All Filipinos abroad who are active members of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and whose work has been affected by the pandemic are entitled to P10,000 education assistance for their children.
The labor department in the Philippines has allocated a total of P400-million for the first year of educational assistance for children of qualified OFWs.
The initiative is under the initiative called Project EASE (Educational Assistance through Scholarship in Emergencies). It aims to provide educational aid to qualified college-level dependents of active OWWA members whose employment has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to DOLE, the project will provide educational assistance of P10,000 every year for a maximum of four years.