The Municipal Goveremnent of Kalibo through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in partnership with the Kalibo Migrant Support Group and Aklan Provincial PESO conducted “FORUM ON MIGRATION DEVELOPMENT AND ORGANIZATION FORMATION” last September 7, 2022.

Mayor Juris B. Sucro through Ms. Giselle F. Quimpo, Executive Assistant II, expressed his warm message of support to the organization together with Mrs. Shirley A. Regalado, President of the Kalibo Migrants Support Group.

PESO support programs to OFWs were discussed by Mr. Marsh B. Bernabe, the Provincial PESO Manager/PSO III and OWWA Programs and Services were reviewed by Mr. Sherwin M. Madayag, Family Welfare Officer, OWWA VI.

The DOLE workers association registration program was discussed with the guidance of Ms. Methuselah Norma Janabon, LEO III, DOLE AKLAN. An in-depth coverage of the Migration Realities and Response was shared by Mr. Jose Felino P. Resol, Jr., Regional Coordinator, Atikha Western Visayas.

The forum aims to:

1. Provide information on existing policies that support OFWs.

2. Formally organize OFW groups at the barangay level through the help of OWWA and DOLE.

3. Network with various agencies to easily access government programs such as livelihood integration, psychosocial support, skills training, financial literacy, and many others.

4. Enable active representation of the migrant sector in community development.Also present in the forum were the Punong Barangays and Brgy. Secretaries/Kagawad of the 16 Barangays of Kalibo & selected OFWs./KPA