What OFWs Need to Know about OWWA’s Reintegration Program

In recognition for the invaluable contribution of millions of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to the country’s national economy, the OFW Reintegration Program (ORP) is continuously being offered by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for several years now.

It is particularly designed for previous OFWs (especially in the case of Filipina domestic helpers) who just came back in the Philippines but lack any saving to start a new life due to some reasons. Hence, this program is really advantageous to OFWs knowing that they do not have enough money to meet the basic needs of their respective children and families.
OWWA’s Reintegration Program– Photo credits to the rightful owner
With the auspices from the National Reintegration Center (NRCO) which is under the government’s Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the ORP may be availed by OFWs provided that they were members of OWWA during their stay abroad. In addition, OFWs may choose which of the two categories they want to avail: either on-site (reintegration preparedness) or in-country (re-employment). The former primarily aims to equip previous OFWs with up-to-date technological and entrepreneurial skills while the latter includes various job referrals for those OFWs who still want to work in or outside the country yet still subject to their job qualifications.

For OFWs who plan to set up their own business enterprise

Furthermore, the ORP also provides a livelihood loan assistance which ranges from PHP 300,000.00 to PHP 2 million. This is intended for all OFWs who plan to set up their own business enterprise in the country so that they no longer need to go and work abroad. On the other hand, OFWs loan applicants must comply with some loan requirements set by OWWA in order for their requests to be processed. These requirements such as feasibility study and business plan are very crucial in determining whether their proposed business is cost-effective based on the projected income against the projected expenses.
Overseas Filipino – OFW Guide

Orientation for loan programs

OFWs who are interested in the loan program are also required to undergo an orientation which tackles effective business management. This is held in the OWWA Center in Pasay City every week except Saturdays and Sundays, from 2:30 p.m. onwards. To enlist, OFWs should secure a Membership Verification Sheet (MVS) at Room 105 before getting a priority number card from the guard-on-duty at Room 202 of the same building. However, OFWs are advised to come in the site (Room 706) as early as possible since only the first 65 persons will be allowed to take part in the said orientation.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Amelia Gempisao ELUNA

    Happy new year, Madam/Sir gusto ko sa ang mag apply sa BALIK PINAS BALIK HANAPBUHAY, I was an OFW now in the Philippines since I came back home for good last November 4, 2019 my arrival here in the Philippines then nag Covid Kaya medyo late na itong pag aaply ko

    1. Magandang araw sa iyo kabayang Amelia,

      Pasensiya na po at ngayon lang kami nakapag reply sa inyo. Kami ay OFW din at sobrang naapektuhan sa pandemya dito sa abroad pero hindi po tayo susuko sa hamon.

Hinggil sa iyong katanungan, ang laging advice ng OWWA ay makipag ugnayan tayo sa Regional office na kung saang office na malapit tayo. Isang kasamahan namin , nag inquire sa head office sa Pasay at redirect sya sa Regional office. Ang pinakamaganda niyo pong gawin ay hanapin niyo po dito ang address kung saang regional office kayo malapit sa inyong lugar at updated naman po ang address nila. Klik niyo po dito https://www.owwabenefits.com/owwa-regional-offices/

Habang hinihintay niyo po ang tugon nila, pwede niyo din po itong sagutan. Sample form po ito na ang OWWA – Regional Office ninyo ay magbibigay ng official na form para may ideya kayo.

      Sample form: https://www.owwabenefits.com/balik-pinas-balik-hanapbuhay-program-application-form-online/

      Sa form na ito, hinihingi ng OWWA Regional Welfare Offices (RWOs) ang iyong datos tungkol sa inyo bilang aplikante/OFW .


Para sa kaalaman ng lahat na ang sample form na ito ay hindi opisyal at kailangan niyong humingi sa OWWA Regional Office na kung saan kayo mag avail ng programang Balik Pinas – Balik Hanap Buhay Program.

Sana sa maliit na paraan na ito, makakatulong sa pagpapalakad ng iyong application. Laban lang tayo. 

      Maraming salamat at God bless.


  2. Francis Cortez

    Bakit po ako nag tanong po ako sa owwa pampanga kung may maitutulong sila sakin kasi nag for food na ako sa pinas 12 years po ako nag abroad sabi wala daw ako makukuha na tulong sa owwa bakit po ganun tuwing uuwi ako ng pinas nag babayad ako ng OEC at owwa member tapos wala ako ma papala

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