Through the order of President Rody Duterte, OWWA released a memorandum circular regarding the guidelines and procedures in the implementatio of the relief assistance for affected and stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia.
The President who was voted by majority of OFWs, President Rody Duterte has entrusted Secretary of Labor Bebot Bello to go visit Saudi Arabia and assess the situation of the OFWs that were stranded after the President saw the news on national TV.
Pres. Duterte who really loved OFWs witness how Saudi OFWs scavenge for food at the dumpsters while some of them keeps on donating blood for monetary gains.
The situation witness by Pres. Duterte broke his heart particularly when he saw the languishing OFWs without salaries for three to six months, so initially Pres. Duterte ordered OWWA to release P500 million or half a billion pesos to distribute among OFWs.
Based upon the OWWA Memo the financial assistance to affected OFWs in Saudi Arabia includes the following:
Each affected OFWs at the jobsite will receive P20,000 or SAR 1590.
Each affected OFWs repatriated in the Philippines will also receive P20,000.
Each member of the OFW Family currently at the jobsite will also receive P6,000.
OWWA clarified further that the one time grant of the Duterte administration is exclusively for affected OFWs who are either staying in camps or are live out in KSA or who have been repatriated to the Philippines but have not received their salaries or end of services from any of the following companies:
1. Saudi bin Laden Group of Companies (SBG)
2. Saudi Oger Ltd. (SOL)
3. Mohammed Al Mojil Group (MMG)
4. Mohammed Hameed al Bargash & Bros Trading & Construction
5. Alumco LLC
6. Rajeh Al Merri Contracting Company
7. Fawzi Salah - Al Nairami Contracting Company
8. Arabtec Construction LLC or
9. Real Estate Development and Investment Company.
Here's the Official Memo from OWWA:
Stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia to Receive P20,000 Cash Assistance from Pres. Duterte Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 7/27/2016 Rating: