- Filipinos in HK Warned Vs Online Dating Scams
- Hong Kong Cancels Visa-Free Arrangement with Philippines Amid Hostage Row
- Thousands of HK Domestic Workers Rally for ‘Tortured’ Helper
- HK Lawmaker Proposes Filipino Ban on Immigration Law
- ‘Internet Boyfriend’ Causes Filipina To Get Jail Term
- Filipino Tourists Sent to HK Jail for Pickpocketing
- HK Increases Domestic Worker Monthly Wage to HK$4,010
- HK Immigration Implements Measures to Deter Helper Premature Termination
- OFW Guide: Useful Cantonese Phrases
- HK Increases Minimum Allowable Wage, Food Allowance For Foreign Domestic Helpers
OWWA Scholarship Exams 2013-2014 Results
11 Examinees from Riyadh Qualify
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh announces that 11 out of the 110 examinees passed the OWWA’s Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) examinations conducted by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in coordination with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on 2 December 2012 at Multi-Purpose Hall, Elite International School.
The names of the new scholars for school year 2013 – 2014 are as follows:
1. Azura, Kenneth Jayson Rivero
2. Borromeo, Jaime Algara
3. Ganzon, Raiza Almonte
4. Garcia, Carlos Emmanuel Pasaui
5. Mendoza, Jianne Alyza G.
6. Mojica, Harriette Chavez
7. Molina, Abegail Joy Herrera
8. Pineda, Vemeni Grace Guardiana
9. Poquiz, Dominador III Balagan
10. Ramos, Camille Antonette A.
11. Ruiz, Ana Teresa Santos
9 of the new scholars are from Saudi Arabia while 2 come from Bahrain. The EDSP is a scholarship program for qualified dependents of OFWs consisting of a maximum Php 60,000.00 financial assistance per scholar per school year, leading to a four-to-five year baccalaureate course in any college or university. These scholars can enroll in any college or university of their choice and can choose any course they wish to take.
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh congratulates the students who have qualified for the scholarship. (Source: PHL Embassy Riyadh)
OWWA-12 names 5 new scholars
Five OFW dependents from the Soccsksargen region passed the qualifying exams for two scholarship programs of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
Two qualified for the Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) while three others are for the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP).
The EDSP passers are:
- Gabrielle Faith T. Gloria of San Lorenzo Academy in Polomolok, South Cotabato and
- Krystianne Paul De Pedro of Koronadal National Comprehensive High School in Koronadal City.
De Pedro of KNCHS brought pride to the country last year by being part of the team that won the 5th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Quiz Regional Competition held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
For the CMWSP,
- Karl T. Betita of Matutum View Academy in Banga, South Cotabato;
- Mary Grace M. Necor and
- Elena B. Taluyan, both from Tulunan National High School in North Cotabato.
All the scholars are incoming first year college students.
Under the EDSP, scholars will receive financial assistance amounting to P30,000 per semester; they are free to choose any 4-5 year course at any CHED accredited college or university.
A passer of CMWSP, on the other hand, is entitled for inactive OFWs not more than 45 years or their children not more than 21 years old who wish to take up science and technology courses at any CHED accredited school within the region. This grant includes tuition fee and other school fees of P10,000 per semester, monthly stipend of P3,500, book allowance of P1,000, and clothing allowance of P500.
The scholarship grants are part of the continued efforts of the OWWA and the government to look after the welfare and condition of the OFWs and provide them with support in recognition of their valuable contribution to the country’s economy.
The new scholars are set to visit the OWWA-12 office at Koronadal City for courtesy call to OWWA-12 Dir. Abdulghani Umag on Friday, April 5. (ORVRivera-PIA12)
OWWA-ARMM has two new CMWSP scholars
Two deserving children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are among the new batch of scholars of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
- Ahmed Razlie M. Sahibul and
- Harlene Joie J. Sawadjaan both from Sulu National High School in Jolo, Sulu passed the qualifying exams for the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) for school year 2013.
They are now entitled to enroll in any science and technology course at any state college/university or CHED-recognized private school within the region.
The scholarship includes tuition fee and other school fees not exceeding P10,000 per semester, monthly stipend of P3,500, book allowance of P1,000 and clothing allowance of P500.
The CMWSP is OWWA’s educational program for inactive OFWs not more than 45 years and their children not more than 21 years old. (ORVRivera-PIA12)
23 Cordillera youth qualify as OWWA scholars for school year 2013 -2014
- Kayhe Dumalili Mañebog of the Baguio City National High School
- Sharon Rose Sison,
- Karen Mae Pacho,
- CJ Monsiver Emelio,
- Vladi Ivan Jimenez,
- Harrynette Allyssa Wag-eyen of Baguio City;
- Pearl Patricio,
- Rose Jhane Miguel,
- Arth David Mendoza,
- Joe Harry Mora,
- Florence Tondo,
- Clariza Tanacio of Benguet;
- Rodel Duyao,
- Mary Jhane Dela Paz,
- Jan Garryfiel,
- Glysa Ramos,
- Trina Jeremie Gonzales,
- Jessery Bidalen,
- Jameca Ballera,
- Jhancen Oriente,
- Vandam Clinton Libnao and
- Eve Rana Jane Cillo of Abra;
- Shaira May Dupahnay of Lagawe Ifugao
Six W Visayas students qualify as EDSP scholars
- Christine Angelica Leal Losañes
- Romie Angelo Granja Azur
- Jason Clement Sartorio Acebuque