The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is a government agency that is supposed to provide assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers.
However, a recent incident was reported involving OWWA and two OFWs who were asking for help. According to the OFWs, they were humiliated by the staff of OWWA.
Glenda Cajudoy, a resident of Tarlac and CecilleCamaanDunuan, from Baguio worked as a household service workers in Dubai. As they went to an OWWA office in Pasay City, they were allegedly verbally abused by a certain Jun who works in the said office.
According to the two OFWs, the POLO-Dubai told them to seek financial assistance from OWWA. As the two arrived at OWWA around 10 in the morning, they went through several proceedings to avail the Balik Pinay Program.
After that, they were told to go to an office where they can find a certain “Jun”. All that these OFWs want is cash assistance so they can travel back to their provinces.
But “June” treated them inhumanly and said: “You are undocumented then you came here at OWWA to ask for the fare.” After saying those harsh things, Jun threw the documents of the two OFWs in the trash bin.
Both OFWs arrived in NAIA last August 22.
OWWA remains mum on the issue.
Source – ABANTE BY ARMAN RICO