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Showing posts with label guide and tips for OFW. Show all posts
Showing posts with label guide and tips for OFW. Show all posts

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Former OFW wins new House and Lot Package at OWWA-CAR Labor Day Job Fair

Photo Courtesy || DOLE CAR
Baguio City - A former OFW was the luckiest job seeker of all time during the 2018 Labor Day Job Fair held at  Baguio City High School campus on Tuesday. 

25-year-old Joyce Mae Ridual couldn't believe about the blessing she had received during Labor Day, she just won a house and lot package. 

Ridual hit the jackpot of the House and Lot raffle promo sponsored by PAG-IBIG Fund drawn by the Department of Labor and Employment - Cordillera (CAR). 

According to Ridual, she wasn't aware of the raffle draw and was surprised when her number was called out and she was announced the winner of a house and lot. 

"Nung tinawag na iyung number, nagulat na lang po ako at saka iniisip ko po kanina, hindi ko ata nasulatan yung ticket, iyun pala wala palang name, number lang pala. Nung inaanounce na yung number ko, hindi pa rin ako makapaniwal," Ridual said.

Ridual credited the Almighty God for winning the jackpot because she believed it's God's will and winning it is not a luck. She said that right before the draw, she walked to the Baguio Cathedral and said a prayer. 

Not only that, Ridual was also hired on the spot for a nurse position overseas. According to the agency's recruitment officer, her credentials and experience of working in Riyadh for two years are enough to qualify her for the job. 

During the whole day Labor Day event, there were 3,824 job seeker who applied for work and only 544 were lucky to be hired on the spot according to 


Monday, March 19, 2018

OWWA restores hope of an OFW from Mt. Province by giving livelihood and college scholarship to kid

Message from OWWA.  Photo Courtesy || Hans Leo J. Cacdac FB

Cordillera - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is calling once again all OFWs to avail of the programs designed for Overseas workers who are in need of help and assistance. 

OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said, there are still many OFWs who are not aware or informed about the programs that they can avail such as the 'OFW Dependents Scholarship Program' or ODSP and Livelihood Assistance.

In his latest FB post, Cacdac mentioned two OFWs who were granted livelihood assistance and scholarship assistance for their kids who are going to college. 

Cacdac cited a story of an OFW from Mt. Province who was hesitant to go home because she doesn't have enough money to bring home after her job contract in Saudi was stopped due to maltreatment from employer. 

"May isa tayong kababayan mula sa Mountain Province, galing siya sa Saudi matapos maudlot ang  contrata dahil sa hindi tamang trato ng employer. Ayaw bumalik sa probinsya dahil walang sapat na maiuwi sa kanyang mga anak. Nabuhayan siya noong malaman niya na bibigyan ng OWWA ng livelihood at scholarship sa kolehiyo para sa kanyang anak na nasa Grade 12 at kukuha ng Kriminology sa pasukan. Uuwi na sya ngayong lingo"

The ODSP or OFWDSP is an educational assistance provided to qualified active OWWA-member who want to pursue any 4 to 5 year baccalaureate degree or associate degree in any state college or university in the country. 

Beneficiaries of ODSP can be granted financial assistance worth P20,000 per year provided that the OFW's income per month is less than $600, according Cacdac. 

Another program is the enhanced "Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay" where in returning OFWs are granted cash assistance worth P20,000 including entrepreneurship development training to equip them with the necessary knowledge to start their own business at home. 

To avail of the program, OFWs are advised to apply at any OWWA Regional Offices nearest their residence. For Cordillera region, the regional office of OWWA is located at #17 Manongdo Building, Private Road, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City. You can also ask question by messaging them at their OWWA Baguio Facebook Page.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

How To View Your Pag-ibig Contribution Online

Pag-ibig has now made it easier and more convenient for its members, especially OFWs abroad to check and verify their savings contribution without going the process of a long queue in their main office.

The company has launched Pag-ibig Fund Online Service where members can now access and see their contribution over the internet.

Here is a step-by step tutorial on how you can verify your contribution online.

1st Step

Go to You can click HERE to access. You should see this image as shown below. Click on the OFW Member’s Contribution Verification.

2nd Step.

You will then be directed to this page (see example below). Input your Pag-ibig MID Number given to you when you applied in Pag-ibig. Next, enter you first and last name. Then enter the code as shown then click Proceed.

That’s it, you can now navigate your account in Pag-ibig to check your savings/contributions.

If you are not a Pag-ibig member yet and want to be a member, click here to register online. – PAG-IBIG ONLINE MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION

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