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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Neglected and Abused OFW Children? You can now report it to DOLE Hotline

Due to poverty and some other reasons many parents left behind their children to work abroad. Hence these OFWs children are the one who is very prone to neglect and abuse.  With this, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has appealed to the public to report abuses of children of OFWs through its Hotline 1349.




Due to poverty and some other reasons many parents left behind their children to work abroad. Hence these OFWs children are the one who is very prone to neglect and abuse.

With this, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has appealed to the public to report abuses of children of OFWs through its Hotline 1349.



DOLE will investigate and validates the reports received by Hotline 1349 in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and the Department of Justice (DOJ).



Last year, an OFW working in Bahrain came home to bury her 2-year- old son who was mauled to death by his guardians in Davao City.

“We have to protect these children. One way of protecting them is to report this to our Hotline 1349. We will investigate, and if necessary, rescue the child. Mahirap kasi na ang pinagtitiwalaan mo na mag-aalaga sa anak mo ay iyon pa ang mag-aabuso sa mga bata,” said Bello. 




Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the hotline is open 24/7.

DOLE assures the OFWs to give assistance, shelter, and protection to their children who suffer abuses.



Last week, DOLE, together with the Overseas Welfare Workers Administration (OWWA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that aims to provide full protection for children of OFWs who are in the care of guardians while their parents are overseas.

(MOU signing between DOLE, OWWA, DSWD and DOJ on protection of OFW Children)

OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said the MOU will ensure that OFWs can provide the needs of their children without worrying about their safety in the hands of people they entrusted them to.

"Hopefully, thru this MOU among our partners, we will be able to realize a zero-victim/casualty of any form of abuse to children of OFWs," Cacdac said. "After all, we do not wish to see a double-whammy situation; an absent parent and an abused child."

What's inside the MOU?

1. OWWA will intensify child protection campaigns on violence against children especially children of OFW 



2. Conduct regular consultations through family welfare officers 


3. Disseminate information on child abuse through OFW Family Circles (OFCs) and OFW Help Desks. 

4. The DOJ will provide legal aid if needed

 

OWWA added that Child Abuse and Exploitation module of DSWD will be integrate into training and orientation of OFWs.


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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

MALLS WITH OFW ONE STOP SHOP, OWWA, POEA, DFA AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICES


Doing transactions in government offices such as Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and other offices have never been comfortable like these days. Now you can do transactions with these government offices inside the malls. Free from scorching heat of the sun or getting wet while waiting for your turn, you may also avail of their services in a mall near your area. The OFWS can also do one stop transaction in some selected malls across the country. Some of the One Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) are situated inside the convenience of malls.    Here are the list of Malls where you can avail of the government services through their satellite offices:       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



Doing transactions in government offices such as Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and other offices have never been comfortable like these days. Now you can do transactions with these government offices inside the malls.
Free from scorching heat of the sun or getting wet while waiting for your turn, you may also avail of their services in a mall near your area.

Doing transactions in government offices such as Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and other offices have never been comfortable like these days. Now you can do transactions with these government offices inside the malls. Free from scorching heat of the sun or getting wet while waiting for your turn, you may also avail of their services in a mall near your area. The OFWS can also do one stop transaction in some selected malls across the country. Some of the One Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) are situated inside the convenience of malls.    Here are the list of Malls where you can avail of the government services through their satellite offices:       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

The OFWS can also do one stop transaction in some selected malls across the country. Some of the One Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) are situated inside the convenience of malls. 
Doing transactions in government offices such as Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and other offices have never been comfortable like these days. Now you can do transactions with these government offices inside the malls. Free from scorching heat of the sun or getting wet while waiting for your turn, you may also avail of their services in a mall near your area. The OFWS can also do one stop transaction in some selected malls across the country. Some of the One Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) are situated inside the convenience of malls.    Here are the list of Malls where you can avail of the government services through their satellite offices:       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

Here are the list of Malls where you can avail of the government services through their satellite offices:

Doing transactions in government offices such as Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and other offices have never been comfortable like these days. Now you can do transactions with these government offices inside the malls. Free from scorching heat of the sun or getting wet while waiting for your turn, you may also avail of their services in a mall near your area. The OFWS can also do one stop transaction in some selected malls across the country. Some of the One Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) are situated inside the convenience of malls.    Here are the list of Malls where you can avail of the government services through their satellite offices:       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
Doing transactions in government offices such as Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and other offices have never been comfortable like these days. Now you can do transactions with these government offices inside the malls. Free from scorching heat of the sun or getting wet while waiting for your turn, you may also avail of their services in a mall near your area. The OFWS can also do one stop transaction in some selected malls across the country. Some of the One Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) are situated inside the convenience of malls.    Here are the list of Malls where you can avail of the government services through their satellite offices:       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





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Monday, February 13, 2017

WHAT IS "BALIK PINAS, BALIK HANAP-BUHAY" PROGRAM?

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)  is giving away capital to overseas Filipino domestic workers and “distressed” OFWs who want to do business back home through its "Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!" (BPBH) program, DOLE and its attached agency National Reintegration Center for OFWs  (NRCO) provides livelihood skills training and starter kits to distressed women-OFWs to help them start their own enterprise.According to DOLE 71 OFWs have already benefited from the livelihood program in Region VII.   “We coordinated with Cebu City’s Department of Manpower Placement and Development or DMDP for the conduct of the livelihood skills training on cookery afforded to the OFWs affected, in partnership with the local government unit of Barangay Cogon Central Ramos,”  NRCO 7 Regional Coordinator Dexter F. Paro said.  In Region IX, The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office  (OWWA RWO-IX) recently awarded livelihood kits to twelve (12) distressed OFW through the "Balik-Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay" Program. The program beneficiaries received utensils and equipments for putting up a carinderia, a burger stand, or a bakery, whichever business they want to start for their livelihood.       What is “Balik Pinas, Balik Hanap Buhay”  Program?      “Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!” Program is one-time-availment of non-cash, livelihood assistance intended to provide immediate help to returning OFWs who were displaced from their jobs overseas caused by  political conflicts/wars in their host countries, OFWs who suffered maltreatment, or victimized by human trafficking or similar distressful circumstances.   The livelihood assistance amounting to P10,000 which includes of techno-skills and/or entrepreneurship trainings, starter kits and other services that will enable beneficiaries to quickly start an income generating business. The program aims to enable the beneficiaries to gain and develop skills through access to training services and programs from the agencies like TESDA, DTI, and NGOs.   It also equips the beneficiaries with skills that are highly in demand in the local labor market and enables them to plan, set-up, start and maintain a livelihood by providing them with ready-to-go rollout self-employment package of services, consisting of short courses, start-up kits, business counseling and technical and marketing assistance.     However, OWWA members with finished employment contracts shall not be entitled to this Program. The Program can be availed only once by eligible beneficiaries and within one year after return to the country.       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




The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)  is giving away capital to overseas Filipino domestic workers and “distressed” OFWs who want to do business back home through its "Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!" (BPBH) program, DOLE and its attached agency National Reintegration Center for OFWs  (NRCO) provides livelihood skills training and starter kits to distressed women-OFWs to help them start their own enterprise.According to DOLE 71 OFWs have already benefited from the livelihood program in Region VII. 

“We coordinated with Cebu City’s Department of Manpower Placement and Development or DMDP for the conduct of the livelihood skills training on cookery afforded to the OFWs affected, in partnership with the local government unit of Barangay Cogon Central Ramos,”  NRCO 7 Regional Coordinator Dexter F. Paro said.

In Region IX, The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office  (OWWA RWO-IX) recently awarded livelihood kits to twelve (12) distressed OFW through the "Balik-Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay" Program. The program beneficiaries received utensils and equipments for putting up a carinderia, a burger stand, or a bakery, whichever business they want to start for their livelihood.






What is Balik Pinas, Balik Hanap Buhay  Program?



“Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!” Program is one-time-availment of non-cash, livelihood assistance intended to provide immediate help to returning OFWs who were displaced from their jobs overseas caused by  political conflicts/wars in their host countries, OFWs who suffered maltreatment, or victimized by human trafficking or similar distressful circumstances. 

The livelihood assistance amounting to P10,000 which includes of techno-skills and/or entrepreneurship trainings, starter kits and other services that will enable beneficiaries to quickly start an income generating business.
The program aims to enable the beneficiaries to gain and develop skills through access to training services and programs from the agencies like TESDA, DTI, and NGOs.


It also equipts the beneficiaries with skills that are highly in demand in the local labor market and enables them to plan, set-up, start and maintain a livelihood by providing them with ready-to-go rollout self-employment package of services, consisting of short courses, start-up kits, business counseling and technical and marketing assistance.


The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)  is giving away capital to overseas Filipino domestic workers and “distressed” OFWs who want to do business back home through its "Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!" (BPBH) program, DOLE and its attached agency National Reintegration Center for OFWs  (NRCO) provides livelihood skills training and starter kits to distressed women-OFWs to help them start their own enterprise.According to DOLE 71 OFWs have already benefited from the livelihood program in Region VII.   “We coordinated with Cebu City’s Department of Manpower Placement and Development or DMDP for the conduct of the livelihood skills training on cookery afforded to the OFWs affected, in partnership with the local government unit of Barangay Cogon Central Ramos,”  NRCO 7 Regional Coordinator Dexter F. Paro said.  In Region IX, The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office  (OWWA RWO-IX) recently awarded livelihood kits to twelve (12) distressed OFW through the "Balik-Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay" Program. The program beneficiaries received utensils and equipments for putting up a carinderia, a burger stand, or a bakery, whichever business they want to start for their livelihood.       What is “Balik Pinas, Balik Hanap Buhay”  Program?      “Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!” Program is one-time-availment of non-cash, livelihood assistance intended to provide immediate help to returning OFWs who were displaced from their jobs overseas caused by  political conflicts/wars in their host countries, OFWs who suffered maltreatment, or victimized by human trafficking or similar distressful circumstances.   The livelihood assistance amounting to P10,000 which includes of techno-skills and/or entrepreneurship trainings, starter kits and other services that will enable beneficiaries to quickly start an income generating business. The program aims to enable the beneficiaries to gain and develop skills through access to training services and programs from the agencies like TESDA, DTI, and NGOs.   It also equips the beneficiaries with skills that are highly in demand in the local labor market and enables them to plan, set-up, start and maintain a livelihood by providing them with ready-to-go rollout self-employment package of services, consisting of short courses, start-up kits, business counseling and technical and marketing assistance.     However, OWWA members with finished employment contracts shall not be entitled to this Program. The Program can be availed only once by eligible beneficiaries and within one year after return to the country.       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

However, OWWA members with finished employment contracts shall not be entitled to this Program. The Program can be availed only once by eligible beneficiaries and within one year after return to the country. 






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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.


Watch the video for more.



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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

OWWA, DFA URGED TO PROVIDE THE LIST OF CRIMES COMMITTED BY OFWS IN JAILS ABROAD

"We would like to find out exactly how many OFWs have been convicted or undergoing trial, the nature of their cases, the penalty they are facing, what can be done to help them," Quezon City Representative Winnie Castelo  said. Castelo called for complete inventory of the OFWs facing jail term and their corresponding court cases in their host country from OWWA and DFA so that the House of Representatives can draft a comprehensive legal assistance program to prevent future executions.         On the case of Jakatia Pawa, Castelo claimed the DFA was informed of Pawa's fate only on January 24, a day before her execution, saying the DFA and OWWA would have saved the life of Pawa if they were informed earlier.   "If the DFA and OWWA had been on their toes, the notice would not have come too late," he said.  Castelo said that these two agencies should have a different plan and approach to address various cases OFWs are facing. He also asked OWWA and the DFA to present their ongoing program, if any, that aims to prevent OFWs from being involved on criminal acts or being victimized  by abuse of their employer that may have pushed them to  commit crimes.      The Congressman even said that The two agencies may tell the Congress if they lack or short of funds so that the House can make the appropriation for a legal defense fund for OFWs.




"We would like to find out exactly how many OFWs have been convicted or undergoing trial, the nature of their cases, the penalty they are facing, what can be done to help them," Quezon City Representative Winnie Castelo  said.
Castelo called for complete inventory of the OFWs facing jail term and their corresponding court cases in their host country from OWWA and DFA so that the House of Representatives can draft a comprehensive legal assistance program to prevent future executions.


"We would like to find out exactly how many OFWs have been convicted or undergoing trial, the nature of their cases, the penalty they are facing, what can be done to help them," Quezon City Representative Winnie Castelo  said. Castelo called for complete inventory of the OFWs facing jail term and their corresponding court cases in their host country from OWWA and DFA so that the House of Representatives can draft a comprehensive legal assistance program to prevent future executions.         On the case of Jakatia Pawa, Castelo claimed the DFA was informed of Pawa's fate only on January 24, a day before her execution, saying the DFA and OWWA would have saved the life of Pawa if they were informed earlier.   "If the DFA and OWWA had been on their toes, the notice would not have come too late," he said.  Castelo said that these two agencies should have a different plan and approach to address various cases OFWs are facing. He also asked OWWA and the DFA to present their ongoing program, if any, that aims to prevent OFWs from being involved on criminal acts or being victimized  by abuse of their employer that may have pushed them to  commit crimes.      The Congressman even said that The two agencies may tell the Congress if they lack or short of funds so that the House can make the appropriation for a legal defense fund for OFWs.





On the case of Jakatia Pawa, an OFW who has been executed recently in Kuwait, Castelo claimed the DFA was informed of Pawa's fate only on January 24, a day before her execution, saying the DFA and OWWA would have saved the life of Pawa if they were informed earlier. 

"If the DFA and OWWA had been on their toes, the notice would not have come too late," he said. 
Castelo said that these two agencies should have a different plan and approach to address various cases OFWs are facing. He also asked OWWA and the DFA to present their ongoing program, if any, that aims to prevent OFWs from being involved on criminal acts or being victimized  by abuse of their employer that may have pushed them to  commit crimes.





The Congressman even said that The two agencies may tell the Congress if they lack or short of funds so that the House can make the appropriation for a legal defense fund for OFWs.


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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

Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news

©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

Friday, January 20, 2017

OWWA's SEnA Program vows to give fast and efficient service to OFWs


The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is happy to announce that more than P135 million worth of monetary benefits was given to its member last year.  The amount was paid to 5,671 overseas Filipino workers members from January to November 2016 through single-entry approach (SEnA)Program according to OWWA administrator Hans Cacdac.




The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is happy to announce that more than P135 million worth of monetary benefits was given to its member last year.

The amount was paid to 5,671 overseas Filipino workers members from January to November 2016 through single-entry approach (SEnA)Program according to OWWA administrator Hans Cacdac.



During the period Cacdac said that the OWWA managed to settle 5,067 cases from the total 5, 382 cases they received.


They also dispose of its 5,723 requests for assistance.

Among the cases that were resolved were;

  • Contract violation/substitution
  • Non-payment of wages and overtime pay
  • Payment of end-of-service benefits
  • Mistreatment, maltreatment, poor living condition
  • Retrieval of passport and/or travel documents.










On the other hand, Cacdac said he is pleased with the outcome report by National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) on the implementation of (SEnA) Program.

The report stated that the OWWA disposed and settled OFW cases within six days from filing.

Cacdac said, SEnA lessen and/or eradicate the “turu- turuan” system in filing cases where complaining OFWs are being referred from one office to another which in effect is detrimental to the interest of the public.

He added the agency aims to further improve OWWA’s disposition rate this year under his administration.

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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

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