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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
2
2014

POEA REVOKED LICENSE OF RECRUITMENT AGENCIES

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The POEA office

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), true to its words, has nullified the permission it has given to 63 recruitment agencies. This is in relation to their mission of stopping illegal recruiters from operating and taking advantage of Filipinos aspiring to work abroad.

POEA ‘cleaned’ its list of agencies by cancelling the license of recruitment agencies that have been deemed to be conducting deceitful transactions in its operation. Now, Filipinos wanting to work abroad can be sure that agencies listed in POEA are legally safe and accredited.

Here are the list of agencies whose license where cancelled. See if one of them is your agency or the agency of someone you knew so you can take the necessary actions.

  1. ABC MANILA INTERNATIONAL INC.

  2. AISIS INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER INC.
  3. AL-ABEER MANPOWER SERVICES INC.
  4. AL TAKA MANPOWER SERVICES INC.
  5. ALL-PRO STAFFING & CONSULTING SERVICES
  6. ALLSKILLS MANPOWER SERVICES INC.
  7. ALTIMA MANPOWER AGENCY INC.
  8. ASAHI INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER CORPORATION
  9. ASEAN MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL SERVICES INC.
  10. BIG DIPPER MARITIME SERVICES CORPORATION
  11. BOOM INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AGENCY
  12. BRIGHT INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES
  13. C.A.A. MANPOWER AGENCY
  14. CROSSWIND INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES
  15. DIAMOND ROSE HUMAN RESOURCES AND SERVICES CORPORATION
  16. FMJ INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER AND ALLIED SERVICES INC.
  17. FUTURISTIC INTERNATIONAL ARTIST (FIA) PROMOTION CORPORATION
  18. GEMS 22 MANPOWER COMPANY
  19. GLOBAL JOBSEARCH SERVICES INC.
  20. GREENBACK INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER
  21. GOLDEN LIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES
  22. GOLDEN MILES PLACEMENT PROMOTION AND MANNING AGENCY COMPANY
  23. HANJAN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INC.
  24. HELAL MANPOWER AGENCY
  25. HERBERT’S INTERNATIONAL INC.
  26. JARDY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION AGENCY
  27. JMP POLARIS NAVIGATION INC. AND INVESTORS ASSURANCES CORPORATION
  28. KONNEXION INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER AGENCY
  29. LIFELINE INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES INC.
  30. MAJNAL RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT INC
  31. MARHABA INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES COMPANY
  32. MBC HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  33. MCLAINE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY GROUP INC.
  34. MEDRP INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINE INC.
  35. MHHR MANPOWER RECRUITMENT & PLACEMENT AGENCY CORPORATION
  36. MORLAND OVERSEAS MANPOWER
  37. MSS TALENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES INC.
  38. NANHAYA INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT INC.
  39. N.A.R. TRAINING CENTER & MANAGEMENT SERVICES
  40. NORTHWEST PLACEMENT INC.
  41. OFW RECRUITMENT AGENCY
  42. P & R MANPOWER SERVICES INC.
  43. PHILEMPLOY SERVICES & RESOURCES INC.
  44. PHILTRADE INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES
  45. REAJENT MANPOWER SERVICES INC.
  46. SAVEWAY INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES
  47. SILVER HORIZON INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES
  48. SMART INTERNATIONAL MARINE SERVICES CORP.
  49. STAFFLINE INC.
  50. ST. BERNARD INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER AGENCY
  51. STOCKHAUS INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES CORPORATION
  52. THE JOB CONNECTION INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES INC.
  53. THE JOBHUNTER INC.
  54. WELLCOME EMPLOYMENT CENTRE INC.
  55. WHITE WING’S MANPOWER EXPONENT
  56. W.M.G. INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AGENCY
  57. YES HUMAN RESOURCES INC.
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Jun
9
2014

POEA Marks Migrant Workers Day

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will celebrate “Migrant Worker’s Day”.

migrant's workers dayThe celebration will highlight the collaborative efforts among government and private stakeholders of overseas employment in providing services to the workers with this year’s theme “ Magkasangga Para sa Kapakanan, Kabuhayan at Kalusugan ng OFW”.

POEA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said that visitors may avail of free polio, vaccine, medical consultation, medicine and vitamins as part of the government’s health awareness campaign with cooperation of DOH, OWWA, medical clinics associations and recruitment agencies.

OWWA, PRC, TESDA, SSS, Philhealth and Pag-Ibig also provide information on their respective programs and services.

For interested workers, TESDA will have demonstrations on skills that can acquire through (TVIs) Technical Vocational Institutions.

OWWA’s National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) will have livelihood programs and services to OFWs returning permanently to the Philippines.

The agency will activate the new queuing system and the POEA lawyers also offer legal assistance.

Partners from the private sector will provide free snacks, souvenir items and raffle prizes to guests and transacting OFWs.

 

 

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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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Published in: OFW News, OFW Warnings


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