Philippine gov’t to give Php10,000 to OFWs whose work has been affected by coronavirus

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Wednesday that cash assistance amounting to USD200 (over PHP10,000) will be provided to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) whose work were affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the government is doing its best to address the immediate needs of displaced workers and those belonging to the most vulnerable sectors during this public health emergency situation.

“Similarly, we have crafted an assistance program for our OFWs whose works were disrupted due to the Covid 19-pandemic. We are looking at about 70,000 OFWs who will be provided with (USD200) in cash assistance each,” he said in a statement.

To avail of the program, OFWs must submit their certificate of employment issued by their agencies. Their application will be evaluated and processed by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) or Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

The Global Filipino Magazine (TGFM) has already reached out to the POLO-OWWA office here in Dubai but they haven’t gotten back to us yet.

Inputs from PNA

11 COMMENTS

  1. need ko po ng tulong na stranded po aq ng pinas kakaanak q lng po hindi ko po akalain na hindi aq kaagad makakabalik dahil sa covid19 hindi q na po alam paano susuportaran and im single mom with two kids i hope matulongan nio po aq especially financial support

  2. Hi what about me im only in vacation but due to covid 19 i still dont have salary until now.. how can i avail this matter???

  3. Thanks for ur help as a domestic helper here in the Philippines..paano po sir @madam bandito ako ngayon sa hongkong paano ko po makuha sir@madam..Godbless po sa,inyong malaking tulong po iyan ko makuna ko po para sa pamilya..

  4. How to avail financial assistance while still here abroad and not allowed to go out ? There is penalty if caught and they are so strict with there rules and policy. Really need financial assistance please

  5. Thank you so much our beloved pres for your assistance for us.our needs.
    We dont hve work wth in 1 month and if it is not so sure if we can start to work after 1 month.

  6. I am now new im my company “uthoba salon”.since oct.08 2019
    Before i was working in w doha hotel wth in 8 yrs and 5 months.since 2011 july 20 until oct 7 2019…
    I am so glad and happy to recieived your help
    Our beloved pres.this is very helpful for us in my family.thank you so much and GOD BLESSED U??

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