Duterte OKs additional P5B for OFWs’ repatriation, aid package – DOLE chief

  MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the release of an additional P5 billion for the repatriation and assistance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced Sunday.       In a statement, Bello said a huge chunk of the fresh funds will be released to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), which handles the repatriation of OFWs.   Last June, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac told senators in a hearing that the agency could be driven to bankruptcy by the end of 2021 if the pa...Keep on reading: Duterte OKs additional P5B for OFWs’ repatriation, aid package – DOLE chief

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