THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has suspended the issuance of alien employment permits (AEP) for those intending to work on Boracay in the wake of the resort island’s six-month rehabilitation.
According to DoLE Labor Advisory 11, Series of 2018, “The temporary suspension on the issuance of AEPs (for persons) intending to be employed on the Island of Boracay is hereby enforced.”
The suspension will last until Boracay opens its doors to tourists again.
The suspension applies to “foreign nationals who intend to engage in gainful employment” and “foreign nationals with AEPs who intend to renew their employment permits” DoLE said in its Labor Advisory.
DoLE has exempted from the suspension foreign nationals who intend to perform research and work related to the island’s rehabilitation.
Foreign nationals who are permanent residents and those who hold temporary/probationary resident visas under Section 31 (a-f) of the Philippine Immigration Act and Section 3 of Republic Act No. 7917 or the Alien Social Integration Act of 1995 are not affected by the suspension. — Gillian M. Cortez