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11,200 qualified Bulakenyo OFWs may claim rebates from OWWA

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CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — More or less 11,200 qualified Bulakenyo Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with at least 5 Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) contribution may now claim their rebates on the OWWA help desk located at the 2nd floor of the Livelihood Training Center, Antonio S. Bautista Provincial Capitol Compound in this city with specific dates.

Qualified Bulakenyo OFWs are those Bulakenyos who are OWWA members for 10 years and up, had paid at least five OWWA membership contributions, and neither claimed nor used any OWWA programs and benefits.

To check if eligible for a rebate, Bulakenyos may log in to www.owwa.gov.ph, answer the online verification form, and if eligible, set for an appointment to the nearest OWWA office to claim the rebates.

Governor Daniel R. Fernando encouraged the Bulakenyos to grab the opportunity and make use of the situation to enjoy the benefits offered by the government institution.

“To our OFWs, you are helping our government with your sacrifices. There are many programs in our agency that you can take advantage of. So for those who are not yet members of OWWA, take advantage of the opportunity to become a member because there are so many benefits available such as scholarships for your child and medical assistance in the event that you happen to be overseas,” the governor said.

Meanwhile, the OWWA help desk will be in the province this year on September 16-20, October 7-11, October 21-25, November 4-8, November 18-22, December 2-6, December 16-20; and January 6-10, January 20-24, February 3-7, February 17-21, March 2-6, March 16-20, March 30-April 3 next year.

For more information, call OWWA hotline 1348 or message them at OWWA Rebate Program Facebook page.

The OWWA also clarified that rebate is not a refund or a cashback of their contribution.

Said OWWA rebate is in accordance with Republic Act No. 10801 or the “Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Act”. (RONDA Balita Online News)

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.

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