Friday, May 9, 2014

8 agencies prevented from OFW recruitment

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration issued preventive suspension orders against eight recruitment agencies found to have provided fraudulent documents to their recruited workers who were eventually barred by the Bureau of Immigration from leaving the country.

DFA Obtains European Reprieve for Filipino Seafarers

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed that the European Commission Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DGMOVE) acted favorably on the DFA’s request for additional time to allow the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) of the Philippines to implement structural and policy changes to meet regulatory standards set by the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, as amended (STCW Convention).