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Jul
30
2014

POEA Won’t Stop: Another Recruitment Agency Closed Down

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Despite the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s (POEA) warnings to recruiters and recruitment agencies operating illegally, some are still hard-headed and continues to ignore the call.

Bright 3 Manpower Agency, located in Makati City, is the latest addition to POEA’s list of agencies foreclosed. Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said that a woman named Rosita Natama confirmed that she was the manager of Bright 3 and the one responsible for recruiting Filipinos to work abroad. They are processing applicants documents for overseas jobs in Dubai and Malaysia to work as service crew, salesman, saleslady, laundry personnel, house workers,construction workers, janitors, and waiters/waitress.

The agency was closed down for it has no proper license from POEA and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) because it is recruiting workers both for local and overseas employment.

Government agencies and departments like POEA, DFA and DOLE are doing their best to constrain these people and agencies recruiting all and aspiring OFWs to work abroad without legal authorization. They are also reminding every OFWs and local Filipino workers to deal only with licensed agencies to avoid problems because they’re the ones to suffer in the end. OFWs and every Filipino dreaming of working abroad for higher compensation must learn how to know if an agency is legal or not. Also, you must avoid job offers in internet because most of them are scams. It is our aspiration and desire to work abroad that these people are taking advantage of, so it is a must that you should be very keen and careful.

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Illegal recruitment agency office shut down by POEA.

Illegal recruitment agency office shut down by POEA.

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Jul
28
2014

STORY OF AN ILLEGAL RECRUITMENT VICTIM IN TAIWAN

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Dahil sa patuloy na pagtaas ng bilang ng mga taong walang trabaho dito sa Pilipinas, at dahil sa mas mataas na sahod para sa mga manggagawa sa ibang bansa, napipilitan ang karamihan sa mga Pilipino na maging isang Overseas Contract Worker o OFW.

Maswerte ka kung ikaw ay nakapagtapos sa kolehiyo at may magandang educational background, siguradong maganda rin ang magiging trabaho mo sa ibang bansa. Pero sa iba na katulad ko, kadalasan ay nagiging domestic helper o DH, o kaya naman ay factory worker.

Sa kondisyong ito, marami ang hindi nahihiya na gumawa ng mga iligal na bagay sa ibang tao. Nandyan ang mga illegal recruiters at pati na rin ang mga illegal recruitment agencies kaya naman madami ang naloloko dahil sa pagnanais na makapagtrabaho.

Kahit nasa ibang bansa ka na, may pagkakataon pa rin na malilinlang ka ng ibang tao, lalo na kung gusto mong lumipat ng ibang kumpanya o ibang bansa na sa tingin mo ay magiging dahilan ng mas mabilis mong pag-unlad.

Gusto kong ibahagi sa kapwa ko Pilipino ang naging karanasan ko dito sa Taiwan.

Dahil po sa paghahangad ko na magpunta ng Canada para sa mas magandang buhay, tinulungan po ako ng isang agent dito na nagngangalang Jenny Chiu. May computer shop po sila sa tabi ng dorm namin. Matagal na po namin silang kilala kaya agad kaming nagtiwala. Hindi namin alam na pang-front nila ng asawa niyang Taiwanese ang computer shop na iyon. Sabi nya, mga four to six months lang daw po ang processing fee, ang kailangan lang daw po ay pera. Nagbigay po ako ng 6000T dollar na pang processing feee daw po. Tapos after a week ay magbigay na daw ako ng pang down. May ibinigay siyang pangalan at address sa Canada para doon ko ipadala ang pera.

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October ng taong 2012 po ay nagpadala ako sa isang Lolita Casiano ng 65000nt na ang katumbas po ay $2000 dahil po gusto ko ng umalis. Pagkaraan po ng limang buwan ay may tumawag sa akin na Susan Huang at ang sabi po nya ay siya na daw po ang magpa-process ng papers ko dahil ipinasa ako sa kanya ni Jenny Chiu. Nasa Canada po sya at isa ring agent. Umabot po ng anim na buwan, wala pa ring balita. Kay Huang na po ako nagpa-follow up. Noong Agosto ng nakaraang taon, marami na po silang sinasabing alibi sa’ken. Na over age na daw po ako at gusto daw po ng employer ay married na. Umabot po ng isang taon eh sila pa ang nagalit sa’ken at huwag daw akong makulit dahil ako na nga daw po ang tinutulungan nila. Nagturuan na po sina Chiu at Huang sa kung sino ang dapat kong kausapin tungkol sa application ko papuntang Canada.

Hanggang sa hindi ko na po sila ma-contact. Na-delete na po ako as Facebook friends nila, yung viber po nila eh wala na pati na rin po yung mga contact numbers nila na meron ako. Kahit po sa computer shop nila ay hindi na ako pinapapasok, at minsan pa nga po ay dalawang oras akong pinaghintay sa labas ng asawang Taiwanese ni Jenny. Hindi ko na po alam kung sino ang hahagilapin ko kina Chiu at Huang, at kahit nga po yung Lolita Casiano hindi na ako sigurado kung may ganoon ngang tao.

Nang magpunta po ako sa Manila and Economic Cultural Office (MECO) sa Taichung, doon ko po nalaman na meron pang labindalawang tao na naging biktima rin ng kasong katulad sa akin. Hanggang ngayon ay wala po akong balita tungkol sa development ng kasong ito o kung nahagilap na si Jenny Chiu na ang sabi ay nasa Pilipinas na daw po. Pero nabalitaan ko po na patuloy pa rin ang kanilang operasyon at pagtanggap ng mga aplikante na papuntang Canada.

Ibinahagi ko ang kwento ng karanasan kong ito dahil gusto kong magsilbi itong babala at aral sa iba pang OFW na dapat palaging maging maingat at huwag basta magtitiwala lalo na sa mga ganitong tao. Mas maganda pa rin pong dumaan tayo sa tamang proseso, kahit pa po matagalan, kesa naman po mapunta ang ating pinaghirapan na ipambayad sa wala.

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Jul
24
2014

DFA to OFWs in Libya: Go Home Now!

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) called out to all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Libya to come home immediately after Alert Level 4 was raised.

The latest events in Libya had indicated the place is no longer safe for OFWs to stay as the fight between rival militia groups escalated. Thus, they are requested to register for repatriation in the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli.

The alert level was raised once again because of the extreme security threats to Filipinos, especially in Benghazi. Other factors are the extreme political and security situation, the increasing violence and lawlessness, and the closure of major airports because of fears of the all-out civil wars.

Ever since the start of the crisis in the country, and when DFA raised Alert level 3 on May 29, they have closely monitored the security development while trying not to affect the needs of OFWs in Libya.

The department had also put up hotlines for families of OFWs in Libya where they can call for questions and concerns about the conditions of their relatives.

The Philippine Embassy in Tripoli had already reached out to OFWs in Libya, the Filipino community, and to their employer to inform them of the action made by DFA to the crisis.
The violence existing in Libya had never stopped; instead it just continues to worsen. That is why the Philippine government, thru the Department of Foreign Affairs and its Philippine Embassy in Tripoli, had started operation to repatriate OFWs because of the levelling crisis in the said country. There are an estimated 13,000 Filipinos in Libya, some who may have pass through Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok because of the no-visa requirement. Other OFWs illegally enters the Middle East through these cities.

Families and relatives of OFWs in Libya can ask them to voluntarily come back to the country rather than staying indoors of their apartments and risking their lives in the current situation of the country. OFWs are our modern heroes, but we don’t want them to make their lives at stake just because of better-paying jobs in the Middle East. Safety first, before anything else.
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Jun
24
2014

POEA Closed Down Recruiter’s Office

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) recently padlocks the office of a recruitment agency which was found operating without a valid license or authority from the Admin.

 

Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said Helper-In Employment Center was reported to have been recruiting domestic workers for Hong Kong and was forwarding the applicant’s papers to SBEEE International Inc., a POEA-licensed agency, for processing.

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Helper-In Employment Center is allegedly owned by the incumbet vice-president of SBEE International Inc, Lorna De Dios.

 

POEA’s Prosecution Division is filing illegal recruitment cases versus De Dios and five employees of Helper-In Employment Center, and the names of its employees and officers will be included in the list of POEA’s Persons with Derogatory Record, Cacdac said.

 

POEA Anti-illegal Recruitment Branch and Philippine National Police-MPD in Malate implemented the closure order issued by Cacdac.

 

Cacdac also said that the POEA is filing separate recruitment violation cases against SBEE International Inc.

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Jun
5
2014

OFWs were warned vs offers for certain jobs in Canada

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OFWs were warned against accepting offers for certain jobs in the food service sector in Canada.

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) head Hans J. Cacdac said the Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) moratorium is in effect on the food services sector’s access to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

The moratorium covers occupations in establishments engaged in preparing meals, snacks and beverages for immediate consumption include: food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, restaurant and food service managers, food service supervisors, food and beverage servers, cashiers, chefs, cooks, bakers, sales, marketing and advertising managers, executive housekeepers, cleaning supervisors, butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers, sales representatives, retail salespersons and sales clerks, hosts/hostesses, bartenders, janitors and caretakers.

The moratorium also in response to allegations that the program was being abused to displace Canadian workers.

POEA head said the moratorium will remain until the completion of the ongoing Canadian government review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

With the moratorium, they will not process any new or pending application for Labor Market Opinion (LMO) and no work permit for temporary foreign workers will be approved.

However, the suspension does not include food service activities that occur within establishments such as amusement and recreation parks, hotels, theaters and civic/social associations, but leased food-service locations in facilities such as shopping malls, department stores, airports and hotels are included.

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