Hans Leo Cacdac - updates

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If pandemic persists, OWWA funds to be depleted end of 2021

Jun 24, 2020 - 2:15 PM

The costs for hotel, food, and transportation for overseas Filipino workers are not sustainable, says OWWA chief Hans Cacdac

DEPLETING FUNDS. Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers and seafarers queue to board buses at Paranaque Integrated Exchange Terminal after their prolonged mandatory quarantine on May 28, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

ASEAN leaders to sign commitment on protection of migrant workers

Nov 10, 2017 - 3:53 PM

ASEAN leaders are set to sign the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of Rights of Migrant Workers on November 14

Pre-employment seminar now mandatory for OFWs

Jun 16, 2016 - 1:21 PM

The Pre Employment Orientation Seminar PEOS is the government s online tool against illegal recruitment and for OFW safety in their host countries

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SEMINAR. Enhancements to the PEOS website was presented to the media on Thursday, June 16, at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)

Aquino and the continuing plight of OFWs

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:00 AM

President Benigno Aquino III promised OFWs that at the end of his administration working abroad will be a choice rather than a necessity Did he deliver?

How did President Benigno Aquino III address the needs of overseas Filipino workers in the past 6 years? Photo of Aquino by the Malacañang Photo Bureau, photo of OFWs by AFP

Contractualization ‘backbone’ of services, OFW sectors

May 18, 2016 - 8:42 PM

Businessman Donald Dee says he cannot foresee a situation when contractualization is completely abolished in the Philippines Doing so he says would lead to unemployment

NO TO ENDO. Contractualization remains widespread in Philippine labor. File photo by AFP

POEA slaps P3.6-M fine on recruitment agency

Apr 01, 2016 - 3:48 PM

Al Masiya Overseas Placement Agency Incorporated will pay the hefty fine for failing to heed the repatriation requests of 8 OFWs it had deployed to parts of the Middle East the POEA says

FINED. Al-Masiya Overseas Placement Agency, Incorporated faces several violations of the 2002 POEA Rules and Rugulations

POEA reiterates only OFWs with multinationals can return to these 9 countries

Dec 14, 2015 - 3:29 PM

UPDATED POEA reminds Filipinos employed by multinational companies or companies with international operations in Afghanistan Chad Cuba Haiti Mali Mauritania Niger Somalia and Zimbabwe that they can come home for the holidays and go back to their jobs after

TICKET TO WORK. Overseas Filipino workers applying for their overseas employment certificates through the POEA's Balik Manggagawa Online Processing System. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

POEA chief to presidential bets: Help OFWs innovate

Dec 10, 2015 - 5:00 PM

POEA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac says the next president should have a strong stance in pushing the OFW agenda

POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac wants presidential candidates to consider improvements in electronic systems for OFWs. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

New Zealand job applicants arrest fake recruiter

Aug 13, 2015 - 11:33 AM

The POEA says the duped applicants who were allegedly charged P35 000 to P40 000 each arrested the recruiter in the agency s premises

DOLE-led dialogue offers solutions to recruiters’ woes

Jul 18, 2015 - 3:29 PM

A group seeking the ouster of POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac has shelved its planned July 20 protest action given the policy proposals agreed upon

Dialogue urged over labor migration row

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Saying dialogues have failed them in the past lawyer Steven Yanson says the anti Cacdac group would be willing to talk to any government official in positions higher than Labor Secretary Baldoz

Recruiters divided over labor migration reforms

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:18 PM

A newly formed group of recruiters alleges abuse of power by the POEA chief while established stakeholder groups regard them as disgruntled agencies unable to conform to POEA rules

Suspended recruiters seek POEA chief's ouster

Jul 15, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Philippine Overseas Employment Agency POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac says all the action taken by his office against the erring recruiters have basis

DFA: 3 challenges in protecting female domestic workers

May 12, 2015 - 9:07 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs DFA says the presence of [Filipino] domestic workers in household all over the world could be considered a liberating force

Mega-recruiters in Gulf states answer to Kafala?

May 11, 2015 - 7:41 PM

The mega recruiter can act as the employer of domestic workers instead of the households that employ them and as visa sponsors often oppress them

PAO wasting resources on Mary Jane's recruiters?

May 08, 2015 - 6:41 PM

Lawyer Edre Olalia on Friday May 8 questions how the alleged traffickers of Filipino on death row Mary Jane Veloso can be considered indigents qualified for PAO representation

Sergio's counsel denies she admitted being part of drug trade

May 07, 2015 - 11:59 PM

Public Attorney s Office PAO chief Acosta regards as trial by publicity the justice department s disclosure of details of an alleged confession by her client Maria Cristina Sergio

DOJ: Sergio was part of int'l drug ring

May 07, 2015 - 8:48 PM

UPDATED Public Attorney s Office chief Persida Rueda Acosta who acts as Maria Cristina Sergio s counsel says any supposed confession made by Sergio is null and void

How to report suspected cases of human trafficking

May 07, 2015 - 5:57 PM

Some airport personnel also help illegal recruiters by providing them with their company IDs allowing the departing victims to enter the airport s restricted areas

DOJ okays illegal recruitment case vs Mary Jane's recruiters

May 07, 2015 - 4:47 PM

UPDATED The justice department finds probable cause to indict Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao of illegal recruitment

Desire to work abroad exploited by human traffickers

May 07, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Migrant workers rights advocate Susan Toots Ople explains that human trafficking almost always starts with illegal recruitment – the promise of overseas employment

Mary Jane Veloso recruiters were once drug mules – DOJ

May 06, 2015 - 8:23 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says 10 other alleged victims have surfaced against Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao

Human trafficking convictions: How has government fared?

May 06, 2015 - 6:11 PM

Human trafficking convictions increase under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III but the number of convictions remained low compared to the size of the problem

Illegal recruiters are fast 'for all the wrong reasons' – POEA

May 04, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Illegal recruiters will only come in with the travel component And as we all know a plane ticket will not provide protection to an OFW

POEA to recruiters: Use 'electronic systems' in hiring OFWs

May 04, 2015 - 3:36 PM

Licensed recruiters have to re infuse capital and get ahead of the game says POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac

POEA stresses links of illegal recruiters with drug syndicates

Apr 28, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Senators Cynthia Villar and Nancy Binay also urges budget increase for legal assistance to OFWs

How OFW rehires can apply for employment certificates online

Mar 24, 2015 - 5:05 PM

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz and labor attachés are keen on implementing the system in all Philippine Overseas Labor Offices within 2015

MERS alert: 11 things OFWs should do

Apr 24, 2014 - 2:34 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration asks recruitment agencies to report to the health department once they know of any case of the virus among their deployed workers abroad

Sanctions eyed vs airport staff playing at work

Oct 22, 2013 - 10:46 AM

The POEA chief says he takes full responsibility for his employees actions

PH migration report: Number of OFWs increasing

Jun 29, 2013 - 8:23 AM

Among others the IOM has found that Filipinos constitute about a quarter of all international seafaring crews