Overseas Filipino workers working in Dubai are now required to be members of the Pag-IBIG Fund, according to a report on the news site The Gulf Today.
The report said membership with Pag-IBIG is a new requirement for obtaining an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) beginning July 1.
The Gulf Today quoted Pag-IBIG as saying that “linking the issuance of the OEC through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration will make it easier for all agency-hired, direct-hired and “balik-manggagawa” (or repeat OFWs) to become members.”
A minimum contribution of 10 dirhams a month is required, according to the report.
It added that OFWs in the Middle East may also apply for their mutual fund membership at various Philippine Overseas Labor Offices located in Dubai and other Middle East countries. — OFW Journalism Consortium