OVERSEAS Filipino workers may now avail of the services of the One-Stop Service Center for OFWs in 15 provinces outside Metro Manila.
Launched on Aug. 15, 2016 at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration POEA headquarters in Mandaluyong City, the OSSCO aims to provide efficient service to OFW’s and help reduce their expenses particulalry in the processing of various government related requirements for overseas employment, among others.
Government frontline services are made accessible in all these locations for Filipinos who are currently working or planning to work overseas. It operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.
The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Offices, together with POEA, established OFW one-stop centers at the following locations: Manna Mall, San Fernando City, La Union; City Tourism Office, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City; Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga; OWWA Regional Office 4A in Calamba City; Robinson’s Place, Puerto Princesa City, Pacific Mall, Legaspi City; SM City, Cebu City; Robinson’s Place, Iloilo City; Robinson’s Place, Bacolod City; DOLE Regional Office No. 8, Tacloban City; Goodwill Center, Zamboanga City; OWWA Regional Office No. 10, Cagayan de Oro City; Butuan City Hall Complex, Butuan City and New City Hall, Koronadal City.
The government agencies at the OSSCO are Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Maritime lndustry Authority (MARINA), Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), Philippine Health lnsurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Bureau of Immigration (BI), National Bureau lnvestigation(NBI), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Tourism lnfrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Bureau of lnternal Revenue (BIR).