Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are gushing over the Department of Labor and Employment’s cash assistance amounting to $200. How real is this?
The Department of Labor and Employment recently announced that they will be giving cash assistance to displaced OFWs due to the recent pandemic COVID-19. To clear things out, Labatta Nasser Mustafa of POLO Riyadh answered questions regarding this cash incentive.
POLO Riyadh Labatt Nasser Mustafa this incentive only covers DISPLACED WORKERS DUE TO COVID-19. These include OFWs who lost their jobs due to the recent pandemic, terminated OFWs due to this crisis, and OFWs who were forced to return to the Philippines due to COVID-19. These OFWs are all covered with this $200 cash assistance from DOLE.
“We have a lot of Filipino workers dito na talagang pwede ding mag avail pero ayon sa guidelines. Yun nanga ang hinihintay natin na guidelines. Kung sino-sino and qualified na mag-avail ng $200. Sa ngayon, hindi pa natin masasabi kasi wala pa sa atin ang implementing guidelines,” says Labatt Nasser.
He also said that within the week, the guidelines will be sent to them as well as the funds intended for these displaced OFWs.
Labatt Nasser also asked the Filipino workers to wait for their announcement before going to their offices.
Meanwhile, to address the claims that other OFWs were lucky enough to receive this cash assistance as early as now, Labatt Nasser said the funds allocated for this assistance is not yet on their hands. This means that they cannot release the funds yet. The one that was given to the OFWs recently was not the one from DOLE but the regular food assistance given by OWWA to OFWs in need.
Assessment will also be made first before any cash and food assistance will be provided.
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Labor Attache Nasser Mustafa naglinaw hinggil sa DOLE Cash Assistance para sa OFWs sa TFC News FB Live na ito ni Zhariya Silvestre Camid
Posted by Balitang Global on Monday, March 30, 2020