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Illegal recruiters meted out life for defrauding OFW hopefuls

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Philippine Overseas Labor Employment office. Photo from  www.poea.gov.ph

Two employees of an immigration consultancy firm were meted out life sentences for large-scale illegal recruitment, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

BI hopes cashless deals stop corruption

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The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will soon implement cashless transactions in a bid to cut red tape and corruption.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Despite UAE policy, OFWs may still work there

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Hans Leo Cacdac

There is no ban on the deployment of household service workers (HSWs) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) despite the UAE government’s adoption of a new policy that bars foreign embassies from verifying the contracts of their nationals.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No ban on UAE deployment of domestic workers with verified contracts

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Hans Leo Cacdac

There is no ban on the deployment of household service workers to the United Arab Emirates despite the UAE government’s adoption of a new policy that bars foreign embassies from verifying the work contracts of their nationals.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POLO scraps accreditation of recruiter in ‘discount maids’

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Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Singapore has suspended the accreditation of a foreign placement agency suspected to be placing foreign domestic workers, including Filipino household service workers (HSWs), on display for “purchase” at “discounted prices” in some shopping malls in Singapore.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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