As the number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) return to the Philippines that need accommodation for their quarantine period, more and more hotels are losing their capacity to pay for their workers especially in Tagaytay, Cebu, and Metro Manila.
The said problem arose after the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) failed to pay their debts in these hotels. According to Christine Ann U. Ibarreta, President of the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA), OWWA still owes several hotels a total of P241.17 million as hotels were used as temporary shelter for OFWs who are undergoing a quarantine.
These hotels are as follows;
Sofitel Philippine Plaza – P45 million
Golden Phoenix – P36 million
Seda Residences Makati – P9.5 million
Astorias Ortigas and Makati – P11 million
Linden Suites – P19.3 million
Luxent Hotel – P12.9 million
Ace Hotels – P6 million
Quest Tagaytay – P3.2 million
Discovery Suites – P3 million
Hotel Rembrandt – P7 million
Microtel/Tryp by Wyndham – P26.5 million
Midas Hotel – P4.1 million
Azumi Boutique Hotel – P3.5 million
One Pacific Place – P11.7 million
Quest Hotel Cebu – P15.7 million
Crimson Hotel Filinvest – P5 million
Marco Polo Cebu – P473,000
Chateau Royal – P4 million
This is considered as the second case of unpaid debts of the government following the P1.1 billion debt of PhilHealth to the Philippine Red Cross.
Source Business Mirror