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Overseas Filipino Workers Affected By The Typhoon Can Claim Cash Aid

Filipino workers (OFWs) who had their scheduled travel to or from the Philippines affected by super typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) can now claim the financial assistance of 5,000 pesos.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) had issued the official statement on the cash aid on 16 September.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano made the announcement after the Command Conference on Typhoon Ompong chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte last week.

“The President has directed the DFA to prioritize the concerns of our overseas workers and in line with this, we are extending cash assistance of PHP5,000.00 to those who would be stranded in our airports or seaports while on their way to or from destinations abroad,” Secretary Cayetano announced.

The cash assistance will be released by the Office of Migrant Workers Affairs (OMWA) in cooperation with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to overseas workers who face flight delays or cancellations to destinations abroad or during their return to Philippines.

OFWs must produce their travel documents showing the original travel date together with their reissued travel passes as well as their valid employment contracts and Overseas Employment Certificate to claim the cash assistance.

The statement added that the cash assistance can be claimed from the DFA Office of Migrant Workers’ Affairs in Pasay City and all DFA Consular offices around the country, between 8 am to 4 pm from September 17 to 21.

For more information, please visit the DFA website:

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