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Monday, November 21, 2016

P 2.193 BILLION OWWA 2017 BUDGET NOW APPROVED





The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is one of the government agencies that safeguards the welfare of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families but they cannot do their duties if they will only count on the membership fees from the OFWs going abroad for work.
In a Facebook post, Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac of  OWWA has announced approval of  the P 2.193 Billion  OWWA fund for the coming year.
According to Admin Cacdac, this is the highest annual budget ever allocated for OWWA, even 16% higher than the previous year.



               


Welfare assistance Program  for OFWs abroad expanded by 64% from P13 million to P21.334 million.






Repatriation assistance increased by 13% from P26.750 million to P30.093 million.
Reintegration Services for returning OFWs increased by 75% from P116 million to P203.413 million
50% increase included in the Reintegration Services of  returning OFW Household Service Workers in "Balik-Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay" Program, from p 40 million to P60 million.
The increase by 79% for Reintegration Services  for the Livelihood for the families of the deceased OFWs from P21 million to P37.5 million. 

A budget of P7.5 million  for the OFW and their families affected by recent typhoon Lawin.

Seafarers' Upgrading Program fund for the seafarers has increased by 4% from P67.28 million to P70 million.
Membership Registration and Promotion Services has increased by 86%  from P11.79 million to P21.875 million.

P5 million  allocated for electronic "Case Management System, for speedy response for OFW cases abroad and to inform their families back home.
 Membership Registration and Promotion Services includes having the OWWA Mobile Phone App and expanded OWWA Social Media presence.

P75 million will be allocated for additional Welfare Officers in Philippine Overseas Labor Offices worldwide.








OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac calls for the cooperation of everyone for the successful implementation of the programs and projects of OWWA and for the appropriate spending of the 2017 OWWA budget. "This budget is for all of you," he said.



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China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas  China is offering up to P100,000  a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is  around HK$4,310 per month.  Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.  DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September.   according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children.    Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize.  There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal.   Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are  presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More:  The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or  E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it.  President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection.    The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as  schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and  gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.   Read More:          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health  urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places.          ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.
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