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OWWA to give 3,000 pesos for OFW families affected by earthquake

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said it is ready to provide cash assistance to families of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the three earthquakes that hit Mindanao, reported Philippine News Agency.

“Yes, we will help OFW families gravely affected by the earthquakes. We are just determining the number of OFW families affected,” OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said in an interview.

“PHP3,000 for active members’ families in worst-hit areas. That’s it,” Cacdac said.

He said covered areas will still be subject to final determination in coordination with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

At least 22 people died while many others were injured when three successive strong earthquakes hit the southern part of the country in late October.

The tremors damaged infrastructures and other properties in parts of Mindanao including Cotabato.

This news is taken from PNA.

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