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Friday, September 19, 2014

POEA Padlocks Travel Agency For Illegal Recruitment Charge

Operatives of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and members of the Marikina City Police last week closed down a travel agency allegedly involved in the recruitment of Filipino workers for overseas jobs.

Deputy Administrator Amuerfina R. Reyes, POEA officer-in-charge, identified the travel office as Jamea and Angels Travel Consultancy Services located at 2nd floor, Tancy Building, Barangay Molino, Parang, Marikina City which is owned and operated by a certain Jamea Lawas Barreon.

The POEA operatives reported that they have gathered evidence that Ms. Barreon was recruiting OFWs for overseas jobs. The officers found passports and resume of applicants on the tables, and lists of job vacancies for Korea, Canada, Israel, Japan and New Zealand and framed photos of applicants “scheduled to depart” posted on the office walls.

Travel agencies are not allowed to recruit and deploy Filipino overseas workers.  Under Republic Act No. 8042, as amended by Republic Act No. 10022, any act of hiring Filipino workers when undertaken by one without license or authority from the POEA is considered illegal recruitment.

When interviewed, Barreon readily admitted that she was recruiting overseas workers with the help of a certain “Christian Benito” whom she alleged to be an employee of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Reyes said the POEA is preparing charges of illegal recruitment against Barreon and her office staff Julietta Balcruz Capistrano, and their names will be included in the POEA’s List of Persons with Derogatory Record.

source: POEA website

Monday, August 18, 2014

Jobs Abroad: Technicians For Electronic Equipments and Machines

10 Technician For Electronic Equipments And Machines
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia

Principal/Project:  Al Mandaryah Company

Technician For Medical Gases links and lines

- Must have an experience in the specific job.

Technician For Papers Copier Machine and Faxes

- Diploma in electronic and equipment maintenance good experience in the maintenance in the paper copier machine ( Canon - Develop ). Models Fluent in English Reading and writing.

Technician For Electronic Equipments and Machines

- Experience in the maintenance of temperature, pressure and flow devices in the field of medical gases extensions.

Available For Male Applicants Only
Age Limit from 24 to 38
At least 3 years of experience in the specific job


2x2 Picture
Resume with supporting documents.

POEA License No.:    046-LB-111113-R
Address:    Ist. Flr. 1676-D Dian St. Brgy. San Isidro  Makati City, Metro Manila
Tel. No.:    2399378 /2396632

For manpower pooling only. No fees to be collected during the application process.
Mag-ingat sa illegal recruiter.

Monday, July 21, 2014

DFA Appeals To OFWs In Libya To Return Home Immediately

The Department of Foreign Affairs strongly reiterates its call to all Filipino nationals in Libya to return home as soon as possible.

DFA in a statement said Alert Level 4 has been raised due to the latest security developments in Libya, the increasing violence and lawlessness, the closure of major airports, the heightened security threat to Filipinos, particularly in Benghazi, where a Filipino worker was kidnapped on July 15 and  was confirmed dead Saturday.

These events indicate that it is no longer safe for our OFWs to remain in Libya, DFA reiterates and asks OFWs that for their own safety to immediately contact the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli to register for repatriation.

Since the start of the crisis, DFA said it has continuously monitored the security developments in Libya while remaining sensitive to the needs of overseas Filipino workers in that country.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario headed to Libya on May 28 to personally assess the situation on the ground. The DFA subsequently raised the Alert Level to 3 (Voluntary Repatriation) on May 29 due to the political and security instability there. A Rapid Response Team, as well as an augmentation team from the DFA, were also sent shortly to Libya to assist the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli in the repatriation efforts.

The Philippine Embassy in Tripoli reached out to the Filipino community and to employers in Libya to brief them on the situation and inform them of DFA’s responses to the crisis. Embassy officers made representations with employers to promote the labor interests of OFWs and obtain employers’ cooperation to ensure their safety.

The DFA also put up 24-hour hotlines for families of OFWs in Libya. Those who have questions and concerns about the conditions of their relatives in Libya can call the hotline numbers (02) 552-7105 / (02) 834-4685. Families may also send their queries by e-mail to

To register for repatriation, OFWs in Libya can directly get in touch with the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli. The Embassy's address is KM 7 Gargaresh Road, Abu Nawas, P.O. Box 12508, Tripoli. Filipinos can contact the Embassy through the telephone numbers (00218) 918-244-208 / (00218) 911061166, and the e-mail addresses;

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Top Ten Ways to Avoid Illegal Recruitment in Working Abroad

The majority of the Filipino workforce dreamed of working abroad.  That is why many Filipinos are giving up a lot of their resources or assets just to work abroad.  However many are also taking advantage of aspiring Overseas Filipinos Workers (OFW) and trying to make a quick buck from them.

This article will explain how aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers can avoid illegal recruitment and saved their money from being handed over to the wrong people.

1. Apply only to recruitment agencies that are licensed or accredited by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).  Not all recruitment agencies in the Philippines are allowed to deploy Filipinos abroad, a recruitment agency needs to comply with the requirements set by the POEA such as the escrow account, business licenses, etc.  

2.  Deal only with licensed agencies with valid job orders.     

3. Conduct business only with persons who is an authorized representative of a licensed agency.  One of the policy of POEA for the licensed recruitment agency is for them to register their employees with the POEA.  

4.  Transact business within the registered address of the agency. Whenever recruitment is conducted in the province, check if the agency has a provincial recruitment authority.     

5.  Pay not more than the allowed placement fee. It should be equivalent to one month salary, exclusive of documentation and processing costs.   

6.  Do not pay any placement fee unless you have a valid employment contract and an official receipt.  The official receipt will serve as an evidence just in case the OFW wishes to file a case against the Philippine Recruitment Agency.

7.   Do not be enticed by ads or brochures requiring you to reply to unknown address such as a Post Office (P.O.) Box.  Furthermore do not enclose or send payment for processing of papers to an unverified person or entity.

8.   Do not deal with training centers and travel agencies, which promise overseas employment.  Take note that travel agencies and training centers are not allowed to recruit aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).  

9.   Do not accept a tourist visa.

10.  Don't deal with fixers.

Remembering these points on how an aspiring Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) can avoid illegal recruitment can save the jobseeker's hard earned money from persons taking advantage of the jobseeker's endeavor in working abroad.