POEA info para sa mga gusto mag OFW. Mag ingat sa mga manloloko at mapagsamantala. Kung walang papaloko, walang kikitahin ang mga manloloko at magtatrabaho sila ng tama.
THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration warned overseas Filipino workers not to fall prey to unscrupulous individuals who collect fees from applicants for alleged loans from the agency.
Administrator Carlos Cao Jr. clarified that the POEA has no lending facility for OFWs.
Cao issued the clarification after a suspect was nabbed allegedly for collecting fees from applicants for a cash loan from the POEA.
He said a couple from Zamboanga City sought help from POEA security officers when the alleged fixer failed to give them the amount they were borrowing.
The couple named the suspect as Ronnie F. Soner a.k.a. Ronnie Montillano and identified him from a surveillance video recorded at the second floor of the POEA building.
Soner allegedly collected from the couple the amount of P8,750 as processing fee for a P30,000 loan to be released on July 20, 2011.
The victims narrated to the POEA security officers that they were actually applying for a loan at the main office of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Pasay City on July 12, 2011 when Soner approached and befriended them.
They alleged that Soner convinced them they can get a loan faster from the POEA than from OWWA.Their conversation was also recorded by a surveillance camera.