COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 21: ON THE ONE-TIME “ABOT-KAMAY ANG PAGTULONG” (AKAP) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS DISPLACED DUE TO COVID-19

COVID-19 PUBLIC ADVISORY NO. 21: ON THE ONE-TIME “ABOT-KAMAY ANG PAGTULONG” (AKAP) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT FOR OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS DISPLACED DUE TO COVID-19

The Embassy wishes to share the following information on the provision of the one-time “Abot-Kamay ang Pagtulong” (AKAP) financial assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-London for overseas Filipino workers in Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Sweden who were displaced due to COVID-19:

The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has released the Guidelines on the Provision of Financial Assistance for Displaced Land-based and Sea-based Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) due to the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-2019). This is a one-time grant amounting to USD 200.00 under the DOLE “Abot-Kamay ang Pagtulong” sa OFWs or DOLE AKAP which is intended for OFWs who lost their jobs either because their employers are affected by the lockdown and other measures being implemented by their host country, or they got infected with COVID-19.

The OFWs from the following countries covered by POLO London for its services may now submit their applications ONLINE through POLO-LONDON’s DOLE-AKAP Online https://bit.ly/2K3BVpy or @POLOOWWALONDON Facebook page or email address, pololondon.akap@gmail.com.

  1. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  2. Republic of Ireland
  3. Norway
  4. Denmark
  5. Sweden
  6. Iceland
  7. Finland

Please note that online submission is required in view of the lockdown, social distancing and other measures being implemented by the host governments to slow or prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the safety of everyone during these difficult times. To access the online submission system, please use a gmail account.

For eligibility requirements and other details, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on POLO-London’s Facebook page, “POLO-OWWA LONDON”. END