Lapu-Lapu, Owwa set up help desk for OFW families affected by 'Odette'

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THE Lapu-Lapu City Government has set up a help desk for families of overseas Filipino workers affected by Typhoon Odette (Rai).

The City Public Employment Service Office (Peso) and the Overseas Workers Welfare (Owwa) have partnered in setting up an Owwa help desk to extend aid to families of Oponganon OFWs.

Families and dependents of OFWs need to register at the Peso to avail themselves of Owwa's P3,000 OFW Calamity Assistance Program.

Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan signed a memorandum of agreement with Owwa to assist OFWs of Lapu-Lapu City and the welfare office in processing the calamity assistance.

Peso Head Kim Francisco said they register the applicant and endorse all documents to Owwa

Once verified and approved by Owwa, cash assistance is released directly to families of active Owwa members.

Francisco said to avail of the assistance, applicants must have two basic requirements.

First, the OFW must be an active Owwa member and second, his or her family living in Lapu-Lapu City must be affected by the recent typhoon.

Registration starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

This is Mayor Chan’s way of helping families of OFW in Lapu-Lapu City to get a better chance of availing calamity assistance.

Francisco said regardless of family status, rich or poor, for as long as the applicant is a typhoon victim and active Owwa member, cash assistance is released.

Francisco said aside from calamity assistance, Peso also make representations to Owwa on distressed OFWs, for immediate repatriation and assistance in the foreign land.

The registration for the Owwa aid ends on Friday, January 14, 2022. For more information, one may call the Peso at 3408264, Peso head Kim Francisco at 09171235968 or Mary Ann Francisco at 09561561430. (PR)

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