Where to seek help when you or someone you know is abused abroad? Here are some really useful hotlines to call in case you need, or knows someone who needs help.
1. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
722-11-44 / 722-11-55
Blas F. Ople Building
Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA
2. OVERSEAS WORKERS WELFARE ADMINISTRATION (OWWA)
PHILIPPINE TEL. NO. :
632.8917601 – 24
Globe HOTLINE 2917
Press 3 for OWWA
(AS OF MAY 19, 2014)
3. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Philippines
4. Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
Click the link below. It provides you with a detailed list of DOLE’s regional offices, officers, and their contact numbers.
5. National Reintegration Center for OFW (NRCO)
+ 63 2 527 6184
Ground Flr., Blas F. Ople Development Center, cor. Solana and Victoria Sts., Intramuros, Manila
Click this link for a detailed list of their regional offices, officials and contact numbers;
6. Office of the Vice President (OVP)
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES
Quezon City Reception House
100 11th St., Brgy. Mariana
New Manila, Quezon City
MARIA LEONOR GERONA ROBREDO
Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines
Tel. No. : +632-534-6451
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Nope, it’s not an agency. But, it acts as a “hotline up there”
Prayer can be so powerful. Pray for strength, pray the person that is being abused, and yes, pray for those people who commit ABUSES on others. Pray for the migrant workers around the world and for their employers.
It CAN help.