Financial Help for OFWs from Libya

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has issued the guidelines for the provision of a P10,000 financial relief assistance for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced in strife-torn Libya.

The financial relief assistance is a one-time grant to each qualified displaced OFW.

In availing of the financial relief assistance, the OFWs must present either their passports, travel document, or two valid ID cards with pictures.

Earlier, the OWWA Board issued Board Resolution No. 05 providing for a one-time financial assistance to displaced OFWs due to political conflict and natural calamities in host countries.

A budget of P100 million has been allocated for the assistance program which is now available at OWWA regional welfare offices in 17 regions.

To qualify for the financial grant, they will be required to show proof of travel from conflict-stricken countries and that their names are included in the list of repatriates maintained by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Labor and Employment, or the OWWA.

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