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Over 7,000 Saudi OFWs given financial aid - OWWA
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Over 7,000 Saudi OFWs given financial aid - OWWA

The agency says P20,000 in financial assistance has already been given to OFWs stranded in Saudi Arabia, as well as those who have already been repatriated back to the Philippines
Don Kevin Hapal
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Published 9:30 PM, August 12, 2016
Updated 9:53 PM, August 12, 2016

https://www.rappler.com/move-ph/balikbayan/142875-owwa-saudi-arabia-crisis-relief-assistance-program

MANILA, Philippines The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said that 7,155 unpaid and laid-off overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia have already been given financial assistance as of August 11.

In a press statement, the agency said that P20,000 in financial assistance has already been given to each OFW who were stranded in the kingdom, as well as those who have already been repatriated back to the Philippines.

Families of stranded OFWs, meanwhile, have also been given P6,000 each as part of OWWA's Relief Assistance Program (RAP).

The Philippine Overseas Labor Offices have already distributed cash assistance to a total of 1,764 OFW-claimants in Riyadh, 1,205 claimants in Jeddah, and 379 in Al Khobar.

Meanwhile, OWWA Regional Welfare Offices have already given financial assistance to 510 repatriated OFWs, and served 3,297 claimants or relatives of OFWs still at jobsite.

The total cash assistance for all RAP beneficiaries has reached P96,930,733.98 as of August 11.

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