Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Thursday lifted the moratorium on the deployment of Filipino workers to Qatar upon consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and upon recommendation of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office.
“This decision was arrived at on the advise of Foreign Affairs Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano and upon the recommendation of Qatar POLO following their assessment of the situation in the Gulf state,” Bello said.
POEA resumes processing of documents of directly hired OFWs
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, as ordered by Secretary Silvestre Bello III, has resumed processing of applications for exemption by workers hired directly by foreign employers.
(DOLE AO No. 155-A)