Suspension of transportation and accommodation assistance for returning OFW’s under alert level

Republic of the Philippines OVERSEAS WORKERS WELFARE ADMINISTRATION Department of Labor and Employment



In light of the IATF pronouncement placing the National Capital Region and other areas in the country on Alert Level 1 status, services and industries including public transportation are in full operating capacity. Hence, transportation and accommodation assistance for returning Overseas Filipinos Workers (OFWs) shall be suspended effective June 1, 2022, except for the following cases:

a. Distressed OFWs as certified by the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO) or as evaluated by authorized OWWA airport officers; and
b. OFWs returning to the country through government-initiated mass repatriation flights or OFWs provided airfare by the POLOs through commercial flights.

Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated OFWs who are required to undergo mandatory facility-based quarantine under IATF Resolution No. 159 (Series of 2022) shall continue to be provided accommodation assistance by DOLE-OWWA. However, their onward transportation to their respective home provinces shall be at their own expense.

In view of this, OWWA-chartered buses at the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) and OWWA-sweeper flights at the NAIA Terminal II shall cease operations on June 1, 2022 (Wednesday).

Returning OFWS needing help will be provided assistance. For concerns, please contact the OWWA Hotline 1348 or the Repatriation Assistance Division at (02) 88917601 local 5213 or by email at

NS LEO J. CACDAC Administrator
24 May 2022

OWWA Center, 7th St. cor. F.B. Harrison St., Pasay City 1300, Philippines
Tel. No.: 891-7601 to 24
Fax:804-0638 2417
Operation Center – Hotlines: 551-6641; 551-1560

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