OWWA gives cash assistance to 'Ompong' affected OFWs

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Sept. 25 (PIA) – – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Region 2 is now processing applications for the cash calamity assistance for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families who were affected by typhoon “Ompong”.

Pilipina Dino, OIC-regional director, said few days after the typhoon, OFWs and their family members flocked at their regional office to file their applications for the cash calamity assistance.

She said OWWA will give P3, 000 cash assistance for active OFW members while inactive OFWs can receive P1, 500.

“We can determine if an OFW is an active member based from his or her last payment record,” Dino said

If the claimant is the OFW himself, he or she only needs to bring with him or her valid identification cards while if the claimant is the spouse, he or she should bring their marriage contract. If the claimant is the child of the OFW, he or she should bring his or her birth certificate, authorization letter with copy of the passport or ID of the OFW parent.

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If there are other assigned claimants, they should bring with them their birth certificates and the broth certificate of the OFW, authorization with the copy of the passport or valid ID of the OFW.

No need to flock at the Regional Office

To fast track processing of applications and to lessen burden of the applicants from travelling to the regional office, OWWA tapped services of the Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) in the different municipalities to accept applications.

“We advise the applicants to submit their applications to their PESO officers in their municipal halls for them to save time, money and effort,” Dino said.

Dino said all towns in the province of Cagayan are covered while only those from northern Isabela are qualified in the assistance program.

Application for the calamity assistance is until December 15, 2018. (MDCT/OTB/PIA-Cagayan)

 

Source: PIA Feed