In accordance with the directive of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to ensure that all requirements needed by the public are housed in one location for convenience, the Regional Consular Office (RCO) La Union, through its Officer-In-Charge, Estellita V. Casuga, joined the formal launching of the One-Stop-Shop Center (OSSSCO) for OFWs which was held on December 17 at the 2nd Floor of Manna Mall, City of San Fernando, La Union at the same location of the DFA RCO La Union.

The establishment of OSSSCO in Region I was initiated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region I under the leadership of Regional Director Henry John S. Balbuena including DFA RCO La Union, POEA, OWWA, MARINA, PhilHealth, BI, NBI, TESDA, SSS, PRC, HDMF, NBI, CHED and others.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of OSSSCO was attended by Director Dominique Tutay of DOLE's Bureau of Local Employment, Director Warren Miclat of Financial and Management Services as well as the La Union Provincial Information and Tourism Office, Mr. Admor Dagang who represented, Provincial Governor of La Union, Gov. Francisco Emmanuel R. Ortega, Atty. Nancy Lopez, Legal Officer of the City of San Fernando, La Union, DFA RCO La Union's OIC Estellita V. Casuga and CEO Joey Tanyao of Manna Mall.

Also in attendance were Mayor Jojo B. Callejo of Alcala, Pangasinan, Mayor Fernando C. Quiton, Sr. of Sugpon, Ilocos Sur, and Vice Mayor Collin Reyes of Mabini, Pangasinan.

During the event, the Awarding of NegoKart and Starter Kits to Beneficiaries and Awarding of Child Labor Free Barangay Certificates and Angel Tree Kits were also held.

At the end of the event, the representatives of said government agencies signed a Commitment of Partners on Advocacy on Overseas Filipinos Reintegration Network.

After lunch break, the said government representatives attended a session on the Organization of Migration and Development Sub-Committee which was held at the DFA RCO La Union Office. END

Source: Republic of Philippines Department Of Foreign Affairs

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