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One-Stop Service Center Now Opens to Serve Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)

The One-Stop Service center that promised by President Rodrigo Duterte during his SONA is now open for business. In response to the President Duterte’s orders to streamline and make it easier for OFWs to avail the services of the government, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) opens the first one-stop service center for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). According to POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, the newly opened center includes representatives from various agencies with services that are all “relevant to OFWs,” and is now ready to serve as many as 2,000 to 3,000 OFWs daily….

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Only Qualified Returning OFWs are Exempted from OEC Requirement

With the strong demand from returning overseas Filipino workers, and in response to President Duterte’s instruction to simplify procedures and requirements for fast and efficient processing of employment documents and getting overseas employment certificates (OEC), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has approved a resolution exempting returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from getting overseas employment certificates (OECs). The following will be exempted from the OEC requirements on a pilot project basis; Balik-Manggagawa who are returning to the same employer and jobsite and with existing record/s in the POEA database, and those hired through the Government Placement Branch…

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Advisory: POEA Documentation Costs

The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) advises about the following documentation costs for applicants for overseas work. Barangay Clearance depends on how much the barangay charges. Police Clearance – 100.00 / Birth Certificate – 140.00 / NBI Clearance – 115.00 / Passport – Regular – 950.00 / Express – 1,200.00. Medical Examination – fees depends on the kind of medical examination needed by the host country and this should range between 1,500.00 to 4, 650.00 In cases when the recruitment agency offers documentation services, the applicant must only pay the…

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POEA Christmas Peak Season

Reminder for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) about the “Christmas peak season” of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Due to the declared holidays for the coming Christmas and New Year, it is expected that there are days when clients come to the office by volume. For December 2015 – 21, 22, 23, 28 and 29. January 2016 – 4 and 5. Following are some reminders to avoid volume clients at POEA; 1. If an OFW arrives early in the Philippines, he / she can go to the POEA even before the…

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10 Reminders of Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS)

Think of what you want to achieve by working overseas. This will guide you to succeed in your endeavors. Spiritually, emotionally and physically prepare yourself to whatever experiences, good or bad that you may encounter overseas. Remember and uphold at all times your responsibility and rights as a person and as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). These will be your guide to perform your duties well. Adapt to and respect the culture of the country where you will be working because this will be your host country and temporary place…

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10 Reminders Issued by POEA to Avoid Illegal Recruitment

To avoid illegal recruiters, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) had issued 10 reminders on how to avoid illegal recruitment… 1.
 Do not apply at recruitment agencies not licensed by POEA. Check if the said agency had active POEA license. 2. Do not deal with licensed agencies without job orders. Even if the said agency had a licensed, make sure that they have proper job orders. A job order is a request from an agency abroad to recruit and deploy a certain number of OFWs to work in a certain country, with the approval of the consulate. 3.
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