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Dec
23
2015

Work Abroad Via POEA Manpower Registry System

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You can apply for jobs jobs abroad through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Simply go to POEA’s e-registration page and register your information at the POEA Manpower Registry System even if there is no active overseas job opening yet. This is the online facility allows you to be part of the roster of applicants that might be considered for future job vacancies abroad.

It is ideal for applicants residing in places that are far from the POEA main office or any regional offices because they can send their application and view its status online.

  • If selected for employment, the worker should report for pre-documentation briefing at the Recruitment and Documentation Division (RDD), Government Placement Branch (GPB), Ground Floor of the POEA main Office.
  • The overseas employment contract is presented and upon reading and studying the provisions, you have the
    choice to accept or not accept the offer.
  • You will then undergo a medical examination at accredited OFW medical clinics/hospital.
  • If the result of your medical exam is okay, you need to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) at the 2nd floor of the POEA office.

Note: The job offer might be cancelled if the medical exam shows that you are not fit to work.

 

Work abroad safely. Learn more about the ways by reading this ebook here.

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Jun
22
2015

POEA MISSION: BANTAY GEDISCO

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Hindi inaasahan ng mga recruitment agencies ang pagsugod ng POEA at PNP para inspeksyunin ang kanilang mga lisensya at transaksyon. Ito ay ilan lang sa maraming gawain ng Philippine Overseas Employment Administration upang malabanan ang illegal recruitment sa bansa. Kudos, POEA, kudos PNP!

 

MISSION: BANTAY GEDISCO Sinugod ng mga operatiba ng POEA at PNP-CIDG ang Gedisco Center sa Mabini St., Ermita, Manila,…

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Jun
16
2015

Joint and Several Liability of Employer and Agency

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Kabayan, alam mo ba na maari mong panagutin ang iyong placement agency sa oras na hindi tumupad ang iyong foreign employer sa anumang nakasaad sa inyong pinagkasunduan at pinirmahang kontrata?

 

Ayon sa Rule VII Section 3 ng IRR, ang foreign employer/principal at ang recruitment agency ay may katumbas na pananagutan (liability) sa worker o OFW.  Ang bahaging ito ay makikita rin sa employment contract na pinipirmahan ng mga OFWs at ng kanilang foreign employer.

 

Sec.3. Joint and Several Liability.

The liability of the principal/employer and the recruitment/placement agency on any and all claims under this Rule shall be joint and several. This liability shall be incorporated in the contract for overseas employment and shall be a condition precedent for its approval. The performance bond to be filed by the recruitment/placement agency, as provided by law, shall be answerable for all money claims or damages that may be awarded to the workers.

If the recruitment/placement agency is a juridical being, the corporate officers and directors and partners, as the case may be, shall themselves be jointly and severally liable with the corporation or partnership for the aforesaid claims and damages.

Such liabilities shall continue during the entire period or duration of the employment contract and shall not be affected by any substitution, amendment or modification of the contract made locally or in a foreign country.

Samakatuwid, anumang pagkukulang ng employer o amo ay siya rin namang pananagutan ng recruitment office.  Halimbawa, kapag hindi sapat ang ibinigay na sahod o benepisyo ng employer sa Pinoy worker, maaring habulin o singilin ang kakulangan sa recruitment agency.

Ano mang katanungan o bagay hinggil sa usaping ito ay maaring idulog sa Anti-Illegal Recruitment Branch ng POEA.

 

Source here.
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May
29
2015

Does Iqama Expires Upon OFW’s Resignation?

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Dilemma ito ng ilang mga OFWs na nasa Saudi Arabia – ang usapin tungkol sa iqama o ang residence permit ng mga foreign workers sa bansang ito.

 

If an OFW resigned from his job prior to his contract’s end and if the iqama is not yet expired, this is what will happen according to one of OFWGuideforum’s resident forum guru:

 

“If you resigned, your visa will be cancelled including your iqama – regardless it is still has few months or even a year of validity.

And without NOC and unfinished employment contract, you will have an automatic ban for 2 years.”

 

And talking about the 2-year ban, read here for some enlightenment.

If you got more questions and clarifications, you may join the forum:  Blocked Iqama

 

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May
21
2015

Scam Alert: Rampant Fake Job Offers to Canada

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POEA Admin Hans Leo Cacdac warned Filipino applicants to be wary of the fake job offers that are circulating right now. On his Facebook post, Admin Cacdac stated:

“Mag-ingat po sa email na kumakalat na nag-aalok daw ng trabaho sa Shriners Hospital for Children sa Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Heto ang mga elemento ng peke o bogus na modus operandi:

  • Ang nagpadala ng email ay tila taga Shriners Hospital for Children (kennethguidera@shrinershopsitalsforchildren.info);
  • Recruitment kuno ng caregivers, nurse aides, midwives, therapists — graduate or undergraduate, with or without PRC license daw; illegal
  • No experience required kuno, no examinations required kuno, no placement fee kuno;
  • May seminar na kailangang puntahan at bayaran ng P3,760;
  • May recruitment agency daw na pinangalanan, pero sa huli ay direct hiring or name hiring arrangement naman daw;
  • Padala daw ng resume o bio-data sa isang email address; at
  • Kailangan daw magmadali kasi “first pay, first reserve basis”.

 

HETO NAMAN PO ANG MGA ELEMENTO KAYA’T HINDI DAPAT PATULAN ITO:

  1. NANININGIL NG PERA.
  2. NAGMAMADALI.
  3. PURO MINATAMIS NA PANG-AKIT (NO PLACEMENT FEE, NO PRC LICENSE. NO EXAMS, ETC.).
  4. MAY LICENSED RECRUITER DAW, PERO DIRECT HIRING NAMAN.
  5. HINDI HO ESTILO O SISTE NG FOREIGN EMPLOYER, LALO NA SA CANADA, NA SUMULAT NG EMAIL.

HUWAG NA HUWAG HONG PATULAN ITO. MAGING MATALINO, HUWAG MAGPALOKO!

 

Hindi nagkukulang ng paalala ang mga authorities ukol sa mga illegal recruiters. We also have the responsibility to protect ourselves from these dangerous elements. Sino nga ba namang gustong maloko? We just have to be curious and be aware para hindi tayo mabiktima. Agree or not?

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