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Thursday, January 12, 2017

DOLE Assist WELL (Welfare, Employment, Livelihood, Legal) to Help Repatriated OFWs and Those Who Lost Their Jobs




Operation and services of DOLE Assist WELL (Welfare, Employment, Livelihood, Legalhas been intensified to help repatriated OFWs including those who lost their jobs caused by crisis in their host country.
Assist WELL is a program of DOLE that gives welfare, employment, legal and livelihood assistance to the OFWs.
Operation and services of DOLE Assist WELL (Welfare, Employment, Livelihood, Legal) has been intensified to help repatriated OFWs including those who lost their jobs caused by crisis in their host country. Assist WELL is a program of DOLE that gives welfare, employment, legal and livelihood assistance to the OFWs.                 The Assist Well Processing Center is handled by a management committee that ensures proper coordination and systematic way of delivering assistance for the OFWs being repatriated. It will serve them during normal situation or in times of need.        The new changes in the Assist WELL program includes building a database for the returning OFWs from the Middle East region.       The database  holds the records of all returning OFWs for the quick processing of the services and assistance they want to avail.         FREE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CENTER ARE THE FOLLOWING: 1. Stress debriefing oR counselling from OWWA. 2. Local employment referral or job placement from DOLE Bureau of Local Employment.  3. Overseas employment referral or placement from POEA and regional center or their extension offices.  4. Livelihood assistance from OWWA and NRCO. 5. Legal assistance or conciliation service from POEA, DOLE regional offices, and Regional Coordinating Council. 6. Competency assessment and trainings from TESDA.         The Center ensures that the OFW will be given complete services by means of systematic ways by which they determine the needs of the OFWs and to guide them in the particular service appropriate to them.   For more information and queries about the program, you can contact them at the:   Labor Communications Office Department of Labor and Employment Intramuros, Manila.    Telephone Nos.: 5273000 local 621-627  Fax No.: 5273446        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO
















The Assist Well Processing Center is handled by a management committee that ensures proper coordination and systematic way of delivering assistance for the OFWs being repatriated. It will serve them during normal situation or in times of need.


Operation and services of DOLE Assist WELL (Welfare, Employment, Livelihood, Legal) has been intensified to help repatriated OFWs including those who lost their jobs caused by crisis in their host country. Assist WELL is a program of DOLE that gives welfare, employment, legal and livelihood assistance to the OFWs.                 The Assist Well Processing Center is handled by a management committee that ensures proper coordination and systematic way of delivering assistance for the OFWs being repatriated. It will serve them during normal situation or in times of need.        The new changes in the Assist WELL program includes building a database for the returning OFWs from the Middle East region.       The database  holds the records of all returning OFWs for the quick processing of the services and assistance they want to avail.         FREE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CENTER ARE THE FOLLOWING: 1. Stress debriefing oR counselling from OWWA. 2. Local employment referral or job placement from DOLE Bureau of Local Employment.  3. Overseas employment referral or placement from POEA and regional center or their extension offices.  4. Livelihood assistance from OWWA and NRCO. 5. Legal assistance or conciliation service from POEA, DOLE regional offices, and Regional Coordinating Council. 6. Competency assessment and trainings from TESDA.         The Center ensures that the OFW will be given complete services by means of systematic ways by which they determine the needs of the OFWs and to guide them in the particular service appropriate to them.   For more information and queries about the program, you can contact them at the:   Labor Communications Office Department of Labor and Employment Intramuros, Manila.    Telephone Nos.: 5273000 local 621-627  Fax No.: 5273446        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO





The new changes in the Assist WELL program includes building a database for the returning OFWs from the Middle East region.

Operation and services of DOLE Assist WELL (Welfare, Employment, Livelihood, Legal) has been intensified to help repatriated OFWs including those who lost their jobs caused by crisis in their host country. Assist WELL is a program of DOLE that gives welfare, employment, legal and livelihood assistance to the OFWs.                 The Assist Well Processing Center is handled by a management committee that ensures proper coordination and systematic way of delivering assistance for the OFWs being repatriated. It will serve them during normal situation or in times of need.        The new changes in the Assist WELL program includes building a database for the returning OFWs from the Middle East region.       The database  holds the records of all returning OFWs for the quick processing of the services and assistance they want to avail.         FREE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CENTER ARE THE FOLLOWING: 1. Stress debriefing oR counselling from OWWA. 2. Local employment referral or job placement from DOLE Bureau of Local Employment.  3. Overseas employment referral or placement from POEA and regional center or their extension offices.  4. Livelihood assistance from OWWA and NRCO. 5. Legal assistance or conciliation service from POEA, DOLE regional offices, and Regional Coordinating Council. 6. Competency assessment and trainings from TESDA.         The Center ensures that the OFW will be given complete services by means of systematic ways by which they determine the needs of the OFWs and to guide them in the particular service appropriate to them.   For more information and queries about the program, you can contact them at the:   Labor Communications Office Department of Labor and Employment Intramuros, Manila.    Telephone Nos.: 5273000 local 621-627  Fax No.: 5273446        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO





The database  holds the records of all returning OFWs for the quick processing of the services and assistance they want to avail.

Operation and services of DOLE Assist WELL (Welfare, Employment, Livelihood, Legal) has been intensified to help repatriated OFWs including those who lost their jobs caused by crisis in their host country. Assist WELL is a program of DOLE that gives welfare, employment, legal and livelihood assistance to the OFWs.                 The Assist Well Processing Center is handled by a management committee that ensures proper coordination and systematic way of delivering assistance for the OFWs being repatriated. It will serve them during normal situation or in times of need.        The new changes in the Assist WELL program includes building a database for the returning OFWs from the Middle East region.       The database  holds the records of all returning OFWs for the quick processing of the services and assistance they want to avail.         FREE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CENTER ARE THE FOLLOWING: 1. Stress debriefing oR counselling from OWWA. 2. Local employment referral or job placement from DOLE Bureau of Local Employment.  3. Overseas employment referral or placement from POEA and regional center or their extension offices.  4. Livelihood assistance from OWWA and NRCO. 5. Legal assistance or conciliation service from POEA, DOLE regional offices, and Regional Coordinating Council. 6. Competency assessment and trainings from TESDA.         The Center ensures that the OFW will be given complete services by means of systematic ways by which they determine the needs of the OFWs and to guide them in the particular service appropriate to them.   For more information and queries about the program, you can contact them at the:   Labor Communications Office Department of Labor and Employment Intramuros, Manila.    Telephone Nos.: 5273000 local 621-627  Fax No.: 5273446        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO






FREE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CENTER ARE THE FOLLOWING: 1. Stress debriefing oR counselling from OWWA.
2. Local employment referral or job placement from DOLE Bureau of Local Employment.
3. Overseas employment referral or placement from POEA and regional center or their extension offices.
4. Livelihood assistance from OWWA and NRCO.
5. Legal assistance or conciliation service from POEA, DOLE regional offices, and Regional Coordinating Council.
6. Competency assessment and trainings from TESDA.


Operation and services of DOLE Assist WELL (Welfare, Employment, Livelihood, Legal) has been intensified to help repatriated OFWs including those who lost their jobs caused by crisis in their host country. Assist WELL is a program of DOLE that gives welfare, employment, legal and livelihood assistance to the OFWs.                 The Assist Well Processing Center is handled by a management committee that ensures proper coordination and systematic way of delivering assistance for the OFWs being repatriated. It will serve them during normal situation or in times of need.        The new changes in the Assist WELL program includes building a database for the returning OFWs from the Middle East region.       The database  holds the records of all returning OFWs for the quick processing of the services and assistance they want to avail.         FREE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CENTER ARE THE FOLLOWING: 1. Stress debriefing oR counselling from OWWA. 2. Local employment referral or job placement from DOLE Bureau of Local Employment.  3. Overseas employment referral or placement from POEA and regional center or their extension offices.  4. Livelihood assistance from OWWA and NRCO. 5. Legal assistance or conciliation service from POEA, DOLE regional offices, and Regional Coordinating Council. 6. Competency assessment and trainings from TESDA.         The Center ensures that the OFW will be given complete services by means of systematic ways by which they determine the needs of the OFWs and to guide them in the particular service appropriate to them.   For more information and queries about the program, you can contact them at the:   Labor Communications Office Department of Labor and Employment Intramuros, Manila.    Telephone Nos.: 5273000 local 621-627  Fax No.: 5273446        ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO





The Center ensures that the OFW will be given complete services by means of systematic ways by which they determine the needs of the OFWs and to guide them in the particular service appropriate to them.


For more information and queries about the program, you can contact them at the: 

Labor Communications Office Department of Labor and Employment
Intramuros, Manila.



Telephone Nos.: 5273000 local 621-627

Fax No.: 5273446




©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

OWWA TO OFWS: BE AN ACTIVE MEMBERS TO GET BENEFITS



Overseas Workers, Welfare Administration (OWWA) is urging every Overseas Filipino Workers to register and become active members of the agency to get benefits, not only for themselves but also for their dependents of families.
Overseas Workers, Welfare Administration (OWWA) is urging every Overseas Filipino Workers to register and become active members of the agency to get benefits, not only for themselves but also for their dependents or families.





According to OWWA Region-10 Director Roselle Bartolome, an active member of OWWA can enjoy benefits such as livelihood projects, scholarship for their children and many others.

Registered and an active member also becomes the priority of the government.

While those who are inactive, they do not get anything from the government.


(WATCH:OWWA Member Ka na ba?)



OWWA PROGRAM AND SERVICES

With a membership fee of US$25.00, an OFW is entitled to the following benefits and services:

1. Social Benefits

An OWWA member is provided with the following benefits within the duration of their contract (per contract basis, with maximum of 2 years contract)

A. Disability and Dismemberment Benefits - A member is entitled to disability/dismemberment benefit of up to P100, 000.00 for injuries sustained due to an accident while working abroad. Qualified are active OWWA members


Requirements:

  • Foreign medical certificate
  • Medical certificate issued by the local attending physician with medical examination procedure. (e.g X-ray, MRI, CT Scan)
  • Accident Report/Master’s Report for sea-based OFW

B. Death Benefit. The family of an active OFW at the time of his death is entitled to receive P100, 000.00 if the cause of death is natural, and P200, 000.00 if the cause of death is an accident. On top of the death benefit, a rider of P20, 000.00 will be received by the beneficiaries for the funeral expenses. Qualified are beneficiaries of active OWWA member.
Requirements:

  • Original Death Certificate issued by the local civil registrar or authenticated by National Census and Statistics Office (NCSO)
  • Foreign Death Certificate for OFWs who died abroad including Airway Bill and Consular Mortuary Certificate or No Objection Certificate
  • Accident Report for death due to accident
  • Burial permit
  • Official receipt of funeral expenses
  • 2 valid IDs and 1 pc. ID picture of claimant
  • Certificate of no marriage (CENOMAR) of OFW from NCSO (if OFW is single)
  • Any of the applicable documents certified by local civil registrar (LCR) or NCSO
  • Marriage certificate- if claimant is the spouse
  • Birth certificate of OFW- if claimant is father or mother
  • Birth certificate of child and death certificate of deceased spouse – if claimant is the child
  • Affidavit of undertaking executed by claimant (Police report if death is due to accident)
In the absence of Birth/Marriage Certificate, the following must be submitted:

  • Certificate from Local Civil Registrar that fact of birth/marriage is not recorded in the civil registry
  • Baptismal/marriage certificate certified by the Parish Priest/Office
  • Affidavit of 2 disinterested persons regarding fact of birth/marriage and claimant’s relationship to the deceased, with photocopy of their 2 valid IDs
(WATCH:Mga serbisyo ng OWWA para sa OFWs)



2. Education and Training Assistance

A. PRE-DEPARTURE EDUCATION PROGRAM

a. Country Specific Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) – The one-day PDOS is a compulsory orientation to OFWs in adapting or adjusting to the work environment as well as to the culture of their country of destinations. Its primary objective is to provide OFWs with the means to cope with their new work environment especially during their first few months of working abroad. The 1-day PDOS is attended by all workers (all skills) prior to their deployment abroad.



b. Comprehensive Pre-Departure Education Program (CPDEP) - The CPDED is either a four or six-day orientation seminar attended by Household Service Workers (HSWs). The CPDEP is jointly conducted by accredited NGO PDOS providers and OWWA. The NGO-accredited PDOS providers administer the PDOS on the first day, while OWWA handles the language, culture and stress management sessions on the succeeding days.

(WATCH:OWWA Programs & Services)




B. TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR FILIPINO SEAFARERS
1. Seafarer’s Upgrading Program (SUP)

The program intends to provide job-related training in upgrading the knowledge, skills and develop expertise among Filipino seafarers in accordance with technological advancements and global maritime standards. It is in the form of financial assistance with OWWA assuming the training cost as prescribed in the existing implementing guidelines. The applicant may choose his/her preferred training course accredited by Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) or Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) from the list of OWWA recognized Training Providers where he/she intends to enroll. Training assistance is P7,500.00.
Requirements:

Seafarers with valid OWWA membership contribution at the time of application shall be entitled to avail of SUP under any of the following condition:

  • Subsequent entitlements every three (3) recorded payments of OWWA membership contribution
  • Single contribution for first time availment
For subsequent availments, applications may be filed within 90 days from the date of the last arrival to the Philippines/on vacation or following the expiration of his employment contract.

Documentary Requirements:

  • Proof of OWWA membership
  • Accomplished Application Form
  • Seafarer’s Identification & Record Book and/or Passport (valid original copy)
  • 2”x2” Photo (2 copies)

C. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DEPENDENTS

a. Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP)*

The EDSP is a scholarship grant offered to qualified beneficiaries/dependents of active OWWA members who intend to enroll a 4-5 year baccalaureate course in any preferred colleges/universities. It shall be in the form of financial assistance amounting to a maximum of P60,000.00 per school year.

Eligibility

  • The scholarship grant is only provided once per family of an active OWWA member –OFW
  • The dependent applicant must not be a recipient of any other scholarship grants
  • The dependent-applicant has not previously taken the EDSP qualifying examination and any post-secondary/vocational or undergraduate/college units
Requirements
  • The member-OFW must have an active membership with OWWA at the time of the application.
  • The dependent-applicant must not be more than 21 years of age
  • The dependent-applicant must have an average grade of at least 80% and belongs to the upper 20% of the 3rd year/high school graduating class
  • The dependent-applicant must pass the qualifying examination conducted by DOST and belongs to the top 200 examination passer
  • The dependent-applicant must pass the College Admission Test of the university he/she intends to enroll
Filing of EDSP Application

1. Filing of application starts every June of each school year. Deadline for submission of application is every first week of August of each year or as prescribed by ROCS based on the scheduled qualifying exam conducted by DOST

2. An applicant must be 4th-year high school student and belongs to the graduating class at the time of the application

3. Application with incomplete documentary requirements will not be accepted

4. Applications are subject to review and further verification as to the documentary requirements submitted

5. Application approval only identifies applicants who are qualified to take the national competitive exam conducted by DOST. Examinees who belong to the top 200 passers will qualify for the scholarship

*Suspended due to the K To 12 Program. Will resume in School Year 2018-2019

(WATCH:How to avail the OWWA Scholarship)





b. OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (OFWDSP)*


The OFWDSP is an educational assistance to qualified dependents of active OWWA-member-OFWs who intend to pursue any 4 or 5-year baccalaureate degree or associate degree in-state college or university. The scholarship shall be in the form of financial assistance of P20,000.00 per year. Scholarship program to a dependent of OFW whose income is not more than US$400.00.

Every year, a total of 1,250 scholarship slots are allocated.

Qualified Beneficiaries:
  • Legal dependents of an active OWWA member-OFW whose monthly salary is US$400 or below
  • Legal dependent refers to only 1 child of married or single or only 1 sibling of member-OFW
  • Qualified legal dependent must be single and not more than 21 years old
  • He/she must be a high school graduate, physically, mentally and morally fit
  • He/she must pass the entrance examination conducted by state college/university in OWWA Regional Offices where she intends to enroll
  • The dependent-applicant must not be a recipient of any other scholarship grants
Each OWWA active member is entitled to only 1 scholarship beneficiary



OFW couples who are both eligible for the program shall be entitled to only 1 scholarship slot


Eligible OFW dependent who are previous availees of the EDSP and CMWSP are no longer qualified under the ODSP

*Suspended due to the K To 12 Program. Will resume in School Year 2018-2019

c. Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP)*

The CMWSP is a scholarship program extended to deserving migrant workers and/or their immediate descendants who intend to pursue 4 or 5-year courses in the priority fields of Science and Technology. It was created by virtue of Republic Act 8042, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995. under section 37, Article lX. Educational assistance is P60,000.00/year funds from the PCSO. The examination is administered by DOST. 100 passers qualify to the program. EDSP and CMWSP have the same date of examinations.



Documentary Requirements for both EDSP and CMWSP are the same


*Suspended due to the K To 12 Program. Will resume in School Year 2018-2019

d. Educational Livelihood Assistance Program (ELAP) - Scholarship for the dependents of OFWs who were active OWWA members at the time of death. Only one child, usually the eldest child of member-OFW is given scholarship grant.
  • P5,000- allowance for elementary
  • P8,000.00- allowance for high school
  • 10,000.00- allowance for college
The surviving spouse, if the OFW member was married or the mother/father if the OFW was single, will also receive a livelihood assistance of P15,000.00

Important educational requirements are proof of OWWA membership by the OFW; proof of relationship to OWWA member by the beneficiary




TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR OFWs AND DEPENDENTS


a. Skills-for-Employment –Scholarship Program (SESP)


It is in the form of training assistance with OWWA assuming the training cost in vocational/technical courses accredited by TESDA and other government institutions as prescribed in the existing implementing guidelines. Financial assistance is P14,500.00. The applicant may choose his/her preferred training course from the list of OWWA recognized Training Providers where he/she intends to enroll. Eligible to avail are member-OFWs and beneficiaries. 

The applicant must be:



An active OWWA member or a dependent/beneficiary of an active OWWA member. Member-OFW dependent/beneficiary shall be limited to :

  • Spouse
  • Child 20 years old and below (not currently enrolled)
  • Sister or brother of single OFW 20 years old and below (not currently enrolled)
  • A Filipino citizen
  • At least elementary graduate
Requirements:

  • Important documentary requirements include proof of OWWA membership for member and proof of relationship to OFW-member, if dependent/beneficiary
  • One (1) OWWA Membership contribution is applicable to one (1) SESP benefit; succeeding availment needs three (3) additional membership contributions
b. Information Technology (IT) Training Program



This computer literacy program provides OFWs and their families training and access to technology intended to bridge the communication gap between the OFW and his/her family and allow them to communicate with each other through the internet. The program also aims to upgrade their IT skills


(WATCH:OWWA offers livelihood programs to repatriated Filipinos)


Workers Welfare Assistance Program 

On-site Assistance and services - Assistance extended to OFWs at the job sites by the Philippine Overseas Labor Officials:
  • Assistance on OFW’s whereabouts
  • Psycho-social counseling
  • Mediation/conciliation with employer
  • Airport assistance
  • Hospital/prison/work camp visitations
  • Legal assistance to OFWs who wish to pursue labor/welfare case against their employer in the host country
In –Country

Assistance extended to OFWs/families here at the homefront

Requests from families and next-of-kins (NOKs) for assistance from OWWA overseas posts

Post-repatriation assistance
  • Temporary shelter at OWWA Halfway House
  • Transportation allowance to their provinces
  • Stress Debriefing/ Counseling
  • Referral
Social Services and Family Welfare Services

a. Repatriation Assistance Program

The program provides services including negotiations with employers, agents, and host country authorities to facilitate the immediate repatriation of OFWs who are distressed or physically/mentally ill, and of human remains. They are accorded airport assistance, temporary shelter at the OWWA Halfway Home, psycho-social counseling, stress debriefing, and provision of transport services or fares for their onward travel to their respective provinces. Emergency repatriation is carried out in the event of political unrest or natural calamities.


OFWs, regardless of their OWWA membership can avail of the Repatriation Program



b. Reintegration Program.

Reintegration is a way of mainstreaming returning OFWs into Philippine society.

Reintegration (in-country). Offers livelihood opportunities to OFWs who have finished contracts and have no wish to go back to work abroad. On the other hand, reintegration program is also offered to distressed OFWs by way of self-employment or livelihood project as a means of income-generation for the family even after their overseas employment. 

Balik-Pinas! Balik-Hanapbuhay! Program

This is a non-cash livelihood support/assistance intended to provide immediate relief to returning member-OFWs, active or non-active who are displaced from their jobs due to war/political conflicts in host countries or policy reforms controls and changes by the host government or are victims of illegal recruitment and/or human trafficking or other distressful situations. The program is a package of livelihood assistance amounting to TEN THOUSAND PESOS (P10,000.00) maximum consisting of a. techno-skills and/or entrepreneurial training and b) starter kits/goods and/or c) such other services that will enable the target beneficiaries to quick start a livelihood undertaking through self/wage employment.

Eligible beneficiaries- OWWA members, active or non-active. OWWA members with finished employment contracts are not entitled to this Program. The program can be availed only once by eligible beneficiaries and within one year after return to the country.

(WATCH:Bandila: Hanggang P2-M na pautang, naghihintay sa mga umuwing OFW)





Overseas Filipino Workers – Enterprise Development and Loan Program (OFW-EDLP)

OFW-EDLP, formerly known as OFW-Reintegration Program (ORP), is an enterprise development intervention and a loan facility of OWWA, in partnership with Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) intended to support enterprise development among OFWs and their families.

Eligible borrowers:
  • OFW who is a certified OWWA member, active or non-active
  • Has completed Enhanced Entrepreneurial Development Training (EEDT)
  • OFWs working abroad, or about to leave may be presented by the following:
  • If OFW is married, by the legal spouse
  • If OFW is single, widow, widower, or separated-in-fact:
  • Parents not more than sixty (60) years old
  • Children who are at least eighteen (18) years old
Eligible Projects:

  • Franchising business
  • Contract tie-up with top 1000 corporations;

Agri and non-agri production/manufacturing
  • Construction/rental business
  • Service/trading business
  • Transport service
  • Any viable project whether existing or new

The enterprise should generate a cash flow sufficient to pay the projected amortization of the loan



Interest Rate: 7.5% per annum for the entire duration of the loan

Loan Purpose: Working Capital and Fixed Asset Acquisition

Loan Repayment:

Short-Term- max of one (1) year;

Term Loan: based on cash flow but not to exceed 7 years, inclusive of maximum of 2 years grace period.


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Friday, November 25, 2016

OWWA-DAVAO WANTS TO BAN PARENTS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN FROM WORKING ABROAD






Due to poverty and many other reasons, some mothers choose to work abroad, leaving their children home even if they are too young and vulnerable to neglect and abuse of other people.

In relation with this Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) - Davao is proposing a policy that will prohibit parents from working abroad if their children are too young.

This proposal came after the death of a two-year-old child, Earl John Cagalitan, after suffering from battering and abuse by his own relatives.

Earl John is the youngest son of Erlinda Cagalitan, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Bahrain for 10 years and a single mother.

His son was left in the care of her nephew and his wife while she worked abroad.

(WATCH:BP: 2-anyos na bata, patay dahil daw sa labis na pamamalo)



OWWA-Davao Regional Director Eduardo Bellido said, that there's a lot of cases reported in their agency wherein OFWs, especially mothers are living their children as young as one month old to work abroad.

Because of this emotional upbringing and care for the children are being sacrificed.



Bellido is urging the Local Government Unit in the Region to look for the possibility of passing and ordinance regarding this matter.

He cited an example in Compostela Valley Province where there is a local ordinance prohibiting parents from leaving their children for work abroad if they are too young to be left behind.

Bellido said in Compostela Valley (Comval), there is an existing local ordinance prohibiting parents from leaving their children for abroad if their son or daughter is still too young to be left behind.



The OWWA has already provided P50,000 as financial assistance to the family of the victim that came from Calinan, Davao City.

According to report the boy was beaten to death after he urinated in his pants. The boy was immediately rushed to the hospital on November 13, 2016 but was declared dead on arrival. The child sustained injuries in different parts of his body.

 Erlinda Cagalitan, OFW mother of the 2-year old victim



OWWA also provide livelihood and training assistance to the mother of the victim Erlina and psycho-social counseling to the family. The assistance is in line with the directives of DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III to provide necessary protection to the OFWs and their families.



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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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Thursday, November 17, 2016

FOR OFWS TO STAY IN THE COUNTRY FOR GOOD: "PUT UP A BUSINESS HERE"---DTI






According to the Department of Trade and Industry, putting up a business here is the answer for the OFWs to stay here for good without the need of working abroad  and leaving the family for bigger income.
President Duterte in a speech with the Filipino community in Japan, stressed that this generation of  OFWs should be the last, and if they have to go outside the country will be just for travel and vacation.



OFWs seek jobs abroad  because of growing unemployment in the country . Lack of  opportunities due to age limit, and even if you found a job, it will be short lived because of contractualization. Investors that could have been job generators for the Filipinos do not want to invest due to rising criminality; fearing for their security.
The Duterte administration on its first 100 days addressed these issues accordingly, with war on criminality and drugs first on their list, security concerns for the Filipinos and foreigners alike are now handled accordingly, with thousands of drug addicts surrendered and caught, drug related crimes like rape, robbery, and burglary are minimal compared to the previous leadership.
Contractualization and age discrimination has been addressed as well.A new law that prohibits age discrimination in  hiring new workers has been passed.
The OWWA and the DTI  is also doing their part to strengthen the reintegration programs for the OFWs who wish to stay in the country for god. Livelihood programs and financial literacy programs is being conducted in different areas.
 DTI has put up a total of 300 Negosyo Centers to assist the OFWs who wants to start  a business in the country.
Putting up a business with regards to  Agripreneurship like livestock raising, convenience concept services like online selling, and services that  can bring the business direct to home.
 
According to Senator Cynthia Villar, it is important that the OFWs put extra attention in saving. She encourages OFWs to save and invest their money right .

DTI Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that they  already established  a mechanism for business and employment opportunities for returning OFWs.





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