OWWA Repatriation Program brings assurance to all members who are in need of assistance during difficult circumstances that they might experience while working abroad.
Moreover, they may also send their children and younger siblings to any state colleges and universities to pursue their chosen careers. Because of these promises, it is not surprising then that a lot of Filipinos go to several foreign manpower and recruitment agencies.
Not all OFWs have had the luck in working outside
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Because of this, a lot of distressed OFWs just want to go home in the country but they do not have any money for their airplane tickets. Worst, some foreign employers even captured their passports and asked money for non-completion of the contract.
The agency also communicates with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the fast processing of their travel documents. In addition, the agency provides temporary shelter at the OWWA Halfway House for various distressed OFWs once they come back in the country. The national government, along with other non-profit organizations, also sponsors their bus and ship tickets back to their respective provinces.
Through their monthly remittances, OFWs not only back up the financial needs of their loved ones but they also help in strengthening the economy of the country. This is why the government, through OWWA, continues in creating programs that are beneficial for OFWs.