MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) launched on Tuesday, November 6, its overseas Filipino worker (OFW) e-card, a membership card that provides easier access to government benefits.
The e-card can be used for OWWA services such as welfare programs, scholarship applications, training programs, and other social benefits.
To apply for such programs, OFWs only have to show their card or the digital copy of the card, which has a QR code that can be easily scanned to verify authenticity.
The e-card reduces the number of documents needed when applying for services.
OWWA Administrator Hans Cacdac also said that the e-card functions both as a membership card and as a valid ID that can be used when dealing with various government agencies involved in overseas deployment.