79 OFWs in Bicol get P10,000 aid

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 11:38 AM February 12, 2020

LEGAZPI CITY –– At least 79 Bicolano Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who were affected by the travel ban in China, Hong Kong, and Macau because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), would receive P10,000 financial assistance from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

Rowena Alzaga, spokesperson of OWWA in Bicol, said the agency would give the amount as financial aid to affected OFWs, whose travel back to their work abroad were indefinitely suspended.


She said OWWA would immediately process the financial assistance to OFWs, who would present their work and travel documents like passports, plane tickets, and employment records.

In case of a prolonged travel ban, the agency could also give livelihood assistance and scholarship grants to OFW dependents.


Records from the OWWA last year indicate that 213 OFWs work in China, 968 in Macau, and 10,098 in Hong Kong.

Edited by Lzb

For more information about the novel coronavirus click here.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bicol, China, coronavirus disease, COVID-19, financial assistance, Hong Kong, Macau, OFW, Overseas Filipino Workers, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Owwa, Philippine news updates, Regions, travel ban
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.