OWWA most helpful to Pinoys abroad: SWS

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 11 2014 10:05 AM | Updated as of Feb 11 2014 07:05 PM

MANILA - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is generally considered as the most helpful government agency to Filipinos living abroad, according to a survey by the Social Weather Stations.

The survey, conducted from December 11-16 2013, showed that 37% of Filipinos based abroad trusted OWWA.

OWWA, headed by Administration Carmelita Dimzon, is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Aside from the OWWA, other respondents also answered:

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), 22%;
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, 18%;
Department of Labor and Employment, 15%;
Commission on Filipinos Overseas, 4%;
None/Don't know, 4%

The national survey asked respondents the question:

"Sa inyong palagay, aling ahensiya ng pamahalaan ang may pinakamalaking tulong sa mga Pilipinong naninirahan sa ibang bansa?'

The SWS Fourth Quarter 2013 report interviewed a sample size of 1,550 respondents. The survey has an error margin of ± 3%.