Regional Welfare Office VIIFrom Regional Offices - 28 May 2011 02:22 PM
|Address||2nd Floor, DOLE 7 Building, Gorordo Avenue|
corner Gen. Maxilom Avenue
Cebu City 6000
Programs and Services
|Disability / dismemberment benefit of up to Php 100,000.00 for injuries sustained due to|
accidents while working abroad.
|B. Death Benefit|
|C. Burial Benefit|
|On top of the death benefit, a rider of Php 20,000.00 shall be received by the legal heir for |
the funeral expenses.
|A. Pre-Departure Education Program (PDEP)|
|A mandatory orientation / training for all departing OFWs. It consists of the following:|
|A whole day orientation to OFWs consisting of a comprehensive module on |
employment contract familiarization, profile of the country of destination, stages
of the OFWs life, health and safety, airport procedures, government programs and
|A 3 to 6-day live-out training for Household Service Workers (HSWs) consisting |
of language training, culture familiarization and stress management to prepare them for
|B. Scholarships, Training and Incentive Programs|
|B1. Scholarship and Incentive Programs for OFWS / Seafarers|
|a) Seafarer's Upgrading Program (SUP) - Scholarships for attendance to |
short-term upgrading courses for seafarers. First availment consists of Php 7,500.00
training assistance. Availment in another training course every after 3 recorded
|b) Mariner's Dugtong-Aral (MDA) - Scholarships for qualified graduates of BS |
Mechanical Engineering and BS Electrical Engineering, consisting of a maximum of
Php 38,120.00 plus Php 15,000.00 for 3-month stipend, leading to a BS Marine
These are for those who wish to board an ocean vessel as qualified Marine Officers.
|c) Incentive Program for Top 200 Maritime Cadets (Cadetship Program) - |
A financial incentive
to top 100 students of BS Marine Transportation and top 100 students of BS Marine
passed the Maritime School Assessment Program, consisting of a maximum of
Php 30,000.00 per cadet
to be used in processing documentary requirements needing in boarding an
|d) Marine Educational Development Loan Program (MEDLOP) -|
A "Study Now, Pay Later" program.
MEDLOP is an interest-free financial assistance to defray the cost of tertiary education
Marine Officers and Engineers with guaranteed International Onboard Employment.
|B2. Scholarship for Dependents|
|b) OFW Dependents Scholarship Program (OFWDSP) - Scholarships consisting|
of a maximum of Php 20,000.00
assistance per school year leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree in a state
college or university.
OFW parents must have a monthly salary of not more than US$400.00.
|B3. Short-Term Training Programs for OFWs and Dependents|
|A. On-Site Welfare Case Management|
|Includes requests for assistance on OFWs' whereabouts, pscho-social conseling,|
conciliation, airport assistance,
hospital/prison/work camp visitations and legal assistance to OFWs who wish to
pursue labor / welfare case in the court of the host country.
|B. In-Country Welfare Case Management|
|Includes requests by families and NOKs (next-of-kin) for assistance from Post,|
post-repatriation assistance, counseling,
referrals, and other concerns. Requests for assistance from NOKs or from OFWs
can be channeled through the 24/7 Operation
Center and the OWWA Regional Offices.
|Includes bringing distressed OFWs back to the country or bringing back of human remains.|
Emergency repatriation is carried out in the event of
any of political unrest or natural calamities.
|Reintegration is a way of preparing for the return of OFWs into the Philippine society.|
|A. Reintegration Preparedness (On-Site)|
|Includes trainings on value formation, financial literacy, entrepreneurial development t|
raining (EDT), techno-skills and capacity building trainings.
|Consists of job referrals (local and overseas employment), business counseling,|
community organizing, financial literacy seminar, networking with support
institutions and social preparation programs. Reintegration Program is being implemented by OWWA
and DOLE-National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO).
|2 Billion-Peso Reintegration Fund for enterprise development is a loan facility in cooperation |
with the Land Bank of the Philippines and the Development Bank of the Philippines, where a member or
their legal dependent can avail of Php 300,000.00 to Php 2 million.
|The OWWA-NLDC Livelihood Development Program for OFWs is another loan facility, |
where an OFW can avail of Php 200,000.00 or Php 1 million pesos for group borrowers.