Financial Assistance Programs for Repatriated and Displaced Ilonggo OFWs

Provincial Ordinance 2020-245 or the Financial Assistance to Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers of the Iloilo Provincial Government (“IPG”) aims to provide monetary assistance amounting to Ten Thousand Pesos Php 10,000.00 to repatriated llonggo Overseas Filipino Workers (“OFWs”) who experienced job displacement due to the receiving country’s political unrest, civil war, natural calamities, maltreatment by foreign employer and/or by reason of sickness /accident.

As of August 6, 2021, the following are the data per district

District 1

Applications approved: 64
Remaining slots: 356

District 2

Applications approved: 75
Remaining slots: 345

District 3

Applications approved: 76
Remaining slots: 344

District 4

Applications approved: 47
Remaining slots: 373

District 5

Applications approved: 39
Remaining slots: 381

Frequently Asked Questions

How much you can get?

P10,000 Financial Assistance

Who can avail?

1. OFWs who have “ACTIVE MEMEBERSHIP” in OWWA and has a “REPATRIATION” record in OWWA.
2. OFW who lost his job or unable to finish his contract abroad due to the following reasons:

  • War
  • Calamity
  • Maltreatment from employer
  • Accident
  • Illness

3. Any OFW who was not able to receive financial assistance from the country he is working
4. Any OFW who is a resident of Iloilo Province for a minimum of 6 months.

For additional details, please visit this link.


The EMBRACE Program or the Expanded Micro-business Recovery Assistance during Crisis and Emergencies Program is a business recovery assistance of the IPG in the form of loans designed to mitigate the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, crisis or emergency which induced losses on business revenues and unemployment among Micro-Business Owners and for OFWs who experienced job displacement due to the receiving country’s national crisis, emergency and infection by any communicable disease.

How much you can get?

P20,000 – P100,000 Loan (Business Recovery Assistance)

Purpose of Loan

Working Capital

The part of finances of a business available for its operation such as purchase of raw materials, replenishment of supplies, inventory, small repairs, salaries and wages, utilities, rents and others of the same kind; the amount of quick assets which exceed current liabilities.

Acquisition of Fixed Assets

The long-term tangible piece of property or equipment that a firm owns and uses in its operations to generate income. Fixed assets are not expected to be consumed or converted into cash within a year. Fixed assets most commonly appear on the balance sheet as property, plant, and equipment

For additional details, please visit this link.

If you have any questions, you may reach out to the following contact information:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 09616804428/3287976/3287977

(With reports from Balita Halin Sa Kapitolyo)


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