Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Charles C. Jose (left photo) welcomes DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III and OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac to Kuala Lumpur in his opening remarks, while Secretary Bello (right photo) thanks the crowd of over one hundred Filipinos for coming to meet him.
26 November 2018 – Members and leaders of the Filipino community in Malaysia welcomed Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, and other officials from DOLE and OWWA in a meet-and-greet event organized by the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) on 26 November 2018 at the Embassy’s consular area.
The town hall-style event was attended by over a hundred people representing 29 Filipino community organizations across the country, as well as officers of the Federation of Filipino Associations in Malaysia (FFAM), the umbrella organization of Filipino community organizations in Malaysia.
In his welcome remarks, Philippine Ambassador Charles C. Jose invited attendees to take the opportunity to get to know Secretary Bello, as well as DOLE and OWWA’s initiatives for OFWs. “Please allow this evening to demonstrate that the Philippine Government is committed not only in engaging you, but also working with you to achieve our shared goal of improving the lives of Filipinos everywhere,” he said.
Secretary Bello, who is in Kuala Lumpur for the ASEAN Labor Ministers Meeting, thanked the Filipino community for warmly welcoming him, and assured OFWs that they may freely express their concerns directly to him or through POLO.
The program ended with an open forum where participants had the opportunity to ask questions to Secretary Bello and Administrator Cacdac.
For more information, visit the Embassy’s website at http://www.philembassykl.org.my or its official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PHinMalaysia/.