Over 1M benefit from OSSCO

Date Posted: July 19th, 2017 12:17 PM

Government frontline services were made accessible to more than one million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the first year of the Duterte administration, as the labor department managed to put up One-Stop-Service Centers nationwide.

 

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the over one million OFWs were served and benefited from efficient and speedy delivery of various government services brought by OSSCO after it was launched last August.

 

“We established 17 One-Stop-Service Centers all over the country to reduce the expenses of OFWs as the services or the requirements they needed for deployment can already be availed of in just one location,” Bello said.

 

He said the establishment of the service centers was in response to the directive of President Duterte to make the services of the government more accessible to OFWs.

 

The partner government agencies at OSSCO are Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Maritime lndustry Authority (MARINA), Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), Philippine Health lnsurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Bureau of Immigration (BI), National Bureau of lnvestigation (NBI), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Tourism lnfrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Bureau of lnternal Revenue (BIR).

 

Filipinos who are currently working or planning to work overseas are encouraged to visit the service centers located at POEA Central Office and in 16 regional centers to address their various concerns from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays.

 

END/ Abegail De Vega

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