Phl agency mulls use of social net to communicate with overseas workers
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Phl agency mulls use of social net to communicate with overseas workers

Manila : Philippines | Apr 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM PDT
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Manila, Philippines - An official of the Overseas Workers and Welfare Administration (OWWA) said Tuesday they will open their social networking site accounts in Twitter, Facebook and Skype so they can reach out to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

This was revealed by OWWA Advocacy and Social Marketing Division head Reynaldo Tayag during Talking Points Radio Show. He said it’s very important to use those sites in communicating with the OFWS.

“We will know what they want, hear their suggestions and other ideas the OFWs would like to tell us,” Tayag said in the radio show produced by the Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) and heard over Radyo ng Bayan (738 khz).

Tayag said they will study how they will use properly the Facebook, Twitter and Skype sites so they can communicate accordingly with the OFWs. He believes it is cheaper to use it as a method of communication.

Overseas workers benefited mostly with the influx of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype as well as My Space.

A typical overseas worker used to spend a great height of what they were earning for their phone bills communicating with their family back home. Nowadays, spending more money in communication is now a thing of the past. With the heavy occurrence of the social networking sites in the cyberspace, more overseas workers were able to fatten their bank accounts or savings by merely US$ 20 to US $50 a month.

Mobile phone network service provider enhances the chance of an overseas worker to take advantage of the benefits the social networking sites offers. An overseas worker needs not to acquire expensive electronic gadgets to avail of the benefits a social networking site has to offer.

A mobile phone capable of detecting Wi-Fi hot spot can simply do the trick of invading the social network site or simply avail the unlimited internet surfing services some mobile phone network service.

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