Tags: OWWA

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Next time overseas Filipino workers complain that they are not benefitting from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), they will know at least one reason why: their contributions might have been pocketed by corrupt officials. The OFW group Migrante International has called attention to a recent report of the…

PRESS RELEASE MANILA — At least 300 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Madagascar who underwent emergency repatriation due to a malaria epidemic in the country today trooped to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) office to demand financial assistance from the agency. At least 1,000 OFWs were subjected to mandatory evacuation from Madagascar because of…

Ni RICHARD R. GAPPI Bulatlat.com I. Ang Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) ay kumukolekta ng $25 sa bawat nakarehistrong OFW. Itinatakda ng Migrant Workers Act na P100 million dapat ang ilaan para sa legal assistance ng mga OFW. Bago maupong pangulo, P50 milyon ang pondo na inabutan ni Pangulong Aquino para sa legal assistance ng…


Migrante International launched a petition campaign on Tuesday at the seafarers’ recruitment center in T.M. Kalaw, Manila, denouncing the recent increase in e-passport fees, in light of allegations that the contract entered into by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the procurement of the new e-passport is illegal and tainted with corruption.

Press Release 23 July 2010   We urge PNoy to make his first SONA different from that of the previous administration that was replete with empty rhetoric and motherhood statements. Our issues are concrete, our calls are clear and these should not be drowned in mere promises: lower passport fee and issue OEC without pre-requisite…

PRESS RELEASE 22 July 2010 “In time for PNoy’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA), presidents and heads of different OFWs groups in Hong Kong will meet and lay down the OFWs’ immediate concerns that we want PNoy to categorically declare how he will resolve.” This was declared by Dolores Balladares-Pelaez, chairperson of the…

By CIELO FLORES
Candidates who signed the covenant commit to review and work to repeal existing laws that exploit OFWs and to propose new policies that will further protect the rights and welfare of Filipino migrant workers.

PRESS STATEMENT 6 March 2010 Government failure to permanently ban abusive recruitment agencies means that many more OFWs will suffer what the Annasban caregivers went through. As fellow OFWs celebrate the victory gained by Annasban OFWs who staged a three-day protest camp-out in front of the office of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in…