DFA now accepts Philpost ID cards in passport applications

Futch Anthony Inso 07/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will already accept postal identification cards issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPost) as a proof of identify in passport applications. Rachel Betos, Philpost Central Visayas (Philpost-7)…

#DigitalLiteracyGoals: Facebook launches ‘Digital Tayo’ to train 1M Filipinos by 2020

PR 04/28/2019

Facebook in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and civil society partners launched ‘Digital Tayo,’ a nationwide digital literacy program that aims to develop…

Capitol to set up help desk for OFWs

Morexette B. Erram 01/22/2018

A help desk for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) will soon open in the Capitol Compound. This after the Cebu Provincial Government and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to set up…

Repatriated OFWs get livelihood package from DOLE

Inquirer.net 04/18/2017

  Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday offered a package of services from the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) WELL program to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated under the Saudi amnesty program. WELL stands for…

Owwa scholar to join World Robot Olympiad

PR 11/10/2016

A death of a father triggers profound grief, but this did not stop a son from pursuing his dream to represent the country in an international robotics competition. It has been three years since a family bonding…

OWWA holds personality assessment for scholars

PR 11/02/2016

AS part of the scholars’ learning support mechanism, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Central Visayas (OWWA-7) conducted a half-day “Personality Assessment: A Scholar’s Guide for OWWA Scholars” in Cebu last October 16 at the OWWA-7 seminar…

OWWA scholar now an engineer

PR 12/31/2015

AN OWWA scholar  successfully passed the recent Mechanical Engineering licensure examination given last Sept. 29-30. Adam Ruta Cabarrubias took the exam after graduating from the University of Cebu last March. “Adam is one of our competent scholars…

OWWA regional chief ordered suspended

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/26/2015

THE Ombudsman-Visayas ordered the nine-month suspension of the regional director of the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Association (OWWA) without pay for using government employees and vehicle for her own benefit. The anti-graft office said it found sufficient evidence…

Desecration of OFWs

08/28/2015

We hope that President Benigno Aquino III’s order to the Bureau of Customs (BOC) to stop the random inspection of balikbayan boxes would ensure that every overseas worker will be able to send  gifts to his or…

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