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Post-arrival Orientation Seminar held at the Philippine Bayanihan Centre in Singapore

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Singapore participated in the Post-arrival Orientation Seminar (PAOS) conducted by Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore on Sunday, 1 March 2015. This is the first PAOS for OFWs held in Singapore for 2015.

Participants in the seminar were mostly those who have just arrived in Singapore on their first contract on employment who are enrolled in the skills training program of the Filipino Overseas Workers Singapore (FOWS). Ms. Cristy Vicentina, General Manager of PNB Singapore, was also present.

During the seminar, officials of the Philippine Embassy and POLO headed by Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Consul General Victorio Mario M. Dimagiba Jr. briefed the participants on matters that are relevant to their work and stay in Singapore.

Topics that were covered include, among others, consular services, assistance to nationals (ATN) overseas absentee voting (OAV), POLO services, overseas employment certificate (OEC) particularly the new BM online service for OEC issuance, OWWA services, personal safety and Filipino community activities.

The next PAOS will be held in May 2015 following the new format of conducting it once every two months alternating with the regular Filcom leaders meeting.

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The presentors and their topics during the PAOS held at the Philippine Bayanihan Centre, Singapore, on 1 March 2015, clockwise from top left: Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Consul General Victorio Mario M. Dimagiba Jr. (OAV); Labor Attaché Atty. Vicente Cabe (general labour issues); Assistant Labor Attaché Melissa Mendizabal (POLO services); POLO Assistant Ms. Cecile Cortez (OEC/BM Online); Welfare Officer Rosanna Siray (OWWA services); Consul Mersole J. Mellejor (Filcom activities); Consul J. Anthony Reyes (consular services); and ATN Officer Ma. Antonette Villa (ATN services).
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The participants of the Post-arrival Orientation Seminar (PAOS) held at the Philippine Bayanihan Centre Singapore on 1 March 2015.