BY GERRY LEE GORIT
MISAMIS ORIENTAL – The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) has joined forces with the Government-to-Government Promotional Activity (PGMO) to create new prospects for 117 individuals from Misamis Oriental, who are eager to work as nurses in Germany. This collaboration is a significant stride toward enhancing local livelihoods and employment.
Provincial Administrator John Venice Ladaga lauds the initiative’s positive impact on the community, aligning with the province’s poverty reduction agenda, championed by Governor Peter “Sr. Pedro” M. Unabia.
DMW plays a vital role in providing comprehensive guidance and protection to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) during their employment abroad, preventing illegal recruitment, and safeguarding their interests.
Gian Carlo Galsim, Project Manager of the German International Cooperation (GIZ), outlines the benefits of Germany’s Triple WIN program, including free German language classes, document translation, medical coverage, visa assistance, insurance, flight tickets, and a competitive monthly salary ranging from Php. 132,410.00 to over Php. 160,000.00.
This pioneering collaboration between PGMO and Germany is aligned with Governor Unabia’s PAGLAUM development agenda, focusing on livelihood and employment through industry development. It not only promises brighter prospects for Filipino workers but also strengthens diplomatic ties between the Philippines and Germany.
In conclusion, the combined efforts of PGMO, the Department of Migrant Workers, and the German International Cooperation promise to elevate the livelihoods and employment opportunities for Filipino nurses while contributing to poverty reduction in Misamis Oriental. This collaboration serves as a model for future international partnerships, fostering stronger relations with foreign nations and benefiting the region’s population.