Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Tuesday, 11 August 2020 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << August 2020 >> 
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

Deployment of OFWs abroad, not affected by the present global economic crisis - POEA

by Lito Dar

Baguio City (21 February) -- Based on the latest data of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), there are already 17 countries and 141 companies that are affected by the present global financial turmoil. Locally, there are already 5,332 displaced OFWs.

This was revealed by POEA-CAR REU Director Delfina Camarillo, though she attested that the displacement of OFWs from their work abroad due to the financial crisis, still has a minimal effect on the deployment of workers overseas, as the number of deployment continues to increase.

According to Camarillo, from the period of January 1-31, 2009, the POEA has recorded a deployment of 150,197 workers abroad and based on their comparative analysis, there is an increase compared to the total deployment of 1,376,823 workers in 2008.

In Cordillera alone, the POEA has already processed 3,321 from January 1-31 compared to the figure of 1,516 workers deployed abroad, during the same period in 2008, Camarillo added.

Mr Anthony Basil of Overseas Workers Welfare Adminsitration-CAR confirmed that there are already 49 displaced OFWs from the region that registered in their office. 39 are skilled, two are professionals and 10 are household service workers.

Basil informed that they have already immersed all of the said displaced OFWs to the accredited DOLE partners of OWWA for assistance.

OWWA also offers livelihood loan assistance to displaced OFWs, with its Filipino Expatriate Livelihood Support Fund, wherein interested applicants can avail of a no-collateral loan up to P50,000, payable in two years and with a very low interest of 5% per annum.

Displaced workers can also avail of OWWA's free computer training, through its Microsoft Tulay project, which is already catering to the second batch of trainees.

In relation to this, a Regional Quick Response Team (QRT) is already in place to attend to the concerns of local and overseas workers that are affected or will be affected by the present financial turmoil.

The QRT is composed of DOLE and its attached agencies such as POEA, OWWA, TESDA, RTWPB and other agencies like Department of Trade and Industry, Social Security Services, Philhealth and PAG-IBIG Fund. (PIA) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»PGMA inspects nautical highway operations in Dapitan
»March 10 declared special day for women in Mt Province
»Mt Province donates lot for NFA warehouse in Bauko
»TESDA Ifugao bares course offerings for 2009
»SITMO introduces system of rice intensification to Ifugao farmers
»DSWD releases Katas ng VAT to elderlies
»Police, barangay officials stop mining activity in Aguinaldo
»22 Ifugaos complete community broadcasting training
»Ifugao males to take active part against violence
»Kiangan, Lamut top 2009 Ifugao provincial math challenge
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines