September 24, 2019

    DOLE-OWWA facilitates repatriation of 79 OFWs from Riyadh, KSA


    Labor Secretary and OWWA Board of Trustees Chair Silvestre H. Bello III and OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac welcomed a total of 79 distressed OFWs from Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, today, 23 September 2019, via Philippine Airlines flight 655.


    The said workers were provided temporary shelter at the Philipp Read more


    September 06, 2019

    OWWA announces call for nominations for the

    2019 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA)



    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has opened their call for nominations for the 2019 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA).


    On its 14th year, OWWA continues to honor the sacrifices of Filipino migrants abroad by hig Read more


    Overseas Workers Welfare Administration

    August 30, 2019

    OWWA Rebate Portal to open on September 1


    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration will open the OWWA Rebate Portal on September 1, 2019 as part of the launching of the OWWA Rebate Program. The OWWA Rebate Program is in compliance with the provision of the OWWA Act which is to implement the grant of rebate to long-time members of OWWA.

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    Overseas Workers Welfare Administration

    08 August 2019 

    FilCom, OFW in Madrid, Spain donate to OWWA’s Tuloy Aral Project


    The Asociación Mujeres Filipina de Madrid (AMFIL) and OFW Maria Josela S. Zamora donated €100.00 each for their chosen beneficiaries under the Tuloy Aral Project (TAP) of OWWA.

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    Overseas Workers Welfare Administration

    05 June 2019 

    OWWA and Facebook expand digital literacy program to reach OFWs in Hong Kong, Singapore and Middle East


    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Facebook announced the expansion of its digital literacy program in top destinations of our overseas Filipino work Read more


     FAKE NEWS: "Hindi po totoo ang kumakalat na post sa Facebook tungkol sa pamimigay ng OWWA ng pera sa airport.

    Wala pong programa o serbisyo ang OWWA na ganoon.

    Para malaman ang mga programa at serbisyo ng OWWA, Makipag-ugnayan sa OWWAOfficial Facebook page  Read more

  • OWWA announces new EDSP scholars for SY 2019

    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration is proud to announce the new set of 400 scholars under the Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) for school year 2019. 

    Eighty-four of the new EDSP grantees come from Region IV-A while the National Capital Region and Region III has 46 each.Meanwhile, Middle East-based qualifiers from Al Khobar and Riyadh have  21 Read more

  • POLO-OWWA facilitates repatriation of 63 domestic workers in Kuwait

    A total of 63 workers housed at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office-OWWA shelter will be repatriated in three batches as follows: 

    7 DWs via Gulf Air 154              Oct. 25, 2018   ETA-11:30AM -October 26

     40 DWs via QR  932              Read more

  • OWWA XI provides assistance to the families of OFWs who died in Saipan

    Davao City – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – Regional Welfare Office XI Repatriation Team headed by Programs and Services Division OIC-Chief, Mr. Carmelo T. Elaya provided airport assistance to the surviving families of two (2) OFWs who died in Saipan.

    OFWs Ricky S. Quijano, 47 and Amid L. Tapon, 41 were two (2) of the three (3) Filipinos who died Read more

  • AMNESTY 2018 (01 AUGUST - 31 OCTOBER 2018)

    • Rectifying Violators, Status (Amer Centers):
              - Exemption from all applicable financial penalties (Penalties of Residency - Imirates ID - Labor Card).
  • OWWA highlights entrepreneurship & digital literacy for stakeholders on 2018 Migrant Workers’ Day

    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) celebrated the 2018 Migrant Workers’ Day with the theme, ‘Kabuhayan at Teknolohiya para sa OFWs at Pamilya” to honor the contribution and sacrifices of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to nation-building and for the well-being of their famili Read more

  • The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya’s Bantay Bata 163 forged a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the protection of children of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) dubbed as “Aruga’t Kalinga para sa Batang Pilipino

    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya’s Bantay Bata 163 forged a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on t Read more

  • 132 Distress OFWs Received Livelihood Financial Assistance from OWWA- CAR

    Rosana (not her real name) went to Cyprus to work as domestic worker. Just like thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), she went overseas with big dreams for her family. And just like hundreds of OFWs who seemed to have ran out of luck, they were subjected to various inhumane condition that almost broke them, not only physica Read more


    Iriga City – Aiming to provide local and overseas employment opportunities to the locals of Rinconada area, the City Government of Iriga hosted its Jobs Fair activity at the La Consolacion College on December 28, 2017. Public Employment Service Office Manager Nestor Awa said that “this move is to promote Iriga as a city of character to protect job seekers for overse Read more


    Ligao City - The City of sunflowers boosted the sunshine of hope for its OFW communities on December 18, 2017. Its Local Chief Executive, Mayor Patricia Gonzales - Alsua initiated the symposium for migrant workers in celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipino and International Migrants Day. The dissemination of programs and services of diffe Read more


    Naga City - Fifty six (56) OFWs braved the Enterprise Development Loan Program’s (EDLP) self-assessment examination on Thursday, January 8, 2017 at the Migrant Resource Center Training room. The self-assessment examination is part of the first phase of the series of three trainings that a business loan applicant must undergo free o Read more

  • OWWA-ARMM conducts 2017 Scholars’ Congress

    COTABATO CITY – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OWWA-ARMM) conducted the 2017 Scholars’ Congress last December 20-21, 2017 at EM Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Cotabato City.

    The event was graced by OIC Odin T. Abdula who delivered a meaningful and inspiring mess Read more