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National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO)

August 2019

The National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) under the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), is calling on once again all active and inactive seafarers and their families to join this year’s business plan competition and submit their start-up business plan entries until 06 September 2019.

The competition is open to: Active seafarers preferably those who are planning to retire from sea life and interested to venture into entrepreneurship; and, Inactive seafarers who have been in the Philippines for not more than five (5) years and interested to venture into entrepreneurship.

Participants may join the competition in solo, duo or by group (minimum of 3 members and maximum of 5). Competition entrants, whether individually or members of a team, must be Filipino and 25 years old or older.

A qualified seafarer who wishes to join the competition but is currently on duty and is unable to attend presentation and coordination activities related to the Competition including attendance to screening and mentoring/coaching activities, must have at least one (1) official representative, (must be an immediate family member) who will handle all the tasks and activities required in the Competition.

            All types of start-up business are welcome, except franchising. Proposals may be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through OWWA Regional Welfare Offices c/o NRCO Reintegration Officers. ###