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OFWs told: Get work, not tourist, visas

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

Visitor visas are for tourists, work visas are for workers.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Captain’s Pet


Salvador Wendica cries that he was illegally terminated from his work. He said he had a misunderstanding with a colleague on the ship and before he knew it, he was ordered by the ship captain to pack his bags and return to the Philippines.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

POEA bars employees from receiving gifts

POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac. Photo by Noy Morcoso lll/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Christmas is the season of giving, but not in the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).   POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac has issued a memorandum regarding the agency’s “no gift” policy, especially during the Christmas season.   The memorandum was directed to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), private recruitment agencies, suppliers and contractors, [...]

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Get visas on your own, OFWs told

POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac. Photo from his official Twitter account.

Overseas job seekers need not hire immigration consultants who charge them exorbitant fees to obtain a working visa, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Seamen may file complaints at sea


Filipino seafarers may file work-related complaints even while aboard ocean-going vessels, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

South Korea cuts quota for new OFWs; illegals blamed


Bad news for Filipinos who want to work in Korea. South Korea has reduced the number of Filipinos who may be allowed to work in the country because of the rising number of illegally staying Filipino workers there, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Hans Leo Cacdac said.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

No new maids deployed to Saudi despite ban lifting


No new maids have been deployed to Saudi Arabia despite the lifting of the ban imposed by the Saudi government last year.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Gov’t looking to cut down on maid exports in 5 yrs


There may be far fewer Filipinos working as domestics around the world in five years. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) head Hans Leo Cacdac said the government was seriously considering a “five-year phaseout program” of domestic workers to more than 180 countries worldwide.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Seamen end up as fishers in Taiwan


The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended a manning agency that allegedly defrauded several seafarers deployed as fishermen to Taiwan.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippine officials check out jobs situation in Iraq


A top level mission composed of government officials and private labor recruiters is now in Kurdistan in northern Iraq to check on the availability of jobs there for overseas Filipino workers.

Posted: May 28th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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