WELCOME CHANGE FOR DISTRESSED OFWS: OWWA RELEASES PHP500-M RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO DISTRESSED OFWS IN SAUDI

Migrante-KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), an alliance of various Filipino groups in Saudi Arabia, welcomed the announcement of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration’s PhP500 Million Relief Assistance Program (RAP) for distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and their families.

In a recent Memorandum of Instruction, OWWA announced an emergency financial assistance to each affected worker who are still at jobsite – Php20,000 (equivalent to SAR 1,590/-) to stranded and distressed OFWs and Php6,000 to their families back home.

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