Posts Tagged OWWA

Quarantine hotels for OFWs now at 85% occupancy rate – OWWA

Marje Pelayo   •   March 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Around 9,500 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) stay in quarantine hotels in Metro Manila at present. According to Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, around...

Budget for OFW repatriation depleting due to extended quarantine period — OWWA

Marje Pelayo   •   March 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Around 10,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) are now under quarantine in around 140 hotels in the country. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said such a volume...

PH quarantine facility enough for returning OFWs – OWWA

Marje Pelayo   •   January 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – An average of 1,500 to 2,500 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) return to the Philippines every single day.  According to Overseas Workers Welfare Administrator (OWWA) Hans Leo Cacdac,...

11 Pinoy seafarers na ilang buwang stranded sa barko sa China, nakabalik na sa bansa

Robie de Guzman   •   September 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Matapos ang halos pitong buwan ay nakauwi na sa bansa ang 11 Pilipinong marinong stranded sa sinasakyang barko sa China dahil sa pagsasara ng mga border sa...

OWWA to roll out group livelihood program for OFWs next month

Marje Pelayo   •   August 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has been affecting millions of Filipinos including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Based on data from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)...

Duterte approves P5-B for OFW aid, repatriation

Maris Federez   •   August 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced Sunday that President Duterte has approved the release of an additional P5 billion for the repatriation and...

Gov’t assures relief assistance to OFWs in countries affected by COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 2, 2020

The Philippine government assures there will be relief assistance for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in countries affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Based on the report of the Overseas Workers’...

OWWA awaits decision on death of Pinay OFW in Kuwait

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 6, 2020

The Overseas Worker Welfare Administration (OWWA) is waiting for the decision of the Kuwaiti government on the investigation of the death of Jeanelyn Villavende. READ: Deployment ban to Kuwait possible...

Two Filipinos confirmed dead in Taiwan bridge collapse

Marje Pelayo   •   October 2, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The remains of two Filipino fishermen were finally recovered on Wednesday (October 2) after they went missing when the 140-meter Nanfang’ao Bridge collapsed over them in Yilan,...

Duterte appoints Mocha Uson to OWWA

Robie de Guzman   •   September 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson as an executive of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Based on the...

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