OWWA releases P1.6M burial benefits for 13 OFW families. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 February 2015 14:21

A total of P1.6 million was released by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Regional Office IX (OWWA-RWO-IX) for 13 Overseas Filipinos Workers’ families for burial assistance.

OWWA Regional Director Dr. Hassan Gabra T. Jumdain has appealed to the families who received the monetary assistance to spend the money properly. “This is the product of hardwork  when your family member was still working abroad and OWWA don’t just look for the welfare of the OFW’s but as well as the entire members of the family”, Jumdain said.

One of the srecipient who requested not to be identfified, wept after receiving the check. “ Maraming salamat dahil hindi kame pinabayaan,” she said.

Dr. Jumdain said the monetary assistance is part of OWWA’s death benefit that each family wil receive P100,00.00 benefit in case of death due to natural cause and P200,000.00 inn case of death due to accident plus the burial benefit of P20,000 will be received by the legal heirs for the funeral expenses.

Dependents of the deceased OFWs are also entitled to avail of the Education and Livelihood Assistance Program (ELAP). ELAP is an educational assistance  for survivors of deceased OFWs who were active OWWA members at the time of death.

The Regional Director of OWWA-IX,RWO-9, Dr. Hassan Gabra T. Jumdain together with the

13 OFW dependent of death benefit.

--- Jazmine Vanessa S. Upao OWWA Labor Communication Officer