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Affected OFWs due to COVID-19 to recieve P10,000 cash aid

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday, March 25, declared that financial assistance amounting to $200 which is equivalent to more than P10k will be given to OFWs whose work has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III the government is exerting optimum effort to address the urgent needs of displaced workers and those who belong in vulnerable sectors during this time of crisis.

“Similarly, we have crafted an assistance program for our OFWs whose works were disrupted due to the Covid 19-pandemic. We are looking at about 70,000 OFWs who will be provided with (USD200) in cash assistance each,” Bello said.

To avail the program, OFWs must submit their certificate of employment issued by their agencies. Their application will then be evaluated and processed by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) or Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

OFWs must get in touch with POLO in their host country if they are based abroad or visit the nearest (OWWA) regional office if they are currently in the Philippines.

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