Many Filipinos are working overseas far away from their families for many years. They work hard so they can give a good life to their loved ones and contribute to the community. After many years of hard work and sacrifices in foreign lands, they come home to the Philippines and expect something from OWWA for their hard work.
OWWA Rebate to OFWs
Last March 23, 2018, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac made a live broadcast in his Facebook about REBATE to OFW’s. The OFWs that are OWWA members for the past 10 years or more and has not availed any benefits from them are entitled to the said refund. He also said that the first half of the rebate will be given starting in the month of May. However, until now none of these said rebates are distributed to the OFWs.
Many OFWs are enraged because of this. Some said that they went to OWWA to inquire about the said benefits and got disappointed because there is still no rebate program or guidelines on how to avail in the said benefits.
Many are complaining that they worked for more than 10 years and haven’t got a single penny from OWWA. Some said that not even one of the employees in OWWA has a single clue about this kind of benefits.
Up until now, there is no news or announcement about the REBATE, but some OFWs are still hoping for the said benefits. What’s gonna happen to the thousands of Filipinos that are OWWA members and haven’t received any benefits from them? What’s the purpose of their membership if nothing will come out of it? Are they just giving OWWA money for free?
Hopefully, OWWA will give some updates on this and not give false hope to the people that are expecting to the promise they made.