Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac welcomes defender of ‘OFW rights and welfare’ as his deputy

Published September 30, 2019, 8:57 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Leslie Ann Aquino

An official of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration on Monday welcomed the appointment of Mocha Uson to the agency.

OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac (Facebook)
OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac (Facebook)

In his Twitter account, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said they look forward to working with Uson who he said is a defender of overseas Filipino workers rights and welfare.

“I know Mocha to be a defender of OFW rights and welfare. So we look forward to working with her in furtherance of OFW rights, welfare, and interests,” he said in his Twitter account @HansLeoCacdac.

“Congratulations, OWWA Deputy Administrator Esther Margaux Uson,” added Cacdac.

Blas F. Ople Policy Center head Susan Ople wished Uson the best of luck.

“She is in a very good agency and I wish her the best of luck,” she said.

“Mocha will have a good mentor in Administrator Cacdac who knows the ins and outs of overseas employment. Right now, OWWA is heavily understaffed and needs a lot of help in communicating its programs and services. I expect her to be on full learning mode and develop teamwork and camaraderie with the rest of the OWWA team,” added Ople.

A recruitment consultant, however, was opposed to the appointment of Uson.

“Can Digong find a more useful position for her. It is obvious that I am not in favor since she might just clutter up the organization,” Emmanuel Geslani said.

President Duterte appointed Uson as the new Deputy Administrator of OWWA, Monday.