MANILA - To help realize each overseas Filipino worker's (OFW) dream of having their own home, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) and the Pag-IBIG Fund.

During the signing ceremony held at the DMW office in Mandaluyong, Secretary Susan Ople said this will be under the Pambansang Pabahay para sa Pilipino (4PH) flagship housing program of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and the department's full-cycle national reintegration program for OFWs.
"To own a home in an affordable way, this is what this agreement offers to every OFW," Ople said.

"Mahalaga na may nakalaan na mga pabahay units sa ating OFWs dahil ito ay pangarap nila at bilang pagkilala na din sa kanilang napakalaking ambag sa ating bansa (It is important that there are housing units that will be available for our OFWs because this is their dream, and this is also in recognition for their important contribution to the country)," she added.

DHSUD Secretary Rizalino Acuzar, in his speech, said the OFWs have contributed much to the economy and have been the lifeline of private housing developers in the country, narrating his experience coming from a private real estate company.
He also assured that the government's housing projects are sustainable, affordable as compared to buying them from private companies, and accessible, as these are in-city projects, without sacrificing the quality of the units.

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