The Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are our modern day heroes. Millions brave their way to give the best lives to their families.
The government acknowledges your hard work. *Cue party music*
And for your heroes welcome, we want you to feel special. These are the perks of an Overseas Filipino Worker you might not know about.
Travel Tax Exemption and Airport Perks
For most, traveling abroad is considered a luxury in the Philippines. But you are our heroes. You are given special treatment.
To top it all off, you are given more priority with a separate fast lane upon baggage check-in. No more long lines. You deserve it.
DFA Courtesy Lanes
With the recent opening of passport renewal slots (86,889 New Slots in September!), you can now apply for your passport related concern without hassle.
Gone are the days when you have to wait three months just to get a DFA appointment. To bring it up a notch, OFWs are given access to DFA Courtesy Lanes. You don’t need to even schedule an appointment online.
No OFWs will miss a job just because of delays in Passport Application. How good is that?
OFW ID and OFW Assistance
With a figure of more than $2 Billion Dollars monthly, the OFWs remittances contribute greatly to our economy. Banks even have specialized deposit accounts just for OFWs. (The government is even in the works for an OFW bank.)
With that, the government wants to pamper you more with streamlining the OFW ID. This replaces the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) and serves as proof of registration in POEA.
Also, the government increased funding to $1 Billion for OFW assistance. The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration is now prepared in case of impending emergencies. Certainly, security fitting for a champion.
This is just the start of many to come. The OFWs are surely deserving of these benefits. After all, they embody what we Filipinos want most, giving the best life for our families.