DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III has issued Administrative Order No. 254-18 and AO No. 254A-18 lifting the suspension of deployment of newly-hired professionals, skilled and semi-skilled workers, and household service workers to Kuwait.
Implementing Guidelines on the Registration of Direct Hire OFWs
The POEA has issued a memorandum circular on the registration of direct hire OFWs pursuant to DOLE Administrative Order No. 196, Series of 2018, in relation to Article 18 of the Labor Code of the Philippines (Ban on Direct Hiring), Republic Act No. 10022, and the Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Landbased Overseas Filipino Workers of 2016.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, through a labor advisory, has warned overseas employment applicants especially those bound for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on submitting, furnishing or using false information or documents or any form of misrepresentation for the purpose of job application or employment.