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PH embassy execs in Kuwait face trafficking raps


A task force of the Department of Justice has recommended a preliminary investigation and the subsequent filing of charges of human trafficking and illegal recruitment against 12 people, including officials at the Philippine embassy in Kuwait.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

16 bound for overseas work stopped at Naia-2 over questionable documents


Sixteen overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who were believed to be victims of a human trafficking syndicate were stopped by the immigration authorities from leaving the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) on Tuesday.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA suspends 3 recruitment agencies

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

The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has suspended three recruitment agencies after they were found to be illegally hiring Filipinos and deploying them to a different country than the one they applied for.

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

Labor dep’t readies stiffer penalties against illegal recruiters


The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has warned illegal recruiters against stiffer penalties under the amended provisions of Republic Act No. 8042.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs warned vs recruiter

TRAVEL BAN. While millions of Filipinos continue to regard Hong Kong as one of their favourite year-round tourist destinations, the Hong Kong government still view the Philippines as a “severe threat” and that all travel to the country should be avoided.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned Filipino workers in Hong Kong against dealing with a recruitment agency offering jobs in Canada.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Catanduanes judge helps free jailed New Zealander

Virac, Catanduanes

New Zealand native Vernon Wayne Gardiner walked away from jail last Friday after his compatriots back home pitched in via a TV program to raise over US$4,000 needed to restitute the amount he had gypped from a Filipino jobseeker in 2011.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

5 women set to work as entertainers in S. Korea intercepted at Clark airport


Immigration officers at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga have intercepted five Filipino women who were bound for South Korea and who were apparently victims of human trafficking.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Judge asks help for Kiwi languishing in Catanduanes jail


A judge hearing a case of a 66-year-old Kiwi facing at least 20 years behind bars for estafa and illegal recruitment charges appealed to the New Zealand Embassy in Manila to assist its detained citizen settle his financial obligation to free him from jail.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Illegal recruitment agency padlocked; firm overcharging OFWs stripped of license


The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration recently padlocked the offices of MYM International Manpower Agency for recruiting overseas Filipino workers without a license and canceled the license of Philquest International Management and Service Contractor for charging excessive placement fees and other recruitment violations.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Illegal recruiters at Luneta charged


The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has filed recruitment violation cases against 19 manning agencies found conducting illegal recruitment activities at the Luneta Seafarer’s Center in Ermita, Manila.

Posted: September 22nd, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »



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