Davao City – In view of the increasing number of departing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) apprehended for alleged possession of ammunitions/bullets in international airports, OWWA Davao continues its task in rendering orientation and disseminating advisories in every conduct of Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) and during Comprehensive Pre-Departure Education Program (CPDEP).
OWWA-RWO XI Regional Director Eduardo E. Bellido reminds the departing Household Service Workers (HSWs) and other travelling OFWs not to keep or bring bullets as an amulet or as a souvenir in their luggage to avoid delays at the airport or face a possible criminal case. Likewise, he warned them to carefully watch their personal belongings as they are examined through x-ray machines at the airport. “You should always be vigilant and alert when you are already at the airport to avoid being a victim of the bullet-planting scandal”, Dir. Bellido said in today’s session of CPDEP. Each departing OFWs was given copies of the advisories to serve as their constant reminder. They were also advised to contact immediately the hotline numbers given to them in case they encountered undesirable incidents. The following hotline numbers of OWWA are as follows:
OWWA 24/7 Operations Center – (+632) 551-6641
OWWA Davao Hotline Numbers – (0917) 701-1135
Said advisories and related press releases were also transmitted to various newspapers, radio and TV stations for further and proper dissemination to the public.