Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Balik-Pinas! Balik-Hanapbuhay is one of the many programs of Overseas Welfare Workers Administration (OWWA) for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

It is a non-cash livelihood assistance with the aim to provide immediate relief to returning OFWs member.

It also enables the beneficiaries to be multi-skilled through access to training services by training institutions like TESDA, DTI, and NGOs.

It also equips the beneficiaries with skills that are highly in demand in the local labor market and enables them to plan, set-up, start and operate a livelihood undertaking by providing them with ready-to-go rollout self-employment package of services, consisting of short-duration training, start-up kits/goods business counseling and technical and marketing assistance.


Who can avail the program?

Displaced by hostilities, wars/political conflicts in the host country or policy reforms, controls or changes by host governments;

Victims of illegal recruitment, or human trafficking, or other stressful situations;

Distressed wards at the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Resource Center (MWOFRC) who are due to repatriation.


What are the benefits of the program?

A package of livelihood assistance amounting to P10,000 maximum consisting of;

A. Techno-skills or entrepreneurial training

B. Starter Kits/goods

C. Other services that will enable the target beneficiaries to quick start a livelihood undertaking through self/wage employment.

OWWA members with finished employment contracts are not entitled to this Program. The program can be availed only once by eligible beneficiaries and within one year after return to the country.

Another integration program of OWWA for OFW is “Balik-Pinay, Balik Hanapbuhay” with the aim to enable distressed women OFWs through livelihood programs”


Who are the eligible beneficiaries?

• distressed workers sheltered by POLO at the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Resource Center (MWOFRC)

• other distressed and displaced women household service workers (HSWs)

What are the priority projects?

• reflexology

• massage

• home spa

• cosmetology

• production of bath soap,scented oils, herbal medicine, skin/health care products

Health and Wellness

Priority Projects

• Personal accessories repairs and maintenance (cellular phone repair, bags repair)

• Handicraft (souvenir items, fashion jewelry, native slippers, bags and accessories)

Anyone who is interested with the program may contact the nearest OWWA Office in your area for further information.


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