20 OFWs in Bataan receive financial assistance from OWWA

BALANGA CITY (PIA) — A total of 20 displaced and distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Bataan have received financial aid from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

OWWA Regional Welfare Office 3 representative Jenny Cordova said that 17 OFWs received financial grants from the Balik Pinas, Balik Hanapbuhay (BPBH) program, while three beneficiaries received assistance from the Welfare Assistance Program (WAP)- Bereavement Assistance.

“I encourage all OFWs to make the most out of the assistance provided by OWWA. Utilize the financial aid wisely to secure a better future for yourselves and your families,” she pressed.

The BPBH Program is a package of livelihood support designed to offer immediate relief and a fresh start to returning OFWs facing distress or displacement.

The assistance program offers different financial aid levels depending on membership status: active OWWA members receive up to P20,000, while inactive members with more than one membership are eligible for P10,000, and those with only one membership can receive P5,000.

Furthermore, the WAP program extends financial aid to OFWs and their dependents for various purposes such as calamity, bereavement, and disability assistance.

Recently, OWWA organized a seminar for distressed OFWs in Bataan under the BPBH program to orient them about the program and other services of the agency. (CLJD/RPQ-PIA 3)

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