Posts Tagged OWWA

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...

POEA, OWWA to be placed as part of Department of OFW

Maris Federez   •   September 18, 2019

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is pushing for the inclusion of several of its attached agencies in the creation of the Department of OFW. Based on the proposal...

Arnell Ignacio steps down from post as OWWA Deputy Executive Director

UNTV News   •   February 27, 2019

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Comedian and television host, Arnell Ignacio has resigned from his position as the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration or OWWA Deputy Executive Director 5. Labor Secretary Silvestre...

Over 90 OFWs from Kuwait arrive home

admin   •   April 5, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) welcomed another batch of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that arrived from Kuwait. Via Philippine Airlines, the 99 Filipino workers touched down the...

OWWA needs 500 additional personnel for overseas offices 

admin   •   March 23, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Arnell Ignacio admitted on the talk show Get It Straight with Daniel Razon, that the agency is undermanned. He said currently,...

More OFWs seek help despite progress in Kuwait-PHL talks

admin   •   March 14, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has reported a good progress in the discussion of bilateral agreement between the Kuwaiti and Philippine governments regarding overseas Filipino workers’ (OFW)...

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