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  • 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 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).

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  • 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

  • POLO-OWWA UK extends its services to Filipino workers in Ireland

    The Philippine Overseas Labor Office – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) extended its various services to the Filipino workers in Ireland during the outreach mission of the Philippine Embassy London in Dublin on 25-26 January 2019.

     About a hundred employment-related documents were pr Read more

  • Distressed Worker from UAE owns Beauty Salon

    Agnes Luna, 42 years old from Sasa, Davao City is one of the successful beneficiaries of Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay! (BPBH) Program of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). She was deployed in March 2016 and worked as a hairdresser in one of the wellness centers of the United Arab Emirates. However, due to a serious medical illness, she was unable to finish her employment Read more

  • 32 ODSP scholars from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) graduated with a bachelor’s degree this school year 2019-2020

    A total of Thirty-Two (32) OFW dependent scholars from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) graduated with a bachelor’s degree this school year 2019-2020. Abra and Baguio have eight (8) graduates each, six (6) from Kalinga, five (5) for Benguet and three (3) and two (2) respectively for Ifugao and A Read more

  • OWWA RWO Caraga granted livelihood assistance to 896 displaced and distressed OFWs for 2019

    Butuan City – Not everyone who becomes Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) have success stories, there are those who struggle and were made to come back home under various circumstances.

    One of the programs and services provided by the Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) is the Reintegration Program. This program aims to help re Read more

  • Calamity Assistance in Hardest-Hit Areas in Sorsogon of Typhoon Tisoy Benefits 3,840

    Sorsogon City – As of January 27, 2020, the OWWA RWO5 has extended cash relief assistance to 3,840 OFWs and their dependents that were severely affected by the wrath of Typhoon Tisoy in the Province of Sorsogon. Per record of OWWA Central Office, the total number of active OFW – OWWA members who will benefit for the p Read more

  • OWWA XI resolves 1,037 welfare cases in 2019

    In line with its mandate to provide social protection and promote the welfare of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families, the OWWA  Regional Welfare Office XI continues to provide assistance to all OFWs and their families with welfare concerns.

    For the year 2019, OWWA-Regional Welfare Office XI has resolved Read more

  • OWWA launches Task Force Taal Libreng Tawag in Alfonso, Cavite

    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has put up Task Force Taal Libreng Tawag to offer domestic and international calls, a charging station, free Wi-Fi, and other ancillary services to Taal evacuees sheltered in evacuation centers in Cavite and Batangas.

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  • OWWA, sinalubong ng ayuda ang 13 repatriates mula Iraq 

    PASAY CITY – Sinalubong ng iba’t ibang opisina ng Administrasyong Duterte, kasama ang Department of Labor and Employment at Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ang mga OFW kahapon, Enero 15 bandang 4:10pm sa NAIA, na umuwi mula sa Iraq para makaiwas sa kaguluhan sa naturang bansa bunga ng tensiyon sa pagitan ng Iran a Read more

  • OWWA prepares for the arrival of repatriates from Iraq

    PASAY CITY – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has laid down its plans in providing assistance to Filipinos affected by the current unrest in Iraq. OWWA Administrator Atty. Hans Leo J. Cacdac, before leaving for his official trip to KSA and Kuwait, instructed OWWA’s senior officials to ensure that returning OFWs f Read more

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    Next-of-Kin of OFW killed in car crash in Singapore Receives Assistance from OWWA

    The next-of-kin (NOK) of Arlyn P. Nucos, one of the OFWs who died in the tragic accident in Singapore on December 29, 2019, received Death and Burial Assistance from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration earlier today, January 3, 2020.

    Being an active OWWA member during h Read more

  • 5,064 departing workers attend PDOS in OWWA Region XI

    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) – Regional Welfare Office XI conducted 232 sessions of the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) where 5,064 trainees completed the training from January to November 2019. Participants were departing workers bound for the Middle East and non – Middle East countries.

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  • More OFWs, dependents avail of skills training, upgrading courses Q3 of 2019 - OWWA

    A total of 5,158 member-OFWs and qualified OFW dependents of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) took skills training and upgrading courses from July to September of this year, based on the welfare agency’s Quarterly Physical Report of Operations. 

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  • OWWA XI conducts Scholars Youth Camp

    As part of the Learning Support Mechanism for the scholars of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the Regional Welfare Office XI conducted a youth camp for its scholars last December 14, 2019 at the Lanang Suites, Davao City. A total of eighty (80) scholars from the different provinces of Davao region attended the activity with OWWA officers Mialou Bati Read more

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