POEA revokes licenses of 2 recruitment agencies

Bonjour. Mabuhay. Take this info at heart if your planning to apply for overseas job. ================================== The licenses of two recruitment agencies have been cancelled after they were found be collecting excessive placement fees from Filipinos applying for work overseas. “The public should be extra cautious when applying for work overseas and report to POEAContinue reading “POEA revokes licenses of 2 recruitment agencies”

OFW group calls for return of P13M overcharged by POEA, slams ‘institutionalized mulcting’

Bonjour. Mabuhay. This is news… Migrante International has another bone to pick with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The Commission on Audit (CoA) recently released its report on the POEA’s “Balik Manggagawa Program” and implied that the agency has been overcharging overseas Filipino workers by at least P13 million ($ 302,326 ). In itsContinue reading “OFW group calls for return of P13M overcharged by POEA, slams ‘institutionalized mulcting’”

POEA News: Labor undersecretary is new POEA chief

Bonjour. Mabuhay. In connection to an earlier post indicating POEA Adm Carlos Cao, here’s more information for you OFWs to review on. ========================================== Labor Undersecretary Hans Cacdac is the new head of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) beginning on Monday.       Government officials, who declined to be identified, said Cacdac had already taken his oathContinue reading “POEA News: Labor undersecretary is new POEA chief”

POEA News: POEA boss sees writing on wall, starts packing

Bonjour. Mabuhay. It’s a New Year, and yet it seems we will be getting the same kind of news from time to time. Here’s looking forward to a really good year for everyone, kahit na we continue to hope things work out for our country. Read on…   ===================== While there has been no officialContinue reading “POEA News: POEA boss sees writing on wall, starts packing”

POEA exec tells OFWs: Get exit clearance early

Bonjour. Mabuhay.   News for OFWs vacationing in the country. ============== THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is urging overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to have their overseas employment certificate (OEC) or travel exit clearance processed early. POEA Administrator Carlos Cao Jr. said: “to avoid long lines at the Balik-Manggagawa Processing Center, overseas Filipino workers should getContinue reading “POEA exec tells OFWs: Get exit clearance early”

OFWs may register for absentee voting before going abroad

Bonjour. Mabuhay. News for OFW in the country: ==================================== The Commission on Elections (Comelec) plans to allow overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to register as absentee voters before leaving the country to enable them to vote in the 2013 polls. Comelec is considering setting up registration booths in the country’s international airports to allow OFWs toContinue reading “OFWs may register for absentee voting before going abroad”

POEA: OFWs told: Choose work in Pinoy-friendly countries

Bonjour. Mabuhay. Planning to work abroad? The government says it is better to choose countries that have worker friendly regulations. PHILIPPINE Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) maintained its position to protect rights of Filipino migrant workers by implementing a deployment ban in 41 countries found violating existing labor laws. POEA Regional Director Delfina Camarillo claimed theseContinue reading “POEA: OFWs told: Choose work in Pinoy-friendly countries”

(DFA,NSO,POEA) On Illegal Recruiters and Fixers

Bonjour. Mabuhay. Sa dami ng balita ng illegal recruitment at fixers araw araw, you would think that Filipinos would be smarter by now. The sad truth though is that there are still victims, daily victims mind you of people whose mind borders the criminally greedy. Araw araw, mayroon pa ring mga taong naloloko sa pagkuhaContinue reading “(DFA,NSO,POEA) On Illegal Recruiters and Fixers”