The House Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs tackles a bill that will protect and improve the remittances of OFWs.
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
DMW Secretary Susan Ople wants to speed up the deployment process of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
POEA stated that the 7.5k deployment cap set by the Philippine government is still far from being reached.
The Philippines will sign new bilateral deals with Germany and UK to deploy more Filipino workers in the European region.
More opportunities await medical workers as the Philippines increases its deployment cap to 7,000.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is lifting the limit of overseas deployment of construction workers due to the increasing number of manpower requests made by hiring companies abroad.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is proposing a temporary exemption of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) to immediately pay for their social security premiums before they can secure an Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). Instead, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III suggests that SSS must collect the overseas worker’s premiums three months after their deployment.