COMELEC launches pilot online overseas voter registration; registration center opens at OWWA   

The Department of Foreign Affairs – Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) announced on October 17 that the Commission on Elections, through the promulgation of Resolution No. 9903, approved the piloting of the iRehistro Project, an internet-enabled system for overseas voter registration. On October 3, the Overseas Voter Registration Center (OVRC) at the Overseas Worker Welfare Administration (OWWA) was inaugurated.


DOLE’s OWWA lines up social benefits for OFWs killed in car accident in Qatar

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday expressed sincere condolences to the families of the five OFWs who were killed in a car accident in Doha, Qatar on October 6, and said the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), an agency of the DOLE, have lined up appropriate assistance for their families.


Region 4B DOLE-OWWA grants P470-K assistance for Libya repatriated OFWs

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday lauded Overseas Workers Welfare Adaministration (OWWA) Region 4B for the successful awarding of assistance package for repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Libya.


DOLE orders POLO, POEA, and OWWA to extend assistance to the family of Bautista

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday instructed the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Jeddah, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to look into the case of Engineer Albert Valencia Bautista and extend the necessary assistance to his family.


In Region 8, DOLE-OWWA’s cash-for-work benefits 394 more Yolanda survivors

Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said the emergency employment or cash-for-work program of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda has benefited an additional 394 OFW family members who had received P1.033 million in pay between December 19, 2013 and January 20, 2014.


DOLE orders OWWA to assist and care for families of OFWs affected by quake

Days after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake devastated large areas of Bohol and some parts of Cebu, Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz reported that the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), working quickly to locate families of OFWs who were affected by the earthquake, had identified a total of 15,494 members who would need immediate assistance.


DOLE-OWWA set up one-stop processing center for Sabah repatriates in Turtle Islands

A May 14, 2013, press release from the Department of Labor and Employment: The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Welfare Office No. 9, in cooperation with the Crisis Management Committee (CMC), has established a One-Stop Processing Center (OSPC) for Sabah Displaced Persons (SDPs) in the Turtle Islands, Tawi-Tawi, on April 4, 2013.