Labor department issues OFW IDs for quicker transactions with gov’t offices
Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) can now transact quicker with government agencies by using an identification card issued by the Department of Labor and Employment.
With the iDOLE OFW ID, workers will no longer need to queue in transacting with agencies for their overseas employment as they can now access government services online.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the limited issuance of the ID in the initial implementation of the eServices was intended to further test and secure the system’s features.
“This is only the first phase of implementation and will cater first to our Balik-Manggagawa,” Bello said in a statement.
OFWs may log on to their BM Online accounts to apply for the ID, which they can use to avail themselves of travel tax and terminal fee exemptions. —TINA G. SANTOS
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