Engr. Samuel D. Micompal was one of the winners of the 2008 Search for Model OFW of the Year Award (MOFYA) in Caraga Region. The awarding ceremony was held on October 29, 2008 at Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort, Butuan City in the presence of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Dir. Albert Q. Valenciano of the Administrative and Finance Management Office. Engr. Micompal was the winner in sea-based category.
Samuel’s family is also an awardee of the Countryside Excellent Service by Surigao del Norte Governor Robert Ace S. Barbers. The family also managed the P2.3-million water system under the DAR-IFAD project which caters the potable water supply needs of the residents in their area. This best explains the family’s advocacy which geared towards countryside development thru access to potable water and alternative medicines.
Engr. Micompal is the President of Poblacion Alegria Waterworks Sanitation Association. He was also the President of Marajaw Magbalantay Parish Pastoral Council. Other positions which he handled are Auditor of the Alegria Sports Club, and Vice President of Alegria OFW Association.
Along with Engr. Micompal’s family as winner is the family of Mr. Cipriano C. Desamparado, the Winner in the Land-based category. Mr. Desamparado was formerly worked in Saudi Arabia as heavy equipment operator from 1985 to 1998.
This year’s MOFYA-Caraga winners were chosen by top caliber personalities in the region headed by DOLE-Caraga Assistant Regional Director Romeo Cagas. Completing the list are OWWA-Caraga Regional Director Petrona Bergado, Engr. Salvador Jayoma of the sea-based sector, Engr. Roderico Cane of the land-based sector, Janice Arapan – Branch Manager of Banco de Oro-Butuan, Alan Gilbuena – Branch Manager of Globe Telecommunications-Butuan, Jenevene Pomera – Asst. Branch manager of Western Union-Butuan, and Alfredo Davalos, Jr. of the Butuan City Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The two regional winners will be the official entry of Caraga Region in the national level to be awarded in Metro Manila on November 2008. (Source and Courtesy of the PIA 13)
More News about MOFYA 2008 Winner
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Source: Philippine Information Agency