OFW group calls for return of P13M overcharged by POEA, slams ‘institutionalized mulcting’

Bonjour. Mabuhay. This is news… Migrante International has another bone to pick with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The Commission on Audit (CoA) recently released its report on the POEA’s “Balik Manggagawa Program” and implied that the agency has been overcharging overseas Filipino workers by at least P13 million ($ 302,326 ). In itsContinue reading “OFW group calls for return of P13M overcharged by POEA, slams ‘institutionalized mulcting’”

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POEA exec tells OFWs: Get exit clearance early

Bonjour. Mabuhay.   News for OFWs vacationing in the country. ============== THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is urging overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to have their overseas employment certificate (OEC) or travel exit clearance processed early. POEA Administrator Carlos Cao Jr. said: “to avoid long lines at the Balik-Manggagawa Processing Center, overseas Filipino workers should getContinue reading “POEA exec tells OFWs: Get exit clearance early”

New Procedure in the Processing of Balik-Manggagawa Exit Clearance (OEC)

Bonjour. Mabuhay. OFW updates for getting Overseas Exit Clearance (OEC). The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Advisaory no. 30 states that starting July 1, the POEA is implementing a new procedure in the processing of exit clearance of balik-manggagawa or returning workers. All Balik-Manggagawa (BM)/ vacationing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are hereby informed on theContinue reading “New Procedure in the Processing of Balik-Manggagawa Exit Clearance (OEC)”

OFW Group Asks POEA: Reconsider New Rules For Exit Clearance

Bonjour. Mabuhay. OFW News: A Filipino migrant rights watchdog has urged the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to reconsider a new procedure for travel clearances for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). According to the Migrante-Middle East, POEA should first consult OFW groups and leaders on the procedure. Meanwhile, the POEA Wednesday clarified that the one-day processingContinue reading “OFW Group Asks POEA: Reconsider New Rules For Exit Clearance”

POEA : OFW Overseas Exit Clearance

Bonjour. Mabuhay. Here’s some news for OFWs who plan on getting Overseas exit Clearance. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to be wary of fake overseas employment certificates or e-receipts. E-receipts are needed to prove that an OFW has gone through the legitimate POEA processes before being deployed. This May,Continue reading “POEA : OFW Overseas Exit Clearance”

Vacationing OFWs Must Remember To Get Overseas Employment Certificate

Bonjour. Mabuhay. Vacationing OFW ka ba? I’m sure you already know about the Overseas Exit Clearance (OEC) and the benefits it entails. Here’s some news update for you: ====================== DUBAI: Philippine Labour Attache Amilbahar Amilasan said Filipinos from Dubai and the Northern Emirates, vacationing in their home country, must secure their overseas employment certificates (OECs)Continue reading “Vacationing OFWs Must Remember To Get Overseas Employment Certificate”