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Requested from OWWA by e. magusara at 03:09 AM on May 21, 2023.
Purpose: Asking for cash assistance
Date of Coverage: 12/31/2020 - 01/10/2021
Tracking no: #OWWA-959479170641

magusara 03:09 AM, May 21, 2023


I am Edred Magusara an OFW from Dubai
and was a Covid victim.

I just want to inquire if there is an assistance from
our government program or agency if there is.

D. Erum 03:02 PM, May 22, 2023

May 22, 2023

Dear edred,

Thank you for your request dated May 21, 2023 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for cash assistance for OFWs whose employment was affected by COVID-19.

We received your request on May 21, 2023 and will respond on or before Jun 10, 2023 03:09:45 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHgsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEU9XV0EtOTU5NDc5MTcwNjQxDA, for request with ticket number #OWWA-959479170641.

Thank you.


Ma. Cynthia D. Erum
OWWA-FOI Officer

Torres 08:52 PM, May 22, 2023

May 22, 2023

Dear Mr. Edred Magusara,


Thank you for your request dated May 21, 2023 03:09:45 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch for financial assistance to infected and affected OFW due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Magusara be properly informed that there are requirements to qualify for the financial assistance to OFWs.  Among the qualification requirements is a documentary evidence that employment was affected by the worldwide health pandemic while at the jobsite or if on vacation in the Philippines, the OFW's return to the employer with a valid OEC or employment contract and working visa from the country of work. 

It is advised the you visit the OWWA website: www.owwa.gov.ph for programs given to member- OFWs and the qualification requirements.

If you are unhappy with this response to your FOI request, you may ask us to carry out an internal review of the response by writing the OWWA- FOI Decision Makers at email: foi_dm@owwa.gov.ph. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response and should be made within FIFTEEN (15) calendar days from the date you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within THIRTY (30) calendar days from the date we received your review request.

However, if you are still not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.


Deputy Administrator
OWWA-FOI Decision Maker

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