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Over 100-K OFWs served at the One-Stop Service Center

Cebu City, Philippines. About 105,733 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) were served last year at the Region’s One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO).

In his report to Regional Labor and Employment Director, Atty. Johnson G. Cañete, Mr. Dexter F. Paro of the National Reintegration Center of OFWs (NRCO-7) cited that said accomplishment is borne out of the contributions made by participating government agencies.

Housed at the Service Center located at the second floor of the Government Express Center, SM City Cebu, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City are the following agencies, namely: Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA); Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA); Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA); Professional Regulation Commission (PRC); Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA); Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF); Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth); Social Security System (SSS); Philippine Statistics Authority (SSS); Bureau of Immigration (BI); National Bureau of Investigation (NBI); Commission on Higher Education (CHED); Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA); National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO); and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Accommodating the most number of OFWs was the Philhealth, which entertained about 77,597 clients. At the second spot was the NBI, which registered around 12,700 OFWs served. Following at the third spot was the TIEZA, which recorded a total of 5,480 customers provided with services. At the fourth place was the MARINA tallying 3,301 OFWs served and at the fifth place was the OWWA, which served around 1,586 clients and the POEA at the sixth place with 1,323 OFWs accommodated. The rest of the participating agencies recorded not less than 100 clients served.

The OSSCO does not only cater to the needs and requirements of OFWs but also help them minimize expenses and save time since they do not have to hop from one office to the next for their transactions.

The establishment of the OSSCO was in response to the order of President Rodrigo Duterte through Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III to streamline government services.

The OSSCO is open to serve the OFWs from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

 

End//LSenarlo-Taniza

For more information on this report, you may contact Luchel SenarloTaniza, Regional Labor Communication Officer at telefax number (032) 266-2792 or you may send an email at dole_centralvisayas@yahoo.com.

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2019-02-27
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