OWWA launches search for ‘Model OFW Family of the Year’

Jun. 22, 2007

DAVAO CITY — In honor of the sacrifices and efforts of the overseas Filipino workers and their families, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) today announced the start of the search for the 2007 Model OFW Family of the Year Award (MOFYA).

OWWA Administrator Marianito D. Roque said the annual award aims to give proper recognition to the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families. It is important for us to show our gratitude to our OFWs because they work very hard to provide a better quality of life for their families.

He added that the annual award is the governments small way of showing everyone how proud we are of our Filipino workers and their loved ones.

The focus for this years MOFYA search is on successful family relations a different approach from the previous years which looked into the entrepreneurial development of an OFW family.

The award is a testament to their achievements, Roque said. We know how much they had to sacrifice and how hard they had to work. Its but right to acknowledge them.

Nominees for the MOFYA are families with either a land-based or sea-based OFW as its head, and meet the following criteria: head of family or main provider for the family; supports the education of a child/ family member/s; known as a solid and stable family in the community; and financial stability.

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