Everything You Need to Know About the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)

The OEC is a basic requirement for OFWs before they are given permission to work abroad.  They must secure this to ensure that their departure and overseas employment are properly documented.  This document has a 60-day validity from the date it was issued; this means that the OFW must be able to leave before theContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC)”

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How to Get an I-DOLE OFW ID Card

Last July 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment launched a new ID system for OFWs called the I-DOLE.  This ID allows OFWs to do away with the long and tedious process of applying for the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) that they need to secure in order prove their legitimacy as Filipino workers. Apart fromContinue reading “How to Get an I-DOLE OFW ID Card”

No More Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) Requirement for OFWs!

Kasama sa krusada ng Presidente ang gawing madali at simple ang mga government processes para makabawas sa dagdag na gastos ng mga Pinoy.  Bilang pag tugon sa panawagang ito, tinanggal na ang requirement ng Overseaas Employment Certificae (OEC) para sa mga kababayan nating OFW na nagbabakasyon sa bansa at babalik din sa dating employer, saContinue reading “No More Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) Requirement for OFWs!”

Online Application for OEC Now Available

Good news para sa ating mga kababayang OFW! May online facility na para makapag generate at makapagbayad ng OEC o Overseas Employment Certificate; hindi na ninyo kailangang pumunta pa sa designated Philippine embassies and consular locations. Para ito sa mga OFW na nagbabakasyon sa bansa, rehired, o pabalik sa dati nilang employer at may existingContinue reading “Online Application for OEC Now Available”

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”

POEA: ‘Gov’t bloating numbers on job orders for OFWs’

Bonjour. Mabuhay. News bit for OFWs: MANILA, Philippines – A recruitment industry expert considers the 600,000 job orders for Filipinos announced by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) as “bloated” and “leftovers” from previous years. In a statement, recruitment specialist Emmanuel Geslani said the 600,000 jobs have been compiled or “leftovers” from previous years, andContinue reading “POEA: ‘Gov’t bloating numbers on job orders for OFWs’”

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”