Can’t really make a real resolution to the real problem of this country, unemployment. Millions of unemployed Filipinos suffering from poverty. Gullible dumb donkey Filipinos.

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