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Oct
17
2014

Prioritize your Health, OFWs

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If asked to choose between health and wealth, most Filipinos or OFWs will choose the first one. Apparently, this will be the obvious answer so as not to cause a stir and think of someone as money-minded.

 
Health, in every aspect should be the priority for everyone, especially OFWs who are working abroad. OFWs sacrifice everything just to provide better future for their family by overseas jobs. And most of the OFWs, though they’ve experienced bad experiences from foreign employers abroad, still decide to look for overseas jobs and work abroad again. This decision means taking risk in every aspect by working abroad – health, happiness, family, homesickness etc.

 
This is why Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) secretary Rosalinda Baldoz reiterated the call for OFWs not to take any risk by applying or entertaining employment or job offers from Ebola-hit countries like Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. She further said that the deployment ban for these countries still exists, and OFWs paper will not be legally processed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or POEA for them to be sent to work abroad.

 
The announcement was made by DOLE secretary amidst report stating that there was a high demand for healthcare workers for deployment on the West African countries to aid the increasing number of patients with Ebola virus.

 
The total ban deployment was enforced by POEA last month as part of the preventive measure for OFWs to avoid being infected with deadly Ebola virus disease.

 
Also, a total deployment ban was imposed for newly-hired OFWs last July when the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) issued crisis alert level 2 on the three countries because of Ebola virus spreading.

 
This total deployment ban ordered by POEA includes the processing and deployment of returning OFWs even if they have existing employment contract in the Ebola-hit countries.

 
Filipinos, especially OFWs, should heed the call not to apply for overseas jobs in the West African countries greatly affected by the Ebola virus. You all have one goal, to earn much money for the family, but it would be useful if you’ll be infected by this alarming deadly disease that had claimed thousands of lives.

 

 

 

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Sep
30
2014

OFWs OK to be Deployed Again in West Bank & Israel

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Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) can now be deployed again in West Bank and Israel. This is after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) had lifted the alert level earlier raised over these countries.

DFA had now placed West Bank and Israel to alert level 1 or the precautionary phase from alert level 2 or restriction phase.

OFWs can now apply for job openings from licensed recruitment agencies because the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the governing body that monitors deployment of filipino workers abroad, had lifted the deployment ban in these countries.

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said that the deployment ban of newly-hired OFWs to the Gaza Strip are still strictly imposed. Only returning OFWs documents will be processed and deployed but are still subject to compliance with documentary evidence.
Baldoz also said that the resolution lifting the deployment ban in West Bank and Israel was made after the DFA had informed them of lowering the alert level of the said countries effective last September 11.
POEA had imposed a total deployment ban for OFWs bound to Gaza Strip, while processing and deployment of newly-hired OFWs to Israel and West Bank were stopped in July because of the security threats made by the Israel-Hamas conflict.

 

 

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OFWs in Libya Warned, Alert Level 2 Declared

 

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Jun
17
2014

OFWs BANNED IN IRAQ BY POEA Except in Kurdistan Region

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With the heightening of crisis alert to level three in Iraq, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) implemented a ban for deployment of Filipino Workers.

POEA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said that voluntary repatriation at government’s expense is strictly imposed on most parts of Iraq, but with exception to Kurdistan region because the area is under alert level 1 or the precautionary phase only.

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A large part of northern Iraq had been conquered by the Jihadist group of Islamic State of Iraq that had also advise on advancing to Baghdad. An estimated number of 500 Filipino workers are in Iraq, mostly stationed in United States military facilities in Baghdad.

The Department of Foreign Affairs or DFA had also suggested that Filipinos in Iraq voluntarily return to the Philippines because of the situation there. POEA also said that the agencies and employers of the OFWs had the same responsibility in extraditing them for their safety.

Filipino workers bound to Iraq should cancel departure for the said country. It is better to wait for further advisories or announcement from the government since they are closely monitoring the situation in Iraq.

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May
22
2014

Recruitment of Pinoys for Thailand deployment stopped

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Due to the declaration of Martial law in Thailand, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has announced a deployment ban in Thailand, thus not allowing  Philippine recruitment agencies to deploy and process newly hired Filipinos and applicants for Thailand-based overseas jobs.
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Through a resolution, the POEA governing board said that Filipinos with existing contract may return to Thailand to fulfill their contracts. In addition to the deployment ban, the Department of Foreign Affairs has also imposed Crisis Alert Level #2 in Thailand and advising Filipinos there to avoid going to public places where hostilities may occur.

 Deployment ban was also imposed months ago in Thailand due to continuous political hostilities occurring in certain areas, and the Philippine embassy in Thailand has advised Filipinos to keep a list of emergency numbers to be called in case they need assistance when the situation worsens.

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Apr
1
2014

POEA lifts deployment ban in Thailand

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Things are will now be back to normal for aspiring OFWs who plan to work in Thailand as the temporary deployment ban announced weeks ago has now been lifted by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

The POEA Governing board has announced through a resolution that processing and deployment of new hires and vacationing Filipino workers may now continue as the Department of Foreign Affairs has lowered the alert level in 4 areas in Thailand, namely Bangkok, Nonthaburi Province, Lad Lun Kaew District (Pathum Thani Province) and Bang Phli District (Samut Prakan Province).

At present, crisis alert level in Thailand is at alert level 1 (precautionary phase).

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