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Unlicensed recruiter padlocked

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

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has padlocked First World Immigration, a Baliuag, Bulacan-based immigration consultancy firm for recruiting an undisclosed number of prospective overseas Filipino workers for non-existent vineyard, dairy and fruit farm jobs in New Zealand.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA warns OFWs against holding two visas


The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned prospective overseas Filipino workers against the double-visa scheme of some recruiters, saying this will cause them problems at the airport and at their destination.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

OFW groups seek TRO on integration of NAIA terminal fee into airfare


Several groups of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) asked the Pasay City Regional Trial Court, on Tuesday, to issue a temporary restraining order, stopping the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) from implementing the integration of the airport terminal fee in the cost of international airline tickets starting Nov. 1.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Balik-Manggagawa Online System helps ease long queue to POEA


I will only have 4-day vacation in March next year and it will be from Thursday to Monday. I do not know where to squeeze the day to get my OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate). My Owwa (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) fee is good for two years as well as Philhealth and Pag-ibig. That was my problem a few days ago. I tweeted Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Hans Leo Cacdac on October 14. After a few minutes he tweeted: Just on a vacation? I suggest you get an oec via http://bmonline.poea.gov.ph.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senate seeks synchronized efforts among gov’t agencies to prevent Ebola in PH

Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

All concerned government agencies must work together to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, and to ensure they are in sync, the Senate will convene stakeholders to check on their efforts regarding the issue.

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