Pasay hotels, motels to give OFWs accomodation

March 22, 2020

PASAY City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano will allow hotels and other similar to open establishments to provide accommodations to arriving and departing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) only.

The city chief executive disclosed this after an impromptu meeting with Deputy Administrator Faustino Sabarez III of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administraion (OWWA) on Saturday.

Sabarez said he has been looking for halfway houses to shelter OFWs, especially to about 100 sea-based workers who arrived Saturday afternoon.

“OWWA can only accommodate so much, and we are now seeking the help of Pasay to help us open more establishments that can house our departing or arriving OFWs,” Sabarez said.

Calixto-Rubiano immediately instructed her staff to send word to hotels, motor hotels, and hostels to accommodate the OFWs.

She reminded these establishments to always observe and implement the government’s policy on social distancing.