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2022 Updated Procedure and List of OWWA Accredited Hotels for Quarantine of Returning OFWs [OWWA Hotel ASSISTANCE TO RETURNING SEAFARERS and OFWs]

UPDATE as of 24 May 2022

Suspension of the transportation and accommodation assistance for returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)


Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Advisory advising the suspension of the transportation and accommodation assistance for returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) effective 01 June 2022 following the IATF pronouncement placing the National Capital Region (NCR) and other areas in the country under alert level 1 status. 





UPDATE as of 13 May 2022

ADVISORY ON UPDATED LIST OF  OWWA ACCREDITED HOTELS FOR QUARANTINE OF RETURNING OFWs


This is to share the Advisory issued by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) on 28 April 2022 regarding the requests for accommodation assistance for arriving unvaccinated/partially vaccinated Filipino Seafarers in NCR. As stated in the Advisory, all email requests for such assistance will start on 03 May 2022 and shall be pre-booked at available partner hotels/quarantine facilities. Kindly see the attached for the updated list of OWWA’s partner hotels.

In a meeting with OWWA Administrator, Hans Leo J. Cacdac, and some OWWA officials/representatives last 12 May 2022, OWWA confirmed that they continue to provide quarantine services for unvaccinated/partially vaccinated crews as well as sweeper flights and land transportation services for all returning crews, which is on a first come-first serve basis.

The sweeper flights (bound for Visayas and Mindanao) are available daily at the Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), while bus charters (Luzon area) are available at the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX). All seafarer-passengers are requested to be at the NAIA or PITX by 12nn.

You may coordinate with the OWWA to avail such services for your returning seafarers. Please refer to OWWA/OSS for the necessary documentary requirements.


COPY OF THE ADVISORY: 

ADVISORY TO ALL LICENSED MANNING AGENCIES 


SUBJECT : UPDATED LIST OF PARTNER HOTELS 
DATE      : 28 APRIL 2022 

Please be advised that starting 03 May 2022, all email requests for accommodation assistance shall only be approved if the arriving unvaccinated/partially vaccinated Filipino Seafarers in NCR is pre-booked at available partner hotels/quarantine facilities in the attached list. 

Further, please be reminded to send your requests for accommodation assistance to our official email: teamhotelsb@owwa.gov.ph, 3 days prior to the arrival of the Filipino Seafarer. 

For strict compliance. 
Thank you. 
HANS LEO J. CACDAC 
Administrator  





UPDATED LIST OF OWWA ACCREDITED HOTELS FOR QUARANTINE OF RETURNING OFWs - AS OF 28 APRIL 2022

88 AIRPORT LOUNGE 

ASTORIA GREENBELT 

ASTROTEL ANONAS

ASTROTEL CALAMBA 

ASTROTEL CUBAO 

ASTROTEL GUADALUPE 

ASTROTEL MONUMENTO 

ASTROTEL NOVALICHES 

AXIAA HOTEL

10 

AZUMI HOTEL 

11 

BAYVIEW 

12 

BIG PAT 

13 

BEDS APARTELLE 

14 

BLULANE

15 

BGC BLDG PHILGOLDEN RDC 

16 

BOYLE RESIDENCES 

17 

BRENTWOOD SUITES

18 

BRICKWOOD SUITES 

19 

CAMELOT HOTEL

20 

CITY STAY INN FORTVIEW BGC 

21 

CITY STAY INNS MAKATI - CITY  HALL 

22 

COSMO HOTEL VICENTE CRUZ 

23 

COSMO HOTEL P CAMPA 

24 

COSMO HOTEL KAMUNING 

25 

COSMO HOTEL DOS CASTILLAS 

26 

DISTRICT INN 

27 

DJ PLACE

28 

DREAMWORLD ARANETA CUBAO 

29 

DREAMWORLD LAS PIÑAS 

30 

DREAMWORLD NORTH EDSA 

31 

ECO VERDE 

32 

EL RANCHO ALABANG BRANCH 

33 

EL RANCHO TUNASAN BRANCH

34 

EUROTEL LAS PIÑAS 

35 

EUROTEL MAKATI 

36 

EUROTEL NORTH EDSA 

37 

EUROTEL PEDRO GIL 

38 

EUROTEL VIVALDI 


39 

EUROTEL EDSA SHAW 

40 

FERSAL MAKATI

41 

FERSAL MANILA 

42 

FINNEX 

43 

G SQUARE RESIDENCE 

44 

GETZ HOTEL 

45 

GO HOTEL AIRPORT ROAD

46 

GO HOTEL ERMITA 

47 

GO HOTEL NORTH EDSA 

48 

GO HOTEL ORTIGAS

49 

GO HOTEL OTIS 

50 

GO HOTEL MANDALUYONG 

51 

GO HOTEL TIMOG 

52 

GUIJO SUITES MAKATI 

53 

GREAT EASTERN 

54 

HILLVIEW LODGE 

55 

HOTEL FOX 

56 

HOTEL REMBRANT

57 

HOTEL99 CUBAO 

58 

HOTEL99 MONUMENTO 

59 

HOTEL99 QUIAPO 

60 

JIN JIANG INN MAKATI 

61 

JIN JIANG INN ORTIGAS 

62 

KABAYAN HOTEL 

63 

KORNER APARTELLE 

64 

LOURDES SUITES MAKATI 

65 

LUCKY CHINA TOWN HOTEL

66 

MADISON101 

67 

MANILA AIRPORT HOTEL

68 

MANILA VENETIAN

69 

MAXX MAKATI

70 

MAXX ORTIGAS

71 

MC HOTEL

72 

MIDCON APARTELLE 

73 

MINI SUITES ETON TOWER 

74 

MIRAMAR HOTEL ROXAS BLVD

75 

NEST NANO SUITES FORT BGC 

76 

NEST NANO SUITES MAKATI  PAGULAYAN

77 

NETWORLD 



78 

NICE HOTEL PASIG 

79 

NOVASTAR INN 

80 

ONE LIBERTY 

81 

ORACLE HOTEL 

82 

ORANGE APARTELLE 

83 

OSMENA BUILDING

84 

PATEROS HAVEN HOTEL 

85 

PEMBO RESIDENCES 

86 

PICASSO HOTEL 

87 

PRINCESS 1 

88 

PRISTINE HOTEL 

89 

RED HOTEL CUBAO 

90 

RED PLANET BINONDO 

91 

RED PLANET CUBAO

92 

REDDOORS QUIAPO

93 

REDDOORZ EDSA PASAY 

94 

REDDOORZ LAS PINAS 

95 

ROBBINSDALE HOTEL 

96 

SELAH PODS 

97 

SEQUOIA QC

98 

SOGO ALABANG MONTILLANO 

99 

SOGO ALABANG ROTONDA 

100 

SOGO AURORA CUBAO 

101 

SOGO AVENIDA 

102 

SOGO BANAWE 

103 

SOGO BAGONG BARIO 

104 

SOGO BUENDIA 

105 

SOGO LRT MONUMENTO 

106 

SOGO EDSA CUBAO 

107 

SOGO NORTH EDSA

108 

SOGO GUADALUPE EDSA 

109 

SOGO KALENTONG 

110 

SOGO MALIBAY PASAY

111 

SOGO MAKATI AVE 

112 

SOGO MALATE 

113 

SOGO EDSA-MONUMENTO 

114 

SOGO PASAY ROTONDA 

115 

SOGO QUEZON AVENUE 

116 

SOGO RECTO 


117 

SOGO SOUTH ROAD ALABANG

118 

SOGO QUIRINO 

119 

SOGO STA. MESA

120 

SOGO TIMOG QC 

121 

SOGO TRINOMA

122 

SOGO YABUT 

123 

SOGO HARRISON 

124 

SOGO MINDANAO AVE 

125 

SOGO NOVALICHES 

126 

SOGO SANTOLAN 

127 

SOGO ROXAS BLVD 

128 

SPRING HOTEL AVENIDA 

129 

SPRING HOTEL CUBAO 

130 

SPIRAL HOTEL 

131 

ST. GILES HOTEL

132 

STUDIO87 

133 

STUDIO89 

134 

SULIT DORMITEL STA MESA 

135 

SUN STAR GRAND HOTEL  

QUIAPO 

136 

SUMMIT GREENHILLS 

137 

SUMMIT MAGNOLIA 

138 

TIARA ORIENTAL 

139 

TOWN AND COUNTRY REPOSO 

140 

TOWN AND COUNTRY V MAPA 

141 

TRIANGLE APARTELLE

142 

UPAD SAMPALOC 

143 

UPAD TAFT

144 

U HOTELS MAKATI

145 

WEST AVE SUITES 

146 

WHITE KNIGHT INTRAMUROS 

147 

WHITE KNIGHT SAINT ANNE 

148 

WINTER BENITEZ 

149 

WINTER IMPERIAL

150 

WOW BUDGET HOTEL CUBAO

151 

WOW HOTEL - COUNTRY LODGE  PASIG 

152 

WOW HOTEL - KING ARTHUR  HOTEL

153 

WOW HOTEL 

154 

WOW HOTEL ROSE GARDEN 


155 

WOW HOTEL- GARDENIA  

TERRACE 

156 

YUJ INN PASAY 

157 

Y2 RESIDENCE 




Sources: 

PAMAS - INTERMAP Secretariat

9/F, Unit  9AB, MARC 2000 Tower, 1973 Taft Ave. cor. San Andres St., Malate, Manila

Tel. No.: 8 523 - 6036 / Mobile No.: 0917 183 8217


PHILIPPINE-JAPAN MANNING CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL, INC.
4th Floor, IMMAJ-PJMCC Training Center
JSU-AMOSUP Mariners' Home
1765 Vasquez corner Nakpil Sts.,
Malate, 1004 Manila


____________

UPDATE as of 10 December 2021

One-Stop Shop MROF (OSS) Memorandum Nr. 2021-12-02

Guidelines on the Management of Sea-based (Seafarers) OFWs Arriving at NAIA Terminals





UPDATE as of 12 April 2021



Watch above video discussing new regulations regarding seafarers 10-day quarantine protocol.
One Stop Shop Coordination (OSS) Meeting Agenda: New guidelines concerning ship manning agents / agencies and Filipino seafarers. 
1. Implementation of IATF Resolution 114 (7th Day Swab; 9th day release of Results: 10th Day release of Pax to LGUs) 
2. International Arrival Capacity for MIAA, Cebu and Clark 
3. One Hotel Command 4. Balikpinas.ph and e-CIF Concerns / Health Declaration Registration - an online platform of One Stop Shop (OSS) for the registration and administration of Returning Overseas Filipinos and other persons for CoVID-19 testing and response.



UPDATE as of 20 April 2021

Please be informed of OWWA's new official seabased email for hotel concerns:



From: 
Racquel F. Lastimosa

FOR:
DIR. RONALD A. MINA
Vice-Chairman, Team Hotel


NEW SAMPLE E-MAIL ACKNOWLEGEMENT FROM OWWA

AS OF 12 April 2021 

Acknowledging receipt of your email.

This is to confirm that your booking @_________________ on the stated date will be shouldered by OWWA until the swab test result will be released. 

Steps in the availment of OWWA Quarantine facility

1. Present this confirmation email at the OWWA Counter.
2. Fill-up the Project Care Slip available at the OWWA counter before leaving the airport.
3. Also, reflect the name of the hotel to the NAIA Affidavit of the undertaking. 
4. Submit this confirmation with attached photocopy of Seaman's book & Passport with proof of date of arrival to the hotel for billing purposes.

Reminder: Transportation, scheduling of their RT PCR TEST,  and Other incidental expenses will be the responsibility of your good office/manning agency.
  
NOTE: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ADVISE YOUR CREW TO SUBMIT THIS CONFIRMATION TO THE HOTEL WHERE YOUR CREW WILL BE BILLETED FOR BILLING PURPOSES FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL BE GROUND FOR CANCELLATION OF BOOKING.

Thank you

IMELDA L. CABANSAG
FOR 
DIR. RONALD A. MINA
VICE-CHAIRMAN, OWWA TEAM HOTEL



UPDATES as of 19 March 2021

UPDATE ON OWWA-SPONSORED HOTEL BOOKING FOR THE QUARANTINE OF RETURNING SEAFARERS


Following the recent concerns raised by the LMAs on the hotel booking/accommodation of  returning seafarers sponsored by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in relation to the Memorandum issued by the One-Stop-Shop for the Management of Returning Overseas Filipinos (OSS) on March 5, 2021, the FAME Board of Directors urgently convened a meeting on 09 March 2021, with OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac, Deputy Administrator Rodrigo “Jun” Pascua, Dir. Ronald Mina and Dir. Hermigilio Mendoza  to discuss  the issues/concerns. 



The following were the outcome of the meeting:



1. OWWA Admin. Hans Cacdac reassured that OWWA will continue to shoulder the hotel cost/expenses for all retuning seafarers.

2. Procedure will still be the same, however this time, LMAs are already allowed to do the booking for hotel quarantine of their arriving crew. Please see attached OWWA Advisory to all its OWWA partner hotels for your reference. Hence, to avail, please follow below procedures:

a. Licensed Manning Agency (LMA) to book accommodation of their arriving crew with the partner-hotels of OWWA.

b. Afterwhich, submit to OWWA the details of the arriving crew both from airport and seaport along with the bookings made by LMAs with the OWWA partner-hotels. LMA’s letter / communication to be sent via email to:

Attention: Dir. Ronald Mina
Vice Chair- OWWA Team Hotel
                       
Please take note that booking should be made with OWWA partner-hotels. Please see attached official list of OWWA-partner hotels as of 18 March 2021 for your reference and guidance.

3. OWWA will acknowledge and confirm the LMA’s letter request and booking submitted thru email. This will serve as guarantee to the hotel that OWWA will shoulder the hotel cost for the seafarers.
 
4. For LMAs with seafarers currently in the hotel waiting for their swab test, they may resubmit their request to OWWA to cover their hotel expenses thru Dir. Ronald Mina. OWWA confirmed that they will cover the same.

5. If all the OWWA-partner hotels are fully booked, and there are available non-OWWA partner hotels that can accommodate the arriving seafarers, LMAs can coordinate with OWWA so that these hotels can be accredited by OWWA and booking will be paid by OWWA.

6. OWWA will update all their staff assigned in all OWWA Desks in the airports and seaports about this procedure.

7. OWWA also reminded LMAs to closely communicate/coordinate with OWWA at all times.


UPDATED LIST OF OWWA ACCREDITED HOTEL 

List of OWWA Active Hotels 


Download this Official list of OWWA-partner hotels as of 18 March 2021 for your reference and guidance.





Source: 
Memo-Circular No. 027-21
Filipino Association for Mariners' Employment Inc. (FAME)
12/F, MARC 2000 Tower, 1973 Taft Ave., corner San Andres St., Malate Manila 1004 Philippines
Tel No: 8524-7337 / 8524-9892
Fax No: 8527-9794
Email Ad: fame@fame.org.ph
Website: www.fame.org.ph



FOR THOSE ARRIVING IN Clark International Airport


Here is the sample reply from OWWA RWO3


Take special note on their reply: 

Please be reminded that OWWA will assign the designated hotel during the registration at the airport. Any hotel reservations made by the manning agency shall be charged by your account.

Below is the copy of OWWA RWO3 Complete reply to our request for hotel:

On 03/19/2021 2:28 pm, OWWA RWO3 Clark Repat Sea-Based <clarkrepatsb@gmail.com> wrote:

Dear Ma'am / Sir,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email. Please send this email confirmation to your crew and advise them to proceed to the OWWA counters at Clark International Airport for hotel registration and show this acknowledgement receipt to the OWWA STAFF assigned at the airport. As per the email request, OWWA shoulders the hotel accommodation with complete meals until the swab result is released. Transportation from Clark International Airport to the hotel will also be shouldered by OWWA. For transportation to designated province / municipality / residence of seafarer will be shouldered by your agency.

Please be reminded that OWWA will assign the designated hotel during the registration at the airport. Any hotel reservations made by the manning agency shall be charged by your account.

Keep Safe and God Bless!

For OIC, Esperanza C. Cobarrubias

 

Chantelle Tapnio

OWWA RWO3 STAFF




________________

UPDATE as of 17 MARCH 2021

ADVISORY


TO ALL OWWA PARTNER HOTELS


As part of the government's effort to assist arriving Overseas Filipino Wokers (OFWs), please be informed of the following.


1. OWWA has instructed all manning agencies to arrange the advanced booking of their arriving crew with O\AM/A partner Hotels;

2. Partner hotels are hereby advised to inform O\AM/A of the booking request, through email: owwasbhotel@q mai l. com for confirmation.

3. To facilitate payment, please make sure that all pertinent documents are submitted.


Signed:
ATTY. RODRIGO F. PASCUA
Deputy Administrator for Administrative and Fund Managemen
Chairman of OWWA Team Hotel


COPY OF THE ADVISORY TO OWWA ACCREDITED HOTELS







UPDATE as of 11 MARCH 2021



ADVISORY: To all Manning Agencies

As agreed during our zoom meeting with Joint Manning Group (JMG), all Manning Agencies are hereby advised of the following:

1. Advanced arrangements with the hotels (accredited by OWWA), shall be the responsibility of Licensed Manning Agencies (LMAs);
2. LMAs shall e-mail OWWA requesting for acknowledgement of booking three (3) days before the arrival of their seafarers. The e-mail shall contain the following information:

a. Name of Manning Agency
b. Name of Crew
c. Flight Details
d. Name of OWWA Accredited Hotel with e-mail confirmation

3. Seafarers shall be advised by their respective LMAs to proceed first to MARINA and to OWWA Counter at NAIA prior to proceeding to the hotel;
4. For Sea Based arriving at different ports/airports, please coordinate/e-mail your request to the following:

Manila Port Area and NAIA:
e-mail: owwasbhotel@gmail.com
Mobile No.: 0945-7857127 / 0917-590 8652
PLDT Line 8551-6641 / 8834-0170

Cebu International Airport:
e-mail: owwa7hotelrequest@gmail.com
MAE D. CODILLA
Officer-In-Charge, RWO 7
Mobile No.: 0915-397 7504 / 0936-444 9935

Clark International Airport
e-mail: region3a@owwa.gov.ph
ESPERANZA C. COBARRUBIAS
Officer-In-Charge, RWO 3
Mobile No.: 0917-5084 292  



UPDATE as of 09 MARCH 2021

FAME BOD had an urgent  meeting today 09 March 2021, 3pm  with OWWA Admin Hans Cacdac, DA Jun Pascua, Dir. Ronald Mina and Dir. Hermigilio Mendoza  to discuss  issues with regards to the booking/hotel accommodation of  returning seafarers.
 
1. OWWA Admin. Hans Cacdac reassured that OWWA will continue to shoulder the hotel cost/expenses for all retuning seafarers. 

2. Procedure will still be the same: LMAs to submit the details of the arriving crew both from seaport and airport to OWWA. This will be submitted along with the booking made by LMAs at the OWWA partner hotels. 

Thereafter, OWWA will acknowledge and confirm the LMAs letter/booking made submitted thru email. This will serve as guarantee to the hotel that OWWA will shoulder the hotel cost for the seafarers. 

Please take note: Booking will be made by LMAs thru OWWA partner hotels

3. For LMAs with seafarers currently in the hotel waiting for their swab test,  they must resubmit their request to OWWA to cover their hotel expenses thru Dir. Ronald Mina. OWWA confirmed that they will cover the same.


Source: 
The Secretariat (Ms. Daphnie Vargas)
FILIPINO ASSOCIATION FOR MARINERS’ EMPLOYMENT, INC. (FAME)



UPDATE AS OF 05 MARCH 2021


Memorandum: Shortage of Quarantine Facilities for Overseas Filipino Workers / Seafarers


OWWA Quarantine Hotel Shortage announcement

In reference to the operational coordinating meeting held 05 March 2021 among the member agencies of the One-Stop-Shop for the Management of Returning Overseas Filipinos (OSS-MROF), it has been observed that the quarantine facilities have been inadequate due to the implementation of the 6th day swabbing test.

In view thereof, the MARINA and OSS-MROF member agencies have agreed that LMAs shall cater the quarantine facility requirements of seafarers under their agency starting 05 March 2021. This shall be implemented until there are enough quarantine facilities allocated for Overseas Workers Welfare Administration.

For your guidance and compliance, 

Signed:
USEC Raul L. Del Rosario
OTS Administrator and Head
One Stop Shop for Repatriation of Overseas Filipinos 



Following the above announcement, Licensed Manning Agencies (LMA) are now requested to arrange / book hotel accommodation / quarantine facility for their repatriating seaman. As guide, here is the list of OWWA accredited hotels 


List of OWWA Accredited Hotels / Quarantine Facility accredited by OWWA / BOQ / OSS in National Capital Region (NCR)


List of 2021 OWWA Quarantine Hotels in Manila / NCR | DOT-DOH Accredited






UPDATE AS OF 1 FEBRUARY 2021


To avoid confusion, it has been discussed that LMAs are now held responsible for providing transportation to their arriving seafarers regardless of where they came from either Red Flagged country or not. 

OWWA buses are for land based OFWs. 

The only thing OWWA will provide is the hotel if and only LMA made a request a day or ahead before the expected date of arrival otherwise, non owwa hotel requesting LMA should provide hotel for their crew.


Same process na po ulit tayo sa mga seafarers. 


- Acknowledgement from OWWA Team Hotel is needed.

- Manning Agency (LMA) must arrange transportation from airport to hotel.

- Copy of OWWA Hotel Acknowledgement from Team Hotel must be provided to crew.


This is starting February 1


International Arrival Process for OFWs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) - effective February 1, 2021


International Arrival Process for OFWs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) - effective February 1, 2021

International Arrival Process for OFWs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) - effective February 1, 2021

International Arrival Process for OFWs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) - effective February 1, 2021


Procedures:


- Upon Seafarers' Airport Arrival 


Pass thru MARINA Desk and FirstAide for Database registration & checking - NO SWABBING will be conducted. If there is Acknowledgement Receipt from OWWA Team Hotel, OWWA will provide/assign hotel accomodation. If no Acknowledgement from OWWA, manning agency (LMA) will be the one to provide hotel.


HERE IS THE SAMPLE OWWA HOTEL TEAM ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

FROM: owwasbhotel@gmail.com 


This is to acknowledge receipt of your email.

Please be advised to send this email confirmation to your crew and proceed to Marina and OWWA Counter at the NAIA for further instruction. Show this acknowledgement to the OWWA Officer assigned at NAIA for Hotel accommodation . OWWA will shoulder their hotel accommodation
with complete meals until the swab test  result is confirmed and also submit this confirmation with attached photo copy of Seaman book & Passport with proof of date of arrival to the hotel for billing purposes. May we also request to remind your representative who will fetch your crew at the airport to be there before the arrival of flight to avoid delay. transportation and other incidental expenses incurred by your seafarers will be shouldered by your good office.

Please also take note that your crew is your responsibility, and that they should go straight to the hotel after the swab testing and stay there until the result of the swab testing received.

NOTE: PLEASE MAKE IT SURE TO ADVISE YOUR CREW TO SUBMIT THIS CONFIRMATION TO THE HOTEL WHERE YOUR CREW WILL BE BILLETED FOR BILLING PURPOSES.


Thank you,
Quenie T.

FOR:

DIR. RONALD A. MINA
Vice Chairman. Team Hotel


- Transportation from Airport to hotel will be arranged by Manning agency (LMA) even if the crew came from Red Flagged country not.


- Manning  Agnecy (LMA) must pick up their crew at the airport going to designated hotel.


After 5 days, swabbing (RT-PCR) test will be conducted at the hotel.


If result is negative, the crew can continue the 14-days quarantine at their residence or LGU.


- Seafarers arrival at the Airport will be counted as day Zero Day.


RELATED INFORMATION:

CLICK: Firstaide Diagnostics Swabbing at NAIA & Philippine Ports - FIRST AIDE RT-PCR SWABBING OPERATION for ARRIVING OFWs & Seafarers


______________


OWWA is extending assistance to returning seafarers by shouldering the cost of hotel and food during the seafarers’ stay in a hotel for isolation while waiting for their RT-PCR swab test results.

To avail of OWWA’s assistance, Licensed Manning Agency (LMA) is required to submit a letter communication to OWWA requesting for hotel assistance for their repatriating/returning seafarers. This communication must be sent to OWWA at least 5-6 days prior the date of arrival of the returning seafarers to Manila. LMA must provide the following information (minimum):

 

        Complete name of returning seafarer/s

        Rank of the seafarer/s

        Name of vessel where he disembarked

        Date of arrival at NAIA or other airports, or at the Port of Manila (if vessel is deviated to Manila for crew change)

        Flight details (name of airline, estimated time of arrival, airport of origin)

        Or, if disembarking at the Port of Manila, date of arrival of the ship

 

LMA’s letter / communication to be sent via email to:

 

owwasbhotel@gmail.com

Attention: Dir. Ronald Mina

Vice Chair- OWWA Team Hotel

 

After sending the letter/communication to OWWA, please wait for OWWA’s reply.  If there is no reply after twenty-four (24) hours, please follow-up.

 

OWWA is expected to reply as follows:

             OWWA’s confirmation if they will book for the said seafarers or if LMA will be assigned to book at any of OWWA partner hotels (List of OWWA Partner Hotels as of 17 July 2020, see below);

             If LMA will be assigned to book, LMA must refer back to OWWA for their confirmation of their booking and should inform hotel of OWWA's approval, possibly, thru an email.

 

Important Note:

             LMA must arrange the transport of the returning seafarers from the airport or seaport (Manila) to the hotels where they are booked for isolation while waiting for the RT-PCR swab test results.

             If there are changes in schedule, LMA should inform OWWA accordingly


___________

SAMPLE LETTER TO OWWA:

//Print in your official Company Letterhead//

13 August 2020

Dir. Ronald A. Miña
Vice Chair, Hotel Team  
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
Pasay City

Dear Sir, 

We write with reference to the following crew who will arrive on 21 August 2020  at NAIA, details are as follows:
            
AA.) Complete Name of Arriving Seaman & Rank:

BB.) Flight Schedule
VIA PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PR)
FLT#     DATE     ROUTE     ETD / ETA         
PR 427   21AUG    NRT/MNL   1310  1700    

CC.) Name of Vessel – MV ______________

In view of the above, we would like to request for OWWA’s assistance for the arrangement of hotel and food for the above mentioned crew as well as payment of related costs.

We have assigned our below company personnel as contact person for this arrangement:
Name: 
Mobile No.: 
e-mail: 

Thank you very much for your support and assistance to our Filipino seafarers.

Very truly yours,

_____________

SAMPLE Reply/Confirmation from OWWA

This is to acknowledge receipt of your email. Please advise your crew to go straight to OWWA counter at the NAIA for their hotel accommodation. OWWA will shoulder their hotel accommodation with  complete meals until the swab test result is confirmed. Transportation and other incidental expenses incurred by your seafarers  will be shouldered by your good office.

Thank you,
Imelda Cabansag  

for:

Dir. Ronald A. Miña
Vice Chair, Team Hotel

_______________

FOR CREW CHANGE AT MANILA BAY

1. Send the letter and do the above usual procedure.

2. After sending the Official Letter to OWWA, follow-up with OWWA Office via their landline. Check their trunkline numbers at OWWA official website: https://www.owwa.gov.ph/index.php/contact-us

3. Ask to be connected to office of Ms. Imelda Cabansag  

4. Inform them of your request for hotel for your seafarers disembarking at Manila Bay.

5. The OWWA Hotel team will then look for available hotels then will advise you. In our case, they gave us MANILA HOTEL

SAMPLE REPLY WE RECEIVED FROM OWWA:

On 08/20/2020 9:04 pm, hotel owwa wrote:
This is to acknowledge the receipt of your email. Please make an advance arrangement with Manila hotel and we will confirm to the hotel thru phone call or email on the actual arrival date.

OWWA will be the one to shoulder the hotel accommodation with complete meals   until the swab test  result will be released. Other incidental expenses will be shouldered by your good office. 

Thank you
Imelda Cabansag

for:

Dir. Ronald A. Miña
Vice Chair, Team Hotel 

5. Upon receiving advise regarding assigned hotel - contact the hotel and also send them the OWWA confirmation for their reference.

IF YOU DON'T RECEIVE ANY REPLY BY E-MAIL - YOU CAN CALL OWWA OFFICE AT 

   (02) - 8891-7601 TO 24


Request the operator to connect you to the office of Ms. Imelda Cabansag

or  direct line OWWA Team Hotel (office of Mr. Danny Flores)
   8551 66 41 

 


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List of OWWA Partner Hotels as of 17 July 2020
Download List Here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BggQag6MALQbeoF791hT6CQ8kfgClz7b/view?usp=sharing


SOURCE: FILIPINO ASSOCIATION FOR MARINERS' EMPLOYMENT, INC. (FAME) - Memo-Circular No. 084-20  / August 10, 2020
The Secretariat 
Filipino Association for Mariners' Employment Inc. (FAME)
12/F, MARC 2000 Tower, 1973 Taft Ave., corner San Andres St., Malate Manila, 1004 Philippines
Tel No: 8524-7337 / 8524-9892
Fax No: 8527-9794
Email Ad: fame@fame.org.ph
Website: www.fame.org.ph


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NOTE: The purpose of this post is for immediate information only when conducting crew change or replacement of Filipino crew / seaman. This is also for guidance of crewing officers, crewing manager & crew operation staff, especially for ship manning agent in the Philippines. Above information is based on collected data only. 

1 comment:

  1. how about the expenses after quarantine in cebu?cost of travel going to our respective provinces from cebu to bulacan for example,are the seafarer will shoulder thier expenses?

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