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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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Apr
4
2014

POEA cancels another recruitment agency’s license

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After two recruitment agencies were reported to be overcharging applicants of placement fees to be able to work abroad, POEA has ordered a new cancellation of recruitment license. According to the POEA website, Global Care International Manpower Services collected placement fee from a Filipino caregiver deployed to Taiwan.

The complainant was asked to pay Php 105,000 for placement fee, Php 10,000 for training cost and Php 5,250 for medical tests, all paid for but was not issued receipts.

The complainant was able to work for three weeks in Taiwan, but returned to the country after she suffered physical abuse and working overtime. Caregivers fall in the category of household service workers, thus, they should not be paying placement fees.
Global Care’s recruitment license is ordered to be revoked, and the amount illegally collected from the complainant to be returned.

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Published in: OFW News, Philippine News
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
Feb
19
2014

Bring Your Talent in NZ, Filipino Workers Wanted

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Are you good with shovels, pipes and hammers? You may want to get your hands dirty at work in New Zealand!

Find a job that may interest you in the following:

-Rough/Formwork Carpenter (100 vacancies)

-Marble and Granite Installers (50 vacancies)

-Aluminum Fabricator and Installer (50 vacancies)

-Mason Plasterer (100 vacancies)

-Excavator Operator (50 vacancies)

-Plumbers (50 vacancies)

Want to try your luck? Click the job position you want, and start sending your application!

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Jan
9
2014

POEA to Launch Mobile App This Year

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is set to launch early this year a smartphone application that will help Filipinos who wish to work abroad know if they are dealing with POEA-licensed and accredited recruitment agencies.

The POEA mobile application, which is already announced by Administrator Cacdac on his twitter account, aims to give aspiring OFWs the convenience of checking the status of the recruitment firm that they are transacting with for a job abroad just through their mobile devices.

To be developed by WorkAbroad.ph, the creation of a smartphone app is part of the Memorandum of Agreement signed by POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac and WorkAbroad.ph Managing Director Robert John Oh last 2013.

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Published in: Events, OFW News, Philippine News


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