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What are OWWA’s Mandates and Objectives?

The agency has a two-fold mandate:
a. Delivery of welfare services and benefits; and
b. Ensuring capital build-up and fund viability

a. Protect the interest and promote the welfare of OFWs in recognition of their valuable contribution to the overall development effort;

b. Facilitate the implementation of the provisions of the Labor Code concerning the responsibility of the government to promote the well-being of OFWs;

c. Provide social and welfare services to OFWs, including insurance, social work assistance, legal assistance, cultural services, and remittance services;

d. Ensure the efficiency of collection and the viability and sustainability of the fund through sound and judicious investment and fund management policies;

e. Undertake studies and researches for the enhancement of their social, economic and cultural well-being; and

f. Develop, support and finance specific projects for the welfare of OFWs.

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