OFW Archive

OWWA’s OFW Groceria Project

The OFW Groceria Project of OWWA aims to improve the socio – economic situation of the overseas Filipino workers and their families by providing livelihood and self-employment opportunities through the establishment of 1,000 grocery stores nationwide. The project is an interest-free loan assistance package extended in the form of merchandise goods worth P 50,000.00 per [&hellip

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OWWA’s Programs and Services for OFW

OWWA is the government welfare institution that protects and promotes the interest of member-Overseas Filipino Workers. It develops responsive programs and services for the social protection of its members. With a membership fee of US$25.00, an OFW is entitled to the following benefits and services: I. SOCIAL BENEFITS A. Disability and Dismemberment Benefit Disability / [&hellip

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SSS bares Balikat ng Bayan winners, OFW remittance agency enters Hall of Fame

The Social Security System (SSS) has awarded its “Balikat ng Bayan” distinction to twelve winners this year for their exemplary performance as employers, collecting and paying banks, and media partners, while the ”Hall of Fame” citation was granted to a top-performing remittance company for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) after winning in the same category for [&hellip

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SSS reaches P1-B OFW collection in five months

The Social Security System (SSS) collected a total of P1.07 billion in contributions of overseas Filipino workers during the first five months of this year, up by 13 percent from its P944.75 million collection for the same period in 2011. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr. noted that key to the [&hellip

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Over 32,000 OFW Flexi-fund members get SSS annual incentive benefits

More than 32,000 qualified overseas Filipino workers with active accounts at the Social Security System’s (SSS) provident fund for OFW-members earned additional income totaling P12.54 million in the form of annual incentives for 2012. This is triple the amount of guaranteed earnings on their Flexi-fund savings from last year. SSS Senior Vice President and International [&hellip

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Megabalikbayan & OFW Expo 2013

MEGABALIKBAYAN and OFW EXPO 2013 is a three day event that will be held in Mandaluyong in Philippines. The event will provide the exhibitors with an opportunity to excel in their businesses and make a huge market base for them. They will also see the best of the professionals from the industry and will interact [&hellip

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OFW Expo 2012

OFW Expo aims to display the widest possible range of gift ideas, including the latest designs in clothing and fashion, winter sports articles and equipment, games and toys, beauty and cosmetics, food and beverages, all sorts of gift items and a variety of Christmas and holiday decorations, making the event the ideal place for any [&hellip

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Megabalikbayan & OFW Expo 2012

MEGABALIKBAYAN and OFW EXPO is a three day event that will be held in Mandaluyong in Philippines. The event will provide the exhibitors with an opportunity to excel in their businesses and make a huge market base for them. They will also see the best of the professionals from the industry and will interact with [&hellip

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SSS gains support on OFW coverage, bares MGM grand draw winners

The Social Security System (SSS) has drawn support from Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, who cited the need to ensure SSS coverage of millions of Filipino seafarers and land-based OFWs. Administrator Cacdac noted that the POEA is currently “working on the technical implementation of the standard employment contract for seafarers with [&hellip

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SSS invites members, employers to Stakeholders’ Day on September 1

The Social Security System (SSS) has invited employers, members and pensioners to take part in a grand celebration of the agency’s 55th anniversary at the “Stakeholders’ Day” event that will be held in 14 locations all over the country on Saturday, September 1. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr. said the [&hellip

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