The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has released the Guidelines on the Provision of Financial Assistance for Displaced Land-based and Sea-based Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) due to the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-2019). This is a one-time grant amounting to USD 200.00 under the DOLE “Abot-Kamay ang Pagtulong” sa OFWs or DOLE AKAP which is intended for OFWs who lost their jobs either because their employers are affected by the lockdown and other measures being implemented by their host country, or they got infected with COVID-19.
The OFWs from the following countries covered by POLO London for its services may now submit their applications ONLINE through POLO-LONDON’s DOLE-AKAP Online or @POLOOWWALONDON Facebook page or email address, firstname.lastname@example.org .
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Republic of Ireland
Please note that online submission is required in view of the lockdown, social distancing and other measures being implemented by the host governments to slow or prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the safety of everyone during these difficult times.
For eligibility requirements and other details, please refer to the attached Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Any related query or request for clarification may be communicated through the above-mentioned email address or Facebook page.
Philippine Embassy, London