Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has partnered with Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to aid Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families find alternative means of livelihood.
“Despite the downtrend in the number of jobs in the international market, we are optimistic that OFWs will contribute to the local economy by investing back in the Philippines. Thus, we welcome this partnership with OWWA and believe that this will be a great way for OFWs to be back in the mainstream,” DTI Regional Director Judith Angeles said.
Under the said partnership, all 26 Negosyo Centers in the region will serve as help desks for OFWs who want to start their own businesses by facilitating their entry, registration and training as potential entrepreneurs.
“Among the services that DTI will render OFWs include business consultancy, product development and cliniquing, financial information, training, business name registration and other services to facilitate their business,” Angeles added.
On the part of OWWA, they will refer interested and qualified OFWs to the Negosyo Centers and enroll them in the Entrepreneur Development and Loan Program.
At present, there are more than 370 Negosyo Centers across the country where aspiring entrepreneurs can go to register their business names, ask for business consultancy and other business related services.