Tag: OEC

POEA issues new guidelines on the processing of OECs of balik-manggagawa or returning workers

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has issued specific guidelines on the processing of exit clearance of returning workers pursuant to the POEA Governing Board Resolution No. 4, Series of 2018 amending Section 22 of the Revised POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Landbased OFWs of 2016. The guidelines cover (1) returning… Read more »

Sec Bello: “Goodbye OEC, Hello OFW ID”

By the end of July, the long-dreaded Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) will be no more per announcement by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.   This news came after allegations of corruption in the agency surfaced in April 2017, thus the temporary halt of the issuance of the said certificates. Instead of OEC, the Labor Secretary… Read more »