Davao Oriental – OWWA-RWO XI Regional Director Eduardo E. Bellido guested at 91.5 Sunrise Gold FM in Mati City, Davao Oriental Interview with Regional Director Eduardo E. Bellido during the radio program  of Councilor Bong Alcantara.  Dir. Bellido discussed updates on the programs and services of OWWA and other OFW concerns.last June 29, 2015 to promote the programs and services of OWWA. The program was anchored by Mati City Councilor Alfonso “Bong” Alcantara.

In his program “Isumbong Kang Papa Bong”,  Councilor Alcantara announced that OWWA already has presence in Davao Oriental particularly in Mati City. In his interview, Dir. Bellido further discussed that OWWA conducts financial literacy and management to the OFWs and their families to guide them in the proper management of their finances. Likewise, he discussed the reintegration program, social benefits, scholarship, repatriation, livelihood, and welfare assistance program. When asked about the interventions of OWWA to maintain solidarity and constant communication between the OFWs and their families, Dir. Bellido said that OWWA regularly conducts search for the  Model OFW Family of the Year to give recognition to deserving OFW and their families to serve as an inspiration to the other OFWs.

As a public servant, Councilor Alcantara catered to complaints of OFW families in his program and referred it to OWWA and DOLE for appropriate action.

In the same event, Dir. Bellido was able to assist an OFW dependent who seeks assistance for his wife having unstable behavior after being repatriated from Saudi Arabia. The husband was advised by Dir. Bellido to coordinate with Family Welfare Officer Albert G. Salazar for the immediate referral to the Psychiatric unit of SPMC in Davao City for proper treatment.

Councilor Bong was elated by the presence of Dir. Bellido in his program.  He said that he will be happy to serve OFWs and their families who will come to his program for assistance. Dir. Bellido on the other hand, welcomed referrals of Councilor Bong and assured immediate and appropriate assistance for them. END