Digong’s gift to OFWs to materialize this weekend

President Rodrigo Duterte’s gift to the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) on airport terminal exemptions will begin on Sunday, April 30.

This was after the signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, along with Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and 40 airline companies operating at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on the president’s directive to provide benefits and convenience, to the OFWs that the government can give.

According to MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal, the selling agent may or may not ask for a proof of entitlement during transaction.

"If no proof is shown during transaction, the passenger should be able to present one during check-in at NAIA where same shall be validated," he said. 

Meanwhile, starting July 31, air carriers will start honoring OFW exemptions at any point of sale for tickets purchased online, and through telephone and mobile applications.

Aside from validation measures that may be adopted by the air carriers, OFWs may also be asked to show their proof of entitlement upon check-in at the airport.

This proof of entitlement has been expanded under the new MOA to include documents such as valid employment contract or recent payslip, among others.

"This exemption also serves as a fulfillment of President Rodrigo Duterte's promise to look after the needs of our OFWs," Monreal concluded. (With reports from PNA)

 

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