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Thursday, February 09, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OFW ID AND REBATE OF UNUSED OWWA MEMBERSHIP FEE

OFW ID CARD ( i-DOLE)  OWWA Administrator  Hans Leo Cacdac explains about the i-DOLE ID recently approved by President Rodrigo Duterte for OFWs. The i-DOLE, OFW Identification Card serves as the "virtual" one-stop-shop. The concept of having an electronic platform that can be used for processing OFW documents, requirements, contributions, etc in different DOLE agencies such as OWWA, POEA, TESDA, and the PRC. The platform includes a mobile app and a website where the OFWs can go. For example, transactions with OWWA like updating OWWA membership, applying for OWWA programs like scholarships,  training, livelihood, benefit for disability or death can be done electronically without the hassle of being caught in the traffic on the way to OWWA offices. The most important thing is that  the i-DOLE serves as the central storage of information for each OFWs. With just one swipe of the i-DOLE card, all the records of the OFW can be accessed. The mobile app launching is underway and can be expected to start anytime soon. Admin Hans Cacdac clarified that  the i-DOLE card can be availed by OFWs absolutely free of charge .   Watch OWWA Admin Hans Leo Cacdac as he answer the questions about the new i-DOLE OFW card in an interview by CNN Philippines with Ruth Cabal.    Meanwhile, Admin Cacdac explained that the rebate system program must be subjected first to an "actuarial study" before they can begin its full implementation. In the new charter of OWWA passed on 2016, one of the provisions under Chapter 19,Section 54 is that OWWA should issue a rebate for members that never availed any OWWA benefits for 10 years and above as well as their family members. After the actuarial study has been done, the OWWA will release a list of qualified OFWs for the rebate. According to Admin Cacdac, his office  will advise the OFWs as soon as the rebate program is ready for them to avail.   Watch the video for more.        RECOMMENDED: ON JAKATIA PAWA'S EXECUTION: "WE DID EVERYTHING.." -DFA  BELLO ASSURES DECISION ON MORATORIUM MAY COME OUT ANYTIME SOON  SEN. JOEL VILLANUEVA  SUPPORTS DEPLOYMENT BAN ON HSWS IN KUWAIT  AT LEAST 71 OFWS ON DEATH ROW ABROAD  DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM, NOW! -OFW GROUPS  BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT YOUR HSWS  PRESIDENT DUTERTE WILL VISIT UAE AND KSA, HERE'S WHY  MANPOWER AGENCIES AND RECRUITMENT COMPANIES TO BE HIT DIRECTLY BY HSW DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM IN KUWAIT  UAE TO START IMPLEMENTING 5%VAT STARTING 2018  REMEMBER THIS 7 THINGS IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR HOUSEKEEPING JOB IN JAPAN  KENYA , THE LEAST TOXIC COUNTRY IN THE WORLD; SAUDI ARABIA, MOST TOXIC  "JUNIOR CITIZEN "  BILL TO BENEFIT POOR FAMILIES



OFW ID CARD ( i-DOLE)

OWWA Administrator  Hans Leo Cacdac explains about the i-DOLE ID recently approved by President Rodrigo Duterte for OFWs.
The i-DOLE, OFW Identification Card serves as the "virtual" one-stop-shop. The concept of having an electronic platform that can be used for processing OFW documents, requirements, contributions, etc in different DOLE agencies such as OWWA, POEA, TESDA, and the PRC. The platform includes a mobile app and a website where the OFWs can go.
For example, transactions with OWWA like updating OWWA membership, applying for OWWA programs like scholarships,  training, livelihood, benefit for disability or death can be done electronically without the hassle of being caught in the traffic on the way to OWWA offices. The most important thing is that  the i-DOLE serves as the central storage of information for each OFWs. With just one swipe of the i-DOLE card, all the records of the OFW can be accessed.
The mobile app launching is underway and can be expected to start anytime soon.
Admin Hans Cacdac clarified that  the i-DOLE card can be availed by OFWs absolutely free of charge .


Watch OWWA Admin Hans Leo Cacdac as he answer the questions about the new i-DOLE OFW card in an interview by CNN Philippines with Ruth Cabal.


Meanwhile, Admin Cacdac explained that the rebate system program must be subjected first to an "actuarial study" before they can begin its full implementation.
In the new charter of OWWA passed on 2016 (R.A. No. 108010, one of the provisions under Chapter 19,Section 54 is that OWWA should issue a rebate for members that never availed any OWWA benefits for 10 years and above as well as their family members.
After the actuarial study has been done, the OWWA will release a list of qualified OFWs for the rebate.
According to Admin Cacdac, his office  will advise the OFWs as soon as the rebate program is ready for them to avail.

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