Catbaloganon families win big at OWWA regional search

Catbalogan dominated the awards for the OWWA Regional Awarding Ceremony for the Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) last September 21, 2017 at Tacloban City.

Three (3) Catbaloganon families were nominated and two (2) won as Model Family of the Year for land-based and sea-based categories.

Engr. Salvador Villalino Sr. and Family was awarded as the regional winner for land-based category recognized for their outstanding achievement in community projects while Capt. Redelio M. Ponay and Family was the regional winner for sea-based category recognized for their outstanding achievement in entrepreneurship.

Said regional winners were automatically nominated to the 12th Annual Search of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to be held in Manila for the National Awarding this November 2017.

The annual MOFYA search is designed to give due recognition to outstanding achievements of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families in promoting best practices in managing family challenges albeit adverse effects of overseas migration on family solidarity and cohesiveness.

OWWA is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) that is the lead government agency tasked to protect and promote the welfare and well-being of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents.

(Report and Photos by Maila de Guia, City PESO)

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