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One-stop service center for OFWs opens August 15

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is launching a one-stop shop for OFWs on Monday, August 15, where government frontline services are made accessible to Filipinos who are currently working or planning to work overseas.

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said this is in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's directive to make it easier for OFWs to avail the services of the government
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POEA Board exempts qualified Balik-Manggagawa from OEC requirement

Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced that the Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, of which he is the Chairperson, has issued Governing Board Resolution No. 12, Series of 2016, exempting a group of overseas Filipino workers from the overseas employment certificate (OEC) requirement on an experimental basis starting 15 September 2016.
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Husband and wife team nabbed for illegal recruitment

DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III has directed the immediate prosecution of a couple caught in the act of illegal recruitment.

The CIDG Anti-Transnational Crime Unit, at the instance of the Anti-Illegal Recruitment Operatives of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), arrested Stephanie M. Valdez and her spouse Jhoan "Khalil" Yuen, for recruiting overseas Filipino workers without the proper license from the POEA.
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POEA implements online registration of seafarers

DOLE Secretary Silvestre H.Bello III, the chairperson Governing Board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, said Seafarers Registration Certificates (SRC) will be replaced by an online seafarer registry very soon.
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Two illegal recruiters with fake Swiss job offers nabbed

DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III ordered the immediate investigation of two individuals arrested for illegal recruitment in an entrapment operation conducted last 8 August 2016...
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