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UAE lifts six-month ban on workers who opt out of contracts

Date Posted: 06/30/2016

The United Arab Emirates has lifted the six-month ban on foreign workers’ who opt out of their contracts before they expire, a move welcomed by the Department of Labor and Employment. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz told GMA News Online that the lifting of the ban was favorable to Filipino migrants as it would help those... Read More

Starting June 1, no-show passport applicants to face 30-day ban

Date Posted: 06/30/2016

Starting June 1, those who will not show up on the date of their passport appointment will be barred from re-applying for 30 days, Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Rene Almendras said on Thursday. “If you don’t show up you’re not going be able to reserve for 30 days. So please take your reservations seriously,” the... Read More

POEA lists 2016 overseas employment prospects

Date Posted: 06/30/2016

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said overseas employment prospects for Filipinos remain positive in 2016 as it lines up opportunities for OFWs in various parts of the world. In his report of DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said overall demand for overseas Filipino workers remains strong as indicated by continuing job... Read More

DFA Creates Dedicated Passport Center For OFWs

Date Posted: 06/20/2016

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has created a dedicated passport application center for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that will be operational very soon. Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said the new center will be housed at the DFA’s existing consular office at Robinson’s Galleria across the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration – the main government... Read More

Accreditation Requirements

Date Posted: 05/21/2012

KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA Demand Letter (addressed to Ikon Solutions Asia, Inc.) Special Power of Attorney for POEA (authorizing Ikon Solutions Asia, Inc. to process Filipino workers’ documents) Special Power of Attorney for Saud Embassy authorizing Ikon Solutions Asia, Inc. to withdraw visa. Standard Employment Contract for Overseas Filipino Workers Recruiting Agreement Special Power of... Read More

POEA lifts deployment ban to Nigeria, Libya, South Sudan

Date Posted: 04/2/2012

Philippine labor officials on Wednesday lifted the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to three countries — Nigeria, Libya, and South Sudan. In a news release, Labor secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) governing board issued three separate resolutions on the lifting of the deployment ban. POEA records... Read More

POEA warns Pinoy workers

Date Posted: 03/6/2012

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has warned overseas Filipino workers against using tourist or visit visas to secure overseas employment. POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac stressed that OFWs without proper employment documents are more prone to abuses and exploitation by their employers. Cacdac said illegal recruiters are using a third or fourth country, usually Asean... Read More

The Filipino Overseas Worker: The World’s Most Sought-After Worker

Date Posted: 02/3/2012

There are roughly around 9 million Filipino overseas workers currently deployed around the world. Around 3 million, are working in the Middle East region, in areas such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain. This represents about 10% of the country’s population. Each year, the Philippines send out about 2 million workers... Read More

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