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August 18, 2022
POLO VANCOUVER CONDUCTS INFORMATION SESSION AND FINANCIAL LITERACY SEMINAR TO GREENHOUSE WORKERS
POLO Vancouver, together with the representatives from OWWA, SSS, and the Ladrido Financial Group, conducted an information session and financial literacy seminar on 13 August 2022 to 45 Filipino TFW greenhouse workers of Rainbow Greenhouses in Chilliwack, British Columbia. The company produces annual flowering plants, indoor plants, indoor florals, tropical and cut flowers, and supply them to various retail locations in Canada and the US, such as Walmart, Ikea, Whole Foods, and others.
The POLO Team was composed of Labor Attaché Jainal Rasul, Jr., Assistant Labor Attaché Oliva Macawili, OWWA Welfare Officer Lilia Guzman, AS Rica Maria Bernardez, AS Neil Justin Nicolas, and AS Imelda Cabansag. The team provided information on the programs and services of POLO, including verification of employment documents, OEC issuance, as well as the welfare programs and benefits of OWWA membership.
SSS Vancouver representative Jonnah Cruzada discussed the programs and services of SSS. Representatives from the Ladrido Financial Group led by Jake Ladrido and Herbert Magbanua conducted the Financial Literacy presentation and provided tips on how to properly manage finances through savings and investments.
Tokens were given to Mr. Ken Denbok of Rainbow Greenhouses and Mr. Jake Ladrido and Mr. Herbert Magbanua as appreciation for their support to the said information session.