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DOLE offers P20,000 assistance to returning OFWs for livelihood start up

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has announced that returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) may avail P20,000 cash assistance to help them put up a small business in the country.

According to DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, the agency has put up a livelihood assistance program as part of the government’s recovery plans for OFWs who have been displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our immediate program is livelihood assistance and we will focus on returning and stranded OFWs. We will be giving them livelihood projects… OFWs are our main target,” Bello said.

Bello added, OFWs can present their business proposals to DOLE for funding. Once approved, an OFW will be provided with a maximum of P20,000 as start-up capital for the project. He also clarified that if an OFW needs a higher capital, DOLE can give them a loan.

It was estimated that some 25,000 OFWs have already returned to the Philippines since the start of the pandemic, while 40,000 others are expected to be repatriated until June.


  1. Good day po sir/madam nnwagan po ako sa inyo tulungan niyo po ako dhil isa rin po seafarer na nawalan hndi po din ako nakakuha ng ayuda sa dole akap assistance po since naglockdown po.ako si adjie padua umuwi po ako nung January 16 at babalik po sana ng March 20 po kaya Lang po nagkalockdown po dhil sa pandemic na covid po.ngyon po wla na po budget para sa familya ko tumawag po Ako sa hotline ng OWWA bise po ang hotline po ngemail po ako OWWA wla respond po hangang ngyon.please po huminhingi po ako ng tulong sa inyo hahensya godbless po

  2. pra poh b yn s ofw n for good n?


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