PH recruitment firms ordered to monitor OFWs status in HK

MANILA — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has directed all recruitment agencies, which are deploying overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong, to monitor the status of their workers – in connection with the continuing protest actions in the Chinese territory. “All Philippine Recruitment Agencies (PRAs) deploying Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Hong Kong SAR … Read More

16 ‘tourist’ workers bound for HK, Taipei intercepted at NAIA

MANILA — A total of 16 undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who attempted to leave the country by disguising themselves as tourists were recently intercepted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported on Monday. BI port operations division chief Grifton Medina said the passengers were stopped in two … Read More

Collecting training fees from Japan interns illegal

MANILA — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday reminded candidates selected for employment in Japan that they should not pay any training fees. POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia particularly cautioned individuals who are part of the Technical Internship Training Program (TITP) or as housekeepers in National Strategic Special Zones (NSSZ). He issued the reminder after … Read More

BOC destroys P157-M worth of cigarette-making machines, Ferrari

MANILA — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Tuesday destroyed various items worth PHP157 million in Port Area, Manila. Customs Commissioner Rey Leonardo Guerrero and Undersecretary Jesus Melchor Quitain, officer-in-charge of Office of the Special Assistant to the President, together with other Customs officials, witnessed the destruction of a PHP7 million second-hand Ferrari luxury vehicle, … Read More