Tweet The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration warns applicants for overseas jobs against falling prey to unscrupulous recruiters who drag the name of POEA officials in their illegal activities. Administrator Carlos S. Cao, Jr. said he discovered  the new illegal recruitment scheme when two job applicants filed their complaints against a certain Eduardo B. Monserate Jr. […]

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Tweet Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered the dismissal from the service of 18 Bureau of Immigration personnel for alleged involvement in human trafficking and other illegal activities at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport at Clark Field in Pampanga. In a ruling on an administrative case, De Lima said she found credible the sworn […]

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Tweet Officers from the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) have caught three Indian nationals for trying to leave Singapore illegally. They were found hidden in a storage compartment, located behind the driver’s seat of a 40—foot Malaysia—registered prime mover. The incident happened last Saturday at about 11.40 am. Preliminary investigations revealed that the 29—year—old […]

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Tweet The Philippine embassy in Singapore lauded the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) campaign against human trafficking that prevented the departure of thousands of undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) during the past weeks, many of them bound for the progressive city-state. In a letter to Immigration Officer-In-Charge Ronaldo Ledesma, embassy charge d’ affaires Nathaniel Imperial said […]

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Tweet A RECENT tightening of Philippine laws has made it tougher for employers in Singapore to hire Filipinas as domestic workers. Immigration screening has been stepped up, and those bound for jobs here without the proper papers have been stopped from leaving the country. The amendments to the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of […]

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Tweet In order to combat the growing number of illegal recruiters and victims who are illegally recruited in the hopes of finding a good job in Singapore, the Philippine Embassy has step-up its information dissemination. How to avoid Illegal Recruitment or Recruiters: Illegal recruitment shall mean any act of canvassing, enlisting, contracting, transporting, utilizing, hiring, […]

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Tweet This is from POEA Advisory: The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration advises Filipino women intending to work as domestic helpers in Singapore to use the legal process of overseas employment and not rely on the services of travel agency operators who are moonlighting as employment agents. Administrator Jennifer Jardin-Manalili, citing a report from the Philippine […]

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