Governing Board Resolutions

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration

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YEAR

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SUBJECT

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2010

8 POEA Guidelines Implementing Mandatory Insurance for OFWs as Required by RA 8042, as amended by RA 20010 pdf
7  Lifting of the ban on deployment of au pairs to Denmark  pdf

Pilot Project on the recruitment and deployment of Muslim HSWs for Muslim employers in Malaysia

 

Lifting of the ban on deployment of au pairs to Norway

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3 Conduct of the continuing Agency Education Seminar for officers and staff of recruitment agencies. pdf
2 Lifting of the ban on the deployment of au pairs to Switzerland, and classification of such au pairs as overseas Filipino workers. pdf
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Allowing OFWs in Lebanon who will be coming home to attend graduation ceremonies of their children to process their documents as Balik-Manggagawa to returning workers under temporary pass in order to enable them to return to their employment in Lebanon.

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2009

 

 

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Authorizing POEA administrator Jennifer Jardin-Manalili to sign and enter into a memorandum of understanding between POEA and JICWELS.

 

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2

Allowing OFWs in Lebanon who will be coming home to attend graduation ceremonies of their children to process their documents as Balik-Manggagawa o returning workers under temporary pass in order to enable them to return to their employment in Lebanon.

 

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3

Designating new coordinates defining the high risk area in the Gulf of Aden.

 

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4

Amending Section 5. Rule 2, and Section 8, Rule 3 of part III of the POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Land-based Overseas Workers.

 

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4-a

Correction to GB No. 4 Series of 2009  that would amend  Section 8, Rule 1, and Section 5, Rule 2 of Part III of the 2002 POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Land-based Overseas Workers.

 

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5

Providing guidelines in the deployment of Filipino seafarers on board vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden.

 

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6

Declaring a new high risk zone 400 nautical miles east of the coast of Somalia, beginning at the Somali / Kenyan border all the way to the North, at 205 nautical miles east of Suqutra.

 

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7

Allowing the processing of  documents of workers returning to Lebanon until January 15, 2010.

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2008

 

1

 

Upgrading the minimum basic wage for Filipino Able Seaman to US$465.

 

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Clarifying GBR No. 1, Series of 2008 that the salary upgrade shall be without prejudice to the continued validity and effectivity of CBAs that were entered into and already existing prior to the effectivity of  GBR No. 1, Series of 2008.

 

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2

Directing the POEA to prioritize the resolution of recruitment violation complaints against agencies, especially those involving  money, within the timeframe provided.

 

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3

Instructing the POEA to use the term “irregular OFWS” instead of “undocumented workers” in all its correspondence, including statistical reports and/or presentations.

 

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4

Declaring a “high risk zone” within the Gulf of Aden.

 

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5

Directing the POEA to issue guidelines to govern the documentation, registration, and deployment of overseas direct hire seafarers.

 

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6

Declaring a temporary lifting of the ban to Lebanon for the Christmas season of 2008.

 

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2007

 

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Clarifying the guidelines on the reform package for Filipino Household Service Workers.

 

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2

Lowering the minimum age of Filipino household service workers to 23 years old, for all genders, except in countries where the age requirement for household service workers is higher.

 

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3

Naming the POEA auditorium in honor of  former POEA administrator and DOLE secretary Patricia A. Sto. Tomas.

 

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4

Repealing Section 6, Rule III, Part III of the 2002 Rules and Regulations governing the registration of name-hired workers.

 

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5

Providing assistance to victims and witnesses of illegal recruitment.

 

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6

Declaring that recruitment and placement through the internet shall be undertaken only by licensed recruitment agencies and their authorized representatives, and instructing the POEA to formulate guidelines thereof.

 

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7

Adopting remedial measures for stronger protection of OFWs.

 

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8

Recommending to the Secretary of Labor and Employment the total ban on deployment of OFWs to Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Nigeria.

 

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9

Authorizing the POEA administrator to grant CNA incentive for 2007 to qualified employees in an amount not to exceed P15,000 per employee.

 

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10

Delegating to the Secretary of Labor and Employment the authority to issue and renew licenses to recruitment agencies.

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2006

 

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Adopting policy guidelines on mission critical skills.

 

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2

Commending Engr. Alexis P. Cruel for his active participation and invaluable contribution in the formulation of policies geared towards the protection of overseas Filipino workers, particularly those in the land-based employment sector.

 

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3

Commending the trailblazing and highly motivating leadership of Secretary Patricia A. Sto. Tomas, and for her invaluable legacy to the overseas employment industry.

 

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4

Modifying GBR No. 3, series of 2001, reverting the minimum age for household service workers to 25 years old, regardless of gender.

 

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5

Increasing the entry level minimum salary of all household workers deployed overseas to US$400.00.

 

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6

Prohibiting the collection of placement fee from household workers, whether collected prior to their deployment or on-site through salary deduction.

 

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7

Requiring foreign placement agencies hiring household service workers pre-qualification at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO).

 

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8

Requiring possession of TESDA National Certificate for Household Service Workers (NCII), and country-specific language and culture orientation from OWWA as pre-qualification of domestic helpers bound overseas.

 

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9

Requiring POLO verification of job orders for domestic helpers and other low-skilled workers.

 

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10

Suspending issuance of new licenses to applicants using the recruitment of household workers as new markets.

 

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11

Declaring the effectivity dates of various board resolutions on household service workers.

 

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12

Deferment of implementation of the increase in minimum age, and monthly salary of all HSWs covered by job orders registered at the POEA before December 16, 2006.

 

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2005

 

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Limiting the application of mitigating, aggravating, and alternative circumstances to less serious and light offenses.

 

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2

Providing incentive packages to licensed land-based and sea-based agencies in recognition of their participation in the KALAHI-CIDDS project.

 

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2004

 

1

 

Renaming the POEA Building to Blas F. Ople Building.

 

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2

Amending GBR No. 11, series of 2003 by requiring all employers/principals of Iraq-bound land-based Filipino workers to provide a minimum global and all-risk insurance coverage in the amount of US$35,000, in addition to the P200,000 life and accident insurance coverage, at no cost to the workers.

 

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3

Recommending to the OWWA Governing Board the funding of the production of seafarer’s ID from the seafarers’ welfare fund.

 

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4

Directing the POEA to incorporate in the standard employment contract of seafarers a provision for their coverage under the Social Security System.

 

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2003

 

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Temporarily suspending the processing of all new contracts for domestic helpers in Hong Kong, effective March 10, 2003 until further orders.

 

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2

Authorized the POEA administrator to promulgate the necessary amendatory guidelines relative to the recruitment and deployment of Filipino overseas performing artists to Japan

 

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3

Exempting land-based workers for United States, Canada, and Europe from the verification requirement and employment documents.

 

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4

Commending Mr. Ezekiel T. Alunen for his active participation and invaluable contribution in the formulation of policies geared towards the protection of overseas Filipino workers, particularly those in the land-based employment sector

 

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5

Extending the provisional license of recruitment agencies for a period of six months without further extension

 

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6

Allowing a schedule of fees for worker-trainees bound for Korea under the industrial training program

 

 

 

7

Establishment of Foreign Employer’s Guarantee Trust Fund for workers hired by private foreign employers through the POEA Government Placement Branch

 

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8

Defining the parameters or criteria in the recruitment and placement of foreign workers by the POEA’s Government Placement Branch.

 

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9

Commending Mr. Vicente F. Aldanese for his active participation and invaluable contribution in the formulation of policies geared towards the protection of overseas Filipino workers, particularly those in the private sector

 

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10

Commending Ms. Luzviminda L. Elbinias for her active participation and invaluable contribution in the formulation of policies geared towards the protection of overseas Filipino workers, particularly those in the women sector

 

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11

Adopting a policy requiring all employers/principals of Iraq-bound Filipino workers to provide life and accident insurance in the amount of P200,000 at no cost to the workers

 

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2002

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2001

 

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Providing guidelines relative to the fee structure for the Taiwan labor market.

 

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2

Directing the POEA to intensify the implementation of the special hiring program for Taiwan.

 

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3

Setting 18 years old as the minimum age requirement for overseas employment unless the receiving country requires a higher age requirement for a specific job.

 

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4

Adopting a no placement fee policy in countries where the prevailing system, either by law, policy or practice, does not allow the charging and collection of any placement fee from a worker as it is the employer who defrays the costs of placement and recruitment services.

 

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Authorizing the POEA administrator to promulgate the necessary guidelines relative to the deployment of OFWs to Taiwan.

 

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2000

1

Adopting a simplified licensing project registration and workers’ documentation of POCB-registered companies at the POEA under streamlined procedures.

 

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