Wednesday, March 22, 2017

500,000 mga OFW ang naserbisyuhan ng One-Stop Service Centers na nilunsad ni Pres. Duterte

In response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s orders to streamline government services, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) opened the first one-stop service center for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) Monday, August 15.

The newly opened center includes representatives from various agencies with services that are all “relevant to OFWs,” and is now ready to serve as many as 2,000 to 3,000 OFWs daily, according to POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac.

The service center, located at the ground floor of the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) in Mandaluyong City, aims to reduce transportation expenses of OFWs and shorten the processing time for their documents.

OFWs may now avail of the following services from the one-stop service center:

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
Passport services
Passport validity extension for Balik-Manggagawa (vacationing Workers)
Overseas Welfare Workers Administration (OWWA)
Processing of OWWA membership/renewal of membership
Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA)
Assistance for competency assessment
Verification of certificates and special order
Assistance forrReplacement of National Certificates (NC)/ Certificates of Competency (COC)
Training assistance and scholarship program
Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
Issuance of Professional License
Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)
Issuance/revalidation of seaman’s book
Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF)
Processing of Pag-ibig membership
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC)
Payment of Philhealth contribution
Member registration and updating 8.
Social Security System (SSS)
Registration and membership data amendment
Acceptance of loan and benefits claim applications
Loan verification and status
UMID capturing and card releasing
Response to queries
Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
Processing and copy issuance of
Certificate of Live Birth
Certificate of Marriage
Certificate of Death
Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR)
Bureau of Immigration (BI)
Departure clearance information
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)
Issuance of NBI clearance
Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
Verification and authentication of school credentials
Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA)
Travel tax payment
Processing of travel tax exemption and reduced travel tax
Response to queries
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
Documentation of workers (Landbased and Seabased)
Documentation of workers-on-leave/Balik-Manggagawa
Registration of landbased worker-applicants
Verification/certification of OFW records
Provision of legal assistance
Response to queries
According to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, similar centers will also be set up in all regions spearheaded by the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Offices in coordination with the regional offices of the agencies cited above, local government units, and other partners and stakeholders.

The service centers will be open from 8am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.




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