Monday, November 19, 2007

Unskilled OFWs maybe deployed again

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) gives another chance for the unskilled overseas Filipino workers to be deployed with the minimum wage of $200 per month.

According to POEA administrator Rosalinda Baldoz, the unskilled OFW will be deployed provided that the recruiter of the OFW will shoulder their placement fees and, they came from the poverty zones.

Secretary Patricia Sto. Tomas, of the Department of Labor and Employment, mention about the “fly now pay later” program of the Banaybanay, Davao Oriental municipal government, 26 of its residents was sent to the Middle East. And according to her the local government paid the placement fee of another 30 applicants.

She then urged the local government units to find ways on how they can help their constituents find their source of living.

This article was first published in on December 12, 2005.

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