Who is a Worker-on-leave or Balik-Manggagawa?

A worker-on-leave (WOL) or Balik-Manggagawa (BM) shall refer to an overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who is on vacation or on leave and is returning to the same employer.

The following are also considered as WOL/BM :

• OFWs who will join / return to the same employer who has transferred to another jobsite;
• OFWs who have partially served their present employer;
• Undocumented OFWs (tourists, dependents, students, businessman) who became OFWs and have partially served the same employer.

Source: POEA

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