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POEA shutters alleged illegal visa consultancy office

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

The Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA) has closed an illegal “visa consultancy” office that has been recruiting Filipinos for work to Canada despite not having a license.

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

DOLE to redeploy Filipino workers in strife-torn Egypt to other countries

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is eyeing the redeployment of displaced overseas Filipino workers to other countries from war-torn Egypt.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Recruiters to stop sending maids to Singapore


An association of licensed recruiters has decided to stop sending household service workers to Singapore starting September to stamp out the practice of collecting “placement fees” from Filipinos seeking to work as domestics in the city-state.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No alternative for Filipino workers in Taiwan, says recruitment expert

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The alternative labor markets being eyed by the Philippine government for Filipino who may be affected by the brewing tension between Taiwan and the Philippines are not feasible, a recruitment industry expert said Saturday.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH recruiters to stop deploying local maids to HK


A self-imposed moratorium by a group of Philippine-based licensed recruiters might deprive some 35,000 Filipinos wanting to work as household service workers (HSWs) in Hong Kong.

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

POEA warns job hunters about e-mail scams


The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency is warning Filipinos seeking employment abroad about e-mail scams offering jobs as nannies in the United States.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos being tricked into working in Syria—DoLE


Scores of “gullible” Filipinos are being tricked into going to work in Syria each month despite an official ban on travel to the violence-wracked country, the Department of Labor (DoLE) said Tuesday.

Posted: June 20th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Steadfast recruitment agency finally penalized by POEA


The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has finally canceled the license of erring Steadfast International Recruitment Corporation for numerous recruitment violations.

Posted: June 16th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Saudi to lift hiring ban on Filipino maids

A maid carries a folding chair for waiting Saudi women along the sea front in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah. AFP

Saudi Arabia is expected to lift within the month the suspension it imposed last year on the hiring of Filipino maids by the Middle East kingdom, a labor official said Tuesday.

Posted: January 11th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Recruiters hit OFW offloading at Philippine airports


The frequent offloading at the country’s airports of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) suspected of being undocumented recruits or trafficking victims is turning off foreign employers to the point that they have stopped hiring Filipinos and have turned to other countries for their labor needs, according to a recruitment consultant. Outbound legitimate OFWs have complained about [...]

Posted: November 2nd, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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