POEA follows Pres Duterte’s directive on exempting OFWs from getting OEC
Following the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to streamline processes in the deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration will no longer require qualified OFWs from getting a new Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) effective September 15, 2016.
In a Board Resolution No. 12, Series of 2016, the POEA Governing Board exempts the following OFWs: (1) returning to the same employer and job site, and listed in the POEA database of OFWs; or (2) hired through POEA’s Government Placement Branch.
Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III, POEA Administrator and Governing Board Vice-Chair Hans Leo J. Cacdac, and members Felix M. Oca, Estrelita S. Hizon, Alexander E. Asuncion, and Milagros Isabel A. Cristobal, signed the Resolution.
Meanwhile, Bello said that qualified OFWs still need to “register at bmonline.ph and provide personal and employment particulars to validate if the worker is indeed exempted from obtaining the OEC. The worker’s updated profile will be forwarded to the Bureau of Immigration, to serve as basis for clearance to exit the country without payment of processing fees,” the press release added.
POEA posted the press release on POEA Facebook page.
Hindi ka na kukuha ng OEC kung ikaw ay:
- Balik-manggagawa na babalik sa dating employer at job site, at ang pangalan ay nasa database ng POEA
- Balik-manggagawa na na-deploy sa pamamagitan ng Government Placement Branch ng POEA