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How to get an OWWA OFW eCard

An OWWA OFW eCard is a form of identification that proves an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) is an active member of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Using this free ID, OFWs can easily enjoy the benefits that come with being an active OWWA member. Learn how to get your OFW eCard here.


kabayan remit By Jessica Santiago 1 March 2024 0 Comments
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How to be an OFW: A guide to the OFW process

We all want a better life for ourselves and our loved ones. For some Filipinos, attaining this dream entails going abroad either temporarily or for good. Get to know the OFW process, its requirements, and its risks through this simple guide.


kabayan remit By Jessica Santiago 21 February 2024 0 Comments
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How to apply for an OWWA membership

A Filipino automatically gains an OWWA membership when they become an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) and submit their contract to the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) for evaluation. However, their membership is only valid for a certain amount of time. Additionally, some OFWs find work while already abroad and must process their OWWA requirements outside the Philippines. Here's how to apply for or renew your OWWA membership.


kabayan remit By Jessica Santiago 13 February 2024 0 Comments
Immigrating to the UK

Immigrating to the UK: The story of an OFW nurse who worked in the NHS

Immigrating to the UK or any country and leaving our loved ones behind is a difficulty that some might not be willing to challenge. Filipinos leave their homeland for various reasons, but they usually have one thing in common: They want a better life for their loved ones. In this article, we talk with Harry, a Filipino nurse who chose to work in the United Kingdom (UK) to become the breadwinner of his family.


kabayan remit By Jessica Santiago 8 June 2023 0 Comments
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Immigrating to Canada: The story of three Filipinos who began a new life overseas

Filipinos leave their homeland for various reasons, but they usually have one thing in common: They want a better life for their loved ones. In this article, we talk to three kabayans who have travelled out of the Philippines to build a new life overseas in Canada.


kabayan remit By Jessica Santiago 31 May 2023 0 Comments
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Famous Filipino Movie Stars, Directors and More – Our 5 top picks

As film awards season has rolled around once again, we’ve decided to take a look back at some famous Filipinos who have walked the red carpets of Hollywood, a major player in the international entertainment industry. However, for some people who follow the showbiz scene, awards season is also a reminder of how the industry is still lacking when it comes to representation and diversity.


kabayan remit By Jessica Santiago 11 April 2023 0 Comments