In light of the IATF pronouncement placing the National Capital Region and other areas in the country on Alert Level 1 status, services and industries including public transportation are in full operating capacity. Hence, transportation and accommodation assistance for returning Overseas Filipinos Workers (OFWs) shall be suspended effective June 1, 2022, except for the following cases:
- Distressed OFWs as certified by the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO) or as evaluated by authorized OWWA airport officers; and
- OFWs returning to the country through government-initiated mass repatriation flights or OFWs provided airfare by the POLOs through commercial flights.
Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated OFWs who are required to undergo mandatory facility-based quarantine under IATF Resolution No. 159 (Series of 2022) shall continue to be provided accommodation assistance by DOLE-OWWA. However, their onward transportation to their respective home provinces shall be at their own expense.
In view of this, OWWA-chartered buses at the Parafiaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) and OWWA-sweeper flights at the NAIA Terminal II shall cease operations on June 1, 2022 (Wednesday).