Good information for distressed and repatriated abroad Filipino employees: they’re entitled to elevated livelihood assistance, the Department of Labor and Employment stated.
The DOLE stated the Overseas Workers and Welfare Administration board authorised the rise in livelihood assistance from P10,000 to P20,000.
“We encourage them to engage in small and medium enterprises,” stated DOLE secretary Silvestre Bello III, who additionally chairs the OWWA board.
Covered by this system are returning OWWA members displaced by hostilities or wars/political conflicts; victims of unlawful recruitment or human trafficking or different distressful conditions; and OWWA members employed by international employers beset with monetary difficulties.
Under this system, beneficiaries can get entry to abilities coaching offered by companies such because the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and the Department of Trade and Industry.
Initially, the assistance is a part of a package deal together with entrepreneurial coaching and a starter equipment price P10,000.
Other than money assistance, the OWWA additionally refers beneficiaries to DTI and the Department of Agriculture to enhance their advertising abilities.