March 20, 2018
OWWA-ARMM releases Rehabilitation Assistance for OFWs and Families in Marawi City

COTABATO CITY – Considering the extent of damage to the lives of OFWs and their families affected by the Marawi Crisis, an additional assistance is extended by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to the OFW-members and/or their families, active or non-active, who are directly affected by the crisis to help them in rebuilding their lives in the City of Marawi.

The Bangon Marawi Rehabilitation Assistance Program may cover for the repair, rehabilitation, health care, and ot...

March 20, 2018

Iriga City – Number thirteen is just a number with no added flair of negativity as 13 graduates from Iriga City delightfully held their certificates with pride. OWWA RWO5 conducted the five – day live out IT Training in Iriga City Library where nine (9) OFWs plus four (4) OFW dependents have availed of the training.


There were nine (9) modules presented during the training such as Computer Fundamentals, Word Processing Fundamentals, Spreadsheet Fundamentals, Database Fundament...

March 20, 2018

The Kiwanan OFW Family Association in partnership with the Public OFW Desk Office – LGU Midsayap initiated a Community Outreach Program cum Animal Anti-Rabies Vaccination last February 12, 2018 at Brgy. Kiwanan, Midsayap, North Cotabato.


The Community Outreach Program is part of the Pre-Valentine’s Day Celebration of the OFW Family Circle. The year 2018 also marks the 14th year celebration of their formation as an organized OFW group in Midsayap.



March 20, 2018
OWWA provides cash aid to OFW returnees from Kuwait

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) provides cash assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have returned home from Kuwait after signing in for the Amnesty Program.

The OWWA Cash Relief (CARE) Program provides P5,000.00 to each of the OFWs, to aid them in their return to their homeland.

As of February 23, the OWWA Regional Welfare Office I has already disbursed P130,000 for the program, distributed to 26 OFW-returnees. 13 of them come from La Union, 10 fr...

March 19, 2018
Launching of One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) in Santiago City March 09, 2018

For the ease and convenience of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 2, in coordination with other agencies involved in migration,  launched the One-Stop Services Center for OFWs (OSSCO) last March 9, 2018 at the  Integrated Terminal Complex, Malvar, Santiago City.

As one of the agencies of the OSSCO, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Welfare Office 02 will facilitate OWWA membership processing and accommodate...

February 7, 2018
OWWA XI conducts Community Leadership and Financial Literacy Training in Lupon, DavOr

Davao Oriental – The OWWA Regional Welfare Office XI conducted a two-day training to a total of sixty-five (65) officers and members of the Calapagan OFW Family Circle. The Community Leadership Training and Financial Literacy Seminar was held at the Bgry. Session Hall, Calapagan, Lupon, Davao Oriental last January 10-11, 2018. OWWA XI Family Welfare Officer, Albert G. Salazar facilitated the training.

            During the first day of the activity, the participants were provided with...

February 7, 2018
Capability-Building Seminar for PESO Managers and OFC Leaders in Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental January 24-25, 2018

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region 10 conducted a Capability Building Seminar for the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Managers and the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Family Circles (OFC) Leaders in Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental on January 24-25, 2018

OWWA Region 10 thru Ms. Rhona Z. Fahigal, Officer-in-Charge for Programs and Services Division, updated the participants about the new and enhanced OWWA programs and services which include the Welfa...

February 7, 2018
16 OFWs from Davao Region availed of the OWWA’s MEDPlus

Davao City – Sixteen (16) OFWs from the different municipalities in Region XI have benefitted from the Supplemental Medical Assistance (MEDPlus) Program of OWWA. As of December 2017, OWWA-RWO XI has released a total of P487,620.00 to 16 active OWWA and Philhealth members. Most of those patients are diagnosed with cancer and kidney diseases. They underwent chemotherapy and dialysis treatment.

The program is in pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement signed by the Overseas Workers Welfar...

February 7, 2018
OFWs in Comval Province oriented on the programs and services of OWWA

Compostela Valley Province – A total of twenty (20) active and inactive OFWs from the different municipalities of Compostela Valley Province attended a one-day General Orientation on OWWA Programs and Services last January 5, 2017 at the NICO Conference Room, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province. Participants were mostly domestic workers from the Middle East who were formed through the social media.  

            The activity aims to heighten awareness of participants on the various...

February 1, 2018
OFCs Attend 7th OFW and Family Summit in NCR

150 officers and members of the OFW Family Circles (OFCs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) participated in the 7th OFW and Family Summit for Poverty Alleviation and Governance at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on 22 November 2017.

                Entitled as “Kabuhayan sa Agrikultura para sa Pamilyang OFW”, the summit focuses on livelihood opportunities for OFWs who wants to engage in agriculture as a business. It is now considered as a promising industry because o...



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