WITH its prime location in the one-stop-shop hub for government transactions in Central Luzon, the newly inaugurated building of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Maimpis, San Fernando City, Pampanga is expected to level up its service to some 300,000 OFW residents in Region 3.

This was assured by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd during the inauguration of the OWWA Regional Welfare Office 3 building on Nov. 4, 2021.

Bello said the establishment of the new, bigger and better OWWA building in the heart of Central Luzon is in line with the Duterte administration's mandate to provide the best service to the country's "bagong bayani," including their family members.

Central Luzon is home to 13.3 percent of the estimated 2.2 million OFWs.

"I would like to congratulate our dear OFWs and their families because you have a new regional office building where you can do your OWWA transactions. This is a big help in our effort to serve you better, our modern-day heroes," said Bello, who also serves as chairman of the OWWA Board of Trustees.