Mon. Apr 12th, 2021

DOLE, Philippines Launches Online System for OFWs

DOLE has developed a new digital software platform, OASIS. OFWs returning to the Philippines will have a better and faster delivery of services, according to a press release.

This week, at the Laging Handa meeting, the Labor & Employment Assistant Secretary spoke about the OASIS, which is used to return OFWs to their families and support them in their readjustment.

An effortless system was developed to assist returning OFWs during the pandemic.

OFWs who sign up become responsible for various agencies’ partner agencies assisting such as repatriation, quarantine facilities, and transport services.

Those who are currently outside the country have a downloadable form on the website.

Information users must first download, complete, and then submit to the department for encoding.

In the case of recently returned OFWs, the Department is already processing their information and meeting their needs.

All information obtained by the OASIS workers will be handled under the 2012’s new Act on data privacy.

This system was established in partnership with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the Overseas Employment Administration of the Philippines (POEA). OFWs are required to register on the company’s website.

The government has also decided to use online platforms to help micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) as much as a tool in its drive to digitize procedures.

According to the Regional Director, DTI, they will continue to support small and medium-sized businesses by providing technology-based tools and online tools to them.

The Department is also promoting contactless trading through the Bagsakan Trade System, where releases are distributed online.

For community reasons, a business name registration (BN) has been hindered. As a result, DTI developed an online platform, the BN Registration System. Paying by Gcash, Paymaya, or other online services will all be accepted, the Regional Director confirmed.

During the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in April, DTI only had 182 registrations online. 170 new, and 12 renewals, respectively.

During the last month’s gradual relaxation of restrictions under the ECQ, the number of BN registrants increased to a total of 1,498.

According to June, it is now estimated that about 182 BNs are registered in the area.


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