In an advisory that appeared in the official website of POEA, the government agency announced the cancellation of licenses of two recruitment agencies, the Lucky International Placement Services Inc. and Tai-Fil Manpower Services Inc.
The reason for the cancellation of license is excessive collection of placement fees in violation of the POEA rules and regulations.
According to Viveca Catalig, Officer-in-Charge of the POEA, the license of Lucky International was canceled because of a complain from an applicant that was charged PhP101,000.00 for a caretaker job in Taiwan.
Meanwhile, the license of Tai-Fil Manpower Services Inc. was canceled after a complainant said that he was asked to pay a placement fee amounting to PhP100,000 for a job as a food processor in Taiwan.
Recruitment agencies with cancelled licenses are prohibited from conducting or participating in any recruitment activity.
“The public should be extra cautious when applying for work overseas and report to POEA any observed irregularity. Always check the status of your
recruitment agencies for your own protection by visiting our website, www.poea.gov.ph or by calling POEA hotlines 722-1144 / 722-1155, and report those that are still recruiting despite the suspension or cancellation of their licenses,” Catalig concluded