DOLE to share OFW tracker with IATF

Aileen Cerrudo

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will share information gathered from their overseas Filipino worker (OFW) tracking system with the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

This is to better facilitate the repatriation of OFWs amid restrictions of the community quarantine in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said they developed the OFW Assistance Information System (OASIS) to “facilitate the identification and classification of arriving OFWs in a number of ways to facilitate organized arrival at the airport, efficient swab testing, and rapid pick up and transport to their respective hotels and homes and other necessary processes.”

“OASIS will be able to generate vital information that will help the IATF pre-position government resources and needed assistance for our repatriated OFWs,” he said.

Knowing the airlines the OFWs used, their health condition, local addresses and other relevant data in the tracker will help government dispense assistance they need, the DOLE added. AAC

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