Villar fetes OFWs with financial literacy summit

posted October 18, 2021 at 11:05 pm
by  Macon Ramos-Araneta
Senator Cynthia Villar said the 10th OFW and Family Summit will be held on Nov. 19, which will be done virtually for the first time due to the pandemic.

“This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), our modern-day heroes. An OFW was the first customer of my husband, former Senator Manny Villar, when he first started his housing business,” related Villar.

She said the event is an annual offering of the Villar family together with the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG), where the senator serves as its director, to OFWs who have been  sacrificing their lives to give their families a decent and comfortable life.

“Through  the dollar remittances they sent back home,  our OFWs also help keep the country’s economy afloat amid the pandemic,” Villar said.

Unlike before when thousands of OFWs and their families trooped to the World Trade Center in Pasay City to join the summit, Villar noted that the November event will  be done virtually.

“We are doing this to keep everybody safe and protected since the coronavirus is still around us  although our health officials and health experts have been  reporting a downtrend trend of cases of COVID-19,” Villar said.

“We invite our OFWs and their families to participate virtually in the 10th OFW & Family Summit 2021,on Nov. 19. You can visit my Facebook page Cynthia A.Villar and the Villar SIPAG Facebook page for further details. Registration is now open, just visit https://ofwsummit2021.villarsipag.org/registration,” she added.

Villar said the theme for this year’s event is “Masiglang Kabuhayan Sa Bagong Panahon” which she believes is timely because all struggling to live a normal and happy life amid the coronavirus pandemic that crippled the world economy.

She expects thousands of OFWs and their beneficiaries to participate in this virtual event wherein they can interact anew with private and government institutions for concerns ranging from access to financial services, social benefits, legal assistance, among others.

The summit hopes to teach our OFWs financial literacy, which they can use as a tool to grow their money in their homeland.

Participants will also have a chance to win a house and lot, pangkabuhayan package and other prizes.

Topics: Senator Cynthia Villar , 10th OFW and Family Summit , overseas Filipino workers , OFWs
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