Well – respected Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) advocate, Ms. Susan Ople together with some government agencies have urged the authorities to strengthen manhunt operations for illegal recruiters, in particular those who have already been identified and have standing warrants of arrests.
Ms. Susan Ople is from the Blas Ople Policy Center and along with government agencies like Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), she called for unity and cooperation to make the illegal recruiters pay for their bad deeds. She takes into consideration the emotional, physical, psychological and financial torment the victims suffer because of illegal recruiters.
Many unsuspecting people who wish to have better lives as OFWs fall victims usually thru online registration via social media. The alleged staff of these illegal recruiters are skilled enough to make the applicants believe in all that they post about instructions or requirements pertaining to the jobs.
Jobs in Australia, Germany, Japan and New Zealand have been posted via social media and the placement fee range from more than 65,000.00 to about 300,000.00 allegedly cited as requirement of these illegal recruiters. All of the jobs posts turned out to be scam and hoax.
source: Manila Bulletin