Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will give financial assistance to OFWs and their families who were affected by the recent super typhoon Lawin particularly those in the areas that were under signal #5,under their Cash Relief Assistance Program (CARE).
This includes Cagayan,Isabela,Kalinga,Apayao,Northern Abra and Ilocos Norte.
OWWA provided P30Million funds for the said program.
Under OWWA-CARE program,affected active OWWA members will receive P3,000 per OFW family while non-active members will receive P2,000 per OFW family.
They are required to submit the following:
- Duly accomplished Claim Form with Undertaking that no other OFW-family has availed of the grant.
- Certification that the claimant OFW/family member is a resident of the barangay and has suffered loss/damage to property and/or personal injury due to Super Typhoon Lawin from the authorized official of the Local Government Unit (LGU) (Office of the Mayor, Barangay Captain, City or Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council or Local Social Welfare and Development Office )
- Identification Card or any document that will establish the identity of the claimant, and
- Proof of relationship, if applicant is dependent of OFW-member.
However,an statement from Admin Hans Cacdac was released from a Facebook page Republic Defenders asking the public to wait for the next announcement about the OWWA benefit.He also asked for understanding and apology for the delay.
Update:OWWA Central Luzon has released a memo bearing different amounts of the assistance that can be claimed by the OFW and families victimized by Super Typhoon Lawin.