MANILA, Philippines – Immigration agents at the country’s international airports should not just offload Filipino workers holding overseas employment certificates (OECs) on the mere suspicion that these are fake, leaders of recruitment groups said on Friday. The recruiters said this Friday at a forum hosted by the government’s Inter-Agency Council […]
Society of Hong Kong Accredited Recruiters of the Philippines (SHARP) head Alfredo Palmiery made the statement after a report of a dismissed Filipina migrant worker following the hostage-taking circulated to the public.
Palmiery said their association’s Hong Kong-based counterpart, Hong Kong Manpower Agencies Ltd. reported no cancellation in job orders and contracts for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in their country.
ALFREDO Palmiery, president of Federated Association of Manpower Exporters Inc., said the acronym OFW shouldn’t apply to those who were never licensed or did gainful employment abroad. “Drug mules” can’t make asses of OFWs.