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POEA issues advisory for OFWs who were offloaded during community quarantine

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued an advisory for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were offloaded during the community quarantine. The advisory is addressed to those OFWs who failed to pass through the Bureau of Immigration (BI) due to incomplete or ‘spurious’ documents, or are possible victims of illegal recruitment or trafficking in persons, are endorsed by the BI to the POEA Labor Assistance Centre (LAC) at the airports for the investigation. 

In a statement, Bernard P. Olalia, POEA Administrator said that the POEA Anti-Illegal Recruitment Branch will examine the BI and LAC’s report together with the passport and other pertinent documents for possible violations of the Migrant Workers Act, the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, or the 2016 POEA Rules and Regulations. 

The passports will be returned to the DFA Office of Consular Affairs located at ASEANA Business Park, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd. cor. Bradco Ave., Brgy. Tambo, Paranaque City.

The office advised offloaded OFWs to inquire first via email at osd@poea.gov.ph as to the status of the investigation and the turn over of their passports to DFA-Aseana. 

“Once passport turn-over is confirmed, OFWs may contact the DFA-Aseana. Once passport turnover is confirmed, OFWs may contact the DFA-Aseana through their email address oca.concerns@dfa.gov.ph for inquiries on the return of passports,” Olalia said. 

“With the prevailing community quarantine measure, the DFA Office of Consular Affairs at the DFA-Aseana will only attend to emergency/urgent cases. Offloaded OFWs whose passports have already been returned over to DFA are advised to contact DFA-Aseana to set an appointment to claim their passports,” he further added. 

To set an appointment, please click this link

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