OWWA Targets PHP 400M Education Assistance for Families of COVID-affected OFWs

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With the current pandemic, Overseas Filipino Workers are challenged with difficulties due to loss of jobs. Good thing that there are projects being launched in order to assist OFWs who have been retrenched from their jobs abroad. One of the programs include DOLE-AKAP which is financial assistance worth PHP 10,000. Another type of assistance is the Project EASE which aims … Read more

How to Apply OWWA Pre-Departure Education Program

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Since 1983, the Philippines through OWWA has provided overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with a Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS), which provides relevant and tailored information to help them cope with their new work environment and the culture of their destination country. The PDOS was expanded in 2009 when a Comprehensive Pre-Departure Education Program (CPDEP) for Household Service Workers was implemented (HSWs). … Read more

What is OWWA Philippines? Meaning of POLO-OWWA?

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is a branch of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) that deals with the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) as well as their dependents. As an OFW, you need to make sure you keep your OWWA membership active. This article will help you understand better the history of this government agency, the … Read more

How to Claim OWWA Disability and Dismemberment Benefits

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As an OFW, it’s comforting to know that support will arrive when you need it, such as when you’re experiencing job-related concerns or problems while living abroad. One such case is when you get into an accident and you end up with an irreparable injury at work. Make sure that you have your OWWA membership active so you can claim … Read more

List of OWWA Regional Welfare Offices in the Philippines

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Where is OWWA in the Philippines located? There are specific OWWA Regional Welfare Offices situated in every region in the country. You may visit any of these OWWA offices if you have any questions about your membership benefits or avail of any of their programs. Please see the directory below of the office address, telephone numbers, and other important details … Read more

How to Claim OWWA Bereavement Assistance?

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) focuses on supporting Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families with their welfare. With this in mind, the agency developed several aid packages for various reasons, one of which is the Bereavement Assistance Service, which is part of their Welfare Assistance Program (WAP). In times of crisis, especially death, OWWA has provided an assistance … Read more

How to Claim OWWA Repatriation Assistance Program

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is required by law to create an Emergency Repatriation Fund to evacuate OFWs in the event of conflicts, disasters, or epidemics, among other services. This is the purpose of the Repatriation Assistance Program so if you are a Filipino who needs to go home to our country, you can get assistance by going to … Read more

How to Claim OWWA MEDplus – Supplemental Medical Assistance for OFWs

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OFWs abroad who are also active OWWA members can take advantage of a supplemental medical assistance program called MEDplus. This is a program partnership with Philhealth intended for OFWs who may contract a dreaded disease while working abroad. Also Read: List of OWWA Welfare Assistance Programs (WAP) In this article, we will fill you in what is the Supplemental Medical Assistance … Read more

OWWA Region 1 Released PHP 5M to OFWs Affected COVID-19

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA Region I) disbursed a big sum of financial assistance to stranded Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) that are stranded because a Travel Ban has been implemented which restricts them from going to China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Also Read: How to Apply DOLE-AKAP Program for OFWs (Php 10,000 COVID-19 Cash Assistance) OFWs are always ambitious … Read more

82 OFW Repatriates Receive Livelihood Assistance from OWWA

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The Regional Welfare Office X of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) disbursed more than PHP 1.5M to displaced/distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in February of last year. The claimants were OFWs who have been repatriated and who came from Cagayan de Oro, Gingoog, and other neighboring provinces or municipalities inside Northern Mindanao. Also Read: OWWA at Your Service Episode: TABANG … Read more

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