By: MPDC Edipolo A. Mosquito, Jr.

            The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Welfare Office Caraga, Butuan City had chosen Engr. Mansueto and SB Member Nimfa Sagaral of Barangay Anahaw, Alegria, Surigao del Norte, among other participants in Caraga Region, to receive the award as 2009 Model OFW Family of the Year under sea based category.

            The award was given by OWWA Director Marieta Arcena-Lumawag to Hon. SB Nimfa N. Sagaral during the Christmas Party program of LGU Alegria officials and employees on December 21, 2009 held at the Municipal Development Training Center. Beside of the major award, The Sagaral Family had also received 2 special awards as Outstanding Achievement in Community Projects and Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship, respectively.

            SB Sagaral in behalf of her husband’s absence during the awarding ceremony was very thankful to OWWA of the recognition they received. According to her, may these will serve as a challenge to other OFWs in connection of this yearly search.

            Director Lumawag happily announced that the Municipality of Alegria is a constant winner for 2 consecutive years in the Model OFW Family of the Year search under sea based category. During the 2008 search for Model OFW Family of the Year, it was awarded to Engr. Samuel and Kagawad Dominicia Micompal of Barangay Poblacion, Alegria, Surigao del Norte.

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