POEA Memo for All Landbased Licensed Agencies Clarifying their Responsibility to Monitor OFWs

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has released a memorandum to all POEA landbased licensed agencies reminding them their responsibility to monitor and report to POEA any significant incidents concerning the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Obligasyon din po ng licensed recruitment agencies na mag MONITOR ng kalagayan ng mga naipadalang OFWs, at magbigay ng quarterly reports patungkol dito. Pati na rin po ang pagbigay ng REPORT sa POEA kapag may di-pangkaraniwan na pangyayari na naranasan ng OFW.

Obligasyon din ang pagtalaga ng WELFARE/OFFICE COUNSELOR kapag higit na 100 na kasambahay ang naipadala ng recruiter sa abroad.

Heto po ang POEA Memorandum Circular No. 3, series of 2016, na halaw sa POEA Rules and Regulations na ipinasa ng POEA Governing Board:


Series of 2016

To: All POEA Landbased Licensed Agencies

Subject: The Responsibility to Monitor and Report to POEA Significant Incidents Concerning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)

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Pursuant to Rule I, Part VIII on Assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers of the Revised POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Landbased Filipino Workers of 2016, the following responsibilities of POEA landbased agencies are hereby reiterated.

I. Monitor status and conditions of deployed OFWs and submit corresponding quarterly reports.

II. Submit appropriate reports, within five (5) working days from the occurrence of OFW incidents such as:

  1.  Death
  2.  Injury
  3. Detention
  4. Runaway
  5.  Missing OFWs
  6. Desertion

III. Engage the services of welfare/office counselor per job site, where at least a hundred (100) household service workers (HSWs) have been deployed; and

IV. Bring to POEA’s attention violations committed by foreign employer/principal.

POEA-licensed agencies are directed to make said report/s to the Director, POEA Welfare & Employment Office (WEO).

Notwithstanding this Memorandum, reported cases against an OFW or a foreign employer at the POEA Adjudication Office for purposes of watchlisting, if warranted by evidence, shall continue.

For strict compliance.


Hans Leo J. Cacdac


27 June 2016

POEA Memorandum

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