4 labor recruitment firms suspended


Philippine Overseas Labor Employment office

MANILA—The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration on Thursday ordered the preventive suspension of four recruitment agencies, which recruited and deployed the two female workers who testified against officials of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office  in Saudi Arabia in the Senate investigation into the  “sex- for-flight” scandal.

POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac issued the order of preventive suspension against Kozen International Inc , Azizzah International Manpower Services, Jobstar International Manpower Services, and Ideal Placement and Manpower Services, which were found to have engaged in alleged  misrepresentation, contract substitution and illegal collection of placement fee, and to have committed other alleged violations of the law in the process of recruitment and deployment of OFWs Elena Beleta and Grace Victoria Sales.

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    Only four?
    There are a lot! Please do due diligence in your work.

  • pinoysadubai

    buti nga…..pero sana sumunod yung iba….naku i know some cleaners here who are getting lower than what they have signed…dami kayang ganyan dito…

  • BOSSlot

    Good job !!! How about others???


    TO POEA:

    Remember that the remittances of OFW is one of the key factors that sustains the good economic standing in this country, when the rest of our ASEAN neighbors suffers from the most recent economic crises in the region.

    Wag tutulog-tulog!

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