Wed. Sep 18th, 2019
OWWA ecard airport assistance NAIA

OWWA sets up OFW e-CARD Assistance Centers at NAIA Terminals

The OFW e-CARD assistance desk is now available at the three passenger terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). This was announced by the management of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) last January 10, 2019.

The assistance centers were established in cooperation with Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The goal is to provide vital information to all concerned Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) about the benefits of an OFW OWWA eCARD according to OWWA chief Hans Leo Cacdac.

“Dear OFW e-Card holders, OWWA and POEA teams are ready to assist you at NAIA,”

Cacdac expressed in his official Twitter account.

OWWA ecard airport assistance

The OFW e-CARD was officially launched on November 14, 2018, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. According to DOLE Secretary Sylvestre Bello III, the OFW e-CARD serves as a direct response to the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to cater to the needs of all active OFWs.

With an active OFW e-CARD, OFWs will have direct access to various OWWA services such as social benefits, welfare services, professional training, livelihood programs, and scholarships. Apart from these privileges, it can also serve as a valid government-issued identification card when making transactions with other government agencies and private institutions.

The great news is, the OFW e-CARD is free as long as you have an active Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC), an OWWA membership and a non-expired passport. Cacdac also added that the OFW e-CARD can provide urgent verification and reduce the documentary requirements from OFWs.

Every OFW e-CARD contains an exclusive OWWA membership number with QR code to avoid misrepresentation and data breach. DOLE Secretary Bello, who also acts as OWWA Board of Trustees Chair, hopes to cover over 250,000 Balik-Manggagawa under Phase one of the OFW e-CARD project.

Once they get the OFW e-CARD, OFWs can present it at any OWWA Regional Welfare Office in the Philippines when inquiring for OWWA programs and services. Sooner or later, the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices and consulates abroad will also be tasked to accommodate all OFWs concerns using the OFW e-CARD. In addition, the assistance desks are expected to deliver important announcements including POEA job vacancies, updated news, and new policies specifically for OFWs.

OFWs with active OWWA membership status can send their application for an OFW e-CARD via the OWWA official site OFWs may claim their card once they return to the Philippines. Also, family members will be allowed to claim the card, provided that they submit a clear copy of the OFW passport together with an authorization letter.

The OFW e-CARD is a testament which shows the government’s appreciation for the country’s modern heroes. With or without the OFW e-CARD, the current administration will continue to enhance all the OFW policies to create a better tomorrow for the OFWs.

37 thoughts on “OWWA sets up OFW e-CARD Assistance Centers at NAIA Terminals

  1. Andito po ako sa Saudi Arabia sa kasalukuyan sa 2020 oct pa po matapos kontrata ko. Ang taNONG kopo pwede Napo ba ako mag apply ng OFW E-CARD? KAHIT ANDITO pa ako sa Saudi?

  2. Ng apply n ako online tpos asa Tuguegarao branch ko nilagay pg claim fir release? Pede b pamangkin ko kukuha at andto n ako sa Manila? Thank hou

    1. Pwede pong kunin ng pamilya. need nyo lang po magbigay sa kanila ng authorization letter at passport copy po

  3. Hi I’m members of owwa but i don’t have ecard where i have to take I’m still in Abu Dhabi thinks.

  4. Nag apply na po ako for ecard at sagot po sa akin verify to your near office.. Pwd ko po ba ma claim jan sa airport ang ecars?

  5. Pano po kung expired ang owwa membership q ano po ang kelangan q e prepare pra ma update q..dto prin po Q sa ksa..thanks

  6. Sana naman po hindi lang sa NAIA ibibigay ang ofw-ecard pano yong sa ibang airport bumaba at umaalis,tulad q sa clark pati refund hindi q nakukuha yon kc malapit na airport pauwi sa bahay namin kaysa Manila

  7. Hello po, Pwede po ba ako makaavail ng OFW e-card online khit di pa po ako nkakauwi? I’m working in Cyprus for more than thirteen years na and I am active member updated ang byad ko ng membership sa OWWA here. Please po help me kung papano. Or iaauthorized ko po ba isa sa family ko sa Pinas to apply OFW e-card for me?

    1. Yes, pwede kang mag apply ng card kasi online naman sya. Yes, pwedeng family mo. Need mo lang magbigay ng authorization letter at passport copy.

  8. Hellow po. Magandang ideas po yan malaking help po yan sa amin. Salamat sa effort intong lahat mabuhay ang pilipinas at ang ating mahal na panggulo.

  9. Eh panu po mam kng expire na yung previous na oec no.pede pdin bng mag apply uli kahit dipa nkakuha ng oec ulit.?kc di pa uuwi?

  10. Ready na po ang ecard ko pag uwi ko po kukunin tanong ko lng po kung may ecard na po kailangan pa po ba na kumuha ng oec ,if ever na babalik pa sa bansang pinag trabahuhan,need answers po,thank you.

  11. Bale andito poh aq taiwan, problema kc yun ecard ko bale s san fernando,pampanga kung san pick up ecard…family taga iloilo wala kukuha, pwde poh ba n ipadala nila dito s taiwan at yun charge eh aq n ang mgbabayad at san ko ipapadala ang bayad ko.

  12. Ung daating passport pa gnamit ko pag apply ng ofw ecard. Ngayon bago na passport ko.kailangan pa ba e update ang ofw ecard ko? Salamat

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