Quezon City Overseas Filipino Workers & Family Circles (OFC) hosted a Leaders’ Assembly with the European Union (EU), International Labor Organization (ILO), and QC Migration and Development Council led by the Public Employment Service (PESO) to discuss the value of organizations and creating a network of OFWs in QC. In regard to the programs they want developed under the QC Migrant Resource Center, the migrant groups gave their recommendations to the municipal government. The QC migrant delegates and the BiyaHero women OFW champions were also introduced.
Memorandum of Understanding Signing between QC PESO and Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo-Scalabrinian
Last October 25, 2022, The QC PESO and the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St Charles Borromeo-Scalabrinian (MSCS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today, aimed to enhance the city government’s assistance to OFWs in the city. The assistance includes organizing values formation seminars for OFWs and their families as part of the Migrant Resource Center OFW reintegration program and other support services. Additionally, they are also proposing to have a OFW Help Desk in the church.
STAKEHOLDER’S CONSULTATION FOR MRC MANUAL OF OPERATIONS
STAKEHOLDER’S CONSULTATION FOR MRC MANUAL OF OPERATIONS at Conference Room, 2nd Floor of QC Public Library Quezon City Hall Compound last October 14, 2022. Consultation meeting with stakeholders for the creation of MRC Manual of Operation, with the International Labor Organization (ILO), UN Women, QC PESO Migrant Services Division and other depts. The Migrant Resource Center (MRC) will boost assistance to OFW residents of the city, which includes full-cycle reintegration program for returning migrant workers. The QC MRC will operate as a gender-responsive migration and development service institution with the support of international organizations such as the ILO and UN continue reading : STAKEHOLDER’S CONSULTATION FOR MRC MANUAL OF OPERATIONS
Balik Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay Program of OWWA in Partnership with QCPESO MSD
Balik Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay Program of OWWA in Partnership with QCPESO MSD 55 beneficiaries
Study Visit of Viet Nam Delegates to Exchange Knowledge on Labour Migration
Officials of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam visited the Quezon City Government last October 20, 2022 to learn about the city’s best practices in caring for migrants and their families. The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) welcomed the delegates led by Vietnam Central Economic Commission Department of Social Affairs Director General Doan Nguc Xuan. PESO showcased the city’s accomplishment for OFWs such as urban farming for the reintegrated OFW and their families. The QC also expressed the existing partnerships for labor and migration development with the national government, Diocese of Novaliches, Diocese of Cubao and International Labour Organization.
QC, ILO ink landmark partnership for Metro Manila’s first Migrant Resource Center
The Quezon City government and the International Labour Organization (ILO) today signed an implementation agreement to boost the city’s migration and development governance, program implementation, and service delivery. It includes the establishment of a Migrant Resource Center (MRC) within the City Hall Compound that is poised to become the first-ever one-stop shop destination for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families in the National Capital Region. “We are elated about this partnership as this means, finally, the implementation of our existing ordinance that pushes for the creation of MRC. From then until now, continue reading : QC, ILO ink landmark partnership for Metro Manila’s first Migrant Resource Center
QCPESO: Migrants Resource Center Accomplishments for the 1st Quarter of 2022
As the continuing support of the Local Government of Quezon City to the migrants’ sector, the Quezon City Public Employment Service Office through its Migration Services Division conducted series of activities during the 1st Quarter of the year 2022 promoting the migrants’ services such as: OFW Children Left Behind Profiling Activity To further assess the impacts of migration and to extend local services to the children of migrants, the QCPESO Migration Services Division conducted a series of profiling activities to the children left behind by their parent overseas workers to all the districts of Quezon City in order to generate continue reading : QCPESO: Migrants Resource Center Accomplishments for the 1st Quarter of 2022
QC WOMEN’S MONTH CELEBRATION: OATH TAKING ACTIVITY of OFC Workers’ Association Leaders
QC PESO through its Migrants Resource Center, celebrated International Women’s Month with an Oath Taking Activity of OFW Workers Association held last March 18, 2022 at the QC Risen Garden. With the theme: We Make CHANGE Work for WOMEN: Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran, the celebration highlights the contribution of women particularly OFW Family Circle women leaders for their commitment and assistance to fellow OFWs during this post pandemic recovery period. QC PESO Manager Rogelio L. Reyes welcomed the guests and encouraged to take advantage of the Alagang QC program and avail of such benefits for the City’s women continue reading : QC WOMEN’S MONTH CELEBRATION: OATH TAKING ACTIVITY of OFC Workers’ Association Leaders
Enterprise Development Training with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration for Balik Pinas Balik Hanapbuhay Program
On February 22, 2021, 29 distressed OFWs underwent a capacity building training on enterprise development by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in partnership with the Migration Services Division under the Quezon City – Public Employment Service Office (QC-PESO MSD) at the Quezon City Hall compound as part of the social preparation needed for entrepreneurship initiatives. The COVID-19 pandemic caused massive economic disruptions globally resulting in the economic displacement of hundreds of thousands of OFWs, leaving them with very little choice but to return to the Philippines. The Department of Foreign Affairs recorded a total of 327,511 cases of repatriated continue reading : Enterprise Development Training with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration for Balik Pinas Balik Hanapbuhay Program
Mitigating the risk of violence and exploitation of women OFWs
Stakeholders consultation on training programmes and tools, and capacity-building workshop for local and national tripartite-plus partners OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFW) HELP DESK B HOTEL BRGY. LAGING HANDA, QC (JANUARY 28-29, 2020)