The Office of the President has declared April 27-28, 2017 'special non-working holiday' in Metro Manila. The POEA main office in Mandaluyong and BM Processing Center at Trinoma QC will be closed on April 28, 2017. The BM Center in Pag-ibig Office, Makati and SM Manila will be closed on April 27 and 28, 2017
Balik-Manggagawa workers with confirmed appointments through the BM Online System on the said dates will be accommodated from April 26 to May 5, 2017 at your selected BM Processing Center and appointed time upon presentation of proof of confirmed appointment.
Suspension of direct hire processing
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III has ordered the suspension of processing and issuance of overseas employment certificate (OEC) for all directly hired overseas Filipino workers starting April 25, 2017 until further orders. All pending applications for OEC as of date were covered by the suspension.