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POEA sets insurance requirement for OFW truck drivers

OVERSEAS workers driving trucks in Europe are now required to work only for employers that provide accident and vehicle insurance, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said.

Manila allows doctors, nurses with existing contracts to leave

THE government has lifted the deployment ban for Filipino doctors and nurses with existing contracts overseas amid the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic after critics questioned its legality.

More than 4,000 Filipino workers sent abroad from January to August...

MORE than 4,000 Filipino workers were deployed through the Philippine Overseas Workers Administration (POEA) from January to July this year, according to the agency.

POEA warns vs work-reside in New Zealand scams

THE PHILIPPINE Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned the public against paying high fees for schools in New Zealand that promise residency, noting that this is not in line with any existing policy of the country nor between the two nations.

Human traffickers now using falsified POEA clearance

A NEW human trafficking scheme that bypasses the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) validation process at the airport using fake stamps and signatures has been uncovered by the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

OFW regulator outlines exemptions to Iraq worker deployment ban

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said it will exempt certain classes of Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from the deployment ban to Iraq.

POEA given authority to approve recruitment agencies’ licenses

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has been authorized to approve licenses of recruitment agencies that hire overseas Filipino workers (OFW), the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) said on Friday.

Foreign agencies deploying OFWs to Kuwait directed to put up escrow...

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued an order directing foreign placement agencies (FPAs) hiring domestic workers for Kuwait to put up an escrow account for their possible money claims in contract disputes.

Palawan gov’t commends POEA officer for OFW rescue in Riyadh

THE PALAWAN provincial government has commended a labor officer for his efforts in rescuing an abused overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia....

Senate approves OFW Handbook bill

THE SENATE in a statement said it has approved today on third and final reading a bill which would mandate the Philippine Overseas Employment...

WB holds PHL up as possible model for migrant worker policy

THE PHILIPPINE approach to migrant labor is viewed as a benchmark for other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-member states, the World Bank said. “The...

Kapit sa Patalim: Trafficking in the Land of the Free

Kapit sa Patalim Trafficking in the Land of the Free   Words by Santiago J. Arnaiz Art by Mags OcampoEleonor Ramos couldn’t sleep at all that night. The sound of...