DoTr, DOLE open one-stop center for OFWs in Clark

DoTr, DOLE open one-stop center for OFWs in Clark


CLARK FREEPORT — The Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) are set to open Friday a one-stop business center for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) inside the Freeport.

Several government agencies dealing with Filipino overseas workers (OFWs) are establishing their respective satellite offices here to provide OFWs easy access of documents and other requirements.

The move is in line with President Duterte’s commitment to streamline government processes particularly for OFWs.

The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) and the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) provided support for the establishment of the facility, which will house 16 government agencies.

The one-stop shop is located at Clark Polytechnic, just a few kilometers from the Clark International Airport (CRK).

The agencies include the Bureau of Immigration (BI), Philhealth, Pag-IBIG Fund, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare (OWWA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Social Security System(SSS), Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) and Bayad Center.

The one-stop center will provide services such as the processing of the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC), NBI clearances , the processing of Pag-Ibig OFW members contributions, Philhealth payment premium contributions and membership, SSS registration and membership data amendment including acceptance of loans and benefits claim applications, PSA’s processing and issuance of birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate, and CENOMAR.

MARINA’s issuance and revalidation of seaman’s book, issuance of PRC’s professional licenses and TESDA’s issuance of training certifications and applications for scholarship programs will also be facilitated in the center.

The facility will be equipped with a WiFi internet connection for the convenience of the agencies and the OFWs.