THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has once again extended the deadline for recruitment and manning agencies to submit monitoring reports on their overseas-deployed workers.

In POEA Advisory No. 62, the agency said the new deadline is now June 20. The advisory applies to Philippine Recruitment Agencies (PRAs) and Licensed Manning Agencies (LMAs), which must report to the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Welfare Monitoring System (OWMS).

“In view of the continuous requests received from the PRAs, LMAs, and industry organizations and associations, the deadline to create and/or update the welfare records in the OWMS of all OFWs onsite (workers) and seafarers onboard is hereby further extended until 20 June 2021,” according to the advisory.

The first deadline extension lapsed on April 30. The original deadline was March 31.

Submission of OFW welfare monitoring reports is required under the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995.
The POEA said failure to submit the reports will trigger possible administrative sanctions. — Gillian M. Cortez