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GIVE OFWS FROM AFGHANISTAN OWWA BENEFITS – ANGARA

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) repatriated from Afghanistan are entitled to various benefits and assistance to help them while they are sorting out their lives. As the sponsor and author of Republic Act 10801 or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Act of 2016, Senator Sonny Angara said the repatriated Filipinos from the conflict-ridden Afghanistan will […]

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OWWA HAS MANDATE TO PROVIDE LOANS FOR OFWS – ANGARA

To help the overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who were repatriated after losing their jobs abroad, Senator Sonny Angara reminded the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to fulfill its mandate of providing them with low-interest loans, which they can use to restart their lives again here in the country. As the sponsor of Republic Act 10801 […]

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OWWA SHOULD PROVIDE RETURNING OFWs WITH DECENT QUARANTINE FACILITIES – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to provide returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with decent accommodations to ensure their health and safety as they undergo mandatory quarantine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. Gatchalian said a video of the deplorable conditions of repatriated migrant workers who share a […]

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571 SEAFARERS NOW HOME; TOTAL NUMBER OF REPATRIATED OFWS NOW OVER 16,000 — DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs breached the 16,000 mark of repatriated seafarers on Sunday, April 19, 2020, as two consecutive flights carrying a total of 571 Filipino crew of the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line were brought home from Orlando, Florida to Manila.Implementing the stringent quarantine protocol, the repatriates underwent a health […]

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HELP RETURNING OFWS FROM MIDDLE EAST BECOME ‘ENTREPINOYS’ – GATCHALIAN

Amid tensions in the Middle East, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to help turn displaced and returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) into local “entrepinoys” by extending them entrepreneurial programs. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) show there are around 1.26 million Filipinos who are in the Middle East and may be […]

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TAP P65-M REPATRIATION FUND FOR EVACUATION OF PINOYS IN MIDDLE EAST – VILLANUEVA

The government’s emergency repatriation fund lodged in the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) amounting to P65 million should be tapped to finance the mandatory evacuation of Filipino workers and migrants in the Middle East as tensions heighten between Iran and the United States, Senator Joel Villanueva said. Villanueva, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, […]

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ANGARA TO RELATIVES OF OFWS IN LIBYA: PERSUADE YOUR LOVED ONES TO COME HOME

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara is urging the families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Libya to convince their loved ones to return to the Philippines as soon as possible after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) raised to the highest level the crisis alert in the North African state due to intense fighting around the […]

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ANGARA TO OFWS: AVAIL OF OWWA BENEFITS

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara said overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families should take advantage of the wide range of services and benefits under a law that institutionalized and strengthened the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Angara said that under Republic Act 10801 or the OWWA Act of 2016, the benefits and services, among them […]

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WE NEED A DEPARTMENT FOR OFWs – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III on Sunday repeated his call for the immediate creation of a national level Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (DOFW). Pimentel said government cannot ignore the fact that almost one in every 11 Filipinos, is working overseas, and that their welfare should be fully ensured and protected at all times. “We’re talking […]

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LATE SEN. ANGARA’S NAME FOREVER ETCHED IN THE HEARTS OF OFWs – OWWA

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) paid the late Senate President Edgardo Angara a special tribute in recognition of his contribution to uplift the lives of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families. The OWWA Board, led by its chairman Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and vice chairman OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, recently handed […]