THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said it developed a voluntary tracking system for returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), which will require registration for beneficiaries to avail of government support programs.

In a statement Thursday, DoLE said the tracking system is called the OFW Assistance Information System (OASIS), which it hopes will facilitate the smooth return of OFWs to the Philippines.

Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said in a statement, “The system… aims to give our OFWs… efficient and timely assistance to ease their anxieties when returning home in the midst of this pandemic.”

OASIS will also help “facilitate organized arrival at the airport, efficient swab testing, and rapid pick up and transport to their respective hotels and homes and other necessary processes.”

OFWs interested to be tracked on OASIS can register online through A link will be sent through e-mail to successful registrants. — Gillian M. Cortez