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OWWA Extends Aid to OFW Families Affected by “Ompong”

The San Fernando, La Union arm of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) announced that they will be providing relief assistance to families of OFWs who have been affected by typhoon “Ompong,” which had recently ravaged a large part of northern Luzon.

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The OWWA-led activity will take place on September 25-28 (Tuesday until Friday) at the Capitol Cafeteria, as shared in a report by the PTV News.

OWWA to provide Calamity Assistance to OFWs and their Families

Image Credit: OWWA FB Page

OWWA to Provide Calamity Assistance to OFWs & their Families

According to OWWA Regional Director Gerardo Rimorin, the agency has allotted a Php 5 million fund for calamity assistance. He further explained, “Only one OFW per family is entitled for the program. We give PHP 3,000 for active OWWA members and PHP 1,500 for inactive members.”

To make sure that the processing of transactions will go smoothly, Rimorin announced that there will be a fixed schedule for each town in the province to claim the assistance fund.

Based on the initial assessment of the damages gathered by the Provincial Resiliency Office under the Ilocos Norte government, the OWWA had announced the following schedule for qualified claimants in the following areas to proceed to the Capitol Cafeteria:

Batac City: September 25 & 26

Currimao: September 27 & 28

The succeeding schedule for other affected cities and municipalities will be announced by OWWA soon.

Here are the requirements to claim assistance from OWWA:

If the claimant is the OFW:

  • A duly accomplished claim form with declaration that no other OFW-family had already availed of the assistance offered.
  • 2 x 2 ID picture of the OFW
  • A photocopy of a valid ID (preferably your valid OWWA ID card)

If the claimant is the SPOUSE of the OFW:

  • Photocopy of their marriage contract
  • A duly accomplished claim form
  • 2 x 2 ID picture
  • A photocopy of a valid ID with address

If the claimant is an UNMARRIED CHILD of the OFW who is of legal age:

  • Photocopy of his/her birth certificate
  • A duly accomplished claim form
  • 2 x 2 ID picture
  • A photocopy of a valid ID with address

If the claimant is the GUARDIAN of the OFW’s child who is a minor:

  • Authorization letter from the OFW
  • Photocopy of the birth certificate of the OFW’s (minor) child
  • A duly accomplished claim form
  • 2 x 2 ID picture of the claimant
  • A photocopy of a valid ID/passport with address of the claimant

If the claimant is the PARENT of the unmarried OFW:

  • Photocopy of the birth certificate of the OFW
  • A duly accomplished claim form
  • 2 x 2 ID picture of the claimant
  • A photocopy of a valid ID/passport with address of the claimant

If the claimant is the SIBLING of the unmarried OFW:

  • Authorization letter from the OFW
  • Photocopy of the birth certificate of the OFW and the claimant
  • A duly accomplished claim form
  • 2 x 2 ID picture of the claimant
  • A photocopy of a valid ID/passport with address of the OFW and claimant

Back in 2016, the OWWA had also offered assistance to OFW families affected by the devastation brought about by typhoon “Lawin” (Haima).

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