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Friday, March 02, 2018

Where and How To Pay OWWA Insurance and Verify Membership Validity?



OWWA membership is an accident and health and life insurance for overseas Filipinos and it is valid for two years from the date of payment. So, to determine that your membership is still valid, check your OEC or your OWWA Balik Manggagawa Slip and check the date. If the membership date is less than or not more than two years, your membership is still valid and you can avail the benefits.

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As an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), there are government agencies that are designed to help us  in various ways. To ensure your welfare and protection, there is OWWA, Philhealth assures to help you of your family on health and medical needs, if you plan to buy a house or invest in savings, Pag-IBIG fund is readily available to assist you and for your retirement, the contributions made with the SSS could be a great help for you and your family. To avail of their services, the very first thing to do is to be a verified member. And how would you do it? We provided some tips here on how to easily determine whether your membership with these agencies are valid. "Advertisements" OWWA membership is valid for two years from the date of payment. So, to determine that your membership is still valid, check your OEC or your OWWA Balik Manggagawa Slip ang check the date. If the membership date is less than or not more than two years, your membership is still valid and you can avail the benefits.   Read: OWWA Offers Loan From P200K to P2M  P50K for OFWs who are undergoing treatment for dreaded illness.  What to do if the OFW spouse wants to start a small business with the help of OWWA?    To verify your Philhealth membership, like the OWWA membership, it has an expiration date. So the same step is applied. You can also go online for verification just log on to www.philhealth.gov.ph or you can visit the nearest regional office in your locality.   Read: How To Get a Philhealth ID  Beware of Fake Philhealth Receipts  Philhealth Zero-balance Billing  How to Register for Philhealth membership Online  How much can you save from Philhealth benefit packages?  To verify SSS membership, you can visit the nearest SSS Office in your area and go to the members assistance Center (MAC) or contact the SSS hotline (SSS Call Center) by calling 920-6446 to 55 for any SSS member’s inquiry, support and assistance.   Read: SSS coverage program for OFWs  How Much money Can You Get From SSS Benefits?  Questions and answers regarding SSS programs for OFWs  Applying for SSS Disability Benefit   To verify your pag-ibig membership, you can visit any Pag-IBIG Office near you or go to www.pagibigfundservices.com  Read: How to check your Pag-IBIG contribution online  Member Urged to invest in the Pag-IBIG MP2 Investment Savings Program  Pag-IBIG Housing Loan  Pag-IBIG Balik-savings 65  Or better yet get a Unified Multi-purpose ID to enjoy the convenience of carrying only one ID for various transactions. You can get it for free at any SSS Branches near you.  Read: How to get a UMID card  "Sponsored Links" Read More:  A female Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) working in Saudi Arabia was killed by an unknown gunman in Cabatuan, Isabela on Sunday. The OFW is in the country to enjoy her vacation and to celebrate her bithday with her loved ones. The victim's mother, Betty Ordonez, said that Jenny Constantino, 29, arrived in the country from Saudi Arabia for a vacation.         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. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

How To PAY for OWWA Insurance Membership

(Click the links for your desired method or ways of payment)

1. Go to your nearest EMBASSY, CONSULATE or MISSION and pay for your OWWA amounting to P1300 or $25.

2. In the Philippines, you can go to the nearest OWWA National and Regional offices or One Stop Service Centers at MALLS or at this 15 locations and pay for your OWWA insurance membership.

3. There are also payment centers at the airports, inquire in your nearest area.

4. You can also Pay OWWA Fee Thru Online and Mobile Phone

Overseas  Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is the branch of the government that handle OFW concerns safeguarding the welfare of their members here and abroad. To enjoy the benefits from OWWA, an OFW must be an active member, meaning, you need to renew your membership every two years. Payments are usually done at the POEA while securing an OEC  or can be also done abroad at the embassy offices of their host countries. Every OFW must be an OWWA member because it is impossible for every OFW to leave the country without the approval of the POEA and securing  OWWA membership is one of the pre-requisites in order for an OFW to be able to leave the country. An active member can enjoy OWWA benefits like availing loans, TESDA scholarship, livelihood and entrepreneurship seminars and other reintegration programs for returning OFWs.  See also: OWWA Benefits and How To Avail Them  OWWA membership is valid for two years, so every OFW has to renew their membership to continue enjoying the benefits. OWWA has made their services accessible to every OFW members by launching the new OWWA mobile app which can be readily downloaded at the Google Playstore for android users.  OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac has mentioned the launch of the new OWWA mobile app to be done by DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III in time for the commemoration of OWWA's 35th Anniversary on may 2, 2017. The application simply named OWWA App is a useful tool to reach the OFWs who want to update their membership even in the absence of an OWWA office in their host countries. You just need a smartphone with internet access and you can be in touch with OWWA. RECOMMENDED: 105 OFWs Who Availed The Amnesty Program in Saudi Arabia Arrived Home Safely 105 undocumented OFWs mula sa Saudi Arabia, nakauwi na. One hundred and five undocumented OFWs who availed the amnesty program of the Saudi Crown Prince from Saudi Arabia has arrived home safely on April 13. The 90-day amnesty allows those who has problems with labor or residency to correct their status or go home if they wish to without the risk of  detention or paying fines.  Atty. Cesar Chavez, officer-in-charge Overseas Workers Welfare Administration's Repatriation and Assistance Division, said the government shouldered their airfare from Saudi Arabia and they will also take care of their transportation if they need to travel from Manila to their provinces. The government will also provide reintegration services or livelihood programs for them to start a new life in the country. Because of the amnesty program, they no longer need to pay fines or face any charges regarding their residency or labor violations. Ofws who returned home under the amnesty program can also go back to saudi to work  anytime if they wish to. In the usual practice, any expat who had been deported for violation in the kingdom will be blacklisted and will not be allowed to come back or work in their country. Such punishment has been waived under the existing amnesty program. During President rodrigo Duterte's visit in Saudi Arabia, he said that he will bring 250 undocumented OFWs with him when he return to the Philippines.  DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III also said that since the announcement of the 90-day amnesty, they already sent an augmentation team to assist the undocumented OFWs who want to avail the program by helping them in complying with the documents they need. Secretary Bello also said that unpaid claims of the OFWs are under process and the augmentation team also help in determining the validity of the claims. When the claims are already verified, the Philippine government through OWWA is willing to give the money claims in advance to the claimants. Recent retrenchment in Saudi Arabia due to oil price crisis had affected more than 11,000 OFWs left stranded without getting their salary for months as well as their indemnities, five thousand of them had already gone home without receiving a single halala. Saudi government has acted regarding the issue assuring that the OFWs will receive the money due to them even if they are already been repatriated. President Rodrigo Duterte also promised that his government will continue to repatriate the stranded OFWs and that some 250 OFWs who will be going home with him will only be the first batch. The Filipino community in Saudi Arabia was so grateful of the president. During the question and answer provided after his speech, some OFWs did not even asked questions but only expressed their deep gratitude to President Duterte for the help and compassion he is giving to the OFWs around the world.  Source: CNN Phils, GMA Recommended: The President assures that he will bring 250 stranded OFWs from Saudi Arabia with him when he returned to the Philippines after a series of visit in the Middle East.  During his speech in Davao before his departure, he said that God-willing, he will bring some OFWs in death row with him when he return to the country. During his speech in front of the Filipino Community in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia, President Duterte said that he will be bringing home the first batch of 250 OFWs who had been stranded in Saudi Arabia for a very long time, and they will continue to do it.  "We are arranging for the transportation of 250 OFWs who hopefully be back to the Philippines in time for the return of President Rodrigo Duterte.., " DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.  Secretary Bello also added that since the announcement of the Saudi Crown Prince Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior Prince Mohammed bin Naif Al Saud about the amnesty program for expats, DOLE has already sent an augmentation team to assist the OFWs  to comply with the requirements for the amnesty and a lot of them have already availed it.  According to Secretary Bello, they are also working on the unpaid claims of the OFWs and they are only validating it in order to establish their claims. If they are all been verified, OWWA will be paying their money claims in advance. President Duterte will also be visiting Bahrain and Qatar after his visit to Saudi Arabia and is expected to be back in the Philippines on April 17. Recommended:  "They've been given the clearance. I will fly them home. When I return, I'll be bringing some of them home, " he said during a pre-departure press briefing in Davao City.  Reports saying that the Embassy officials in Saudi Arabia have been acting slow with regards to helping stranded and runaway OFWs are not entirely correct according to Philippine Consul General Iric Arribas. He also said that the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and  the philippine Consulate in Jeddah are both providing the OFWs all the help they need which includes repatriation as well.  700 OFWs have been in jails in Saudi Arabia for various charges because there are no assistance coming from the Embassy officials, according to the reports from various OFW advocates.    The OFWs are the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing through with the campaign on illegal drugs, acknowledging their hardships and sacrifices. He said that as he visit the countries where there are OFWs, he has heard sad stories about them: sexually abused Filipinas,domestic helpers being forced to work on a number of employers. "I have been to many places. I have been to the Middle East. You know, the husband is working in one place, the wife in another country. The so many sad stories I hear about our women being raped, abused sexually," The President said. About Filipino domestic helpers, he said:  "If you are working on a family and the employer's sibling doesn't have a helper, you will also work for them. And if in a compound,the son-in-law of the employer is also living in there, you will also work for him.So, they would finish their work on sunrise." He even refer to the OFWs being similar to the African slaves because of the situation that they have been into for the sake of their families back home. Citing instances that some of them, out of deep despair, resorted to ending their own lives.  The President also said that he finds it heartbreaking to know that after all the sacrifices of the OFWs working abroad for the future of their families they would come home just to learn that their children has been into illegal drugs. "I made no bones about my hatred. I said, 'If you do drugs in my city, if you destroy our daughters and sons, I'll just have to kill you.' I repeated the same warning when i became president," he said.   Critics of the so-called violent war on drugs under President Duterte's administration includes local and international human rights groups, linking the campaign on thousands of drug-related killings.  Police figures show that legitimate police operations have led to over 2,600 deaths of individuals involved in drugs since the war on drugs began. However, the war on drugs has been evident that the extent of drug menace should be taken seriously. The drug personalities includes high ranking officials and they thrive in the expense of our own children,if not being into drugs, being victimized by drug related crimes. The campaign on illegal drugs has somehow made a statement among the drug pushers and addicts. If the common citizen fear walking on the streets at night worrying about the drug addicts lurking in the dark, now they can walk peacefully while the drug addicts hide in fear that the police authorities might get them. Source:GMA {INSERT ALL PARAGRAPHS HERE {EMBED 3 FB PAGES POST FROM JBSOLIS/THOUGHTSKOTO/PEBA HERE OR INSERT 3 LINKS}   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS The OFWs are the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing through with the campaign on illegal drugs, acknowledging their hardships and sacrifices. He said that as he visit the countries where there are OFWs, he has heard sad stories about them: sexually abused Filipinas,domestic helpers being forced to work on a number of employers. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS "They've been given the clearance. I will fly them home. When I return, I'll be bringing some of them home, " he said during a pre-departure press briefing in Davao City. The President assures that he will bring 250 stranded OFWs from Saudi Arabia with him when he returned to the Philippines after a series of visit in the Middle East.  During his speech in Davao before his departure, he said that God-willing, he will bring some OFWs in death row with him when he return to the country. During his speech in front of the Filipino Community in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia, President Duterte said that he will be bringing home the first batch of 250 OFWs who had been stranded in Saudi Arabia for a very long time, and they will continue to do it.  "We are arranging for the transportation of 250 OFWs who hopefully be back to the Philippines in time for the return of President Rodrigo Duterte.., " DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.  Secretary Bello also added that since the announcement of the Saudi Crown Prince Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior Prince Mohammed bin Naif Al Saud about the amnesty program for expats, DOLE has already sent an augmentation team to assist the OFWs  to comply with the requirements for the amnesty and a lot of them have already availed it.  According to Secretary Bello, they are also working on the unpaid claims of the OFWs and they are only validating it in order to establish their claims. If they are all been verified, OWWA will be paying their money claims in advance. President Duterte will also be visiting Bahrain and Qatar after his visit to Saudi Arabia and is expected to be back in the Philippines on April 17. Recommended:  "They've been given the clearance. I will fly them home. When I return, I'll be bringing some of them home, " he said during a pre-departure press briefing in Davao City.  Reports saying that the Embassy officials in Saudi Arabia have been acting slow with regards to helping stranded and runaway OFWs are not entirely correct according to Philippine Consul General Iric Arribas. He also said that the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and  the philippine Consulate in Jeddah are both providing the OFWs all the help they need which includes repatriation as well.  700 OFWs have been in jails in Saudi Arabia for various charges because there are no assistance coming from the Embassy officials, according to the reports from various OFW advocates.    The OFWs are the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing through with the campaign on illegal drugs, acknowledging their hardships and sacrifices. He said that as he visit the countries where there are OFWs, he has heard sad stories about them: sexually abused Filipinas,domestic helpers being forced to work on a number of employers. "I have been to many places. I have been to the Middle East. You know, the husband is working in one place, the wife in another country. The so many sad stories I hear about our women being raped, abused sexually," The President said. About Filipino domestic helpers, he said:  "If you are working on a family and the employer's sibling doesn't have a helper, you will also work for them. And if in a compound,the son-in-law of the employer is also living in there, you will also work for him.So, they would finish their work on sunrise." He even refer to the OFWs being similar to the African slaves because of the situation that they have been into for the sake of their families back home. Citing instances that some of them, out of deep despair, resorted to ending their own lives.  The President also said that he finds it heartbreaking to know that after all the sacrifices of the OFWs working abroad for the future of their families they would come home just to learn that their children has been into illegal drugs. "I made no bones about my hatred. I said, 'If you do drugs in my city, if you destroy our daughters and sons, I'll just have to kill you.' I repeated the same warning when i became president," he said.   Critics of the so-called violent war on drugs under President Duterte's administration includes local and international human rights groups, linking the campaign on thousands of drug-related killings.  Police figures show that legitimate police operations have led to over 2,600 deaths of individuals involved in drugs since the war on drugs began. However, the war on drugs has been evident that the extent of drug menace should be taken seriously. The drug personalities includes high ranking officials and they thrive in the expense of our own children,if not being into drugs, being victimized by drug related crimes. The campaign on illegal drugs has somehow made a statement among the drug pushers and addicts. If the common citizen fear walking on the streets at night worrying about the drug addicts lurking in the dark, now they can walk peacefully while the drug addicts hide in fear that the police authorities might get them. Source:GMA {INSERT ALL PARAGRAPHS HERE {EMBED 3 FB PAGES POST FROM JBSOLIS/THOUGHTSKOTO/PEBA HERE OR INSERT 3 LINKS}   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS The OFWs are the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing through with the campaign on illegal drugs, acknowledging their hardships and sacrifices. He said that as he visit the countries where there are OFWs, he has heard sad stories about them: sexually abused Filipinas,domestic helpers being forced to work on a number of employers. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Reports saying that the Embassy officials in Saudi Arabia have been acting slow with regards to helping stranded and runaway OFWs are not entirely correct according to Philippine Consul General Iric Arribas. He also said that the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and  the philippine Consulate in Jeddah are both providing the OFWs all the help they need which includes repatriation as well.  700 OFWs have been in jails in Saudi Arabia for various charges because there are no assistance coming from the Embassy officials, according to the reports from various OFW advocates.    The OFWs are the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing through with the campaign on illegal drugs, acknowledging their hardships and sacrifices. He said that as he visit the countries where there are OFWs, he has heard sad stories about them: sexually abused Filipinas,domestic helpers being forced to work on a number of employers. "I have been to many places. I have been to the Middle East. You know, the husband is working in one place, the wife in another country. The so many sad stories I hear about our women being raped, abused sexually," The President said. About Filipino domestic helpers, he said:  "If you are working on a family and the employer's sibling doesn't have a helper, you will also work for them. And if in a compound,the son-in-law of the employer is also living in there, you will also work for him.So, they would finish their work on sunrise." He even refer to the OFWs being similar to the African slaves because of the situation that they have been into for the sake of their families back home. Citing instances that some of them, out of deep despair, resorted to ending their own lives.  The President also said that he finds it heartbreaking to know that after all the sacrifices of the OFWs working abroad for the future of their families they would come home just to learn that their children has been into illegal drugs. "I made no bones about my hatred. I said, 'If you do drugs in my city, if you destroy our daughters and sons, I'll just have to kill you.' I repeated the same warning when i became president," he said.   Critics of the so-called violent war on drugs under President Duterte's administration includes local and international human rights groups, linking the campaign on thousands of drug-related killings.  Police figures show that legitimate police operations have led to over 2,600 deaths of individuals involved in drugs since the war on drugs began. However, the war on drugs has been evident that the extent of drug menace should be taken seriously. The drug personalities includes high ranking officials and they thrive in the expense of our own children,if not being into drugs, being victimized by drug related crimes. The campaign on illegal drugs has somehow made a statement among the drug pushers and addicts. If the common citizen fear walking on the streets at night worrying about the drug addicts lurking in the dark, now they can walk peacefully while the drug addicts hide in fear that the police authorities might get them. Source:GMA {INSERT ALL PARAGRAPHS HERE {EMBED 3 FB PAGES POST FROM JBSOLIS/THOUGHTSKOTO/PEBA HERE OR INSERT 3 LINKS}   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS The OFWs are the reason why President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing through with the campaign on illegal drugs, acknowledging their hardships and sacrifices. He said that as he visit the countries where there are OFWs, he has heard sad stories about them: sexually abused Filipinas,domestic helpers being forced to work on a number of employers. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS
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