OFW WATCH

OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS

OFW WATCH MOBILE

We are calling all Filipinos with a “Smart Phone” to participate in an OFW Watch Hong Kong Pilot Project in partnership with DOLE-HK POLO under the direction of our HK Labor Attaché Jallilo Dela Torre.

Please join us in this historic pilot project in Hong Kong to explore ways to use mobile and social networking technology to empower OFWs to help themselves, each other, and the government agencies tasked with supporting them.

We have over 4,000 locally cached listings of all Philippine Embassies, Consulates, OWWA, POLO offices. Locally cached means… you never have to wait for a connection to pull up important numbers and addresses. Each listing contains detailed information, including maps, hotlines, fax numbers, email addresses, directions and contact names.

Answers and FAQs… hundreds and hundreds of answers. Frequently asked questions from OWWA, POEA and DFA. They are all here… and all locally cached!

Currency converter. No matter what country you are in…getting the latest currency exchange rate has never been easier.

Simple Translator. Translate words and phrases in seconds. Never be at a loss for words again.

News… from the country you are in… news from the provinces back home… news from the most popular media outlets in the Philippines. Did we mention it has news?

Features Summary

  • Report Abused OFW / Report Missing OFW
  • Home: Post Status, Upload Photo, View Activities
  • OFW Watch Facebook: View Facebook posts of OFW Watch
  • Locator: Use Google Maps to locate Embassies, OWWA and POLO offices
  • News Feed: Philippine Nation, Entertainment and Sports news
  • Resources: FAQs and useful articles
  • Directories: Organized directories by categories and ability to search specific directories
  • Translator
  • Currency Converter

GET INVOLVED

The Philippines may be a nation of migrant workers, but we are NOT a nation of helpless victims. OFW Watch empowers the strong to watch out for the most vulnerable among us.


Myrna Paddila,
Founder OFW Watch

HOW IT WORKS

Join the thousands of other Filipinos who have registered their Facebook account with OFW Watch. You are not alone…

HUMAN SLAVERY

OFW Watch is dedicated to providing the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFWs) with the tools to help the world fight human slavery. As a group, the most vulnerable among us are often victims of this horrible crime.

“We are not a nation of helpless victims.”

The majority of OFWs are successful contributors to society. We are doctors, lawyers, nurses, teachers and engineers. Even the majority of our domestic and unskilled workers are strong and resourceful.

Unfortunately, the evils of modern day human slavery prey upon the weakest among us.

The reality is the sheer size of the OFW population makes it almost impossible for any government agency to be effective without our help. The Philippine Department of Labor (DOLE), OWWA and POEA have less than 10,000 employees total and only a fraction of those are tasked with OFW related issues.

About Mynd

We have over 4,000 locally cached listings of all Philippine Embassies, Consulates, OWWA, POLO offices. Locally cached means… you never have to wait for a connection to pull up important numbers and addresses. Each listing contains detailed information, including maps, hotlines, fax numbers, email addresses, directions and contact names.

About OFW Watch

OFW Watch is a community service initiative of Mynd Dynamic Team, Inc. of Davao City, Philippines. Mynd is a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company founded in 2006 by a former OFW, Ms. Myrna Padilla.

Below is an abbreviated version of Myrna’s critically acclaimed speech to 400 international executives at the 2011 International Outsourcing Summit. The speech received the first standing ovation in the history of the conference. As an OFW for over 20 years, Myrna spoke about the life of the OFW , the founding of Mynd and the importance of heroically giving back to those less fortunate than ourselves.

About the Founder

This is humbly shared not to be boastful or arrogant, but so everyone knows the motives of those behind OFW Watch. As former OFWs, we are tired of being treated by others as milking cows. We are tired of people thinking of us as helpless victims. The vast majority of us are the exact opposite of helpless. We are successful, strong and making valuable contributions to the communities we serve.