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POEA: OFWs Affected By Covid-19 Are Assured of $200 Cash Assistance

On March 25, Wednesday, The Department of Labor and Employment DOLE announced that they will be providing cash assistance of $200 or P10,000 to all overseas Filipino workers whose work was affected by the contagious coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. 

In his statement, Labor Secretary Silvestre Belo III said that the government is doing its best to discuss and meet the needs of affected OFWs in this global health crisis. 

“The Department of Labor and Employment is doing its best to address the immediate needs of our displaced workers and those belonging to the most vulnerable sectors during this period of emergency,” he stated.

“Similarly, we have crafted an assistance program for our OFWs whose works were disrupted due to the Covid 19-pandemic. We are looking at about 70,000 OFWs who will be provided with (USD200) in cash assistance each,” added Labor Secretary Belo III.

NEWS RELEASE Local, overseas workers assured of gov’t assistance Workers across the local and overseas employment…

Posted by Department of Labor and Employment – DOLE on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

How to avail? 

To avail of the said program, OFWs are required to submit their certificate of employment to POLO office. OFWs are also advised to get in touch with POLO in their host country and get in touch with OWWA regional office if they’re currently in the Philippines. 

Countries lock down

As we all know, most countries now are on lockdown in the fight with curbing the numbers of people affected by Covid-19 and there’s no way that OFWs will risk their life just to submit the COE in POLO office. 

We are still on the lookout of any updates in regards to this cash assistance. We hope that gov’t will make a way of applications being made online or better yet, no requirements of COE anymore as they have their data already in OEC and OWWA membership, paid and required by POEA once the OFW is hired abroad. 

31 thoughts on “POEA: OFWs Affected By Covid-19 Are Assured of $200 Cash Assistance

  1. This is a big help for us pero pano po maka avail is it through online kasi di naman po pwedeng makalabas

    1. Panu po processing nito… Requirements na need nyo po… Kuwait civel I’d owwa membership receive passport dto sakin…

  2. Good news po yn sna po wag madaling requirements or simplihan lng saka Sana po online ung pag submit NG kailangan Kasi locked down n po sa among mga wo rk ….need help imidiately God less po keep safe

  3. Dear POEA
    pano po kame makapag pasa ng requirement eh hinde po kami makaponta sa embassy dahel nga bawal kaming lomabas ng camp namen dahil sa stop work at mahigpit na ipenagbabawal kaming lomabas naka home quarantine po kami.

    1. Good news pu yn para sa aminng OFW…sana online ang pag pasa kase lockdown pu pasno namin mpa2sa ang requirement? Dh pu ako sa Lebanon at bgyn nndto na ko pinas.

  4. Andito po ako cebu nag bakasyun naabotan po ako nang covid 19 dito kaya indi ako agad nakabakik saudi… Paano po ba maka avail nang financial na yan?

  5. Hi .. I’m BERNADETTe Mendoza Ang husband ko po ay nasa Dammam Saudi Arabia.. paano po kaya sya makkaavail e mahigpit po pinagbabawal lumabas Doon sknila .. bka pwde pong kami nlng po ang makakuha NG pera NG asawa ko .. ipapasa ko nlng po Ang requirement .. hihingin ko PO sknya thru online ..

  6. Paano po ba maka avail ng cash assistance ofw din po ako dto sa saudi .. Para op ba sa lahat ng ofw yan or for skilled workers lng.. tanong lng po salamat..

  7. Ofw dn po ako panu maka avail nito…pabalik na sana ako this coming 1st week of april kaso hindi pede mkaalis dahil s covid..d2 po ako ngaun s mindanao

    1. Ofw po ako dito sa khobar saudi arabia kaming mga kasambahay po maka avail po ba nito cash assistant po tulad ko sarado po banko di po ako nakapagdala sa mga anak ko at di rin kami binigyan sahud kasi nga po close daw banko paano na po familya namin sa pinas?

  8. Isa po akong ofw na naka bass dto sa Kuala Lumpur malaysia. Pno po ba ako maka avail Neto d po kmi allowed lumabas gawa ng apektado din po kmi ng lockdown.

  9. Paanu po mka avail,, in absence po Ng certificate of employment,, ano pa po Yung pwedi,, ska di nmn pwd lumabas.. in case,,malaking tulong po Ito,, salamat po

  10. Good morning Ask ko lng po Na mka avail mo ba ako Naka uwi ako noong March 6 Dumating ako d2 March 7 at ano PA ba ang Mga requirement at saan ako pwd kumuha ng form if ever Na mka avail po ako?

  11. Bakit need pa sa requirements ang lost of employment certificate? Pano kukuha nyan andito nga po sa Pinas at ND naman aq cancel vacation lng aq at ND pa mkabalik gawanang covid 19 na ito

  12. Hi po, balik manggagawa po at apektado po Ang flight ko due to covid last April 10 po sana Ang flight. Paano po maka apply Ng cash assistance. Salamat po.

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