A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Hallohallo Inc. and the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) has been signed to forge the company's pledge to aid NRCO in fulfilling its goal of providing livelihood assistance to OFWs returning to the Philippines.
The MOU was sealed in a signing ceremony held on May 11, 2017 in Intramuros, Manila and attended by its signatories: NRCO Director Jeffrey D. Cortazar, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac, NRCO Program Coordination and Monitoring Division OIC-Chief Elizabeth C. Zambarrano, Hallohallo Inc. Executive Assistant Pamela Ros P. Cochero, and Hallohallo Inc. Chief Executive Officer Yasunari Okada.
Atty. Brigido J. Dulay and OWWA Deputy Administrator Josefino I. Torres were also present to witness the event.
As an NRCO partner, Hallohallo Inc. will develop the Reintegration Information System to streamline the process of introducing the repatriates to the assistance programs and enrolling them to the activities they wish to participate in.
NRCO, a bureau under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), has designed several economic and educational projects tailored after the specific backgrounds of OFWS. Among those activities are “Balik Pinay! Balik Hanapbuhay!”, which enables Filipino women to venture into self-employment, and Livelihood Development Assistance Program, which caters to undocumented OFWs seeking income-generating grants.
Those interested in availing any of the programs may visit the NRCO website: nrco.dole.gov.ph/index.php.