Thursday, November 24, 2022

OWWA

New OWWA CMWSP Scholars 2022-2023

List of qualified new scholars under the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program for School Year 2022-2023. Adriatico, Cindy Mae Malazzab Asuero, Jomarie Santos Baddung, Janilyn Varilla Cureg, Brixt Buraga Mateo, John Lloyd Servilla Ordonez, Reynaldo Castillo Taan, Ernestine Jhon...

OFW Insurance: Rehired, Direct Hire OFWs Need Not Pay

Following instructions from Migrant Workers Secretary Susan V. Ople, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the implementation of the Expanded Compulsory Insurance Coverage for land-based “rehires” and “direct hires” mandated in a department order issued in October...

Why Many OFWs Remain Mad Despite OWWA’s Efforts

The Philippines is one of the very few countries, if not the only one, that has government agencies that look after its citizens working beyond its jurisdiction. From their recruitment and deployment (POEA) to their well-being and assistance in case...

OWWA Rebate: 6 Steps on How to Claim Back Your Contribution

The Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) has released funds amounting to a total of P26 million to 10,512 long-time members under the OWWA Rebate Program, according to OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac. What is an OWWA rebate? As a member of...

List of One-Stop Service Centers for OFWs in the Philippines

The regional offices of the Department of Labor and Employment, together Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has established the OFW one-stop centers at the following locations: Manna Mall, San Fernando City, La Union Pagdaraoan Biday Road, San Fernando, La Union Phone: +63...

Ex-OFW Receives Help From OWWA’s ‘Balik-Pinas, Balik-Hanapbuhay Program’

Notwithstanding the distance, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Caraga delivered a livelihood starter kit worth P10,000 to Mr. Florentino Bahan, Jr. of Brgy. Poblacion, Trento, Agusan del Sur. Ms. Ma. Ireen C. Cambaling, OIC-Programs and Services Division and Mr....

How OWWA Reintegration Program Helped Ex-Saudi OFW Launch Water Refilling Business

Shui King. No, it’s not a spin-off for a local fast-food chain but it’s the former name of Mr. Jackaria Omar’s Water Refilling Station in Manila. According to him, “shui” in Chinese means water, therefore, making it a perfect...

Top 5 Reasons It’s Time to Abolish OEC

Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) is a piece of document that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) need to present to the Immigration Department upon leaving the Philippines for work abroad. The main purpose of OEC is to provide proof that as OFWs,...

5 Reasons Why OEC Should Be Abolished

Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) is a piece of document that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) need to present to the Immigration Department upon leaving the Philippines for work abroad. The main purpose of OEC is to provide proof that as OFWs,...

Balik Manggagawa (OEC) Online Questions and Answers

What is a Balik-Manggagawa (BM) Online Processing System? BM Online Processing System is a web-based facility that enables the Balik-Manggagawa (BM) or vacationing OFW to apply online for Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) and have the approved OEC printed by him/her...
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Filipino Nurse in the USA: Joanne Vilchez-Baysa

Hi everyone, my name is Joanne Vilchez Baysa, born in Zamboanga del Norte and working as a staff nurse...
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