Last week, Typhoon Ompong (International name: Mangkhut) has hit the Philippines with destructive gales and torrential rains. And it has caused considerable damage with 500,000 people affected and a death toll of 66 as of date.
After the Philippines, the wrath of the strongest typhoon yet for the year batters Hong Kong with intense winds destroying even building scaffoldings with its passing. This has caused multiple flights to be canceled in NAIA and Clark leaving OFWs stranded in airports.
Once again, the DFA will provide financial assistance to our affected OFWs. OFWs are entitled a 5,000 PHP for the said incident. This is how you can claim it.
How to Claim
To claim your financial assistance, you just have to bring the following:
Airline ticket showing their original date of departure
Reissued ticket showing new date of departure
Overseas Employment Certificate
You just have to show this documents and that’s it.
Where to Claim
You can get the financial assistance at DFA Office of Migrant Workers’ Affairs in Pasay City until September 21, 2018. You can also collect from other DFA Consular Offices nationwide if you are far from the main office. They are open from 8 AM to 4 PM.
The amount may not be substantial but this extra support wouldn’t be so bad. Kudos to DFA for helping out.
The typhoon has left the Philippines but the tailwind may still cause sporadic raining enhancing the Habagat. With this, let the extra cash ease your financial burden for the upcoming storm that may yet to come. Stay safe.