The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned the public against illegal recruiters who are promising jobs in Afghanistan and Iraq where deployment bans are still in place.
POEA Administrator Carlos Cao, Jr. said, “Illegal recruiters saying otherwise must not be believed and must be reported to POEA and other law enforcement authorities for legal action."
Cao said the partial lifting of deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq only covers the existing contracts of OFWs in United States camps and facilities.
OFWs — with existing contracts inside US camps and facilities in the two countries — who will visit the Philippines, will be allowed by POEA to return to those countries, Cao explained.
On September 2, the POEA issued board resolution no. 5, partially lifting the deployment ban in Afghanistan.
Illegal recruiters are reportedly operating in Batangas, Bataan, and Cabanatuan in the Philippines and also in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Meanwhile, Cao said the supposed ban on Filipino nurses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is not true.
Monday, September 19, 2011
POEA warns vs. illegal recruiters for Iraq, Afghanistan jobs