Bonjour. Mabuhay.

In order to address the illegal recruitment problems we have in the country, certain steps are being done by our government. Read the news below to see one.

Ang tanong is, will this work? Of course it will, if our elected officials and all government officials do their jobs right. We can always hope🙂

Read on.

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga, The provincial government on Friday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with certain national government agencies in a bid to make Pampanga illegal recruitment-free.

Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO) manager Luningning Vergara said the MOU, a first of its kind in the Philippines, seeks to “harmonize the various efforts of the local government units in Pampanga and national government agencies to curb illegal recruitment as well as human trafficking.”

“The foremost reason for the escalation of the problem is the lack or low level of public awareness on the modus operandi of illegal recruiters and the pernicious effects of illegal recruitment. Hence, this partnership will help Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) bring down their respective information campaigns to the grassroots level,” Vergara added.

Under the MOU, POEA will regularly furnish the provincial government- thru its PESO with an updated list of licensed recruitment agencies and entities and POEA-Government Placement Branch vacancies for dissemination to constituencies together with travel updates and advisories.

Also, POEA will make available its personnel to act as resource speakers for pre-employment orientation and anti-illegal recruitment (AIR) seminars and capability enhancement trainings.

Meanwhile, OWWA will assist in the distribution of AIR information materials to its Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Family Circles and OFW Help Desks and integrate the AIR module prepared by the POEA in its regular conduct of trainings and orientations for OFWs and their families in Pampanga.

On the other hand, DOLE Regional Office 3 shall provide aid in the conduct of trainings and other capability building activities of provincial, municipal and city PESOs to effectively deliver AIR campaigns and address related issues.

DOLE-3 will also integrate AIR information campaigns in its various activities such as career coaching sessions and job fairs.

Moreover, the CFO will coordinate with the provincial government in the conduct of an annual Community Education Program (CEP) in Pampanga.

CEP shall promote awareness on concepts, issues and concerns on the challenges of international migration.

CFO shall likewise provide the provincial PESO with information materials on the campaign against human trafficking and refer local cases reported via action hotline 1343 for appropriate actions.

Present in the MOU signing were governor Lilia Pineda, POEA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, OWWA administrator Carmelita Dimzon, CFO undersecretary Mary Grace Tirona and DOLE Central Luzon assistant regional director Jeraldine Panlilio along with the some mayors of the province. http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=561335717016

Still, the best way to avoid being a victim is to stop being one. Kailangan kasi mag tanong, maging maalam at huwag basta basta magtiwala sa mga taong hindi natin kilala ng lubusan. Kahit nga yung kakilala na natin minsan naloloko pa tayo.

Magbasa at sabihin sa ibang tao ang alam mo o ang natutunan mo. Isa ito sa mga bagay bagay na makakatulong sa atin. Tandaan, ang magandang bagay na nagawa mo para sa iba ay babalik rin sayo sa tamang panahon. The same goes for the bad things you do to others.

Regards,

MC