Overseas Filipino staff in Qatar needn’t fear for his or her welfare due to the continued diplomatic disaster in the gulf state since they’ll count on help from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Senator Sonny Angara mentioned Tuesday (June 6).
Angara, vice chair of the Senate labor committee, famous the pronouncements made by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on the suspension of the deployment of OFWs and the repatriation, if want be, of the greater than 200,000 OFWs who could also be affected by the continued diplomatic row in the Middle East.
“Qatar has the third biggest OFW population in the Middle East. Para sa mga maaapektuhang OFWs, may nakahandang karampatang tulong ng ating pamahalaan para sa kanina. Ito ay nakapaloob sa bagong OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) law na ating pinasa,” he mentioned.
“Inaatasan din ang OWWA nag magbigay din ng tulong kahit sa mga OFW na hindi members ng OWWA,” Angara added.
In the brand new OWWA legislation that was enacted final 12 months, reintegration program of retrenched OFWs has been recognized as one of many core applications of the company.
Angara mentioned affected OFWs, beneath the mentioned legislation, ought to count on help from OWWA particularly in instances the place they’re affected by a sure disaster in their host nation.
“Una sa mga ipagkakaloob na tulong ang repatriation assistance at libreng ticket na magagamit nila pauwi ng bansa,” he mentioned.
Upon their return to the nation, Angara mentioned the displaced OFWs can avail of applications that would finally be their source of livelihood.