Promise 78: One-stop shop for overseas workers
Overseas Filipinos, Government Ethics | 07/25/2010 1:18 AM
Create an efficient "one-stop shop" for processing applications for overseas work and seeking redress for grievances in order to streamline the bureaucracy, cut down on complicated and unnecessary procedures, and reduce avenues for corruption.
In our country, the seafarer and the deployment agencies have to deal with about 14 agencies of the government before they can complete their papers. This takes countless hours of agony. Other countries have one-stop shops. If they can do it, why can’t we?
April 4, 2013: The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Welfare Office No. 9, in cooperation with the Crisis Management Committee (CMC), established a One-Stop Processing Center (OSPC) for Sabah Displaced Persons (SDPs) in the Turtle Islands, Tawi-Tawi. (Continue reading)
September 5, 2012: Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz urged returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families to visit any of the 17 one-stop processing centers (OSPCs) that have been set up by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in 11 of the country’s 16 regions. (Continue reading)
June 14, 2012: It Is now more convenient for Overseas Filipino Workers in Ilocos Norte to process their documents because of the operations of the provincial OFW One-Stop Shop. (Continue Reading)
June 12, 2012: The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), together with its social and institutional partners, joined overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their families in celebrating Migrant Workers Day on June 7 at the Western Mindanao State University gymnasium. (Continue Reading)
May 10, 2012: The Kuwaiti government has announced creation of a facility to function as a “one-stop-shop,” together with the ministries of Health, Interior, Social Affairs, Justice, and Labor that are holding offices there. It will also make available office spaces to various embassies of labor-sending countries to facilitate resolution of cases and fast processing and issuance of travel documentation. (Continue Reading)