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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) launches today a one stop shop for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) where government frontline services are made accessible to those who are currently working or planning to work overseas. This is located at the ground floor of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s main office at Blas F. Ople Building in Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City.

Creation of this one stop shop, One Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO), is in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to make it easier for OFWs to avail the services of the government, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.

Departments and their services available are as follows:

1. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
• Passport Services
• Passport Validity Extension for Balik-Manggagawa (vacationing Workers)
2. Overseas Welfare Workers Administration (OWWA)
• Processing of OWWA Membership/Renewal of Membership
3. Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA)
• Assistance for Competency Assessment
• Verification of Certificates and Special Order
• Assistance for Replacement of National Certificates (NC)/Certificates of Competency (COC)
• Training Assistance and Scholarship Program
4. Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
• Issuance of Professional License
5. Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)
• Issuance/ Revalidation of Seaman’s Book
6. Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF)
• Processing of Pag-ibig Membership
7. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC)
• Payment of Philhealth Contribution
• Member registration and updating
8. Social Security System (SSS)
• Registration and Membership Data Amendment
• Acceptance of Loan and Benefits Claim Applications
• Loan Verification and Status
• UMID Capturing and Card Releasing
9. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
• Processing and Copy Issuance of
Certificate of Live Birth
Certificate of Marriage
Certificate of Death
Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR)
10. Bureau of Immigration (BI)
• Departure Clearance Information
11. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)
• Issuance of NBI Clearance
12. Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
• Verification and Authentication of School Credentials
13. Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA)
• Travel Tax Payment
• Processing of Travel Tax Exemption and Reduced Travel Tax
14. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
• Documentation of Workers (Landbased and Seabased)
• Documentation of Workers-On-Leave/Balik-Manggagawa
• Registration of Landbased Worker-Applicants
• Verification/Certification of OFW Records
• Provision of Legal Assistance

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