- 3 Pinoys From HK Busted in Indonesia for Drugs
- Aquino Urged to Allow Direct Hiring in HK, Crack Down on Greedy Recruiters
- PHL Consulate HK Advisory: Closed on Apr 4 and Apr 9
- Two Filipinas Charged With Manslaughter in Hong Kong
- ‘No Plans of Going Home,’ Declares Vallejos After Permanent Residence Verdict
- Placement Agencies End Ban on Sending Filipino Helpers to HK
- HK Ruling May Result in Unfair Treatment of Filipina Maids
- HK Top Court Rejects DH Permanent Residence Appeal
- Pinay in Hong Kong in Stable Condition After Contracting Deadly Flesh-eating Disease
- Pinay Seriously Hurt, Husband Killed in Attack by Teenage Son, Pal in HK
POEA: Over 200,000 Job Opportunities in Middle East
Filipinos may have a harder time getting jobs in Europe and the United States as the West awaits economic recovery. But there are jobs aplenty in the East, especially in the Middle East. The construction boom in...
PHL Recruiters Suspend Deployment of OFWs to Algeria
Local recruitment agencies have decided to temporarily stop the deployment of Filipino workers to Algeria following the bloody conclusion of the four-day hostage crisis that reportedly left 81 people, including six Filipinos, dead. But Philippine Overseas Employment...
POEA to Vacationing OFWs: Get Your Exit Clearance Early
“Avoid the rush. Avoid the long lines.” Thus said POEA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac Thursday as he advised overseas Filipino workers spending the holiday season in the Philippines to get their overseas employment certificate (OEC) or exit clearance...
UAE-bound Filipino Workers Urged to File Visa Applications 10 Days Before Departure
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz urged on Thursday, overseas Filipino workers intending to apply for a United Arab Emirates (UAE) visa to file their applications early because its approval would be directed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
POEA Clamps Down On Illegal Recruitment Firms
The operation of a manning agency allegedly recruiting Filipino seafarers was shut down due to the lack of licenses from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). POEA Administrator Hans...
Recruitment Agencies Must Protect Deployed OFWs
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said a licensed recruitment agency’s responsibility toward its hired OFW does not end when the worker is deployed abroad. “The recruitment agency has the continuous obligation to ensure protection of...
Philippines Aims to Halt Migration of Domestic Workers in Five Years
The Philippines plans to phase out the migration of maids, nannies and other household workers over the next five years. The programme to counter abuse of domestic workers overseas will affect about 180 countries, and is expected...
Online Processing Dismay for UAE Filipinos
Filipino officials have pulled the plug on an online service that made it easier for their citizens in the UAE to get the paperwork they need for holidays back home. Since November 2004, Teleserv, a Manila firm,...
Visa Interview Coaching, Another Illegal Recruitment Scheme
POEA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac recently revealed another come on used by fly-by-night immigration consultants to attract unsuspecting jobseekers by promising them overseas employment supposedly without payment of fees other than for medical tests and visa...
Deployment Ban in 18 Countries Lifted – POEA
The government has finally allowed the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to at least 18 countries previously declared “unsafe” destinations for OFWs. Administrator Hans Cacdac of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said the governing board has...