The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced in its website ( on 25 March 2020 that it will be providing a one-time financial assistance to OFWs whose employment was affected due to COVID-19. The DOLE Guidelines, mechanics of implementation and/or related advisory on the cash assistance program will be posted at this website and continue reading : IMPORTANT ADVISORY


In accordance with the efforts of the UAE to prevent the spread of COVID 19 and as part of precautionary measures to ensure public safety and protection, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office- Dubai and Northern Emirates will still observe normal working hours but shall suspend the following services effective 17 March 2020 (Tuesday) until further continue reading : IMPORTANT ADVISORY

POEA imposes total ban on deployment of OFWs to Kuwait

The POEA Governing Board has approved a resolution imposing a total ban on the processing and deployment of domestic or household service workers, semi-skilled workers, skilled workers and professionals, including crew changes and shore leaves of Filipino seafarers in Kuwait.

Total Deployment Ban for all OFWs in Iraq

POEA Issues Governing Board Resolution No. 2, Series of 2020 on the Total deployment ban for all OFWs including crew changes and shore leaves of Filipinos in Iraq