POEA Suspends All Overseas International Placement for Failure to Deploy Applicants to Palau
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) suspended an employment agency for allegedly duping 38 Filipino applicants looking for jobs abroad.
POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said five preventive suspension orders have been issued against All Overseas International Placement Co. Inc., effectively disqualifying it from recruiting and deploying workers for jobs abroad while it is under investigation.
The applicants, Cacdac said, claimed they were promised jobs in Palau such as cleaners, housekeepers, waiters and waitresses. They were reportedly charged placement fee of P45,000 each. However, the agency failed to deploy them to Palau as promised. The applicants waited up to nine months without any progress.
According to the POEA, the agency managed to collect up to P1.4 million from the applicants without issuing proper receipts.
All Overseas International Placement is also in trouble after the POEA discovered that it was recruiting for the Palau jobs even without job orders.