Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. ordered the reactivation of the provincial government’s 24/7 Operation Bulig Ilonggo Migrants Desk to attend to Overseas Filipino Workers and their families who may be affected by the ongoing tension between Israel and Palestine.
The help desk will be managed by the Public Employment Service Office and the Provincial Civil Defense Office.
“We want to let them know that we have a help desk that will assist them in times of crisis,” PESO head Francisco Heler Jr. said.
The provincial government also reactivated its Task Force Bulig Ilonggo and created a social media chat to proactively respond to the families of war victims.
OIC-Governor and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias said he is closely coordinating with the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
He said the provincial government will extend immediate assistance to the Ilonggo victims.
“The governor also gave instructions that our OpCen will proactively call or inform our local government units and even the barangays just in case they receive a report of an Ilonggo affected by the war. Governor Toto is closely monitoring the situation and also the Opcen,” Banias said.
Governor Defensor issued Executive Order No. 004 Series of 2020 creating the Task Force Bulig Ilonggo for OFWs and their families in war-crises-prone areas in the Middle East and establishing an assistance desk.
If you know any Ilonggo affected by the Israel-Hamas War, please call the following hotlines ☎️📱 :
0998 968 6800
0998 968 6801
0961 680 4428
0977 451 7156
0998 357 5791
0921 952 8750
0916 758 3156
0917 754 3833