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1st DAVAO REGION MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT (M&D) FORUM
30 August 2022 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Via Zoom and Facebook Live

In pursuit of mainstreaming Migration and Development (M&D) in the development planning, programming, and project implementation processes of the regional line agencies and local government units, the Regional Development Council (RDC) XI – Social Development Committee’s Sub-Committee on Migration and Development (SCMD) organized the first M&D Forum in Davao Region on 30 August 2022, at 9:00AM-12:00NN, via Zoom and Facebook Live.

With the theme “Sustaining partnerships and programs for the Filipino Migrants,” the Forum shall emphasize the complementation of agency programs, and the importance of sustaining partnerships and coordination in providing opportunities and meaningful interventions for Filipino migrants, especially with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

This year’s M&D Forum features the following:

  • Keynote Sessions on M&D
  • Sharing of M&D best practices and success stories in Davao Region
  • M&D Virtual Gallery

Download the 2022 M&D Forum presentation materials here:

 


This event was organized in partnership with the SCMD XI member agencies and organizations, viz:

  • Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) XI
  • Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Mindanao)
  • Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) XI
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) XI
  • Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) XI
  • Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) – Davao Satellite
  • Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) XI
  • Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) XI
  • Commission on Human Rights (CHR) XI
  • Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) XI
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) XI
  • Department of Agriculture (DA) XI
  • Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) XI
  • Department of Education (DepEd) XI
  • Department of Science and Technology (DOST) XI
  • Department of Tourism (DOT) XI
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) XI
  • Department of Health (DOH) XI
  • Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) XI
  • Department of the Interior and Local Governance (DILG) XI
  • Department of Justice – Regional Prosecution Office XI
  • National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) XI
  • National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) XI
  • National Anti-Poverty Commission
  • National Youth Commission (NYC) Davao
  • Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions, Inc.
  • Ateneo Migration Center
  • Davao Region Local Government Units
  • Davao Region Provincial Government Units

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR FILIPINO MIGRANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly on international and local mobility, the need to protect the rights and promote the welfare of our Filipino Migrants became even more prominent.

In fact, since the onset of the pandemic until 31 July 2022, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Welfare Office XI assisted 94,421 repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers in Davao Region.

In response to this massive disruption in the migration sector, efforts of various agencies and local government units in Davao Region to support our Filipino Migrants were strengthened. This section showcases the programs and services for Filipino migrants and their families in Davao Region that revolve around four thematic areas, namely (1) social and welfare protection, (2) economic development opportunities, (3) advocacy and education, and (4) institution building. All these initiatives are geared towards linking migration and development in the regional and local levels.

DOCUMENTATION

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Regional Office XI
2/f AMQ Building, corner Lakandula St., Dacudao Avenue, Agdao, Davao City
(082) 291-5728 / 292-9991 / 0919-067-4033
Email Address: poea_davao@dmw.gov.ph
Website: www.poea.dmw.ph

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Documentation of Workers:

Balik-Mangagagawa

Documentation of OFWs employer, position, salary/wage, contract duration, date of latest arrival; in turn providing them with their Overseas Employment Certificates (OEC).

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, POEA XI documented a total of 11,174 Balik-Manggagawa in Davao Region (2,646 Male; 8,528 Female).

 

Who can apply?

·       OFWs

Qualifications:

·       Vacationing OFWs who are returning to the same employer with whom they have already served a period of their existing contract.

How to apply?

1.     Once registered to the E-Registration system https://onlineservices.dmw.gov.ph/, vacationing OFWs can acquire either an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) Exemption or an Appointment to Process a new OEC (POPs-BaM Appointment) thru onlineservices.dmw.gov.ph.

2.     During the appointment date, OFW shall submit complete requirements to the helpdesk for verification, and pay the processing fee at the Cashier. Documentary requirements are as follows:

·       Passport valid at least six (6) months from the date of intended departure.

·       Valid Work Visa or Work Permit

·       Proof of existing employment such as: Valid Employment Contract, [POLO Verified or Authenticated by Philippine Embassy if no POLO in the worksite for HSWs], Current Employment Certificate, Payroll Slip, Valid Company Identification Card.

3.     Worker shall print the OEC for exit purposes at the International Airport.

Documentation of Workers: Direct-Hire Documentation on the Registration of Direct-Hire Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)  per MC #08 Series of 2018. Direct Hire is a worker who is able to secure overseas employment opportunities with an employer without the assistance or participation of any Licensed Recruitment Agency.

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, POEA XI documented a total of 373 Direct-Hire OFWs in Davao Region (160 Male; 213 Female).

 

Who can apply?

·       OFWs

Qualifications:

·       Overseas Filipino Workers directly Hired by Employers; and

·       Household Service Worker (HSW) exempted from the Ban on Direct Hiring may be registered by the Administration upon submission of complete documentary requirements per checklist of requirements under MC 08 Series of 2018.

How to apply?

1.     Applicant must create an application record through POEA Online Services e-Registration System-Direct Hire facility (www.dmw.gov.ph).

2.     Applicant must upload and submit successfully the Phase 1 documentary requirements per checklist in the Direct Hire Facility, for evaluation and subsequent endorsement for Clearance.

3.     Once  Clearance is approved, the worker must comply and upload Phase 2 requirements per checklist for evaluation.

4.     If Phase 2 has been complied, worker will be given an appointment. The worker must print the appointment details and present all the original documentary requirements submitted from Phase 1 to Phase 2, if found in order, worker will pay for the Direct Hire fee and subsequent issuance of an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC).

Documentation of Workers: Agency Hire – Land-based Documentation and Deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers through Landbased Recruitment Agencies, only in countries where the rights of Overseas Filipino Workers are protected and it has existing labor and social laws protecting the rights of workers, including migrant workers.

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, POEA XI documented a total of 897 Agency-Hire Land-based OFWs in Davao Region (17 Male; 880 Female).

 

Who can apply?

·       OFWs

Qualifications:

·       Qualified Landbased applicants per available approved job orders of Licensed Recruitment Agency (LRA)

How to apply?

1.     LRA must submit requests for processing and all the original documentary requirements, for evaluation.

2.     If found in order and approved, LRA shall pay processing fee thru online payment system (LBP) and generate the Overseas Employment Certificate.

3.     LRA will then receive the approved employment contract.

Documentation of Workers: Agency Hire – Sea-based Documentation and Deployment of Seafarers,  make sure to uphold the dignity and fundamental human rights of Filipino seafarers navigating foreign seas, and promote full employment and equality of employment opportunities for all and by securing the best possible terms and conditions of employment.

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, POEA XI documented a total of 79 Agency-Hire Sea-based OFWs in Davao Region (78 Male; 1 Female).

 

Who can apply?

·       OFWs

Qualifications:

·       Qualified Seabased applicants per available approved crew orders of Manning Agency.

How to apply?

1.     LRA must submit requests for processing and all the original documentary requirements, for evaluation.

2.     If found in order, LRA shall pay processing fee thru online payment system (LBP) and to generate the Overseas Employment Certificate.

3.     LRA will then receive the approved emploment contract

Department of Foreign Affairs – Consular Office Davao
Door 2, Third Floor, SM City Davao, Ecoland, Quimpo Boulevard, Davao City
(082) 285-4885
Email Address: davao.rco@dfa.gov.ph
Website: https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Passport Issuance Philippine Passport application, certification, and issuance Who can apply?

·       OFW and their dependents

How to apply?

1.     Prepare passport requirements. See link: https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/services/passport/requirements.

2.     Secure an Online appointment via passport.gov.ph

3.     Courtesy Lane (CL)-eligible applicants (i.e. Senior Citizen, Persons with Disabilities, and Pregnant Women) may book an appointment via davao.rco@dfa.gov.ph. They may also be accommodated as walk-ins on a limited, first-come, first-served basis.

Important notes:

·       One-year Extension of Validity of expiring e-Passports are granted for OFWs and those w/ medical emergencies only.

·       Release of passport may also be transferred to Foreign Service Posts (FSPs) to Central Office and vice versa.

Authentication of Philippine-issued Documents On 14 May 2019, the Philippines became a party to the Apostille Convention. Authentication is still required for all Philippine documents to be used abroad, but this time with an Apostille instead of an Authentication Certificate (“red ribbon”) as proof of authentication.

 

Who can apply?

·       OFW and their dependents

How to apply?

1.     Full list of documents that can be certified with Apostille, as well as the documentary requirements for the authentication may be viewed via:  https://consular.dfa.gov.ph

  1. Secure an online appointment by sending an email to authentication.codavao@gmail.com

 

Important notes:

·       90 walk-ins daily for document owners and/or immediate family members only.

  • Authorized representative may be allowed via online appointment.
Civil Registry The Civil Registry Division of the Office of Consular Affairs (OCA-CRD) acts as the receiving and initial processing office for the applications for registration or delayed registration of various reports of vital events (Report of Birth, Marriage and Death) which occurred abroad and involving Filipino citizens. The Office is also the transmitting office between Philippine Embassies and Consulates and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Who can apply?

·       OFWs

For (1) Registration of Reports of Birth (ROB), Marriage (ROM), or Death (ROD) of Filipinos abroad, (2) Obtaining TRANSMITTAL DETAILS of ROB, ROM or ROD already registered abroad, and (3) Filing of petition for correction of clerical error under RA 9048 or RA 10172:

 

How to apply?

1.     Prepare documentary requirements. See link:  https://consular.dfa.gov.ph

2.     Secure an online appointment by sending an email to Online appointment:  civilregistry.codavao@gmail.com

Department of Social and Welfare Development Regional Office XI
Suazo St., Ramon Magsaysay Avenue, Davao City
(082) 227-1964 local 1123/1124, 0930-535-6156
Email Address: fo11@dswd.gov.ph; isso.fo11@dswd.gov.ph
Website: http://www.fo11.dswd.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dswdfo11

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Issuance of Travel Clearance to Minors Traveling Abroad

 

 

 

 

Filipinos needing information on DSWD services such as travel clearance for children and adoption Who can apply?

·       OFW and their dependents

 

You may visit the DSWD Regional Office XI and DSWD Satellite Offices in Tagum City, Mati City, Digos City, Malita, Davao Occidental and Nabunturan, Davao de Oro and/or email your concerns at fo11@dswd.gov.ph.

 

For migrants overseas, assistance may be sought from the following posts:

·       Social Welfare Attaché SWAtts at Philippine Embassy-Riyadh, KSA

·       Philippine Consulate General-Jeddah, KSA >Philippine Embassy-Malaysia

·       Philippine Embassy-Qatar

·       Phillippine Consulate General-Dubai, UAE

·       Philippine Embassy-Abu Dhabi, UAE

·       Philippine Embassy-Kuwait

·       Philippine Embassy-Hongkong

SOCIAL BENEFITS

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office XI
Monteverde St., Poblacion District, Davao City, Davao del Sur
(082) 221-8593
Email Address: region11@owwa.gov.ph
Website: https://owwa.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/owwadavao.lco

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Disability and Dismemberment  Benefit A member is entitled to disability/dismemberment benefit of up to P100, 000.00 for injuries sustained due to accident while working abroad.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has extended assistance to 27 (all Male) OFWs through the Disability and Dismemberment Benefit.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs who are active OWWA members

 

To apply:

1.     Visit OWWA XI office for verification of membership and qualification to the program

2.     Submit following requirements:

·       Foreign medical reports duly certified by the hospital or attending physician

·       Medical certificate issued by the local attending physician with medical examination procedure (e.g X-ray, MRI, CT Scan)

·       Accident Report/Master’s Report for sea-based OFW

 

Call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0963 240 1581

Death and Burial Benefit The family of an active OWWA member at the time of his/her death is entitled to receive P100, 000.00 if the cause of death is natural, and P200, 000.00 if the cause of death is accident.  On top of death benefit, a rider of P20, 000.00 will be received by the beneficiaries for the funeral expenses.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has extended death and burial assistance to the families left behind of 198 (79 Male, 119 Female) OFWs in Davao Region.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFW Dependents – direct beneficiaries of deceased OFW

 

To apply:

1.     Beneficiary shall visit OWWA XI office for verification of membership and qualification to the program

2.     Submit following requirements:

·       Original Death Certificate issued by the local civil registrar or authenticated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

·       Foreign Death Certificate for OFWs who died abroad including Airway Bill and Consular Mortuary Certificate or No Objection Certificate

·       Accident Report for death due to accident

·       Burial permit

·       Official receipt of funeral expenses

·       2 valid IDs and 1 pc.  ID picture of claimant

·       Certificate of no marriage (CENOMAR) of OFW from PSA

·       Any of the applicable documents certified by local civil registrar (LCR) or PSA

·       Marriage certificate- if claimant is the spouse

·       Birth certificate of OFW- if claimant is father or mother

·       Birth certificate of child and death certificate of deceased spouse – if claimant is the  child

·       Affidavit of undertaking executed by claimant (Police report if death is due to accident)

 

3.     Visit OWWA XI office for verification of membership and qualification to the program

Call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0963 240 1581

Supplemental Medical Assistance for OFWs (MEDplus) MEDplus provides supplemental medical relief for active OWWA and PhilHealth member-OFWs who are afflicted with dreaded diseases and were hospitalized, either at the jobsites or while in the Philippines.

 

Financial assistance that is equivalent to the PhilHealth benefits under its case rate system, but not to exceed FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (PhP 50,000.00) per member.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has medical assistance to 29 (14 Male, 15 Female) OFWs in Davao Region.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs

 

Qualifications:

·       Active OWWA and PhilHealth members-OFWs who are afflicted with dreaded diseases and hospitalized, either at the jobsites or while in the Philippines

 

To apply:

1.     Visit OWWA XI office for verification of membership and qualification to the program

2.     Submit following requirements:

·       Duly accomplished MEDplus application form;

·       Copy of PhilHealth *Benefit Payment Notice (BPN);

·       One (1) copy of Passport-size picture;

·       Proof of OWWA membership contribution (OWWA O.R., OFW membership record);

·       Duly notarized Special Power of Attorney executed by the OFW, if the OFW is abroad and the filer-claimant is the next-of-kin (NOK); and

·       PSA-authenticated death certificate of deceased OFW and marriage contract or birth certificate of NOK-claimant, if the OFW is deceased.

 

*Benefit Payment Notice (BPN) is a report of actual payments made by PhilHealth relative to one’s confinement/availment.

Call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0963 240 1581

Welfare Assistance Program (WAP) Extended to active or non-active OWWA members or their families not eligible under any of the existing OWWA Social Benefit Programs and Services

 

COVERAGE:

 

Calamity Assistance – for OWWA members and their families affected by natural or human induced calamities/disasters

 

Bereavement Assistance – for families of OWWA members who were victims of crimes or accidents

 

Medical Assistance –  for OWWA members who have illnesses that are not covered under MEDplus or for those who sustained injuries due to accidents and would need additional medical procedures

 

Disability Assistance – for OWWA members who sustained injuries due to accidents/crime but are not covered under the Disability and Dismemberment Benefit.

 

Relief Assistance – for OWWA members who were displaced/laid-off due to economic/political situations, victims of trafficking, etc.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has assisted 3,215 (869 Male, 2,346 Female) OFWs in Davao Region through the WAP.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFW and their dependents

 

Qualifications:

·       Active or Non-active OWWA members or their families

 

To apply, visit OWWA XI office for verification of membership and qualification to the program.

 

Call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0963 240 1581

DOLE-AKAP (Abot Kamay ang Pagtulong) DOLE-OWWA-AKAP is a financial assistance to support the continued implementation of the DOLE-AKAP. This program aims to support the Returning Overseas Filipino Workers directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

DOLE-OWWA AKAP covers pending and new applications for financial assistance of Php 10,000.00 for each of displaced OFWs who temporarily or permanently lost overseas employment upon the declaration of COVID-19 outbreak in the Philippines on February 2020 until its lifting by a legitimate and competent agency.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided financial assistance to 11,058 (7,187 Male, 3,871 Female) OFWs in Davao Region through DOLE-AKAP.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs, including Documented OFWs, Active OWWA Members, Inactive OWWA Members, Qualified Undocumented OFWs, and Balik-Manggagawa who are unable to return to host country in view of its lockdown or the Philippine’s Enhance Community Quarantine last 17 March 2020.

 

Disqualification:

·       Those who received Php10,000.00 special cash assistance under the OWWA Special Order No. 053, Series No. 2020, Special Financial Assistance to the Stranded OFWs due to the 2019 Novel Corona Virus Acute Respiratory Disease (2019 NCOV ARD);

·       Those who received Php10,000.00 financial assistance under the DOLE-AKAP; or

·       Those whose employment contracts have expired or terminated for reasons other than the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial Relief Assistance Program (FRAP) FRAP is a one-time aid to provide relief measure to mitigate the impact of repatriation on OFWs current socioeconomic situation

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided relief assistance to 46 (44 Male, 2 Female) OFWs in Davao Region through FRAP.

 

Beneficiaries/Who can apply:

·       Displaced OFWs

 

To apply, visit OWWA XI office for verification of membership and qualification to the program

 

Call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0963 538 5149

Agapay sa Naulila ng OFW Assistance for families of deceased OFWs during the COVID-19 pandemic which includes Shipment of remains, Cremation Assistance, Funeral Assistance, Bereavement Assistance.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided assistance to 18 (14 Male, 4 Female) dependents of deceased OFW in Davao Region.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply:

·       OFW Dependents – direct beneficiaries of Active or Non-active OWWA member

 

To apply, call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0963 240 1581

WELFARE CASE MANAGEMENT

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office XI
Monteverde St., Poblacion District, Davao City, Davao del Sur
(082) 221-8593
Email Address: region11@owwa.gov.ph
Website: https://owwa.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/owwadavao.lco

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Welfare Case Management On-site Assistance and services extended to OFWs at their job sites:

 

·       Assistance on OFW’s whereabouts

·       Psycho-social counseling

·       Mediation/conciliation with employer

·       Airport assistance

·       Hospital/prison/work camp visitations

·       Legal assistance to OFWs who wish to pursue labor/welfare case against their employer in the host country

 

In-Country Assistance extended to OFWs/families at the home front:

·       Requests from families and next-of-kins (NOKs) for assistance from OWWA overseas posts

·       Post-repatriation assistance

·       Temporary shelter at OWWA Halfway House

·       Transportation allowance to their provinces

·       Stress Debriefing/ Counselling

·       Referral

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has assisted in the welfare case management of 2,694 (395 Male, 2,299 Female) OFWs in Davao Region.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs and their dependents

 

To apply, aall the following numbers for initial interview:

(82) 221-8593

0951 052 3418

 

OR

 

Visit the PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE (PESO) in their respective Municipality/City

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Regional Office XI
2/f AMQ Building, corner Lakandula St., Dacudao Avenue, Agdao, Davao City
(082) 291-5728 / 292-9991 / 0919-067-4033
Email Address: poea_davao@dmw.gov.ph
Website: www.poea.dmw.ph

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Adjudication of Cases The disposition of cases involving or arising out of violations of recruitment rules and regulations, violation of the conditions for the issuance of license to recruit and disciplinary actions against OFWs, principals/employers that are administrative in character.

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, POEA XI handled 212 adjudication of cases in Davao Region.

 

Who can apply?

·       OFW – any aggrieved person who is prejudiced by the commission of violation of laws, rules and regulations or other issuances relating to overseas employment

 

How to apply?

1.     Complainant must file complaint for docketing at the Adjudication Unit in five (5) copies and must contain the following:

·       The complete name and complete address of the complainant;

·       The complete name and complete address of the respondent;

·       Specific complaint referred to in the classification of offenses;

·       The substance, cause/grounds of the complaint;

·       When and where the action complained of happened;

·       The amount of claim, if any; and

·       The relief/s sought.

2.     The complaint shall be under oath and must be accompanied by the following:

·       Supporting documents;

·       Certificate of failure to conciliate; and

·       Certificate of non-forum shopping.

3.     File the complaint along with the required documents at the Adjudication Unit.

4.       Worker will attend scheduled hearings and wait for the decision of the case thereafter.

Conciliation of Complaints Disposition/Settlement of complaints within the 30-day mandatory period from the initial scheduled hearing/conciliation.

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, POEA XI handled 854 (211 Male, 643 Female) conciliation of complaints in Davao Region.

Who can apply?

·       OFW – any aggrieved person who is prejudiced by the commission of violation of laws, rules and regulations or other issuances relating to overseas employment.

 

How to apply?

1.     Requesting Party/Complainant shall submit Referral issued by the Legal Unit for submission to the Conciliation Unit.

2.     Requesting Party shall fill-up the Complaint Form for conciliation.

3.     Requesting Party shall submit the duly accomplished Complaint Form to the receiving staff for Scheduling/Sending of Notice of Conference.

4.     Requesting party shall attend the two (2) scheduled conciliation conference.

Legal and Welfare Legal assistance is provided to victims of recruitment violations and illegal recruitment which are administrative or criminal in nature, such as but not limited to documentarian and counseling.

From CY 2020 to July 2022, POEA XI referred 1,010 OFW complaints (213 Male; 797 Female) to conciliation, while 2,959 OFW and Next-of-kin complainants (713 Male; 2,246 Female) were referred to other government agencies or were extended other forms of assistance.

Who can apply?

·       OFWs/Next-of-Kin seeking assistance

 

How to apply?

1.    Requesting Party (Next-of-Kin or OFW) must proceed to POEA – Legal Unit.

2.    Requesting party shall accomplish request for legal assistance form.

 

 

Department of Social and Welfare Development Regional Office XI
Suazo St., Ramon Magsaysay Avenue, Davao City
(082) 227-1964 local 1123/1124, 0930-535-6156
Email Address: fo11@dswd.gov.ph; isso.fo11@dswd.gov.ph
Website: http://www.fo11.dswd.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dswdfo11

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Psychosocial Services

 

Psychosocial services include counselling, Psychosocial Processing (PSP), Stress Debriefing/Critical Incident Stress Management, Socio-Cultural Activities, and Value Inculcation Services.

 

 

 

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs – victims of Trafficking, illegal recruitment, rape/abuse/maltreatment by employers, kidnapping; OFs with domestic/family problem in the host country & in the Philippines; and OFs with extra- marital relationship

 

You may visit the DSWD Regional Office XI and DSWD Satellite Offices in Tagum City, Mati City, Digos City, Malita, Davao Occidental and Nabunturan, Davao de Oro and/or email your concerns at fo11@dswd.gov.ph.

 

For migrants overseas, assistance may be sought from the following posts:

·       Social Welfare Attaché SWAtts at Philippine Embassy-Riyadh, KSA

·       Philippine Consulate General-Jeddah, KSA >Philippine Embassy-Malaysia

·       Philippine Embassy-Qatar

·       Phillippine Consulate General-Dubai, UAE

·       Philippine Embassy-Abu Dhabi, UAE

·       Philippine Embassy-Kuwait

·       Philippine Embassy-Hongkong

Pre-Marriage/ Marriage Counseling This program is for Filipinos applying for Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (LCCM) Certificate for provision of pre-marriage counselling.

 

You may visit the DSWD Regional Office XI and DSWD Satellite Offices in Tagum City, Mati City, Digos City, Malita, Davao Occidental and Nabunturan, Davao de Oro and/or email your concerns at fo11@dswd.gov.ph.

 

For migrants overseas, assistance may be sought from the following posts:

·       Social Welfare Attaché SWAtts at Philippine Embassy-Riyadh, KSA

·       Philippine Consulate General-Jeddah, KSA >Philippine Embassy-Malaysia

·       Philippine Embassy-Qatar

·       Phillippine Consulate General-Dubai, UAE

·       Philippine Embassy-Abu Dhabi, UAE

·       Philippine Embassy-Kuwait

·       Philippine Embassy-Hongkong

Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions, Inc. (MMCEAI)
#171 Toyota-Continental Streets, Davao Executive Homes, Matina, Davao City
(082) 299-0374/ 0998-5514375
Email Address: mindanao_migrants@yahoo.com , mindanaomigrants@gmail.com
Website: www.mindanaomigrant.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindanaomigrant

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Rights and Welfare Action Service Delivery for Distress OFWs/Left-Behind Families – Nutritional, Medical, Legal

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, MMCEAI assisted 288 (60 Male, 228 Female) OFWs and their families through its rights and welfare action.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs and their dependents

 

How to apply?

·       Served client partners are endorsed by Community Migrant Associations/ Community Anak OFWs in the (8) communities in Davao City; endorsed by partner CSOs, LGU/BLGUs/media/church.

·       Walk-in clients –social media, etc. referrals of served clients.

Formation Building – Community Migrants Associations Gather and organizes migrant workers, and their families.

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, MMCEAI gathered 346 (31 Male, 315 Female) OFWs and their families for a formation building in their communities. 

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs (returned, onsite, would be), left behind families, and guardians of anak OFWs

How to apply?

·       By invitation c/o MMCEAI

Formation Building – Community ANAK OFW Associations Gather and organizes Anak OFW (sons and daughters of OFWs) in communities and schools.

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, MMCEAI gathered 133 (43 Male, 90 Female) OFWs and their families for a formation building in schools and communities.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       Anak OFWs in partner communities—Barangays Calinan, Los Amigos, Mintal, Sto. Nino, Bago Aplaya, Muslim Village/Talomo, Matina Proper, Bucana

How to apply?

·       By invitation c/o MMCEAI

REPATRIATION

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office XI
Monteverde St., Poblacion District, Davao City, Davao del Sur
(082) 221-8593
Email Address: region11@owwa.gov.ph
Website: https://owwa.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/owwadavao.lco

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Repatriation Assistance Program Emergency repatriation is carried out in the event of any political unrest or natural calamities, in coordination with DFA and other agencies.

 

Post-repatriation services are also extended to distressed workers:

·       Airport assistance

·       Temporary shelter at the OWWA Halfway Home

·       Psycho-social counseling

·       Transport services and fares for their onward travel to their respective provinces

·       Medical referral/services

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided repatriation assistance to 94,371 (41,438 Male, 52,933 Female) OFWs in Davao Region.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs with active or inactive OWWA membership

 

To apply, aall the following numbers for initial interview:

(82) 221-8593

0951 052 3418

 

OR

 

Visit the PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE (PESO) in their respective Municipality/City

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Regional Office XI
2/f AMQ Building, corner Lakandula St., Dacudao Avenue, Agdao, Davao City
(082) 291-5728 / 292-9991 / 0919-067-4033
Email Address: poea_davao@dmw.gov.ph
Website: www.poea.dmw.ph

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Repatriation The Administration may take notice of any request for assistance from the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) or his/her family on matters relating to overseas employment, or may refer to the proper government agencies or the licensed recruitment agencies concerned, for appropriate action.

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, POEA XI assisted 1,194 (66 Male, 1,128 Female) OFWs in their repatriation to Davao Region.

 

Who can apply?

·       OFWs and their dependents

·       If the requesting party is not related to the OFW, the former must show proof (email or messages) that the OFW informed his/her situation or letter of authorization from the OFW and copy of OFW’s passport.

 

How to apply?

1.     Client must proceed to POEA – Legal Unit.

2.     Requesting Party/NOK shall accomplish Request for Repatriation Form for subsequent endorsement to the Repatriation Office of the Central Office. The latter shall issue the Notice to the Licensed Recruitment Agency to repatriate the concerned worker.

 

REINTEGRATION

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office XI
Monteverde St., Poblacion District, Davao City, Davao del Sur
(082) 221-8593
Email Address: region11@owwa.gov.ph
Website: https://owwa.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/owwadavao.lco

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Balik-Pinas, Balik-Hanapbuhay Package of livelihood support/assistance intended to provide immediate relief to returning member-OFWs (distressed/displaced) amounting to a maximum Php20,000.00 as start up or additional capital for a livelihood project.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided livelihood assistance to 15,571 (345 Male, 15,226 Female) OFWs in Davao Region through the Balik-Pinas, Balik-Hanapbuhay Program.

 

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs – active or inactive OWWA members who are distressed workers with unfinished contract

 

To apply, submit the following requirements:

·       Application Form (with Undertaking that the cash assistance will be used solely for self-employment or for starting or expansion of livelihood project or business)

·       Certificate of Entrepreneurial Development Training

·       Business Plan/Proposal approved by RWO Director indicating sustainability/feasibility of the chosen livelihood undertaking

·       Proof of repatriation or return to the Philippines (passport or travel documents, airline ticket)

·       Proof of distress (POLO Referral, Medical Certificate, Quit claim/SENA, and other proof)

 

Call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0951 657 8812

Enterprise Development and Loan Program (EDLP) Three-phase entrepreneurship development training consisting of business orientation, project-specific training, and business plan preparation

 

A loan facility, in partnership with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) and Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) with business loans amounting to PhP 100,000.00 up to a maximum of PhP 2million for individual borrowers and up to a maximum of PhP 5 million for group borrowers

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided entrepreneurship training and loan assistance to 895 (448 Male, 447 Female) OFWs in Davao Region.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs – active or inactive OWWA members who has completed Enhanced Entrepreneurial Development Training (EEDT)

·       For OFWs working abroad, or about to leave may be represented by the following:

 

– If OFW is married, by the legal spouse

– If OFW is single, widow, widower, or separated-in-fact:

– Parents not more than sixty (60) years old

– Children who are at least eighteen (18) years old

 

To apply, undergo Phase 1, 2 and 3 of entrepreneurship development training, and submit following requirements (original documents upon application):

1.     1.1×1 ID picture (1pc)

2.     Proof of OWWA membership

3.     Passport/ Seamans book

4.     Certificate of Completion EDT

5.     Draft of Business Plan

6.     Proof of Relationship (Marriage Certificate – if spouse, Birth Certificate – if parent) – NSO Copy

7.     CENOMAR of OFW

8.     Contract of Employment

9.     Valid IDs

10.  SPA from OFW

11.  Vicinity Map of Residence & Business

 

Call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0951 657 8812

Tulong Puso A grant assistance that aims to support the formation, enhancement, or restoration of livelihood projects/undertakings of OFW organizations. The amount of grant shall be based on the project requirement up to a maximum of Php 1 million for duly registered OFW organizations.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided livelihood assistance to 475 (111 Male, 364 Female) OFWs in Davao Region.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs and their families

 

Qualifications:

·       OFW groups and OFCs duly registered under DOLE, CDA and SEC

·       At least Eighty percent (80%) of the OFW groups and OFCs are OWWA members and /or their families. Remaining 20% can be those considered undocumented OFWs.

 

To apply, call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0951 657 8811

Department of Trade and Industry Regional Office XI
Monteverde-Sales St., Davao City
(082) 224-0511
Email Address: r11@dti.gov.ph
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DTI.RegionXI

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Kapatid Mentor Me Program (KMME) A 10-module mentorship program that is implemented simultaneously in batches of selected mentees across the regions by certified mentors. As pre-requisite for graduation, the selected mentees are expected to attend the 10 modules, apply the learnings in their respective businesses and come up with Business Improvement Plan to be presented at the end of the course to a panel of mentor. Who can apply?

·       OFWs

Qualifications

·       At least 18 years of age

·       A resident of the Province/District (CTC, valid IDs)

·       Must be the owner of co-owner of, or partner of the business

·       Business is registered

·       Business is operating for at least one year

·       Has employee/s and/or manages a team

·       Willing to attend 10 weekly sessions on specified schedules

·       Willing to enter into a Contract of Commitment

·       Recommendation letter from partners or local officials

 

How to apply?

1.     DTI Provincial Offices, through their Negosyo Center (NC) Counselors, shall invite potential KMME Program mentees. Ideally, these are from micro and small enterprises who are beneficiaries of other DTI programs and are committed to scaling up their businesses.

2.     Recipients of invitation letters shall be asked to submit their accomplished forms.

3.     The applicant-mentees shall then be scheduled for a panel interview.

Negosyo Center Services:

1.     Business Registration

2.     Business Advocacy

3.     Business Information

The Negosyo Center Program promotes ease of doing business and facilitates access to services for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Negosyo Centers are found in strategic areas convenient for the existing and would-be entrepreneurs, such as DTI Offices, Local Government Units (LGUs), academe, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), and malls.

 

Who can apply?

·       OFWs

 

Visit the nearest Negosyo Center in your area through this link: https://www.dti.gov.ph/negosyo/negosyo-center/directory/ or check Negosyo Center Facebook Pages.

Livelihood Seeding Program

 

LSP-Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay (NSB) applies to established microenterprises that are located in priority barangays in the least developed areas as identified by DTI Regional and Provincial Offices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LSP-Pangkabuhayan sa Pagbangon at Ginhawa (PPG) provides livelihood assistance to economic sectors affected by fire incidents and other calamities including armed conflicts. It is a post-disaster response mechanism to address the need for continued economic activities in the affected areas.

LSP-NSB business kit package shall be available to microenterprises only after compliance with the following minimum requirements:

·       Presentation of Business Name Certificate issued by DTI/SEC/CDA or barangay permit as proof of business;

·       Attendance and completion of all business development sessions conducted or provided for the purpose by DTI-PO and Negosyo Center concerned; and

·       Duly accomplished forms (1) Simplified Action Plan (Annex 1) and Pledge of Commitment (Annex 2).

 

Who can apply?

·       OFWs

–       Microenterprises affected by fire incidents and other calamities

–       Identified beneficiaries considered as priorities of the national government such as Killed-in-Action and Wounded-in-Action (KIA-WIA), those identified by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), availees of Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program, and refugees/stateless persons/persons of concerns under the Philippine commitment to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

How to apply?

Implementing units shall provide the livelihood kit/package upon submission of the following:

·       Duly accomplished Simplified Action Plan

·       Signed Pledge of Commitment stating that the beneficiary provided with the livelihood kit/package shall use the items according to its intended purpose, and that transferring of the kit/package to others is prohibited.

Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions, Inc. (MMCEAI)
#171 Toyota-Continental Streets, Davao Executive Homes, Matina, Davao City
(082) 299-0374/ 0998-5514375
Email Address: mindanao_migrants@yahoo.com , mindanaomigrants@gmail.com
Website: www.mindanaomigrant.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindanaomigrant

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Livelihood-Building and Partnership Provision of initial capitalization for organizationally capable CMAs.

 

Co-facilitation of NGAs/BLGU livelihood program

 

Capacity building, mentoring and monitoring

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, the Community Migrants Associations has 1 organic vegetable garden with 22 members (all are women). For individual projects, 42 were accomplished (2 men; 40 women).

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs and their dependents:

–       Community Migrants Associations

–       Community Anak OFW Associations

–       Distressed OFWs/Left-behind Families of OFW client partners

 

Qualifications:

·       Organization: Organizationally active and capable to handle

·       Individual Livelihood: randomly identified based on economic standing and capacity to undertake livelihood activities

EMPLOYMENT FACILITATION

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Regional Office XI
2/f AMQ Building, corner Lakandula St., Dacudao Avenue, Agdao, Davao City
(082) 291-5728 / 292-9991 / 0919-067-4033
Email Address: poea_davao@dmw.gov.ph
Website: www.poea.dmw.ph

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Government to Government Hiring It is the recruitment and placement of Filipino workers by foreign government ministries or instrumentalities through the Administration.

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, POEA XI assisted 602 (149 Male, 453 Female) government to government hiring of OFWs in Davao Region.

 

Who can apply?

·       Qualified applicants for overseas employment who complies with the Recruitment Specifications.

 

How to apply?

1.     Check the job opportunities at https://dmw.gov.ph/job-opportunities

2.     Qualified applicants must create an e-registration account and set an appointment to submit the documentary requirements in the nearest POEA office https://onlineservices.dmw.gov.ph/

3.     During the appointment present the original and photocopies of the documentary requirements as per Recruitment Specifications Form issued.

4.     Qualified Applicant with complete documentary requirements will receive Blue Card.

City Government of Tagum
J.V. Ayala Avenue, Apokon Road, Tagum, Davao del Norte
(084) 645-3300
Email Address: info@tagumcity.gov.ph
Website: http://www.tagumcity.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tagumcity/

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Employment Opportunities for Repatriated OFWs During the COVID-19 pandemic, Tagum City provided repatriated OFWs with employment referral to private and public agencies, and conducted entrepreneurial and skills trainings through TESDA. Moreover, family members were enrolled in ALS Program, and were given slots for scholarship program. Funds were also allocated for the micro financing without interest. Beneficiaries/Who can apply:

·       OFWs and their dependents

 

For inquiries, contact the LGU PESO Tagum through mobile number 0968-721-0285 or email gievista22@gmail.com.

Provincial Government of Davao de Oro
Provincial Capitol Compound, Brgy. Cabidianan, Nabunturan, Davao de Oro
(084) 817-0477
Email Address: davaodeoro@davaodeoro.gov.ph
Website: https://davaodeoro.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProvinceofDavaodeOro

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Employment Opportunities for Repatriated OFWs During the COVID-19 pandemic, Davao de Oro Province provided employment opportunities to repatriated OFWs and their families through the Emergency Employment Program of the Provincial Government, in partnership with DOLE. Livelihood programs for OFW beneficiaries were also facilitated. Beneficiaries/Who can apply:

·       OFWs and their dependents

 

For inquiries, contact the PLGU-PAO-PESD Davao de Oro through mobile number 0946-008-5963 or email pesodavaodeoro@gmail.com.

Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS)
New Government Center, Sitio Maag, Peñaplata, Samal District, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Email Address: samalcitypublicinfo@gmail.com
Website: https://www.samalcity.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamalIslandInformation

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Employment Opportunities for Repatriated OFWs PESO hires displaced OFWs as employees under the Government Internship Program (GIP).

 

Beneficiaries/Who can apply:

·       OFWs and their dependents

For inquiries, contact the IGaCoS through mobile number 0928-352-8489 / 0977-658-2521 or email samalpeso@gmail.com

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office XI
Monteverde St., Poblacion District, Davao City, Davao del Sur
(082) 221-8593
Email Address: region11@owwa.gov.ph
Website: https://owwa.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/owwadavao.lco

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) A mandatory training for all departing migrant workers aimed to prepare them for their new life overseas

 

Country Specific Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) – A compulsory orientation to OFWs consisting of modules on employment contract, country of destination, stages of the OFWs’ life abroad, health and safety, financial literacy, travel tips and airport procedures, and government programs and services. This is attended by all workers (all skills) prior to their deployment abroad.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has prepared 4,183 (308 Male, 3,875 Female) departing migrant workers for their new life overseas.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs – Departing migrant workers, Recruitment/ Manning agencies

 

To apply, submit requirements to OWWA Office to schedule PDOS.

 

Requirements:

1. Referral from POEA/ Recruitment Agency

2. Copy of contract

3. Copy of visa

4. Copy of passport

5. Filled-out PDOS Registration form with 2×2 picture

 

Call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0946 134 4903

Comprehensive Pre-Departure Education Program (CPDEP) –

Language & Culture & Familiarization

CPDEP – Language & Culture & Familiarization is a mandated orientation seminar designed for the Domestic Workers (DWs).  The Modules consist of basic language training, culture familiarization, and stress management.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has trained 3,002 (33 Male, 2,969 Female) departing migrant workers on Language & Culture & Familiarization.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs – Departing migrant workers, Recruitment/ Manning agencies

 

To apply, submit requirements to OWWA Office to schedule PDOS.

Requirements:

1. Referral from POEA/ Recruitment Agency

2. Copy of contract

3. Copy of visa

4. Copy of passport

5. Filled-out PDOS Registration form with 2×2 picture

 

Call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0946 134 4903

Skills for Employment Scholarship Program (SESP) SESP provides technical-vocational training assistance up to a maximum of PhP14,500.00 per course to qualified active member-OFWs and their dependents at any TESDA-accredited training centers and other government training institutions.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided tech-voc training assistance to 245 (136 Male, 109 Female) OFWs and their dependents.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs with ACTIVE OWWA membership

·       OFWs’ Dependents – IMMEDIATE family which shall be limited to spouse, child who is 23 years old and below (not currently enrolled), sister or brother of single OFW who is 23 years old and below (not currently enrolled), and a Filipino Citizen

 

To apply,

1.     Visit OWWA XI office for verification of membership and qualification to the program

2.     Submit the following requirements:

·       Accomplished Application Form

·       3 pcs. 2×2 ID Photos (identical)

·       Proof of OWWA membership (official receipt of OWWA contribution/Certificate of coverage)

·       For Landbased: Passport pp2 (Bio Page)

·       For Seabased: Seaman’s Book (pages 1-2)

·       Assessment of School Fees/ Statement of Account

·       Certificate of course completion (if re-availment)

·       Valid ID

 

For dependents applicants:

Proof of relationship to OWWA Member or the OFW (must be PSA copy)

·       If spouse: Marriage Certificate

·       If child of OFW: Birth certificate

·       If sibling of OFW: Birth certificates of applicant and OFW

·       PSA CENOMAR of OFW (is applicant is the sibling)

·       PSA CENOMAR of applicant (is he/she is 21-23 years old)

 

Call the following numbers:

(82) 322-9339

0951 052 3419

Seafarer’s Upgrading Program (SUP) Training assistance for short-term maritime courses of up to Php 7,500.00 per course.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided assistance to 2,402 (2,397 Male, 5 Female) OFWs through SUP.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs – all Filipino seafarers who are active OWWA members shall be entitled to avail of the Program under the following scheme:

 

1.     A single contribution shall entitle a seafarer to training

2.     Subsequent entitlements to the SUP benefit shall be allowed every after 3 recorded payments of OWWA membership contributions.

 

To avail:

1.     Visit OWWA XI office for verification of membership and qualification to the program

2.     Fill-out application form and attach complete requirements (seamans book, passport, registration enrollment form from training center, 2 pcs. 2×2 picture)

3.     Application will be processed within 3 working days. Applicants will be informed thru text if approved and Notice of Award is ready for release

 

Call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0946 134 4903

Information Technology (IT) Program Basic computer literacy program to upgrade the IT skills of OFWs and their families.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided assistance to 764 (268 Male, 496 Female) OFWs through SUP.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs – Active and inactive OWWA members as well as their qualified dependents

 

To apply:

1. Visit OWWA XI office and submit requirements

2. Wait for advise on training schedule

Educational for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) A scholarship grant offered to qualified dependents of active OWWA members who intend to pursue a 4 to 5-year baccalaureate course in any preferred colleges or universities

 

Financial assistance of Php 60,000.00 per school year.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided 323 (108 Male, 215 Female) scholarship grants to OFW dependents through the EDSP.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFW Dependents

 

Qualifications for incoming freshmen

1.     The member-OFW must have an active membership with OWWA at the time of the application.

2.     The dependent-applicant must be single and not be more than 21 years old

3.     Must have an average grade of at least 80% and belongs to the upper 20% of the graduating class

4.     Must pass the qualifying examination conducted by DOST and belongs to the top 400 examination passer

 

Qualifications for those who are already enrolled in 2nd to 5th year college

1.     Single

2.     Not more than 30 years old

3.     With a GWA not lower than B letter grade or 85% equivalent in all academic and non-academic subjects during the last school year attended in full load.

 

To apply:

1.     Visit OWWA XI office for verification of membership and qualification to the program

2.     Submit following requirements:

·       Accomplished EDSP Application Form (2 copies)

·       2×2 ID Photos (2 copies)

·       Birth Certificate authenticated by PSA

·       Certificate of good moral character

·       Form 137 for incoming first year college or Transcript of Records or Certificate of Grades for those already enrolled in college

·       Certification from the principal that the applicant obtained a general weighted average (GWA) of 80% and that he/she belongs to the top 20% of the graduating class

 

Call the following numbers:

(82) 322-9339

0951 052 3419

OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP) Educational assistance of Php 20,000.00 per school year to qualified dependent of an active OWWA member-OFW whose salary is not more than US$600.00.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided 794 (248 Male, 546 Female) scholarship grants to OFW dependents through the ODSP.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFW Dependents

 

Qualifications

 

1.     Child of an active OWWA member or sibling of an unmarried OWWA member, who is single and not more than 21 years old for incoming freshmen, and not more than 30 years old for those who are already enrolled or have been enrolled in college

2.     Must pass the entrance examination conducted by state college/university in OWWA Regional Welfare Offices where he/she intends to enroll

3.     Must not be a recipient of any other scholarship grants

 

To apply:

1.     Visit OWWA XI office for verification of membership and qualification to the program

2.     Submit following requirements:

·       Accomplished Application Form (2 copies)

·       2×2 ID Photos (2 copies)

·       Proof of relationship to OWWA member (e.g PSA or Local Civil Registry (LCR)-authenticated birth certificate and certificate of no marriage, if OFW is single)

·       Form 137 for incoming first year college or Transcript of Records or Certificate of Grades for those already enrolled in college

·       Medical certificate/clearance from any DOH-accredited hospital/center/clinic

·       Certificate of good moral character issued by the principal/guidance counselor

·       Accomplished original copy of the Scholarship Agreement

 

Call the following numbers:

(82) 322-9339

0951 052 3419

Education and Livelihood Assistance Program (ELAP) ELAP is an education and livelihood assistance for dependents of deceased member-OFW, including convicted OFWs facing death penalty at host country.

 

Educational assistance to qualified dependent per school year:

·       Kinder to Grade 6 – Php 5,000.00

·       Grade 7- Grade 12 – Php 8,000.00

·       College  – Php 10,000.00

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Livelihood assistance- the surviving spouse shall receive

·       Php 15,000.00- worth of livelihood package

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided education and livelihood assistance to 832 (394 Male, 438 Female) OFW dependents through ELAP.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFW Dependents – dependents of OFWs who are active OWWA members at the time of death, including those convicted OFWs and are facing death penalty in the host country.

1.     Only one child, usually the eldest child of member-OFW is given scholarship grant

2.     The surviving spouse, if the OFW member was married or the mother/father if the OFW was single, will also receive a livelihood assistance equivalent to of P15,000.00.

 

To apply:

1.       Visit OWWA XI office for verification of membership and qualification to the program.

2.       Submit following requirements:

Education Component:

·    Accomplished Application Form

·    2 pcs. Passport size pictures

·    Proof of relationship to OWWA Member (e.g. PSA or Local Civil Registry (LCR)-authenticated birth certificate)

·    Proof of OWWA membership of the OFW-member

·    School Records (Form 137/138, Transcript of Records, Certificate of true copy of grades for those who are already in college)

·    Medical Certificate/clearance from any DOH-accredited hospital/medical center

·    Certificate of good moral character issued by the school principal/guidance counselor

·    Original copy of the Scholarship Agreement

Economic Component:

·    Accomplished Application Form

·    2 pcs. Passport size pictures

·    Proof of relationship to OWWA Member (e.g PSA or Local Civil Registry (LCR)-authenticated birth certificate)

·    Proof of OWWA membership of the OFW-member

·    Certificate of receipt of the livelihood package

·    Consent from intended beneficiary (spouse or parent) that he/she is not interested in the project and is delegating the authority to his/her designated beneficiary who is willing to       assume the responsibility for the family

 

Additional Requirements for Dependents of Convicted OFWs:

·    Member-OFWs name in the official list from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of OFWs who are incarcerated/convicted and meted out of the death penalty in foreign countries as of February 2016. For OWWA members who are not included in the list, a certification from DFA shall be required

 

Call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0951 372 0366

Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship

Program (CMWSP)

The Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program is a scholarship program extended to deserving migrant workers and/or their immediate descendants who intend to pursue 4 or 5 year courses in the priority fields in Science and Technology. It was created by virtue of Republic Act 8042, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 under section 37, Article lX. Educational assistance is P60,000.00/year funds from the PCSO.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided education assistance to 9 (6 Male, 3 Female) OFW dependents through CMWSP.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFWs and OFW Dependents – active and inactive OWWA members or their qualified dependents

 

To apply, call the following numbers:

(82) 221-8593

0951 052 3419

(for initial interview)

Educational Assistance by Scholarship in Emergencies

(Project EASE)

Project EASE is an OWWA project which provides educational assistance of Php 10,000.00/annum for a maximum of 4 years in college level, to a qualified dependent of an active OWWA member-OFW at the time of repatriation to the country from the declaration of the Coronavirus 2019 outbreak on 01 February 2020, up until the pandemic is declared controlled and managed by the World Health Organization (WHO) or any other competent authorities.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided educational assistance to 208 (70 Male, 138 Female) dependents of repatriated OFWs in Davao Region through Project EASE.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply:

·       OFW Dependents

 

Qualifications:

·       Project EASE covers qualified dependent of Active OFW-members (land-based, sea-based, Balik Manggagawa) at the time of their repatriation to the country from the declaration of the Coronavirus 2019 outbreak on 01 February 2020, up until the pandemic is declared controlled and managed by the World Health Organization (WHO) or any other competent authorities.

·       Eligible dependent of OWWA member-OFWs refer to:

–       Child of married or single parent OFW; or

–       Sibling of single OFW

·       Not covered by Project EASE:

–       Those with existing Scholarship Grants under ODSP, EDSP, ELAP-Education and CMWSP

–       In-active OWWA members and undocumented workers

 

To apply, call the following numbers:

(82) 322-9339

0951 052 3419

Tertiary Education Subsidy for Dependents of Repatriated OFWs

(Tabang OFW)

Tabang OFW is a Tertiary Education Subsidy to provide support to dependents of OFWs who were repatriated during the pandemic.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, OWWA XI has provided educational assistance to 658 (236 Male, 422 Female) dependents of repatriated OFWs in Davao Region through Tabang OFW.

Beneficiaries/Who can apply?

·       OFW Dependents – College dependents of OFWs who were repatriated or died during the pandemic

 

To apply, visit OWWA XI office for verification of membership and qualification to the program

 

Call the following numbers:

(82) 322-9339

09541 053 3419

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Regional Office XI
Rimas St., Aquino Subdivision, J.P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City
(082) 287-8367
Email Address: region11@tesda.gov.ph
Website: https://tesdaxi.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TESDAOfficialRegionXI

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Training for Work Scholarship (TWSP) A scholarship program that provides immediate interventions to produce the needed skilled and certified workers, and fill the unoccupied jobs in key industry sectors in the country.

 

Benefits:

·       Free Training and Assessment Fee

·       Free Accident Insurance for 1 year

·       Free Student Allowance worth 160Php per day

·       Free Uniform Allowance worth 500Php

·       New Normal Allowance worth 500Php

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, TESDA XI served a total of 637 OFWs and their dependents (259 Male; 378 Female) through this program.

Who can apply?

·       OFWs and their dependents

 

Qualifications

·       a Filipino Citizen;

·       at least 18 years old at the time he/she finishes the training program;

·       and must not be a current beneficiary of other government educational scholarship or subsidy program.

 

To apply, visit your nearest TESDA Provincial Office.

 

Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) A community-based training program that seeks to address the specific skills needs of the communities, and promote employment through entrepreneurial, self-employment, and service-oriented activities.

 

Benefits:

·       Free Training and Assessment Fee

·       Free Starter Toolkits

·       Free Entrepreneurship Training

·       Free Accident Insurance for 1 year

·       Free Student Allowance worth 160Php per day

·       Free Uniform Allowance worth 500Php

·       New Normal Allowance worth 500Php

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, TESDA XI served a total of 182 OFWs and their dependents (55 Male; 127 Female) through this program.

Who can apply?

·       OFWs and their dependents

 

Qualifications

·       a Filipino Citizen;

·       at least 15 years old at the start of the training program; and

·       must not be a current beneficiary of other government educational scholarship or subsidy program.

 

To apply, visit your nearest TESDA Provincial Office.

 

Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education (UAQTEA) – Diploma Program The program was established through Republic Act No. 10931 providing for free tuition and other school fees in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs) and state-run Technical Vocational Institutions (STVIs), establishing the Tertiary Education Subsidy and Student Loan Program (SLP), strengthening the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST), and appropriating funds therefor.

 

All Filipino learners who shall enroll in any TESDA-registered TVET program leading to a non-degree certificate or diploma (including bundled programs) offered by STVIs shall be eligible for the free TVET provision, provided that they comply with the admission and retention policies and existing residency rules of the STVIs.

 

Benefits:

·       Free Tuition, Miscellaneous and Assessment Fee

·       Free Instruction Materials worth 5,000Php

·       Free Accident Insurance for 1 year

·       Free Student Allowance worth 160Php per day

·       Free Uniform Allowance worth 500Php

·       New Normal Allowance worth 500Php

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, TESDA XI served a total of 58 OFWs and their dependents (28 Male; 30 Female) through this program.

Who can apply?

·       OFWs and their dependents

 

Qualifications

·       a Filipino Citizen;

·       10 years of basic education and other entry requirements as stipulated in Section III of the existing Training Regulation; and

·       must not be a current beneficiary of other government educational scholarship or subsidy program.

 

To apply, visit your nearest TESDA Provincial Office.

 

Tulong Trabaho Scholarship Program (TTSP) A scholarship program established through Republic Act No. 11230 which mainly aims to provide more innovative approaches to TVET linked to the requirements of industry to primarily address unemployment and job-skill mismatch through the delivery of Selected Training Program (STPs) to qualified recipients.

 

Benefits:

·       Free Training and Assessment Fee

·       Free Accident Insurance for 1 year

·       Free Student Allowance worth 160Php per day

·       Free Uniform Allowance worth 500Php

·       New Normal Allowance worth 500Php

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, TESDA XI served a total of 15 OFWs and their dependents (7 Male; 8 Female) through this program.

Who can apply?

·       OFWs and their dependents

 

Qualifications

·       a Filipino Citizen who are at least 15 years old, not employed, not in education, and not in training (NEET), to include displaced workers and long-term unemployed;

·       employed workers who intend to develop and expand their current skills and trainings, except existing workers in enterprise-based companies or industries currently trained by their employers; and

·       must not be a current beneficiary of other government educational scholarship or subsidy program.

 

To apply, visit your nearest TESDA Provincial Office.

Competency Assessment and Certification TESDA pursues the assessment and certification of the competencies of the middle-level skilled workers through the Philippine TVET Competency Assessment and Certification System (PTCACS).

 

The assessment process seeks to determine whether the graduate or worker can perform to the standards expected in the workplace based on the defined competency standards. Certification is provided to those who meet the competency standards.

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, TESDA XI served a total of 55,017 OFWs and their dependents (9,603 Male; 45,414 Female) through this program.

Who can apply?

·       OFWs and their dependents

 

Qualifications

·       a Filipino Citizen;

·       graduates of formal/informal training programs or experience workers (wage employed or self-employed)

 

To apply, visit your nearest TESDA Provincial Office.

Rice Extension Services Program A program under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) for teaching skills on rice crop production, modern rice farming techniques, seed production, farm mechanization, and knowledge/technology transfer through farm schools nationwide.

 

Benefits:

·       Free Training and Assessment Fee

·       Free Entrepreneurship Training

·       Free Accident Insurance for 1 year

·       Free Student Allowance worth 160Php per day

·       Free Uniform Allowance worth 500Php

·       New Normal Allowance worth 500Php

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, TESDA XI served a total of 12 OFWs and their dependents (7 Male; 5 Female) through this program.

Who can apply?

·       OFWs and their dependents

 

Qualifications

·       a Filipino Citizen;

·       qualified rice farmers;

·       dependents of rice farmers; and

·       must not be a current beneficiary of other government educational scholarship or subsidy program.

 

To apply, visit your nearest TESDA Provincial Office.

Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) The program seeks to extend financial assistance to marginalized and deserving students in post-secondary non-degree courses, promote Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET), contribute to the development of a competent skilled workforce, and assist private institutions in their development efforts by assuring a steady supply of enrollees to their course offerings.

 

Benefits:

·       Free Training and Assessment Fee

·       Free Book Allowance worth 500Php

·       Free Accident Insurance for 1 year

·       Free Student Allowance worth 160Php per day

·       Free Uniform Allowance worth 500Php

·       New Normal Allowance worth 500Php

 

From CY 2020 to July 2022, TESDA XI served a total of 38 OFWs and their dependents (15 Male; 23 Female) through this program.

Who can apply?

·       OFWs Dependents

 

Qualifications

·       a Filipino Citizen;

·       at least a high school graduate/high school completer;

·       at least 15 years old at the start of the training program;

·       with an annual family income of 300,000 and below; and

·       must not be a current beneficiary of other government educational scholarship or subsidy program.

 

To apply, visit your nearest TESDA Provincial Office.

OFW HELP DESKS

Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office XI
Brgy. 74-A, Quimpo Boulevard, Matina Crossing, Davao City
(082) 227-4289
Email Address: ro11@dole.gov.ph
Website: https://ro11.dole.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/osscoxi

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
One-Stop Shop Center for OFWs (OSSCO) The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) officially opened the One-Stop Shop Center for OFWs (OSSCO) in Davao City on August 11, 2017.

 

The OSSCO houses 15 agencies including the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA), Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-Ibig), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Bureau of Immigration (BI), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

 

OSSCO in Davao City is the 14th OFW service center in the country in pursuant to the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to house all key government agencies in one service center to make the frontline services more accessible for the OFWs.

The OSSCO is located at the 5th Floor of Gaisano Mall, Bajada, Davao City. It is open on Mondays to Wednesdays, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

Department of Foreign Affairs – Consular Office Davao
Door 2, Third Floor, SM City Davao, Ecoland, Quimpo Boulevard, Davao City
(082) 285-4885
Email Address: davao.rco@dfa.gov.ph
Website: https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Requests for Assistance for OFs through the Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) Desk Assistance-to-Nationals (ATN) is the protection and the promotion of the welfare and dignity of overseas Filipinos, in accordance with the laws of the Philippines, the host country and internationally-recognized agreements.

 

From CY 2020 to June 2022, DFA Consular Office was able to assist 528 ATN cases. Such assistance includes repatriation, inquiry on the OFs’ whereabouts, shipment of personal belongings/remains, burial of remains, financial support, detention and drug-related cases, end-of-service benefits, medical assistance, and other concerns.

 

For requests for assistance, you may visit the ATN Desk in the Davao Consular Office, or you may email dfa.davaoatn@gmail.com.

 

How to apply?

·       All requests from Next-Of-Kins (NOKs) or those endorsed by other offices – are reported to the DFA – Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (OUMWA) and concerned Foreign Service Posts (FSPs). Updates and action taken on the case are conveyed to NOKs.

 

Department of Social and Welfare Development Regional Office XI
Suazo St., Ramon Magsaysay Avenue, Davao City
(082) 227-1964 local 1123/1124, 0930-535-6156
Email Address: fo11@dswd.gov.ph; isso.fo11@dswd.gov.ph
Website: http://www.fo11.dswd.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dswdfo11

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Assistance to Individual in Crisis Situation (i.e. assistance for transportation, medical, burial, education, material, communication, and temporary shelter)

 

 

 

 

This type of assistance is specifically for those illegal entrant to the host country (backdoor), overstaying (expired visa), victims of exploitation/Abuse/Maltreatment/

unfair labor practice/confiscated documents, accused/suspected of crime, victims of natural and human-induced disasters (war, armed-conflict, political unrest, fire, earthquake, flooding, accident, and pandemic), and victims of Petty Crimes (snatching/robbery).

 

You may visit the DSWD Regional Office XI and DSWD Satellite Offices in Tagum City, Mati City, Digos City, Malita, Davao Occidental and Nabunturan, Davao de Oro and/or email your concerns at fo11@dswd.gov.ph.

 

For migrants overseas, assistance may be sought from the following posts:

·       Social Welfare Attaché SWAtts at Philippine Embassy-Riyadh, KSA

·       Philippine Consulate General-Jeddah, KSA >Philippine Embassy-Malaysia

·       Philippine Embassy-Qatar

·       Phillippine Consulate General-Dubai, UAE

·       Philippine Embassy-Abu Dhabi, UAE

·       Philippine Embassy-Kuwait

·       Philippine Embassy-Hongkong

City Government of Davao
City Hall, Davao City
(082) 241 1000
Email Address: cio@davaocity.gov.ph
Website: https://davaocity.gov.ph
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davaocitygov

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
OFW Crisis Center  The creation of the center is in support of the City Ordinance 0411-20 Series of 2020, which mandates the establishment of a center to defend the rights, interests, welfare, and development of the families of international migrants in Davao City.

 

Said Center was institutionalized in May 2022. Its services include coordination with other offices, monitoring and providing direct services to families (I.e. cash aid, livelihood assistance, rescue, and psychosocial intervention).

OFWs and their families may reach the OFW Crisis Center thru the following:

 

·       Mobile number: 0999 994 3577

·       Landline number (082) 225 6214

·       Email: ofwcenter.davaocity@gmail.com

·       Official Facebook Page: OFW Families’ Welfare and Crisis Center Davao City

City Government of Panabo
New City Hall Building, Daan Maharlika National Highway, Brgy. J.P. Laurel, Panabo City, Davao del Norte
(084) 822-7445
Email Address: cado@panabocity.gov.ph
Website: http://panabocity.gov.ph/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/panabocityofficial

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Establishment of OFW Help Desk (through OWWA Help Desk)

 

The OWWA Help Desk is a service tasked to assist, protect and promote the welfare and well-being of OFWs and their dependents. Most of the concerns catered by the Panabo OFW Help Desk are families requesting repatriation of an OFW who were maltreated and unjustly paid.

 

For inquiries, contact the LGU PESO Panabo through mobile number 0948-271-9758 or email pesopanaboowwahelpdesk@gmail.com or pesopanabo@yahoo.com

 

Barangay Employment Desks To bring the assistance services closer to the community, PESO Panabo proposed an ordinance on having Barangay Employment Desk Officers in each barangay. Its main functions include implementation of the Anti-Human Trafficking Law and Anti-Illegal Recruitment Campaign, and assistance on the reintegration services to returning OFWs.

 

As part of the IATF Technical Working Group, PESO Panabo works hand in hand with OWWA in communicating and assisting returning OFWs by providing free transportation and facilitating proper endorsement to the City Health Office prior to arrival of the OFWs in their respective homes.

 

PESO Panabo is also working closely with OWWA and NRCO in providing employment opportunities and livelihood assistance to returning OFWs.

Barangay Employment Desks are open to cater concerns of Filipino migrants and their families in the following 10 Barangays in Panabo City:

·       Cagangohan

·       New Visayas

·       San Vicente

·       San Pedro

·       A. Floirendo

·       J.P. Laurel

·       Gredu

·       Lower Panaga

·       Kasilak

·       Sindaton

 

For inquiries, contact the LGU PESO Panabo through mobile number 0948-271-9758 or email pesopanaboowwahelpdesk@gmail.com or pesopanabo@yahoo.com

City Government of Tagum
J.V. Ayala Avenue, Apokon Road, Tagum, Davao del Norte
(084) 645-3300
Email Address: info@tagumcity.gov.ph
Website: http://www.tagumcity.gov.ph
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tagumcity/

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Establishment of OFW Help Desk (through PESO)

 

OFW Help Desk assists OFWs in their concerns and requests for assistance in Public Education & Employment Services Office, as well as in addressing their psycho-social, moral and economic concerns.

 

For inquiries, contact the LGU PESO Tagum through mobile number 0968-721-0285 or email gievista22@gmail.com.

 

Organized OFW associations and federations per barangay

 

Tagum City has organized its OFWs per barangay, and registered it to DOLE as a federation.

 

For inquiries, contact the LGU PESO Tagum through mobile number 0968-721-0285 or email gievista22@gmail.com.

 

Provincial Government of Davao de Oro
Provincial Capitol Compound, Brgy. Cabidianan, Nabunturan, Davao de Oro
(084) 817-0477
Email Address: davaodeoro@davaodeoro.gov.ph
Website: https://davaodeoro.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProvinceofDavaodeOro

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Establishment of OFW Help Desks in 11 municipalities The Public Employment Services Offices from 11 municipalities of Davao de Oro serve as the OFW help desks catering to OFW concerns in their respective municipality. Families of OFWs and repatriated OFWs were assisted through these help desks.

 

PESO Offices are open to cater concerns of Filipino migrants and their families in the 11 Municipalities of Davao de Oro:

·       New Bataan

·       Nabunturan

·       Compostela

·       Maragusan

·       Montevista

·       Monkayo

·       Mawab

·       Mabini

·       Maco

·       Pantukan

·       Laak

Organized OFW associations and federations per municipality

 

OFWs are organized per municipality, and registered as an association or federation to DOLE. Such activity serves as a mechanism for inclusivity for OFWs and families as they are given a chance to represent its members for collective bargaining. For inquiries, contact the PLGU-PAO-PESD Davao de Oro through mobile number 0946-008-5963 or email pesodavaodeoro@gmail.com.

City Government of Digos
Digos City Hall, Jose Abad Santos St., Digos City, Davao del Sur
(082) 333-0698
Email Address: digos.mayorsoffice@gmail.com
Website: https://www.digoscity.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://fb.com/citygovernmentofdigos

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Establishment of OFW Help Desk (through PESO)

 

PESO serves as Digos City’s OFW help desk, catering to concerns of OFWs and their families.
Organized 1 OFW association Digos City has one organized OFW association, registered with DOLE. Such activity serves as a mechanism for inclusivity for OFWs and families as they are given a chance to represent its members for collective bargaining.

 

Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS)
New Government Center, Sitio Maag, Peñaplata, Samal District, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Email Address: samalcitypublicinfo@gmail.com
Website: https://www.samalcity.gov.ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamalIslandInformation

Programs/Services Brief Description Process
Establishment of OFW Help Desk (through CSWDO)

 

CSWDO serves as OFW Help desk that caters to the concerns of OFWs and their families.

 

The City also provides cash assistance to OFW in processing their pertinent documents, such as transportation allowance.

 

For inquiries, contact the IGaCoS through mobile number 0928-352-8489 / 0977-658-2521 or email samalpeso@gmail.com

 

Organized OFW association and federation

 

IGaCoS has also organized OFW association, registered with DOLE. Such activity serves as a mechanism for inclusivity for OFWs and families as they are given a chance to represent its members for collective bargaining. For inquiries, contact the IGaCoS through mobile number 0928-352-8489 / 0977-658-2521 or email samalpeso@gmail.com

Republic Act 8042 or Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, as amended by RA 10022 in 2010, mandates every LGU to establish an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Help Desk that shall provide current information to its constituents on all the processing aspects of overseas employment, as well as the various programs and services of the National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) for migrants and their families. Further, said desk is expected to link to the database of all concerned government agencies for the updated lists of overseas job offers and licensed recruitment agencies in good standing, thereby, proactively protecting the rights and welfare of Filipinos planning to venture into international migration.

Below is the consolidated list of OFW Help Desk operationalized in Davao Region, with its respective contact details that migrants and their families can reach for concerns related to international migration:

Province Address of OFW Helpdesk Contact Number Email Address
Davao de Oro LGU PESO Mati City 0935-678-5980
(087) 388-3834
vicentearlen8RESTRICTED@gmail.com
olitapaulineelsaRESTRICTED@gmail.com
Davao de Oro LGU PESO New Bataan 0909-931-4260 pesonewbataanRESTRICTED@gmail.com
Davao de Oro LGU PESO Nabunturan 0926-508-2409 mayetcalagoRESTRICTED@gmail.com
Davao de Oro LGU PESO Compostela 0950-599-8972 pesocteccompostelaRESTRICTED@gmail.com
Davao de Oro LGU PESO Maragusan 0906-148-4748 pesomaragusanRESTRICTED@gmail.com
Davao de Oro LGU PESO Montevista 0963-549-9857 pesomontevistaRESTRICTED@gmail.com
Davao de Oro LGU PESO Monkayo 0920-669-5349 pesomonkayoRESTRICTED@gmail.com
Davao de Oro LGU PESO Mawab 0965-250-1775 peso_mawabRESTRICTED@yahoo.com
Davao de Oro LGU PESO Mabini 0917-711-0496 mabiniddo.pesoRESTRICTED@gmail.com
Davao de Oro LGU PESO Maco 0917-820-5191

0905-876-6829

hrmo_peso_macoRESTRICTED@yahoo.com

serenamarquisa2.0RESTRICTED@gmail.com

Davao de Oro LGU PESO Pantukan 0917-306-6955 papplesannRESTRICTED@gmail.com
Davao de Oro LGU PESO Laak 0998-591-4630 pesolaakRESTRICTED@2014@gmail.com
Davao de Oro PLGU-PAO-PESD Davao de Oro 0946-008-5963 pesodavaodeoroRESTRICTED@gmail.com
Davao del Norte LGU PESO Panabo 0948-271-9758 pesopanaboowwahelpdeskRESTRICTED@gmail.com

pesopanaboRESTRICTED@yahoo.com

Davao del Norte Barangay Employment Desk – Brgy. Cagangohan, Panabo City 09286122355 09476157200 NA
Davao del Norte Barangay Employment Desk – Brgy. New Visayas, Panabo City 09101144585 09099532355 NA
Davao del Norte Barangay Employment Desk – Brgy. San Vicente, Panabo City 09501591757 09307053041 NA
Davao del Norte Barangay Employment Desk – Brgy. San Pedro, Panabo City 09501591757 09182913308 NA
Davao del Norte Barangay Employment Desk – Brgy. A.O Floirendo, Panabo City 09178513086 09173111092 NA
Davao del Norte Barangay Employment Desk – Brgy. J.P. Laurel, Panabo City 09120705998 09098694129 NA
Davao del Norte Barangay Employment Desk – Brgy. Gredu, Panabo City 09389935399 09098057630 NA
Davao del Norte Barangay Employment Desk – Brgy. Lower Panaga, Panabo City 09123506099 09193283176 NA
Davao del Norte Barangay Employment Desk – Brgy. Kasilak, Panabo City 09302796559 09483993388 NA
Davao del Norte Barangay Employment Desk – Brgy. Sindaton, Panabo City 09197192334 09155322366 NA
Davao del Norte LGU PESO Island Garden City of Samal 0928-352-8489 samalpesoRESTRICTED@gmail.com
Davao del Norte LGU PESO Tagum 0968-721-0285 gievista22RESTRICTED@gmail.com
Davao City OFW Families’ Welfare and Crisis Center 0999-994-3577
(082) 225 6214
ofwcenter.davaocityRESTRICTED@gmail.com
Davao City One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) XI (082) 227 4289 dole11regionalofficeRESTRICTED@gmail.com

 

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“Lovely Jane Roda, a returning OFW of Matanao, Davao del Sur, shares her story as a beneficiary of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Welfare Office XI’s “Balik Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay” program.”


“Ray Niel Abale, an OFW of Bansalan, Davao del Sur, shares how he started his own business with the assistance from DOLE-AKAP.”


“Gerlyn Ogong is the President of OFW We Rise as One Association in Davao City. In this video, she shares how the “Tulong PUSO” program helped the association in providing livelihood to its OFW members.”