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Safety and Security Awareness Workshop for OFWs Conducted in Singapore

On Sunday, 8 November 2015, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Singapore and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) conducted the 2015 Safety and Security Awareness Workshop for overseas Filipino workers at the NS Home Team along A Hood Road, Singapore. The annual event, which started in 2011, is aimed to educate newly-arrived OFWs (mainly HSWs) on basic safety and security tips. Officials of the Philippine Embassy and POLO headed by Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Antonio Morales and PHL Labor Attaché Ramon Tionloc Jr., as well as representatives from the SPF, the Ministry for Manpower, Buildings and Construction Authority and National Environment Agency spoke during the workshop. Around 250 people attended the event. Ambassador Morales thanked the organizers and stressed to the audience the vital importance of following regulations in Singapore. At the same time, he encouraged them to help the households where they are staying safe and secure and to stay alert even if they are living in safe city like Singapore.

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