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Quarantine hotels in Manila may stop accepting OFWs due to OWWA’s P241-million debt


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Quarantine hotels in the Philippines may stop accepting returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) due to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration’s (OWWA) P241 million debt. 

Christine Ann Ibarreta, President of the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA), an organization of hotels in the Philippines, confirmed this with the Business Mirror. 

She revealed that some of the members can no longer sustain expenses in housing returning OFWs. 

These quarantine hotels are situated in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Tagaytay. 

“We will try to accommodate their needs, but at some point, we might have to do just that (not to accept OFWs) if OWWA continues to refuse to pay our hotels. Our establishments need the income to pay our employees,” she said in the report. 

The following are the hotels that have yet to receive payment from the government agency: 

-Sofitel Philippine Plaza, P45 million

-Golden Phoenix, P36 million

-Seda Residences Makati, P9.5 million

-Astorias Ortigas and Makati, P11 million Linden Suites, P19.3 million

-Luxent Hotel, P12.9 million

-Ace Hotels, P6 million

-Quest Tagaytay, P3.2 million

-Discovery Suites, P3 million

-Hotel Rembrandt, P7 million

-Microtel/Tryp by Wyndham P26.5 million Midas Hotel, P4.1 million

-Azumi Boutique Hotel, P3.5 million

-One Pacific Place, P11.7 million

-Quest Hotel Cebu, P15.7 million

-Crimson Hotel Filinvest, P5 million

-Marco Polo Cebu, P473,000

-Chateau Royale, P4 million

Photo by The MediTelegraph

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