POLO official cites reasons why your AED730 cash assistance application is rejected


A top official from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) Dubai revealed several reasons why OFW application for the AED730 cash assistance applications are rejected.

Labor Attache Felecitas Bay said in a Facebook interview with Kalayaan 2020 some applications are rejected because their officials found out that they were not terminated due to novel coronavirus.

“Kaya nga ang nakalagay doon is the employment was affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” Bay said, noting that during evaluation, their staff found out that there were applicants who were terminated due to other reasons and not because of Covid-19.

“Kasi if you’re terminated as early as December or January, at mayroong reason yung employer bakit ka na-terminate hindi naman nakalagay doon na pandmic,” she added.

She also reiterated that visit visa holders and OFWs who experienced salary reductions are not included in the program.

“We are not saying na hindi kami naniniwala. Kaya lang may mga bagay tayong dalat klaruhin. Like kagaya nung salary reduction pala, hindi naman sya no work no pay. That’s one thing that we have to explain to the individual na hindi daw nya alam na hindi kasali yung salary reduction. So we consider OFW ineligible or hindi sya qualified. Naiintindihan niya yan kasi ine-explain naman natin. So yung mga naka visit visa, ine-explain natin na hindi pwede kasi naka visit-visa,” Bay said.


  1. Pano po kaya yung naterminate dahil yung company may problema na financially? Wla po kz kme nareceived na reply sa applications nmin kung declined maiintindihan nman po nmin kung d qualified. Saan po kaya pwde verify? Salamat po.

  2. I have lost my job since April 19, 2020 and I send email for financial assistance April 30, 2020 but until now I didn’t received anything or feedback from POLO. Even you can ask to my employer SOFITEL DUBAI THE PALM if I really lost my job or not because I really need this financial assistance. This is a big help for me.

  3. I am working SA Safari tour guide.
    All of the company of doing safari are all closed and a lot of safari tour guides losses job. From the start of March companies giving no work no pay and by April they ended our contract. I submitted my contract and end of contract to apply for cash assistance but no reply and all of us don’t receive at all.

  4. mas nakakuha pa yung mga no work no pay kay sa terminated at cancelled due to pandemic may kasama ako frined nya naka kuha terminated sya pero di sa pandemic na timing lang talaga na pandemic kami hindi naka kuha kahit napasa kona ang hinihingi wala talaga .

  5. Sir pano po ung cancelled visa? Na sana mavivisahan kaso nag ka problema sa passport kilangan e renew pero until now wala p ung passport na bigayan nmn ng extension kaso late na at nag back out na ang employer passport processing was affected by pandemic so naapektohan din po ung pag process sana ng visa ngaun walang work walang salary walang pangbayad ng rent pano po un

  6. Mga sir Ako c Roselle Bacuyag ngwowork ako sa wadi adventure park sarado poh xa kasi park xa dto sa alain start poh nung april 1 2020 gang ngaun.ngaaply poh ako ng cash assistance.ng april 21 gang ngaun wala akong natanggap. No work no pay poh kami. Salamat

  7. Hello po nawalan po aq ng work since March 16 and nag apply po ako for ofw assistance pro wala po man lang feedback sa polo since nag apply ako.We are terminated by the company due to covid crisis and I send all the documents they needed including my termination letter dated April 1,2020.Until now Im still keep waiting for the feedback.


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