POEA cracks down on 21 foreign, 19 local recruiters
MANILA, Philippines — Twenty-one foreign recruitment agencies and direct employers were blacklisted while the licenses of 19 erring local recruitment firms were either canceled or suspended in a continuing bid by the government to rid the overseas placement industry of misfits, the Department of Labor and Employment said.
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Bernard Olalia said cleansing the industry was part of the intensified regulatory exercise to protect Filipino workers seeking overseas employment.
The POEA said those meted with suspension, fine or cancellation of licenses were found to have violated recruitment rules from January to July.
Some of the agencies that faced suspension or cancellation eventually had their licenses restored after the cancellation or suspension was reversed on appeal.
Olalia said the POEA disclosed the list to make the public aware — especially those seeking employment overseas — of the erring agencies.
The disqualified foreign recruitment agencies or direct employers are AV Global Harvest Pte Ltd.; Isa KhouriMetal Industries Ltd. and Amir Khoury; Raffles International Christian School; Al Tauqueet Trading and Services Est/Al Tauqet Trading & Services Co.; Noora Salem Saad Occie for Recruitment of Domestic Helpers Office; All Pro Recruitment Agency, Marwan Slim;
Food Equipment Supplying Co. Ltd. & Thaer H. Abdou; Wanasah Manpower Supply & Mohammed Naser Al Naser; Bader Contracting & Trading Co./Bard Contracting and Trading; Speedy Tech Electronics Co. Ltd.; Staff Buro Staffing; Candice Cruz and Allan John Wilton; Jalal Al Jalal Construction Est./ Al Nassr Ahssa Trading Contracting Co./Jalal Al Jalal/Saad Saleh Al Jalal; Marhaba Shopping Center; Hadi Al Hamroor Contracting Est. and Fawzi Al Najrani Est./Fouzi Saleh Najrani Contracting; Yacht Tours Maldives Pvt. Ltd.;
Al Falax Electronics Equipment and Supplies Co./Al Falak Equipment; Agensi Pekerjaan YSL SDN BHD Lim Pooling and Saw Boon Foong; West Labour Supply and Abdalla Ali Adalla Alsari; Tsaheel Al Janoob Office for Recruitment; Al Bahli Manpower Recruiting Office & Omar Saad Al Hamad; and Special Manpower Supply.
Agencies with suspension or fine from January to July 31 are: Double M Marine Services; Danasan Manpower & Management Services; Summit Placement and Resources; Masters International Placement; Farland Personnel Management Corp.; Corinthians Placement Services; Ankor Management & Services & Consultant;
HBO International Manpower Services; Century High HR Inc.; First Champion & International Entertainment Inc.; Jamal Human Resource; Farland Personnel Management Corp.; Boom International Recruitment Agency; Workgroup International Manpower Services; Osims Oriental Skills International, Health Carousel Philippines Inc.; Mitch International Recruitment Agency; and Falcon Maritime & Allied Services.
Agencies with canceled licenses include Rufean International Resources; Ace Globe Management Consultancy Services Corp.; Federal Overseas Manpower Inc.; American Prime Manpower Services Inc.; Filhigh GNS Inc.; Danasan Manpower & Management Service; Pacific Ace Human Resources Corp.; Highway Manpower Services & Promotion Inc.; and M&P Employment Inc.