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)
Recruitment agencies ordered to increase capitalization
The Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration directed licensed recruitment and manning agencies to comply with the first yearly increase in paid-up capital as mandated by the 2016 POEA Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of OFWs.