MANILA – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) proclaimed 34 overseas Filipino workers' families as regional winners in the Model OFW Family of the Year Award 2013.
Winners for the land-based category are the families of:
Loreto B. Soriano (NCR)
Marilou P. Dulnuan (CAR)
Segundino M. Revita (Region 1)
Mario B. Bergonio (Reg. 2)
Saturnino DC. Lumboy (Reg. 3)
Ernesto C. Capili (Reg. 4-A)
Candelario L. Jano (Reg. 4-B)
Felicitas P. Bonggao (Reg. V)
Lucita B. Cataloctocan (Reg. VI)
Vernon F. Jaca Sr. (Reg. 7)
Demetrio B. Jumagdao (Reg. 8)
Dr. Sathari H. Edding (Reg. IX)
Engr. Ramon B. Usaraga (Reg. 10)
Marie Ann P. Uy (Reg. 11)
Victoria A. Motril (Reg. 12)
Jim R. Lacia (CARAGA)
Engr. Esmael M. Maulana (ARMM).
Luded model families under the sea-based category are the families of:
Capt. Edmundo M. Erispe (NCR)
Dante A. Corpuz (CAR)
Chief Engr. Alberto L. Balbanan (Reg.1)
Garcenis C. Licaros (Reg. 2)
Capt. Danilo D. Cruz (Reg. 3)
Eduardo M. Quinto (Reg. 4-A)
Andres S. Basilan (Reg. 4-B)
Chief Engr. Tirso R. Puray (Reg. 5)
Roy C. Jolligon (Reg. 6)
Capt. Reinerio J. Tiro (Reg. 7)
Capt. Mateo M. Mecaydor (Reg. 8)
Tomas N. Gelveleo (Reg. 9)
2nd Officer Mario R. Patalinghug (Reg. 10)
Rodolfo Q. San Pedro (Reg. 11),
Lawrence S. Pogo (Reg. 12)
Teofilo C. Picante (CARAGA),
Chruchieve S. Ansama (ARMM).
The regional winners were judged based on strong family relation, adept handling of finances through investment and livelihood activities, educational and professional achievement of each family member, and positive impact resonated to the community.
They received trophies, P20,000, prepaid phone cards and phone kits from Globe Telecom.
All regional winners will attend the Recognition Night at the PICC Multipurpose Hall on December 9, 2013 where each family will receive a savings account deposit of P5,000.00 from BDO Unibank.
OWWA said two national awardees representing the land-based and sea-based categories will be announced on December 10, 2013.
Special awards for Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship and Outstanding Achievement in Community Projects will be given from among the awardees.
Meanwhile, one OFW Family Circle will be adjudged Best OFW Family Circle. Rewards also await the nominating parties of MOFYA national winners.
Major sponsors during the national awarding of MOFYA 2013 are Globe Telecom and BPI.