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Guidelines and Procedures in the implementation of the Relief Assistance Program (RAP) for Affected OFWs in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and their Families

What               :           Guidelines and Procedures in the implementation of the Relief

                                    Assistance Program (RAP) for Affected OFWs in Kingdom of  Saudi Arabia (KSA) and their Families

 

Coverage       :            This one-time grant is exclusively for affected OFWs who are either staying in camps or are live-out in KSA or who have been repatriated to the Philippines but have not received their salaries or end-of-service benefits from  any of the  following:

 

                                    ·         Mohammed al-Mojil Group (MMG)

                                    ·         Saudi Bin Laden Group of Companies (SBG)

                                    ·         Saudi Oger Ltd. (SOL)

                                    ·         Mohammad Hameed Al-Bargash & Bros. Trading & Construction

Co.

                                    ·         Aluminum Company (ALUMCO L.L.C.)

                                    ·         Rajeh H. Al Merri Contracting & Trading Company

                                    ·         Fawzi Salah-Al Nairani Contracting Company

                                    ·         Arabtec Construction L.L.C.

                                    ·         Real Estate Development and Investment Company

 

Objective        :            The Relief Assistance Program (RAP) aims to cushion the impact

                                     of forced unemployment/income displacement of OFWs in Saudi

                                     Arabia due to serious financial problems faced by their employers.

 

Entitlement    :             The RAP is a one-time grant of financial assistance provided to

                                    each qualified affected OFW or family in the following amounts:

 

1.    TWENTY THOUSAND PESOS (P20,000.00)  to be paid in Saudi Riyals  One Thousand Five Hundred Ninety (SR1,590.00) to each affected OFW still at jobsite;

2.    TWENTY THOUSAND PESOS (P20,000.00)  to each affected OFW who was repatriated to the Philippines; and

3.    SIX THOUSAND PESOS (P6,000.00)  to each family of affected OFW who is still at jobsite.

Database:

The Philippine Embassy/Consulate/Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) shall provide the list of affected workers which shall form part of the Program database. The worker’s inclusion in the database shall be a pre-requisite for the release of financial assistance. In addition, the list of names of repatriated workers and qualified families shall form part of the database.