News 4,000 jobless OFWs in Eastern Visayas to receive P10,000...

4,000 jobless OFWs in Eastern Visayas to receive P10,000 cash aid


- Advertisment -

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is including some 4,000 displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Eastern Visayas under the Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong (AKAP) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). 

According to OWWA Eastern Visayas Head Sergio Borguetta, the new batch of beneficiaries are part of the 6,153 applicants under the program. “These are initially approved applications and the rest are sill under assessment and evaluation of the agency,” he said in a statement.

A total of 1,874 qualified OFWs in the region have already received the cash aid as of September 7. Some 1,200 applications are approved for release this week, and the rest are expected to be released by October or November. 

“Recipients will be notified via text message once the money is ready for release in a designated remittance centre,” he further added. 

The cash assistance program is being given to OFWs who work has been affected by the pandemic. 

Applicants may log in at for the online submission. 

Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got story to tell? Email him at

Latest news

List of programs, courses Filipino Institute allowed by KHDA to offer

As Filipino Institute turns six this year, its programs and workforce continue to expand. With campuses in...

Free seminars helping OFWs level up slated

A series of free online seminars for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) wanting to level up and gain...

These giant Egyptian siblings claim five Guinness titles

Together, Huda and Mohamed have a combined height of 414.4 cm (13 ft 7 in), that is...

Filipinos in UAE pen farewell note to Dubai’s outgoing Consul General

As Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes prepares to leave his post at the Philippine Consulate General...
- Advertisement -

‘Huwag ikahiya ang online selling’: Filipina builds dream home from online selling

A resident from the Philippines proved that online selling is not something to be ashamed of after...

UAE: Unvaccinated residents ‘at high risk’ to new Covid-19 strains

Medical experts in the UAE highlighted that unvaccinated residents against Covid-19 are ‘at high risk’ to new...

Must read

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you