Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

To all of the readers and supporters of this blog, I wish you a Happy New Year! May the new year brings us prosperity and happiness in our life.

Thanks!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Attention vacationing OFWs from Greece

The Ministry of Public Order in Greece announced on November 20, 2006 that immigrant workers who have applied for renewal but are still waiting to be
issued their residence permit may leave Greece any day after December 15, 2006 and return before January 30, 2006.

Upon returning to Greece, the worker shall present to the Greek immigration
a valid passport; the residence permit that has expired; and the Veveosi, the document issued to the immigrant indicating that he/she has applied for
renewal of residence permit.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Foreign-based placement agencies not allowed to recruit Filipino workers for Spain

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued a warning in job-seekers who plan to work in Spain. According to POEA, the job-seekers are advised not to be misled by “recruitment brokers”. The Spanish Government has not authorized any placement agency outside the Philippines to recruit Filipino Workers.

Under the “Proyecto Piloto” only Philippine based recruitment agencies are allowed to deploy OFW to Spain. In a Memorandum of Understanding with Spain the point of hiring and issuance of entry visas and work permits are exclusively in the Philippines.

To get a list of Licensed Philippine Recruitment Agency you may visit: http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/agSearch.asp

IN MY OPINION:
I think this warning should also be issued to all countries and not only to Spain since it is included in the POEA law that OFW's are not allowed to transfer place of employment unless their documention is again process by the POEA. Processing of OFW docs can only be done here in the Philippines.