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OFWs affected by COVID-19 to receive 10,000 PHP from government

Workers across the local and overseas employment sectors who have been affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic are assured of government financial assistance through the Department of Labor and Employment, said Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on its official Facebook page.

For the overseas Filipino workers whose employment was affected by the pandemic, DOLE will be also providing a one-time 10 thousand pesos assistance.

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

OFWs are advised to 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. 

Read the complete news release on DOLE website.

Photo: CNN Philippines