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National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO)

January 2020


OWWA-NRCO’s program for returning teachers one of the highlights on Duterte Legacy Campaign



         The Duterte Legacy Campaign, which was organized by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), was launched at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City last 17 January 2020.

         The event was attended by the members of the Duterte Cabinet, government officials, and beneficiaries of various programs and services of the Duterte Administration.

        The Campaign was launched to highlight the achievements of the Administration for the past three years with testaments coming from the beneficiaries. Among those invited during the event was Ms. Emme Guerina, a former Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who is now teaching in a public school in the Philippines through the government’s “Sa ‘Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am at Sir” (SPIMS) program.   

         As among the beneficiaries of the SPIMS program, Ms. Guerina thanked the Administration for its support to Filipino migrant workers and their families left behind.

        During her speech, she said “… dahil sa SPIMS guminhawa ang pamumuhay ng aking pamilya, nakapagpundar ako ng sariling bahay at negosyo na kahit sa panaginip, hindi ko maisip na magagawa ko kung dito lang ako sa Pilipinas magta-trabaho. At higit sa lahat, unti-unti kong binubuo muli ang mga pangarap ko para sa aking mga anak.”

        The SPIMS of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – National Reintegration Center for OFWs (OWWA-NRCO) is an employment reintegration program, in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Philippine National University (PNU).

        The program provides opportunities to OFWs who are also Licensure Examinations for Teachers (LET) passers to practice their profession as Teacher 1 for elementary and junior high school in various public schools in the Philippines. ###