Officers of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW)

The Department of Migrant Workers Secretary Susan “Toots” V. Ople announced the appointment of key DMW officers and have described this new team as a mix of seasoned government officials and new faces who share a commitment to serve Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Also Read: Why Many Filipinos Want to Become...

Arnell Ignacio Appointed as New OWWA Administrator

Congratulations to the newly appointed OWWA Administrator Arnaldo "Arnell" A. Ignacio. Prior to his new post, he served as the deputy administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. On August 10, 2022 (Wednesday), Manila's presidential palace announced that the Philippine government has appointed Arnaldo "Arnell" A. Ignacio as the new...

How to Open Overseas Filipino (OF) Bank Account Online for OFWs

OFBank is a digital-only bank that provides products and services tailored to the needs of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Land Bank of the Philippines, and it is mandated to provide fast, safe, and cost-effective remittance services. While there are a number of OFW bank...

How to Verify Employment Contract in Prague, Czech Republic

Prior to granting an OEC to an OFW, the POEA requires that the employment contract be verified. Employment Contract verification is the process used by the Labor Attaché to make sure that the employment rights, benefits, and welfare of Filipino migrant workers are properly protected and respected at the...

How to Verify Employment Contract in Morocco

You might be wondering why you need to verify your employment contract if you're an OFW in Morocco. The Labor Attaché conducts or applies verification to guarantee that all Filipino migrant employees' job rights, benefits, and welfare at the worksite are properly protected. It ensures that the employment contracts of...

How to Verify Employment Contract in Geneva, Switzerland

The POEA requires that the employment contract be verified before issuing an OEC to an OFW. To ensure that Filipino migrant workers' employment rights, benefits, and welfare are appropriately protected and respected at the worksite/place of employment, the Labor Attaché uses a contract verification method. The OFWs' work contracts...

OEC and Contract Verification Online Automation on your Smartphone

"We shall automate the verification of contracts and issue secure Overseas Employment Certifications (OEC) that you can keep on your smartphone. I call on the Department of Migrant Workers and the DICT to make this a top priority." This was the statement made by Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.,...

OWWA Launches OFW Children’s Circle to Support Kids of OFWs

The OWWA Board of Trustees has approved the launch of a new OWWA program intended to protect and take care of the children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). This is called the OFW Children's Circle (OCC). With the partnership of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department...

One Repatriation Command Center (ORCC), Faster Way to Help Distressed OFWs

A better and more responsive approach to assisting Overseas Filipino Workers in times of distress, is the promise of the One Repatriation Command Center (ORCC). This is an office launched by the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) with a primary role in the government's approach to managing OFWs who...

How to Verify Employment Contract in Brunei

Filipinos working in Brunei need to verify their employment contract with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to ensure that their rights and welfare are protected. The verification ensures the employer/legal company's existence, financial capacity to pay the offered salary, and compliance with the terms and conditions of employment. Contract...

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