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Latest News Philippines: POEA opens online application offices – Journal.com.ph:
VACATIONING overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) don’t have to go to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for processing of their employment certificates.
This was after POEA has opened an Internet-based facility that allows OFWs to apply Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) online.
Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said the appointment system will be launched on November 5, was formed for the convenience of returning workers who have limited time to spend with their respective families during their stay in the country especially this coming holiday season.
The POEA has put up counters at its main office in Mandaluyong City, Duty Free Philippines in Parañaque City and SM Manila to accommodate those who choose to get their exit clearance or OEC at a specific date and time.
Cacdac advised OFWs to use the appointment system particularly during the peak months of March, April, May, November, December and January when the bulk of OFWs return home for vacation.
The appointment service is free and while encouraging the use of the system, Cacdac explained that the POEA has not totally scrapped its facility for walk-in clients.
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