One-Stop Processing Center of DSWD and DOLE continues

April 8, 2013 10:28 pm 

MANILA, April 8 — The One-Stop Processing Center (OSPC) in Taganak, Tawi-Tawi is another mechanism set-up by the government to facilitate long-term interventions.

The process flow involves two phases – Phase I which the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is tasked to handle and Phase II where the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) comes in.

Phase I includes the arrival of displaced families to the Philippines, where they are immediately attended to as well as interviewed and assessed for appropriate intervention.

Phase II highlights the provision of needed assistance to the displaced families which covers three options such as the processing of papers for return to employers in Malaysia, the reintegration process for wage employment, and the provision of livelihood assistance (self-employment).

It may be recalled that the OSPC mechanism was implemented in 1997 when the Federal Government of Malaysia strictly enforced its Immigration Act.

During that time, thousands of Filipinos were deported due to expired work papers, lack of documents and illegal residency status.(PNA)



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