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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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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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Published in: OFW News, OFW Warnings
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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Published in: OFW Warnings
Aug
1
2013

POEA Opens OFW Deployment in Iraq

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The POEA believes that Iraq is now a safe destination for OFWs, as Admin Hans Cacdac lifted the deployment ban that has been in effect for nine years.

Cacdac cites a report from the DFA saying that the security situation is good enough to have overseas Filipino workers in Iraq.”

He expects that the lifting of the ban would open opportunities for Filipino workers as they would be needed in the rebuilding of Iraq’s oil and gas, construction, medical and hotel industries.

The ban-lifting though has exemptions as Iraq is still not open to household service workers (HSWs). There are also four Iraq provinces where OFWs are not allowed to be deployed because it is till considered dangerous.

Filipina HSWs are still not allowed to work in Iraq because there is “no adequate protection in place” for them.

The “no-go” provinces are Anbar, Nineveh, Kirkuk and Salahuddin, Cacdac said.

Meanwhile, Filipinos who will be deployed in Iraq are advised to take precautionary measures.

 

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