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  • OWWA reports assistance to OFWs affected by COVID-19; halts Hatid-Sundo service beginning March 30

    PASAY CITY - From March 17 to 29, 2020, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has assisted 2,973 stranded OFWS in the country, extending them food, transport, and accommodation when the Enhanced Community Quarantine (EQC) was imposed in Luzon to combat the further spread of COVID-19 or coronavirus.

    The stranded migr Read more

  • OWWA’s FAST Assistance mobilized for 248 repatriated OFWs via Kuwait-sponsored flight

    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration mobilized its FAST (Food, Airport, Shelter, and Transportation) Assistance to the 248 OFWs that arrived from Kuwait 4:00AM of March 26, 2020 at the NAIA Terminal 1 via Kuwait Airways 417 chartered by the Kuwaiti government.

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  • OWWA provides assistance to OFWs amid Luzon-wide Lockdown

    Amidst the threat of the 2019 Coronavirus, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) remains committed to providing assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families.

    In light of the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine declared by President Rodrigo Duterte, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Read more

  • Hatid-Sundo sa mga Stranded OFWs

    Dahil sa umiiral na Enhanced Community Quarantine sa buong Luzon bilang pag-iingat sa banta sa kalusugan dulot ng COVID-19, ang OWWA ay maglulunsad ng “Hatid-Sundo sa mga Stranded OFWs”. Ang “Hatid-Sundo” ay isang serbisyo ng OWWA na magbibigay ng libreng transportasyon sa mga OFWs na babyahe mula at patungong NAIA.

    Mga ruta at oras ng byahe:

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  • Keep moving forward: EDSP scholar graduates as magna cum laude

    Hannah, eldest of the 3 siblings to Roger R. Dimapilis, an Architect in Saudi Arabia, and Imelda R. Dimapilis, a Telephone Operator also in Saudi Arabia, graduated as Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines – Diliman on June 30, 2019.

  • OWWA delivers cash aid, transport service to 441 quarantined seafarers during send-off in New Clark City

    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) hied to New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac early morning of March 11, 2020 to bring immediate cash assistance and to provide transport service to 441 seafarers cleared from COVID-19 during their send-off yesterday after ending the mandatory 14 days quaran Read more

  • POLO-OWWA, Consulate assist displaced OFWs in Hong Kong due to COVID-19

    PASAY CITY -- The Philippine Consulate General and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office-Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Hong Kong SAR (POLO-OWWA) have provided legal advice and other assistance related to salary claims and benefits to the OFWs whose contracts were terminated due to circumstances wrought by the spread of COV Read more

  • OWWA Region 10 releases livelihood assistance to 82 OFW returnees in February 2020

    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – Regional Welfare Office 10 (OWWA – RWO 10) released P1,530,000.00 worth of livelihood assistance to eighty-two (82) displaced/distressed OFWs in February 2020. The beneficiaries were from the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Gingoog, Oroquieta and other neighboring province Read more

  • 1,600 active OWWA members in Davao del Sur receive cash relief assistance from OWWA XI

    A total of one thousand six hundred (1,600) Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents from Digos City, Bansalan and Hagonoy, Davao del Sur benefitted from the cash relief assistance worth P3,000.00 each provided by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) – Regional Welfare Office XI in the month February 2020. Claimants wer Read more

  • OFW injured in Singapore car crash now in the Philippines, receives assistance from OWWA RWOI

    Almost two months after the tragic car accident that happened in Singapore last December 29, 2019, one among the two seriously injured Overseas Filipino Workers involved is already in the Philippines for her recovery.

    Ms. Laila Laudencia, an OFW from San Fernando City, La Unio Read more

  • OWWA cash aid to OFWs affected by travel ban reached P81M

    PASAY CITY - As of morning of February 20, 2020, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has already dispensed P81,060,000.00 to 8,106 OFWs who were affected by the temporary travel ban to China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan due to the spread of corona virus 2019 or COVID-19 outbreak.

  • OWWA RWO IV-A releases calamity assistance for OFWs affected by Taal volcano eruption

    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Welfare Office IV-A takes pride in extending assistance to all OWWA member-OFWs and families who were victims of the Taal volcano eruption, last 12 January 2020 through the distribution of calamity assistance under the Welfare Assistance Program (WAP).

  • OWWA Advisory on the recent lifting of the travel ban to Hong Kong and Macau

    Beginning today, February 20, 2020, the OWWA cash assistance extended to OFWs bound for Hong Kong and Macau shall no longer be available in view of the recent lifting of the travel ban in the said countries.

    All Regional Welfare Offices were instructed to cease the processing of applications o Read more

  • OWWA XI releases financial assistance to calamity victims in Digos City, Davao del Sur

    In coordination with the City Government of Digos and the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) – Regional Welfare Office XI released a total of Php 1,203,000.00 to 401 OFWs and dependents who were affected by the series of earthquakes that occurred last October 17 Read more

  • Senator Bong Go leads ground-breaking rite of OFW Hospital in Pampanga

    Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go led the roster of officials from the national and regional agencies and the provincial government of Pampanga during the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the first ever OFW Hospital in the Philippines on February 18, 2020 at the PEO Compound, Sindalan, City of San Read more

  • OWWA Region I releases more than Php 5.5M to stranded OFWs due to travel ban amid the COVID-19 outbreak

    More than a week after the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office I (OWWA RWOI) commenced processing and releasing Php 10,000 cash assistance to stranded OFWs bound to mainland China, Macau, Hongkong and Taiwan, a total of 556 OFWs has benefited with a total amount of Php 5,560, Read more

  • OWWA to witness MOU signing of DOLE, PAGCOR and Pampanga Government for OFW Hospital

    City of San Fernando, Pampanga – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Hospital between the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), PAGCOR, Bloomberry Cultural Foundation Incorporated (BCFI) and the Pamp Read more

  • OWWA Region I gives financial assistance to stranded OFWs due to COVID-19 travel ban

    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare 1 (OWWA RWOI) has started releasing Cash Assistance to OFWs who are affected by the temporary travel ban in mainland China, Hongkong and Macao due to the Novel Coronavirus Acute Respiratory Disease or 2019-nCoV ARD outbreak.

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  • 18 OWWA Region XI scholars now licensed teachers

    Eighteen (18) scholars of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) – Regional Welfare Office XI were among the 83,000 passers of the September 2019 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). Of this number, three (3) were scholars under the Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) while the fifteen were grantees of the OFW Dependents Scholarship Program (ODSP).< Read more

  • POLO-OWWA UK strengthens partnership with the Philippine Muslim Association

    The Philippine Overseas Labor Office – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) in London, UK met with the Philippine Muslim Association (PMA) to discuss a partnership with the Muslim community in the United Kingdom. PMA has more than 500 active members who can benefit from information sessions on various services of POLO-OWWA, anti-illegal recru Read more

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