News Release/Advisory

DOLE suspends processing of OECs

The Department of Labor and Employment has ordered the suspension of acceptance and processing of all new applications for overseas employment certificates (OEC) for all overseas Filipino workers, including direct hires.

Excluded from the coverage of the suspension are workers hired by international organizations and members of diplomatic corps and royal families, seafarers hired by manning agencies, returning workers or balik-manggagawa, and government-hired workers. The suspension takes effect from November 13 to December 1, 2017.
• DOLE Department Order No. 185, s2017
• MC No. 10, s2017 - POEA Guidelines on the Suspension and Acceptance and Processing of New OECs

POEA warns OFWs on job offers from a third country

Filipino workers who are presently employed overseas should be more careful about accepting offers of employment in another country.

The POEA has received reports of Filipino household service workers (HSWs) in Hong Kong, Singapore and Cyprus who were lured into transferring to another country like Dubai, Mongolia, Turkey and Russia and who later found out the conditions of employment are not what one had in mind; or worse, the offered job is non-existent.
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Saudi government extends amnesty program anew

Saudi Arabia has extended its amnesty program for undocumented migrants for another 30 days according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The DFA said the second extension was in response to the request of the Philippines and several other countries and is seen to benefit at least 6,000 undocumented Filipinos who were unable to avail of the initial amnesty offer.
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POEA warns OFWs on nursing jobs in Germany

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration advises overseas employment applicants to avoid a certain ‘Meine Agentur 24’ which recruits nurses and other healthcare professionals for supposed jobs in Germany without the proper authorization from the government.
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Philippine -Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA)
10th Batch of successfully matched Nurse and Caregiver candidates under the Philippine -Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA)

Nurse and Caregiver candidates who are exempted in the Preparatory Japanese Language Training (PJLT)

• Hindi pa po nagbibigay ng OFW ID sa ngayon. Hindi pa po tapos ang guidelines tungkol dito
• Habang wala pa ang ID, sa bmonline.ph pa rin po ang exemption o appointment para sa OEC ng mga balik-manggagawa
• Hintayin po ang mga susunod na announcement para sa tamang proseso ng pagkuha ng ID ng mga OFW

• EPS Workers to contact POEA or Korea-EPS Center immediately
• List of Passers of the 2nd round of Test for 1st Recruitment of Point System in Philippines (TOPIK via CBT)
• Guidelines for Passers
• List of CBT Passers with Possible Additional Points
• Unclaimed Departure Guarantee Insurance/Immigration as of October 16, 2017
• Announcement of Test Date, Time and Venue of Skills Test, September 23-24, 2017

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