The Philippine Embassy in Guam alerted the POEA because of several reports that Philippine recruitment agencies continue to collect fees from applicants for the said visa category. Prior to the advisory, the US State Department disclosed that they are processing applications of possible Filipino workers for the Guam construction projects that said they have paid placement fees to the Philippine recruitment agencies. According to Bayani S. Mercado, Philippine Consul General, he had a meeting with Clay Allen, acting manager of US State Department’s Fraud Prevention and they discussed joint measures to make the public aware that US has a “no recruitment fee” policy for the H2B visa. Read more.
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