Stranded OFWs can now claim P5K assistance

/ 07:19 AM September 17, 2018

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) whose flights were postponed due to Typhoon “Ompong” (international name: Mangkhut) can claim a P5,000 assistance each from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) until Sept. 30.

The DFA offered the cash assistance to OFWs whose flights abroad or return flights to the Philippines were canceled due to the typhoon.


As of Saturday, 43 stranded OFWs have approached DFA desks at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila and Clark International Airport in Pampanga to claim the assistance.

More OFWs are expected to file claims after Hong Kong-bound flights were canceled on Sunday as Ompong headed toward China. —Dona Z. Pazzibugan


Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, [email protected] and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, [email protected]

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