Gov’t agencies to sign MOA to protect OFWs from bullet-planting schemes

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Gov’t agencies to sign MOA to protect OFWs from bullet-planting schemes 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb. 15 (PNA) — Government agencies are expected to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on passenger facilitation and security screening on Wednesday

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POEA warns against illegal recruiters on the internet

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on POEA warns against illegal recruiters on the internet 

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 10 — The director of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Western Visayas (POEA-6), Rhea Calantas, has again warned job seekers consulting social network sites by specifying clear boundaries between going directly to the POEA and looking up work advertisements in the internet.

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POEA-12, lawyers group offers free legal services to distressed OFWs

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on POEA-12, lawyers group offers free legal services to distressed OFWs 

COTABATO CITY, Sept. 8 — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Region 12 and a lawyers' organization are offering free legal services to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from the region who need legal assistance.

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(Feature) DSWD chief to the poor: Do not be lured with promises of money for insecure future

May 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) DSWD chief to the poor: Do not be lured with promises of money for insecure future 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, May 1 (PNA) — In the wake of the 11th-hour stay of the execution of Mary Jane Veloso for drug trafficking in Indonesia this week, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon J. Soliman is advising the public, particularly the vulnerable sector of the poor, to be watchful and careful of some unscrupulous people who may use them in their illicit work.

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POEA warns Filipino workers vs illegal recruitment and becoming drug couriers

April 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on POEA warns Filipino workers vs illegal recruitment and becoming drug couriers 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, April 28 (PNA) — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is warning Filipino workers against accepting offers of employment abroad without proper work documents as they may end up becoming drug couriers.

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BI reminds OFWs to secure OEC from the POEA prior to departure

April 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on BI reminds OFWs to secure OEC from the POEA prior to departure 

MANILA, April 6 — Filipinos who are traveling overseas under an employment visa have been advised to secure the necessary Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) prior to departure.

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Only Filipino victim in Libya hotel attack now in stable condition

January 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Only Filipino victim in Libya hotel attack now in stable condition 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, Jan. 29 (PNA) — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that only one Filipino was injured in the terrorist attack on a luxury hotel in Libya.

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