The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) rolled out the DOLE-AKAP (Embrace) initiative that gives one-time cash aid worth of Php10,000 or US$200 for displaced land-based and sea-based OFWs.

Through the years-long partnership with NTT DATA and hosting their applications in Microsoft Azure, OWWA was able to procure fast, secure, and contactless financial assistance for displaced OFWs due to Covid-19 via the DOLE-AKAP (Embrace) portal.

OWWA received 54,000 online applications in the DOLE AKAP portal just within three days of launch. The app had also improved to reduce downtime through the use of DevOps and Azure.

“We are privileged to be of service and empower our modern-day heroes during these challenging times,” said Andres Ortola, Country General Manager, Microsoft Philippines.

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