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Jul
3
2013

Consultancy Firm Closed for Illegal Recruitment

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Immigration consultancy firms are not authorized by law to recruit and deploy Filipino workers for overseas employment. For this reason, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Chief, Hans Cacdac ordered the closure of Sheen-Carm Visa Assistance and Consultancy Services after confirmation that the said firm conducts illegal recruitment activities.

Sheen-Carm Visa Assistance and Consultancy Services used to hold office at No. 23 Villa Soledad Subdivision, Barangay 10, Lipa City. Their illegal activities were verified after an operative done by the POEA Anti-illegal Recruitment Branch.

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POEA Closed Consultancy Firm for Illegal Recruitment.  

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Jul
1
2013

HK-Based Illegal Recruiter Offer Fake Canada Jobs

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Filipinos working in Hong Kong especially the household service workers (HSWs) are warned against an illegal recruiter that targets to victimize them. According to an advisory posted by POEA in their official website, a recruitment agency, Yamsuan and Associates Overseas Employment Services Ltd/ Pacific Management Services Ltd. lure possible victims by offering non-existent jobs in the North American country.

The POEA chief, Hans Cacdac citing a report from the DFA’s Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs (OUMWA) said that Yamsuan and Associates advertise their fake jobs to Canada in English newspapers in Hong Kong.

The DFA report said, “The advertisement says the agency can help them find work in Canada and invites them to an orientation in its office.”

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Feb
25
2013

What To Do In Case of Employment Contract Substitution

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Question: What shall I do if the recruitment agency asked me to sign a different contract from the first contract I signed?  Is this legal?

DOLE Answer: It depends. This is called contract substitution, which is legal if the terms and conditions of the new contract are superior to the first contract. Otherwise, if the new contract is less beneficial to you, that is illegal.

If the recruiter forces you to sign an inferior contract before you leave the country, be sure to get a copy and file a complaint at the POEA Anti-Illegal Recruitment Branch, or call the POEA Hotline at 722-1144 or 722-1155.

If this happens at the airport before your flight, immediately inform the Labor Assistance Center found in all international airports or any security personnel in the vicinity.

This is an excerpt from a handbook provided by the Department of Labor and Employment entitled, “Employment Guide to Students and Jobseekers.” The said handbook that contains useful information for Filipino job-hunters can be downloaded here:

DOLE’s “Employment Guide to Students and Jobseekers” :
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Feb
1
2013

POEA: Agency Recruiting OFWs in Canada Lose License

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An agency that recruits Filipino workers to Canada, Nanhaya International Recruitment, Inc. loses its license for allegedly violating laws on Philippine overseas employment. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) also bans Go West International, its partner placement agency in Canada from recruiting workers from the Philippines.

According to an advisory posted in the official website of POEA, Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said that the complaint against Nanhaya was initiated by their agency on September 2012 because of the following violations: illegal collection of placement fee, misrepresentation, and other recruitment violations.

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POEA Cancels License of Agency Recruiting OFWs in Canada, Ban its Overseas Partner

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Dec
10
2012

Agencies Under Investigation for Hiring Rescued HSWs

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Two recruitment agencies will be investigated regarding their involvement in the deployment of six (6) Filipino household service workers (HSWs) that were earlier rescued by Malaysian authorities.

The two concerned agencies are Philquest International Management and Service Contractor and Greenworld Placement Services. Baldoz ordered the investigation upon receiving the report of the rescue from the Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia, Alicia D. Santos.

She said, “The POEA needs to find out why these agencies, one of which its license has been cancelled, was still able to deploy workers to Malaysia.”

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