[Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) to Take Over Protection-of-Overseas Filipinos Function from DFA] Effective 1 July 2023, all assistance involving Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) will be handled by DMW through its various Migrant Workers Offices abroad. In Los Angeles, the function of extending protection to OFWs will be handled by the Migrant Workers Office-Los Angeles (MWO-LA) headed by Labor Attache Macy Maglanque. To ensure a smooth transition, the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles and MWO-LA have been meeting regularly to discuss the delineation of functions and turnover of cases involving OFWs in Southern California, Arizona, and Southern Nevada.