PH gov’t assures returning OFWs that it has money to pay for quarantine hotels


Returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have been assured by the Philippine government that it has enough funds to pay for their debt in the quarantine hotels for them. 

“Huwag po kayong mag-alala may pera po tayo diyan. Mayron lang mga paperwork at validation na kinakailangan gawin bago mabayaran,” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a media briefing. 

He added that the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is just verifying the billing sent by hotels before paying them. 

“Iyang billings ng hotel ay binubusisi, nagre-reconcile, vine-verify sang ayon po sa standard ng COA [Commission on Audit] procedure,” he added. 


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