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House bill aims to establish a scholarship for OFW dependents

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Scholarship planned for OFW dependents

A proposal presented in the House of Representatives aims to establish a scholarship program intended for the family members of land-based and sea-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have passed away or sustained disabilities while working abroad.

Sandro Gonzalez, a member of the Marino party list, introduced House Bill 8490. A dependent is described in the bill as “the legitimate, legitimated or legally adopted child of an OFW who is not married and is not gainfully employed.”

Under the proposed measure, a dependent will be qualified to pursue an educational course or training primarily in the field of science and technology. The bill will be funded with an initial P100 million according to its proponents. MFD/Expat Media


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