MABALACAT CITY — The city government here has sponsored the medical examination of 50 indigent farmers who qualified under the Foreign Seasonal Workers Program’s (FDWP) deployment to South Korea.
The 50 farmers comprise the first batch of the city’s FSWP that underwent both physical and medical examinations at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Medical Center-Clark.
Through the initiative of Mayor Crisostomo Garbo, the city government covered the medical examinations amounting to P225,000 (P4,500 each individual) as part of its commitment to support the indigent workers on their deployment to SoKor.
Accordingly, once the applicants passed their medical exams they will then proceed to their visa processing. The farmers are scheduled for departure on September 5 to 11, 2022
The SFWP is a joint project of Mabalacat City College, City Agriculture Office and Public Employment and Services Office (PESO) in partnership with the South Korean government.
Prior to the medical exams, the farmers completed initial screening, orientation, six Korean Language modules and online training and field training on farming tools and techniques.