Overseas Filipino workers and their families were treated to a whole day of fun and education during the recent OFW Family Day at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
The OFW Family Day is an institutionalized nationwide activity that aims to give honor to OFWs and provide them with timeless experiences with their families. The recent staging, spearheaded by Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), featured values education and financial literacy seminars.
For last year’s event, OWWA Regional Welfare Office – National Capital Region partnered with SM Cares—the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, SMX Convention Center, and BDO.
The event was participated by the OFW Family Circle members in NCR, composed of vacationing and former OFWs as well as their families.
“Our support goes out to members of the OFW Family Circles who are the driving force and fruitful reminder of the hardships of our OFWs. You are the symbol of love, unity, and courage of all OFWs across the globe,” said OWWA deputy administrator Josefino Torres.
Meanwhile, SM assistant vice president for CSR marketing Chito Bauzon shared, “For OFWs who come home for Christmas, family time is important and that’s why we offer SM as their second home, for them to create wonderful memories.”
The whole day event was filled with exciting games, special numbers, and surprises. Comedians MC and Lassie delivered their funny antics, while Leah Patricio of The Voice Philippines Season 2 entertained the crowd with song numbers.
The participants also got the chance to bring home various prizes, including P300 and P500 gift certificates from SM and 32-and 40-inch televisions during the raffle draw.