OWWA Naga opens


NAGA CITY — Following the 22-point agenda of the Aquino Administration and responding to the call of City Mayor John G. Bongat, OWWA Bicol will open its satellite office in this city on December 15 to cater to the needs of more than 25,000 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families based in this city and the provinces of Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte.

OWWA Bicol in Legazpi City will field three staff personnel to man the new office Mondays thru Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and provide the whole range of OWWA programs, in time for the peak season of OFW arrivals for the holidays. Naga City has the highest number of OFWs in the Bicol Region.

“We are more than happy to host the OWWA operation. It is our way of recognizing the contributions of the Filipino workers abroad to the development not only of the City of Naga but of the whole Region as well,” Mayor Bongat said.

OWWA Administrator Carmelita S. Dimzon said that she hopes to make the satellite office in the immediate future as a one-stop shop by inviting in PhilHealth, Pag-Ibig and SSS, and make their programs and services accessible to all OFWs and their families.

Particularly for OFWs who are on vacation, they can now secure the Overseas Employment Certificates (OEC) or exit permit at the Naga saellite office, instead of going to OWWA in Legazpi City or to POEA in Manila.

According to OWWA Bicol head, Director Jocelyn Hapal, the satellite office will bring about the following benefits: immediate action on complaints and requests for assistance of OFWs and their families, including monitoring of illegal recruitment and trafficking incidences; increased and faster processing of program availment; faster and less costly processing of OECs and OWWA membership for vacationing OFWs and name hires; continuity and holistic benefit from integrated community and LGU-based support; and more active participation in organized OFW Family Circles/Associations.

The OWWA Naga Satellite Office will be located at the 3rd floor of the Raul S. Roco Library in the Naga City Hall Complex.


3 responses to “OWWA Naga opens

    • gud day po ask ko lang po kong ano ang dpat kong gawin. kc po aug 6 2011 pa po ko umuwi as seaman pero mgapa hanggang po ngaun di pa binibigay ang alotment ng asawa ko worth 1000 dolars at ang leave pay ko worth 400 dolars.inasahan ko po ang perang yon para makapag enroll ang anak ko sa college this sem.alam ko po na di na ko makakasakay sa barko pag nag reklamo ako sa OWWA or sa POEA kaso po di po nila binibigay ang pera ko last october 14 po nagpadala daw po ng perang pampasahod kaso ang sabi po ng agency nmin para daw po yon sa buwan ng august ang hinihintay ko po sahod ay para sa buwan ng july para pong di na nila ibibigay ang sahod ko kc mag isa lang akong umuwi ng aug emergency po yon kc nagkasakit ang mag ina ko sa twing tumatawag po lagi na lang nilang sinasabi na wla pang pondo na pinapadala ang sekur greece at kapag di po dumating ang perang di na makakapag enrol ang anak ko kahit po gamot di ko na rin mabibilhan ng gamot ang asawa ko sana po matulungan nyo po ako.sekur manning agency ang ngalan ng opis namin nasa makati po ito thnak u po manuel marquez jr of memnguisoc mercedes camarines norte

  1. May I know please if there is scheduled date for the reintegration orientation seminar for OFW’s here in Naga City.

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