Guidelines on the processing of OECs of balik-manggagawa or returning workers
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has issued specific guidelines on the processing of exit clearance of returning workers pursuant to the POEA Governing Board Resolution No. 4, Series of 2018 amending Section 22 of the Revised POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Landbased OFWs of 2016.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration warns balik-manggagawa
or Filipino workers returning to their job site on the use of forged documents
when applying for exit clearance or overseas employment certificate (OEC).
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration advises job applicants to be wary of illegal recruiters and other unscrupulous persons in view of the announced “thousands of careers in Poland” that are supposedly open to Filipino workers.
The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Milan, Italy which has jurisdiction over Poland, has reported that while it is true that several employers from various industries are interested in hiring Filipinos, there are also several challenges encountered by OFWs already in Poland.