Top officials of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-National Capital Region (OWWA-NCR) did not wait for December for the traditional gift-giving practice when they eagerly distributed 170 traveling bags to Household Service Workers (HSWs) as early as November 29, 2011 to lessen the travel woes of the OFWs.
Acting as Santa Claus came easy for OWWA-NCR when companies like Uniglobe Travelware Company Incorporated, through its retail store The Travel Club, fulfill its Corporate Social Responsibility program of donating traded-in bags to travelers with noble cause. In choosing OWWA as the beneficiary of its “Trade-in Sale” event conducted four months ago at Alabang Town Center, they were thinking of the migrant Filipino workers who need to work overseas to fend for their family as they help fuel the Philippine economy at the same time.
“As beneficiary, we will be able to give your institution used but still in good condition luggage/bags for you to distribute among your students/qualified OFWs who will soon be leaving our country to seek for greener pastures elsewhere,” says Patrician An, Marketing Associate of The Travel Club.
OWWA Deputy Administrator Josefino I. Torres led the turnover/awarding rites of traveling bags in a simple ceremony held at the Blas F. Ople DevCen Auditorium in Intramuros, Manila. He was joined by Ma. Teresa B. Capa, Officer in Charge of RWO-NCR and Luz Victoria Ignacio, Training Manager of CPDEP.