TOKYO/MANILA – No overseas Filipino worker (OFW) has been reported hurt during the onslaught of Typhoon Nanmadol in Japan, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said Tuesday citing reports from the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) in Osaka and Tokyo.
According to the DMW, Migrant Workers Secretary Susan Ople ordered the POLOs in Japan to continuously monitor the condition of OFWs in the country and be ready to provide aid, if needed.
It also added that Ople directed the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), an attached agency of the DMW, to be prepared to extend assistance.
In a report to Ople, POLO-Osaka said 13,904 OFWs under its authority have been accounted for and are unharmed and safe. Of that number, 5,368 are in Fukuoka, 660 in Saga, 1,001 in Nagasaki, 2,520 in Kumamoto, 1,607 in Oita, 786 in Miyazaki, and 1,962 in Kagoshima.
Meanwhile, POLO-Tokyo, which has 22,000 OFWs under its jurisdiction, said it has not received any requests for assistance as of Monday evening.
The DMW said that OFWs needing assistance in Japan may contact the following helplines:
POLO-Tokyo Welfare Hotline
WelOf Nico Herrera (+81 70 3630 0167)
LabAtt Elizabeth Estrada (+81 70 2275 6083)
WelOf Pilipina Dino (+81 70 2447 4014)
Welfare Hotline - Dahnia Domado (+ 81 70 2447 4016)
Verification Hotline - Marina Mori Alvez (+ 81 70 2275 6082) - FJJ