Pag-IBIG: Now Mandatory for All OFW

July 22, 2010

in OFW

Pag-IBIG Fund contribution will be mandatory for all OFW  leaving the Philippines starting on 01 August  2010. Before the issue of this memorandum, all documented OFWs only pay OWWA fee and Philhealth.  Below is a copy of Memorandum from POEA.

Philippine Oversea Employment Administration

Republic of the Philippines

Department of Labor and Employment

BFO Building, Ortigas Avenue cor. EDSA, Mandaluyong City 1501

Website: www.poea.gov.ph E-mail: info@poea.gov.ph

Hotlines: 722-1144, 722-1155

Memorandum Circular No. 06

Series of 2010

To: ALL CONCERNED

Subject: Mandatory Coverage and Membership of Overseas Filipino Workers under the Home Development Mutual Fund otherwise known as Pag-IBIG (Pagtutulungan sa Kinabukasan: Ikaw, Bangko, Industriya at Gobyerno)

Date: 7 July 2010

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9679, or the Home Development Mutual Fund Law of 2009, otherwise known as Pag-IBIG Fund, whick took effect on 27 August 2009, the following guidelines are hereby issued.

  1. Coverage. All Overseas Filipino Workers are covered by the Pag-IBIG Fund whether landbased or seabased.
  2. Implementation. POEA implementation of the mandatory coverage shall start on 01 August 2010.
  3. Contribution. Upon registration and deployment of an OFW, an initial membership contribution of six hundred pesos (P600.00) representing six (6) months contribution shall be paid by the worker. The OFW may however, opt to contribute a higher amount as provided under Rule VI of the same law.
  4. Procedure for Membership Registration of OFWs at the POEA and Issuance of POEA exit clearance/Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). The following procedures for the membership registration and issuance of the POEA exit clearance/OEC shall be observed.

a.)    OFWs processed through the POEA Name Hire Facility, the Government Placement Branch and the Balik-Manggagawa Center shall register with the Fund by submitting to POEA a Member Data Form (MDF) in addition to the existing documentary requirements, as a requirement for the processing of their documents and issuance of the POEA exit clearance/OEC.

b.)    For OFWs hired through POEA-licensed recruitment agencies, the recruitment agency shall submit to POEA the individual MDF of their hired OFWs in addition to the existing documentary requirements as a requirement for the processing of the workers’ documents and issuance of the POEA exit clearance/OEC.

For compliance effective immediately.

Jennifer Jardin-Manalili

Administrator

Is this article helpful and informative? Just leave your comment below or subscribe to the RSS feed or by entering your email above.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Tero Jayson November 9, 2011 at 15:39

im aready a pag-ibig member,but its stop already bcos i stop my work.and for now im already a OFW.
The question is how to continue to contribute my pag-ibig membership?

Tero Jayson November 9, 2011 at 15:31

how will i know if im already a pag-ibig member,since im an OFW?

exxon November 5, 2010 at 15:07

mga kaibigan…i think the principle is correct… pero the means are totally selfish…. bakit di nalang nila tayo hanapan ng insurance certificate or whatever hospitalization packages from our employers bago tayo lumabas ng bansa? pareho lang naman yun diba? kung talaga namang concern sila sa atin… yun lang siguro ang kailangan nilang suguruhin para sa atin… bakit kailangan pang pumasok ang kamay nila sa bulsa natin… sa hirap ng buhay, pati nga ang magbigay sa ating mga kamag-anak ng pasalubong e pinag-ipunan na natin…. eh eto pa sila at parang mangungumisyon sa ating kita….. ano ba naman yan????

anabel October 8, 2010 at 23:31

ang pangalan nga pala ng kooperatibang di naghuhulog ng mga kinakaltas na contribution ay epic multipurpose cooperetive…walang hulog ang sss,philhealth pati pag ibig wala din..we badly needed someones help regarding this..

Gil October 9, 2010 at 13:54

Hi Anabel,
I suggest you go directly to SSS or Philhealth office near you to report this anomaly in your cooperative.

anabel October 8, 2010 at 23:27

bakit yung kooperatiba namin di naghuhulog mg kinakaltas nilang contribution samin sa philhealth

Greyson Cruz August 27, 2010 at 21:40

Kapal kapal ng mukha ng mga pamunuan ng Pag-ibig di paba sapat ang mga ninanakaw nyo sa milyon milyong membro ng pag ibig? Kailangan dag dagan nyo pa at sapilitan pa as in hindi ka makalabas ng bansa pag di ka ng hulog ang galing napaka galing. Wala ba kayong kunsensya? palitan nyo na ang pangalan ng ahensya ang dapat na tawag sa inyo ay (Galing sa Nakaw Fund)Mga hindot kayo mamatay na sana kayong lahat at masunog sa impyerno tutal mga demonyo naman kayo bagay kayo dun sa impyerno.

Phil Durons August 27, 2010 at 21:28

Tama magaling nga naman bakit di ang mga bagong bayani ang nakawan OFW mapipilitan silang mag bayad kahit na di nila gusto kasi kailangan ni lang umalis para buhayin ang pamilya nila. genius ang naka isip neto alam nya kung paano nanakawan ang mga manggagawa. biruin mo pag umutang ka sa pag ibig membro kana kasi nag huhulog ka ng pinag hirapan mong pera pero papatubuan kapa wow! hanep gigisahin ka sa sarili mong mantika.

Sino kaya ang genius na eto?

Gil August 28, 2010 at 08:01

Hi,

Good news. Recently, Vice-President Jojo Binay ordered POEA and PAGIBIG to hold the mandatory contribution for all OFW.

Paul Sanchez August 27, 2010 at 21:22

Sana ay Magkasakit ng malubha ang mga tao sa likod ng idea na ito. wala naba kayong maisip na maganda? wala na kayong nanakawin sa amin mga animal kayo ang gagaling nyong mag isip kung saan kayo kukuha ng nanakawin nyo.

Kung sino ka man animal ka i hope you die and go to hell.

Angela Avida August 5, 2010 at 16:47

I already have an exit clearance… but I got it before Aug 1. what do I do about my pag-ibig contribution?

Gil August 5, 2010 at 22:55

You may continue to pay your contributions through your relatives.
If you want more info on saving, investing and make money online, just subscribe here.

Previous post:

Next post: