What do Legal Assistance Services cover?
A. LEGAL ADVICE to provide counseling services where repatriated workers are informed of their rights and possible options for redress of grievances
B. CONCILIATION to afford repatriated workers and their recruitment agencies a venue to discuss the possibility of amicable settlement
C. PREPARATION AND FILING OF COMPLAINTS for illegal recruitment, recruitment violation, and disciplinary action cases
D. COUNSELING DURING PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION AND HEARINGS of criminal cases for illegal recruitment
What are the steps to avail of Legal Assistance Services?
1.Proceed to Legal Assistance Division at 4th Floor POEA Central Office, or POEA Regional Centers.
2.Respond to an answer of initial interview by the Legal Officer as to what assistance is needed.
3.Evaluation and endorsement of the complaint to the appropriate unit:
- Conciliation Unit
- Adjudication Office
- Public Prosecutor/Fiscal
4.For repatriated OFWs staying at the OWWA Hostel, a lawyer from the POEA Legal Assistance Division will visit the Hostel to provide legal assistance.
For aditional information, please visit or contact:
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration
Legal Assistance Division
4th Floor, BFO Building
EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue Mandaluyong City
Telephone Nos.: 09175540249/721-0619 09175501027/722-1189
Regional Center for Luzon
2nd Floor LZK-Zambrano Bldg,
Quezon Ave. City of San Fernando, La Union
(072) 242-5608 (Telefax)
Regional Center for Visayas
Ground Floor, DOLE-RO 7, Building A
General Maxilom Ave. and Gorordo Ave.
Telephone Nos.: (032) 4120040 to 42
Regional Center for Mindanao
2nd Floor Amya ll Building Quimpo Blvd. cor Tulip Drive,
Ecoland Davao City
(082) 297-7429 (Telefax)
Telephone Nos.: (082) 297-7428 (082) 297-7650