Mother-daughter meme warns Pinoys vs illegal recruiters

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 07:49 PM November 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Iraq on Friday became creative by using a “mother-daughter” internet meme to caution Filipinos against illegal recruiters abroad.

In a Facebook post, the embassy posted a meme that features a cartoon mother who became puzzled after her daughter went home early.


“Anak, Bakit bumalik ka? Akala ko may tour ka sa ibang bansa? [Daughter, why did you return? I thought you have a scheduled trip to another country?]” the mother said.

The daughter, who is dragging her backpack, answered her mother that she returned after dealing with an illegal recruiter.


“Illegal recruiter pala kausap ko nay, sana pumunta muna tayo sa POEA [Philippine Overseas Employment Administration] [Turns out, I was talking to an illegal recruiter. We should’ve checked with the POEA first],” read the child’s response to her mother.

Last month, POEA reminded overseas Filipino workers of illegal recruiters targeting household service workers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Cyprus.

READ: OFWs warned on illegal recruiters anew

Employees are allegedly being fooled to transfer in other countries such as United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Russia on the promise of a better salary.

Tips on how to avoid illegal recruitment and how to verify illegal recruiters are available at POEA’s main website.

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