12 December 2017 Manila - The Philippine Trade Training Center, through the Department of Trade and Industry-Regional Operations Group, in cooperation with various government departments such as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Pag-IBIG, Phil-Health, SB Corporation, and Land Bank of the Philippines, conducted an entrepreneurship enhancement seminar for OFWs on December 12, 2017 that was attended by 167 Overseas Filipino Workers, seafarers and their families.
As DTI-ROG Assistant Secretary Ameena A. Fajardo emphasized in her opening message, the seminar “Negosyo Tayo OFWs” was an adjunct to ROG’s business training assistance programs for OFWs.
The afternoon session’s discussion focused on “Financial Literacy: Self-Sufficient During and After Employment Abroad” by Ms. Ma. Teresita Dimaculangan, former President of Philippine Institution of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Southern Metro Manila.
Mr. Vix Madlangbayan, from Go Negosyo Kapatid Mentor Me, likewise gave an inspirational talk on strategic business identification entitled “Mindset Shift to Entrepreneurship”.
Other resource persons who provided valuable information on the government’s programs and services for OFWs were DOLE Assistant Secretary Amy Reyes, Policy and Program Development Division Chief of National Reintegration Center for OFWs Mr. Melvin C. Caseda, Elite Global Ambassador of Aim Global Ms. Maricar Cruz Santos, Pag-ibig Fund Information Officer Mr. Philip Raymund S. Salem, Sales Manager of Prime Realty Mr. Carlos Restituto, and Small Business Corporation Account Officer Ms. Annalyn Serano.
The one-day seminar ended with a Business Game Workshop facilitated by PTTC Deputy Executive Director Ms. Elizabeth Manuel which centered on the participants’ planning skills. ♦