Los Angeles – Consul General Edgar B. Badajos welcomed Ms. Marie Rose C. Escalada, Labor Attaché on 19 May 2022 and Ms. Macy Monique A. Maglanque, Assistant Labor Attaché, on 23 June 2022 to the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles.

Labor Attaché Escalada, who will be assisted by the Assistant Labor Attaché Maglanque, will have the main duty of protecting the rights and promoting the general welfare and interest of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the West Coast of USA.  POLO-LA’s jurisdictions include Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Hereinafter, Labor Attaché Escalada, assisted by Assistant Labor Attaché Maglanque, will oversee the verification of employment documents, provision of welfare assistance, and resolution or management of other employment-related concerns of OFWs in the West Coast of the USA.

Prior to their posting in Los Angeles, Labor Attaché Escalada was assigned in Tokyo, Japan from 2017-2022 as Labor Attaché while Assistant Labor Attaché Maglanque was assigned in Singapore from 2017-2021.