Pag-IBIG Membership For OFW Pag-IBIG Overseas Program is entirely different from Pag-IBIG I. POP is a voluntary savings scheme for Filipinos abroad while membership under Pag-IBIG I is mandatory for Filipinos working abroad by virtue of RA 9679.
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Do I have the option not to register under Pag-IBIG I since I am already a POP member?
Under RA 9679, all Overseas Filipino Workers are required to register under Pag-IBIG I, regardless if they are POP members or not. Other POP members (immigrants and those naturalized in other countries) may register voluntarily under Pag-IBIG I.
I am an OFW and a POP member as well, do I have the option to stop my POP membership and re-register for Pag-IBIG I membership instead?
Yes, you may discontinue your POP membership, provided you do not have an existing housing loan with Pag-IBIG Fund.
Can I continue with my POP membership and be a member under RA 9679 simultaneously?
Yes, a POP member is required to register under Pag-IBIG I but, at the same time, he may also opt to continue his POP membership.