Recruitment for OFWs in Hongkong/Korea on at POEA
by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob
Cagayan de Oro City (12 September) -- Recruitment for domestic helpers to work in Hongkong will be conducted on Sept. 12, 2006 at the office of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Regional Extension Unit, region 10 (POEA-REU-10), Trinidad Bldg., Cagayan de Oro City.
"The recruitment will be done by the RMES International Services, a licensed recruitment agency," Ann Apasra S. Abas, Officer-in-Charge of POEA-REU-10, said.
Interested applicants must have the following qualifications: Female, between 20-42 years old, fluent in English, high school or college graduate with at least 2 years of relevant experience and with good attitude, hardworking and humble.
Moreover, Abas said registration of male applicants for the EPS-Korea special hiring program has resumed in all POEA Offices nationwide, effective Sept. 2006.
No fees or any service charge shall be collected by POEA from the applicants for the EPS-Korea registration and no other entity has been authorized to accept applications under the program except the POEA Office, she said.
Qualifications for the EPS-Korea registration are as follows: Male, 18-33 years old, able-bodied, physically and mentally fit to work and must have a work experience of at least 2 years for high school graduates and one (1) year for college graduates.
He must also have no criminal record in the Philippines and Korea and no record of illegal stay as well as not restricted from re-entering the latter.
Registrants are also required to bring the following documents to POEa-REU-10 for evaluation: Photocopy of passport, the original copy of which shall be presented for validation, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance, school credentials, training certificates, if any, employment certificates and 2x2 pictures in red background with name tag.
Abas said POEA-REU 10 will be accepting a maximum of 50 applicants per day on a first-come, first-served basis.
"Once again, we are warning all jobseekers to beware of illegal recruiters, she further said.
Meanwhile, Finance Secretary Margarito Teves said the favorable assessment of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on the economy and the positive gains achieved by the country is a collective testimony of a sound political and economic stewardship in the hands of President Arroyo.
"We are, therefore, encouraging everyone to help maintain political stability and economic growth and sustain the momentum of the country's gain to lead to more investments and jobs, as well as food on the table for all Filipinos," Teves said. (PIA 10) [top]