National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO)
A former OFW now beneficiary of the “Sa ‘Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am/Sir” (SPIMS) expressed her gratitude to the project during the recently-concluded awarding of teaching kits in Jaro, Iloilo City.
Ms. Nequita Labiscase, a Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) passer, went to Hong Kong as a domestic worker for 10 years. During her stay, she became a volunteer at the Philippine Consulate in HK and was informed about the SPIMS program.
“Every Sunday po nag vo-volunteer ako noon sa Philippine Consulate ng Hongkong. Meron pong nakapag-sabi sa akin doon na merong SPIMS program ang government para sa mga gustong magturo o maging teacher sa Pilipinas,” Labiscase said.
The SPIMS program is an OFW reintegration convergence project of DOLE, thru OWWA-National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), Department of Education (DepEd) and other government agencies which provide opportunities for OFW LET passers to join the teacher workforce at the Philippine public schools.
“Grabe ang naitulong sa akin ng SPIMS kasi hindi na ako nahirapan na mag-apply sa mga schools. Gusto ko na talaga bumalik at magkaroon ng stable na trabaho habang nagagamit ko ang pinag-aralan ko dito sa Pilipinas. Di ko akalain na makakapag-turo pa ako dahil 10 years na ako sa ibang bansa kaya salamat talaga” added Labiscase.
In September 2018, she started teaching in the public school as Teacher I. Labiscase said that the teaching kits, in a form of wireless lapel microphone and a laptop, would be of great help in her teaching profession.
Labiscase also has a message to those OFW LET passers who are interested in availing of SPIMS: “Sana ma-discover rin nila yung SPIMS program dahil makakatulong ito sa kanila na magkaroon ng stable na trabaho at ma e-enjoy nila yung mga benefits ng gobyerno.”
“Ang pinaka-benefit mo pagbalik mo ay ang makasama ang pamilya. Mas gusto ko ngayon na nandito ako dahil kasama ko ang pamilya ko,” she said.
For more details of the SPIMS program, you may reach (02) 527-6184 / (02) 526-2392 or www.facebook.com/SPIMSNRCO. ###