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Follow up Dole akap cash assistance

Requested from DOLE by Jonasis Nicolas at 10:05 PM on May 13, 2020.
Purpose: Follow up po sa cash assistance owwa said already release and forwarded to dole
Date of Coverage: 04/17/2020 - 05/13/2020
Tracking no: #DOLE-449457553199

Jonasis 10:05 PM, May 13, 2020

Follow up ko lang po yung cash assistance tumawag po ako sa owwa sinabi po Ay na release na at naforward na daw po sa inyo dole sana mabigyan nyo ako update april 17 2020 pa po application q sa owwa at na release na nga daw po.

Herminia 08:04 PM, Jun 05, 2020

June 5, 2020

Dear Jonasis,

Thank you for your request dated May 13, 2020 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Follow up Dole akap cash assistance.

We received your request on May 13, 2020 and will respond on or before Aug 05, 2020 10:05:13 PM, 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, for request with ticket number #DOLE-449457553199.

Thank you.


Zyra Glerica Perlora
FOI Officer

Michelle 08:12 PM, Jun 05, 2020

June 5, 2020

Dear Jonasis Nicolas,


Thank you for your request dated May 13, 2020 10:05:13 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Follow up Dole akap cash assistance.

Response to Request

For financial assistance (DOLE-AKAP for OFWs) for displaced OFWs, may we refer you to OWWA as they are the office directly handling the program.  OWWA implements the DOLE-AKAP for the displaced OFWs on account of COVID-19.  It is a one-time special cash assistance amounting to PhP10,000.00 or USD200 or its equivalent to the currency of the host country.
The DOLE-AKAP for OFWs cover the displaced land-based and sea-based regular/ documented OFWs, the Balik-Manggagawa (BM)/vacationing workers and the Qualified Undocumented OFWs who have experienced job displacement on account of COVID 19. 
Application Forms may be downloaded and submitted together with required documents through 
The following are eligible to benefit from the DOLE-AKAP:
 1) Those who have experienced job displacement due to the receiving country's imposition to lockdown or community or having been infected by the disease;
 2) Must be still at overseas jobsites, or in the Philippines as Balik-Manggagawa, or already repatriated to the Philippines; and
 3) Must not receive any financial support/assistance from the receiving countries/employers.

Kindly take note that the following are not covered under the DOLE-AKAP:
•	Those who have received the PhP 10,000.00 special cash assistance under the OWWA Special Financial Assistance to the Stranded OFWs due to the 2019 N-COV ARD;
•	Those who have already received their monthly salaries, separation pay, gratuity, financial assistance or other monetary benefits from their employers or host government;
•	Those whose employment contracts have expired or were terminated for reason other than the COVID-19 pandemic;
•	Those who were repatriated through amnesty program or those granted Amnesty by the host country for undocumented workers; and
•	Those who voluntarily ended their employment contracts prior to or on occasion of the pandemic.
Also, you may try to contact the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to follow up the status of application at hotline 1348 or 1158.  For more details, you may visit their facebook page at or their website at, or resubmit your request addressed to the correct agency on the eFOI portal at
For further assistance, you may review the FAQ section of the eFOI site:

Your right to request a review
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 to Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III at DOLE Building, Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila. Your review request should explain why you are dissatisfied with this response, and should be made within 15 calendar days from the date when you received this letter. We will complete the review and tell you the result within 30 calendar days from the date when we receive your review request.
If you are 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 so much and keep safe!


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