Philippine Overseas Employment Agency - updates

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House panel eyes additional P5-billion aid for OFWs

May 22, 2020 - 6:01 PM

Labor officials estimate that some 500,000 overseas Filipino workers may be out of work by the end of August

LIVES INTERRUPTED. A quarantine team from DOH assist repatriated OFWs from different countries into a hotel-turned isolation facility in Manila on April 2, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte asks health workers to stay in PH during coronavirus outbreak

Apr 14, 2020 - 7:25 AM

While President Rodrigo Duterte made the appeal, it is not clear if he approved an Inter-Agency Task Force resolution to allow health workers with existing contracts to leave the country

FRONTLINES. Medical workers take a moment to perform a solidarity clap for their fellow front-liners outside the doors of Santa Ana Hospital in Manila on April 9, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DOLE suspends OFW deployment to Kuwait

Jan 19, 2018 - 10:36 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will stop processing and issuing overseas employment certificates (OECs) to all Kuwait-bound workers while the deaths of 7 OFWs are being investigated

Bello looks into alleged corruption in POEA

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says a division in POEA has fixers who extort money from OFWs who want government permission to be hired directly

CORRUPTION? Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III is currently looking into an alleged corruption in POEA involving fixers that extort money from OFWs. Photo from POEA Facebook Page

How Duterte gov't cared for OFWs in first 100 days

Oct 07, 2016 - 12:06 AM

In his campaign Duterte promised to make OFW concerns his top labor priority Did he live up to his promise?

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

Tech-based services needed to protect OFWs – research

Mar 09, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Among Filipino migrant workers isolation from network connectivity – via email phone or social network – was a key indicator for labor trafficking says a University of Southern California report

Filipinos warned against accepting fake jobs in Canada

Mar 03, 2015 - 7:52 PM

The Philippine Consulate General in Toronto releases this announcement about a possible job scam in Canada

Recruiter faces probe for death of migrant worker

Feb 27, 2015 - 4:11 PM

Migrante International raises concerns that the conditions surrounding the worker s death were kept from her family

A labor attaché's desperate act

Nov 12, 2014 - 10:09 AM

It boggles the mind why having found out about the agency’s true ownership Roldan did not do more than suspend its operations

Iglesia ni Cristo and POEA partner vs illegal recruitment

Oct 14, 2014 - 9:11 PM

INC has a presence in 100 countries potential destination of overseas Filipino workers

OFWs now free to go to Iraqi Kurdistan

May 13, 2012 - 5:46 PM

The Philippines has lifted an eight year ban on its nationals working in Iraq but only for the Middle Eastern country s autonomous Kurdistan region