How to Book OWWA Region 8 Tacloban Appointment

Overseas Filipino workers who are based in Tacloban City can visit the OWWA Regional Office 8. This is one of the main Regional Welfare Offices where OFWs can visit in order to ask about OWWA services and programs. Please check out the guidelines outlined below on how you can visit the OWWA Tacloban office.

Region 8 is the Eastern Visayas and consists of the following provinces: Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar, Southern Leyte, Ormoc City and Tacloban.

Also Read: List of OWWA Regional Welfare Offices in the Philippines

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), a Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-affiliated organization, is the lead government agency entrusted with safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their dependents.

If you live in Tacloban City, Philippines, and want to work in another country, you’ll need to get some paperwork to prove your eligibility. Being a member of the OWWA comes in helpful in this situation. The OWWA is a dedicated agency that protects and upholds the rights of OFWs wherever they are in the world, as well as monitoring kababayan working in different parts of the world.

OWWA payments, which include emergency welfare benefits, are available to OFWs. The membership fee for the OWWA will be equivalent to $25 USD, and it must be renewed every two years.

owwa tacloban region 8 office

Amount of Contribution

The OWWA membership contribution shall be equivalent to Twenty-Five US Dollars (US$25).

Membership Validity

For each contribution, membership is valid for two (2) years, regardless of contract term, change of employer, jobsite, or recruitment agency. Then, if proof of active labor is provided, OWWA membership must be renewed.

Requirements 

  • A copy of the passport page with the photo and personal data
  • A copy of a VALID employment contract
  • A copy of your current work permit and visa
  • A copy of employment contract, or certificate of employment or payslip
  • Completed OWWA Information Sheet
  • OWWA membership fee

Note: OWWA-Tacloban City is Region 8 main office. OWWA-Tacloban City can be reached via e-mail or phone.

How to Schedule an Appointment in OWWA Tacloban City via Email

Step 1: Email them your full name, address, phone number, and the service you’re considering in.

Step 2: Before visiting the OWWA-Tacloban City, Philippines (Region 8) wait for their confirmation of your appointment.

Step 3: Ask the guard where the OWWA office is located, then wait in line or get a number as you enter.

Step 4: Take your completed documents to the OWWA counter.

Step 5: Pay the OWWA membership fee.

How to Schedule an Appointment in OWWA Tacloban via Phone

Step 1: Contact the OWWA-Tacloban City, Philippines (Region 8) at 09175018749 (Globe) / 09275423597 (Globe) to confirm your OWWA membership status.

Step 2: After verifying your OWWA membership status, ask them whether there is an open slot for renewing your OWWA membership.

Step 3: Before visiting the OWWA-Tacloban City, Philippines (Region 8), wait for their confirmation of your appointment.

Step 4: Ask the guard where the OWWA office is located, then wait in line or get a number as you enter.

Step 5: Take your completed documents to the OWWA counter.

Step 6: Pay the OWWA membership fee.

How to Renew OWWA Membership in Tacloban Office

Step 1: Ask the guard where the OWWA counter is located, then wait in line or get a number as you enter.

Step 2: Take your completed documents to the OWWA counter.

Step 3: Pay the OWWA membership fee and get your official receipt.

dole-owwa region 8 in tacloban office
DOLE-OWWA Region 8 in Tacloban

Important Reminders

  • Verify first on what time and day they process OWWA membership renewal.
  • Please double-check that your requirements are accurate and full.
  • Requirements that are not full will not be handled.
  • Bring your own pen.
  • Always wear your facemask and practice social distancing.
  • For more information, see their Facebook page and Website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions and answers people ask about the OWWA Tacloban City office:

1. What is the OWWA-Tacloban City e-mail address?

OWWA-Tacloban City e-mail address is region8@owwa.gov.ph.

2. What is the OWWA-Tacloban City hotline?

You can call OWWA-Tacloban City hotline at 09175018749 (Globe) / 09275423597 (Globe).

3. How long will it take for the OWWA membership to be processed?

If all documentary requirements are met, OWWA membership can be picked up the same day.

4. Who should I contact if I have any additional questions?

You can reach the OWWA-Tacloban City  by sending a message through their Facebook page.

5. How much does the OWWA membership fee cost?

The OWWA membership contribution shall be equivalent to Twenty-Five US Dollars (US$25).

6. Can I directly go to the OWWA Tacloban?

Yes, you can directly go to the office but make sure to wear your face mask and practice social distancing. Verify first on what time and day they process OWWA membership renewal.

7. What is the location of OWWA-Tacloban City, Philippines (Region 8)?

DOLE Compound, Trece Martirez St. 6500 Tacloban City

8. What are the benefits of becoming an OWWA member?

Members of the OWWA are eligible for a variety of social benefits, as well as education and training, repatriation, and reintegration services. They also get access to special programs.

9. When should I renew my membership with the OWWA?

Each contribution has a two-year validity period, regardless of contract length, change of employer, jobsite, or recruitment agency. Following that, OWWA membership must be renewed if proof of active employment is presented.

Contact Information

OWWA- Tacloban City, Philippines (Region 8)
Main Address: DOLE Compound, Trece Martirez St. 6500 Tacloban City
Telephone Number/s: 09175018749 (Globe), 09275423597 (Globe)
Email: region8@owwa.gov.ph
Provincial and Unit Hotline Numbers:

  • Leyte: 0919 575 2060
  • Ormoc City: 09687257228 / 09069209401
  • Southern Leyte: 09995810573
  • Samar: 09393987304
  • Eastern Samar: 09380384117
  • Northern Samar: 09385077376
  • Biliran: 09756293730
  • Welfare Assistance Unit: 09639771330
  • Social Benefit Unit: 09175726764
  • Education and Training Unit: 09686367216
  • Reintegration Unit: 09178545388

Website: https://owwa.gov.ph/
Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/owwaregion8/

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