Procedures And Requirements In The Services offered by Philippine Overseas Labor Office

10 March 2007

Philippine Overseas Labor Office

OFFICE OF THE LABOR ATTACHE

Hong Kong, SAR

This Office offers the following services:

  1. CONTRACT VERIFICATION
    • INDIVIDUAL PROCESSING

      This service is extended to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are renewing their employment visas, or transferring to a new employer after the old contract has expired or prematurely terminated with ID 522 from HK Labour Department.

      The verification process basically ensures that the contract is in compliance with labor and immigration laws of Hong Kong.

      For OFWs renewing (with the same employer) their contracts, the procedure of processing their employment contract shall be under “EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT PROCESSING” as follows:

      1. Secure OFW Information Sheet from the Consulate guard (DOWNLOADABLE FORM). Fill up completely the Information Sheet. [FORM A]

      2. Attach completely filled-up OFW Information Sheet to the New Employment Contract and other required and/or supporting documents.

      3. Give the above-mentioned documents to the Cashier together with the exact amount of HK$297.50 as processing fee. Get only the Original Receipt (OR-white).

      4. Bring the O. R. after 3 working days to COUNTER 13 for the release of the employment contract and other documents.

      NOTE: The applicant will receive a call within 24 hours upon submission of contract from POLO staff if there is any concern/problem to address it.

      Those OFWs transferring to a new employer after finishing the former contract can process directly at Counter 17, while those with pre-terminated contracts must secure an ID 522 at the HK Immigration Department before they can process their new contract over-the-counter in the Consulate.

       

    • PROCESSING BY EMPLOYER THROUGH DIRECT/NAME HIRE PROGRAM

    A QUALIFIED EMPLOYER who wanted to hire directly a domestic helper shall personally process the employment contract. She should bring all the required documents and appear before POLO staff for PERSONAL INTERVIEW.

    Only the following employers are qualified under the direct/name hire program.

    1. Employers who are immediate members of the family of Heads of State/Government;
    2. Employers who are Ministers, Deputy Ministers and other Senior Government Officials of the host country;
    3. Employers who are senior officials of the diplomatic corps and duly recognized international organizations;
    4. Employers residing in countries where Foreign Placement Agencies do not operate;
    5. Employers who are assigned or re-assigned to Hong Kong SAR from other countries and who will bring with them their household workers;
    6. Filipino employers who are residents in Hong Kong SAR and who will employ their household workers in the Philippines;
    7. Employers who wish to re-employ their former household workers who have left Hong Kong SAR and stayed in the Philippines for some time; and
    8. Employers who will employ those household workers who have had a previous employment in Hong Kong to include those workers who had been terminated and had left Hong Kong.

    NOTE: Household Service Workers coming to Hong Kong on employment visa for the FIRST TIME are NOT ALLOWED under the Name/Direct Hire except those whose employers fall under nos. 1 to 3 above. The employment contracts of first timers shall only be processed through placement agency. Newly hired or those without previous experience in Hong Kong or those who have previously worked in Hong Kong or in other country WITHOUT having completed/finished one employment contract term has to comply with the POEA package of reforms for HSWs effective 16 December 2006 as can be seen elsewhere here.

    THE PROCEDURE FOR DIRECT/NAME HIRE PROCESSING ARE AS FOLLOWS:

    Important: Please see other requirements under POEA 2007 POLICY GUIDELINES which can also be found somewhere here.

    1. Secure Employer’s Information Sheet [FORM B] (DOWNLOADABLE FORM) or you may get it from Counter 16. Fill up completely the Information Sheet and attach recent picture (“2 X 2”)
    2. Attach completely filled-up Employer’s Information Sheet to the Employment Contract and other required and/or supporting documents.
    3. Give the above-mentioned documents to the POLO Staff for evaluation. If approved, the POLO Staff will issue a receipt in the amount of HK$297.50 as processing fee. Get the Original Receipt (O.R. white).
    4. Bring the O.R. after 3 working days to Counter 13 for the release of employment contract and other documents.
    5. Proceed to the HK Immigration Department for the processing of employment visa. Normal processing time: 4 to 6 weeks.
    6. Upon approval of the employment visa, the employer should send to the worker/helper in the Philippines the following documents:
      1. the visa sticker;
      2. the verified employment contract;
      3. plane/air ticket or Ticket Exchange Voucher (TEC); and
      4. endorsement letter to the POEA which is signed by the Labor Attache of HK SAR
    7. Upon receipt, the worker/helper should proceed to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Name Hire Processing Unit, Household Worker’s Processing Center, located at the G/F, POEA Bldg., (Blas F. Ople Bldg.), corner EDSA and Ortigas Ave., Mandaluyong City with telephone nos. (632) 722-1160 & 722-1193, or to any of its nearest District/Regional Office to submit the endorsement letter from the Labor Attache and photocopies of all the other documents, together with the photocopy of his/her passport for the final processing and issuance of Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC). (Note: Original copies of the aforementioned documents are also to be presented for verification)
    8. The worker/helper should also undergo a medical examination in a POEA Accredited Hospital or Clinic. The cost of said medical examination should be shouldered by the employer.
    9. If all the papers are in order, the worker/helper will be required to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) conducted by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). The following fees are to be paid:
      1. Employer =  US$100 (or its Peso equivalent) – POEA Processing Fee

                             US$25 (or its Peso equivalent) – OWWA Membership

      2. Helper = PhP900 – PhilHealth Membership
    10. An Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) will then be issued to the worker/helper and he/she could now book/confirm her flight to Hong Kong, SAR. The OEC would also exempt the worker/helper from paying the Philippine travel tax and the International airport terminal fee.
    • PROCESSING THRU EMPLOYMENT AGENCY

    Placement agencies shall process employment contracts of domestic helpers through “”File Easy”, the procedure of which is as follows:

    1. Submit all the employment contracts and supporting documents of domestic helpers together with the transmittal form and tally sheet to Counter 15.
    2. Upon receipt of filled up transmittal form and tally sheet from POLO staff, proceed to Cashier for the corresponding payment/s. In case there is/are questions in the submitted contracts, Agency concerned will receive a call from POLO staff within 24 hours upon submission to address the problem.
    3. Claim the processed employment contract/s from Counter 13, 3 working days after payment/submission of complete requirements.

    DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT PROCESSING

    Hereunder are the necessary documents for the processing of individual employment contract; process by the employer and process through employment agency:

     

    Documentary Requirements

    Individual Contracts Processing

    Renewal/Re-Contract

    (thru “EXPRESS” PROCESSING)

    • Old Contract (photocopy)

    • New Contract [4 copies/1 set from HK Immigration Dept. – ID 407 (10/2003)]
    • Valid Passport & visa (photocopies)
    • Duly accomplished OFW Information Sheet (DOWNLOADABLE FORM)
    • Hong Kong ID (both Employer and Helper photocopies)

    Transfer/Change of Employer with Finished/ Completed Contract (Over-The-Counter Transaction)

    • Old Contract (original)

    • New Contract [4 copies from HK Immigration Dept. – ID 407 (10/2003)]
    • Valid Passport & valid latest visa (original)
    • Duly accomplished OFW Information Sheet (DOWNLOADABLE FORM)
    • Hong Kong IDs (both Employer and Helper - photocopies)

    Transfer/Change of Employer with Pre-Terminated Contract but obtained ID 522 from HK Labour Department

    (Over-The-Counter Transaction)

    • Old Contract (original)
    • New Contract [4 copies – ID 407 (10/2003)]
    • Passport with latest valid visa (original copy)
    • ID 522 [HK Immigration Appointment Letter] (photocopy)
    • Duly accomplished OFW Information Sheet (DOWNLOADABLE FORM)
    • Employer and Helper’s Hong Kong IDs (both Employer and Helper – photocopies)
    Name/Direct Hire
    • Completely filled up Employer’s Information Sheet (DOWNLOADABLE FORM) with recent picture (2” x 2”) obtained from the Consulate guard.
    • Original employment contracts, ID 407 (Rev 10/2003) – obtainable at the Hong Kong Immigration Department, signed by the domestic helper and employer;
    • Photocopy of the domestic helper’s passport with her/his signature;
    • Original and photocopy of employer’s Hong Kong ID Card;
    • Original and photocopy of employer’s latest income tax (with annual income of at least HK$200,000.00);
    • Original and photocopy of letter from the employer’s company & his/her salary and allowances. If employer is a business owner – submit original and photocopy of the business registration certificate and any document showing ownership of the business;
    • Original and photocopy of the employer’s proof of address (telephone bill, electric bill, etc.) mobile phone bill is NOT acceptable;
    • Duly notarized Employer’s Undertaking (DOWNLOADABLE FORM) obtainable from Counter 16;
    • Photocopy of air ticket or original Ticket Exchange Voucher (TEV) one-way (Place of Origin – Hong Kong) with open date;
    • Photocopy of any of the following domestic helper’s (DH) documents; (a) old contract; (b) previous employment visa; (c) HK ID card, or any proof that she/he has been in HK on an employment visa;
    • In the case workers who have been asked by the HK Immigration Department to leave HK after application has been denied; submit copy of the refusal letter given by the Immigration Department;
    NOTE: Personal appearance of employer is needed if the notarization will be done in the Philippine Consulate.
    Employment Contract Processing Through Agency New Hire
    1. Tally Sheet (1 set);
    2. Transmittal forms (3 sets) with Agency ID Code written on the top;
    3. Original employment contracts, ID 407 (Rev 10/2003) – obtainable at the Hong Kong Immigration Department, signed by the domestic helper and employer;
    4. Photocopy of worker’s valid passport, page showing the worker’s picture and signature;
    5. Photocopy of employer’s HK ID;
    6. Photocopy of worker’s Hong Kong ID, if the worker has worked in HK;
    7. Ticket Exchange Voucher (one way & open date)
    8. Duly accomplished OFW Information Sheet (DOWNLOADABLE FORM)

    Re-Hire (Same Employer)

    1. Tally Sheet (1 set)
    2. Transmittal forms (3 sets) with Agency ID Code written on the top
    3. Original employment contracts, ID 407 (Rev 10/2003) – obtainable at the Hong Kong Immigration Department, signed by the domestic helper and employer;
    4. Photocopy of old employment contract
    5. Photocopy of worker’s valid passport, page showing the worker’s picture and signature, and visa that will expire;
    6. Photocopy of worker’s Hong Kong ID
    7. Photocopy of employer’s HK ID
    8. Ticket Exchange Voucher (one way & open date)
    9. Duly accomplished OFW Information Sheet (DOWNLOADABLE FORM)

    Transfer (Change Employer)

      • Finished Contract
    1. Tally Sheet (1 set)
    2. Transmittal forms (3 sets) with Agency ID Code written on the top
    3. Original employment contracts, ID 407 (Rev 10/2003) – obtainable at the Hong Kong Immigration Department, signed by the domestic helper and employer;
    4. Copy of old employment contract
    5. Photocopy of worker’s valid passport, page showing the worker’s picture and signature, and visa that will expire;
    6. Photocopy of worker’s Hong Kong ID
    7. Photocopy of employer’s HK ID
    8. Duly accomplished OFW Information Sheet (DOWNLOADABLE FORM)
      • Pre-Terminated Contract
    1. Tally Sheet (1 set)
    2. Transmittal forms (3 sets) with Agency ID Code written on the top
    3. Original employment contracts, ID 407 (Rev 10/2003) – obtainable at the Hong Kong Immigration Department, signed by the domestic helper and employer;
    4. Copy of old employment contract
    5. Photocopy of worker’s passport with signature
    6. Photocopy of worker’s Hong Kong ID
    7. Photocopy of employer’s HK ID
    8. ID 522 (HK Immigration appointment letter)
    9. Duly accomplished OFW Information Sheet (DOWNLOADABLE FORM)
     

    PROCESSING FEE – HK$297.50 (CASH)

    SCHEDULE OF PROCESSING

    SCHEME

    DAYS/TIME

    INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTS

    (Renewal/Re-Contract and Transfer/Change Employer)

    Sunday to Thursday

    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

     

    DIRECT HIRE/NAME HIRE PROGRAM       

    Monday to Thursday

    9:00a.m.–12:00p.m.

    then

    2:00-4:00p.m.

    EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT PROCESSING

    THROUGH EMPLOYMENT AGENCY

    Monday to Thursday

    9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

  2. AGENCY ACCREDITATION

Documentary Requirements

New Accreditation

(household service workers)

APPLICATION SUSPENDED AS OF 19 NOV 2001

  1. Letter addressed to the Office of the Labor Attache requesting for accreditation
  2. Original and three (3) photocopies each of the HK agency’s:
    • Business Registration Certificate
    • Agency license
    • HK ID & passport-size picture of owner/licensee
  3. Original and two (2) photocopies each of duly notarized
    • Recruitment Agreement
    • Special Power of Attorney (SPA)
    • Joint Affidavit
    • Undertaking
    • Sworn Statement/Declaration of no derogatory record of HK agency and owner of HK agency
  4. Job Order/Manpower Request addressed to Philippine agency counterpart
  5. POEA’s certified true copy of Philippine agency li
  6. Pictures of office (indoor and outdoor)
  7. Model employment contract with company chop

Renewal of accreditation (household service workers)

  1. Letter addressed to the Office of Labour Attache requesting for renewal of accreditation.
  2. Original and three (3) photocopies each of the HK agency 
    • Business Registration Certificate
    • Agency license
    • HK ID & passport-size picture of owner/licensee 
  3. Original and two (2) photocopies each of duly notarized 
    • Recruitment Agreement
    • Special Power of Attorney (SPA)
    • Joint Affidavit
    • Undertaking
    • Sworn Statement/Declaration of no derogatory record of HK agency and owner of HK agency 
  4. Job Order/Manpower Request addressed to Philippine agency counterpart 
  5. POEA’s certified true copy of Philippine agency license 
  6. Pictures of office (indoor and outdoor)
  7. Model employment contract with company chop 
  8. No pending case Certification from the Conciliation/ Mediation Section
  9. Record of actual deployment for the last six months 
Cancellation/change of accredited agency counterpart

 

Cancellation of previous/existing Philippine agency counterpart accreditation

 

 

 

 

 

Accreditation of New Partner

  1. Letter addressed to the Office of the Labor Attache requesting for cancellation of existing agency counterpart and accreditation with new partner 

 

  1. Copy of letter/advice of cancellation by HK principal to previous/existing agency counterpart 
  2. Copy of reply of existing/previous agency counterpart to above letter/advice
  3. Copy of POEA letter/advice on cancellation of agency counterpart’s accreditation 
  4. Copy of POEA accreditation of HK agency with previous/existing agency counterpart 
  5. Records of actual deployment for the last 12 months 
  6. Original and two (2) photocopies of duly notarized Assumption of Liability and Revocation of SPA

 

  1. Original and three (3) photocopies each of the HK agency 
    • Business Registration Certificate
    • Agency license
    • HK ID & passport-size picture of owner/licensee 
  2. Original and two (2) photocopies each of duly notarized
    • Recruitment Agreement
    • Special Power of Attorney (SPA)
    • Joint Affidavit
    • Undertaking
    • Sworn Statement/Declaration of no derogatory record of HK agency and owner of HK agency
  3. Job Order/Manpower Request addressed to Philippine agency counterpart 
  4. POEA’s certified true copy of Philippine agency license 
  5. Pictures of office (indoor and outdoor)
  6. Model employment contract with company chop 
  7. No pending case Certification from the Conciliation/ Mediation Section 
Required documents should be submitted in triplicate copies (1 original and 2 duplicate) for the following applications:
Job Order/Manpower Request (Household workers)
  1. Letter addressed to Philippine counterpart requesting provision of the required number of workers
  2. List of deployment (name of HSW and date of deployment)
  3. Notarized Affidavit of Undertaking
  4. Certified true copy of job order balance

Skilled Workers

(Name Hire/Individual)

  1. Letter request to the Philippine Consulate
  2. Business Registration of Company
  3. HK ID and passport size picture of owner of Company
  4. Four (4) copies of Employment Contract w/chop
  5. Valid passport of the worker
  6. Approved quota from HK Labour and/or approved visa from Immigration Departments
Agency Hiring Skilled Workers Thru Philippine Agent
  1. Duly notarized Special Power of Attorney (SPA)
  2. Duly notarized Manning agreement (between Phil. and HK principal)
  3. Duly notarized Business/Trade Registration Certificate of the Company
  4. Approved Quota of the HK Labour Department and Immigration Department
  5. Duly notarized Job Order/Manpower Request
  6. POEA’s certified true copy of License of Philippine Counterpart
  7. Certificate of Incorporation
  8. HK ID and passport size picture of owner of HK agency
Shipping/Manning Agency
  1. Letter request to the Philippine Consulate
  2. Duly notarized Business/trade registration certificate of the Company
  3. Duly notarized Manning agreement (between Phil. and HK principal)
  4. Duly notarized Special Power of Attorney (SPA)
  5. Duly notarized Job order/manpower request
  6. Registration of the Vessel
  7. Particulars of the Vessel (type of vessel)
  8. Salary/wage scale
  9. Duly notarized Employment Contract (optional)
  10. Philippine agency license

Overseas Performing Artists

(Entertainers)

  1. Letter request to the Philippine Consulate
  2. Duly notarized Business Registration of the Company
  3. Duly notarized HK ID of the owner/promoter
  4. Duly notarized Booking Contract
  5. Duly notarized Standard Employment Contract for entertainers from POEA
  6. Passport of the worker/OPAS
  7. Initial booking of 50 OPAS (for new promoters)

 

procedure

Step 1

Proceed to Counter 15 and wait for your turn
Step 2
Submit the required/supporting documents and wait for office inspection to be scheduled by POLO staff.

Step 3

After inspection, wait for call/advice for personal interview with the Labor Attache

Step 4

Wait for the result of the interview. If approved, return to the same processing counter to claim segregated/chopped documents. If disapproved, claim the submitted documents.

Step 5

For the approved application, proceed to notarial counter for computation of fees and issuance of official receipt

Step 6

Pay at the Cashier’s booth and return pink slip to the notarial counter

Step 7

Come back on the date stamped on the receipt to claim the processed documents

Processing time for accreditation and job order request is 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. only

  1. OWWA WELFARE SERVICES
    • Welfare Case Management
    • Employment Counseling
    • Computation of Contractual Claims
    • Repatriation Assistance
      • Human remains (HR)
      • Mentally Ill (MI)
      • Physically Ill (PI)
    • Welfare Related Visitations
      • Hospitals
      • Jails/Prison/Correctional Institute 
    • Airport Assistance
    • Community Consultations/Dialogue
    • Out of Posts Visits/Mobile Welfare Services
    • Representations with Hospitals
    • Organizing Socio-Cultural Activities
    • Tracing of Whereabouts (Local/International through OWWA Manila OP Center)
    • Assistance in Pursuing Claims Against Philippine or Hong Kong Agency

    For more information, please call OWWA Unit at 2823-8543 or 6345-9324.

     

  2. CONCILIATION-MEDIATION

    Complaints by Filipino workers against their placement agency (Philippine and Hong Kong) may be addressed through conciliation-mediation. This mechanism enables the parties to arrive at an amicable settlement.

    procedure

    Step 1

    Fill up complaint form available at OWWA office.
    Step 2
    Wait for your turn to be interviewed by the Labour Officer and advised of the schedule of conciliation meeting with HK agency.

    Step 3

    Come back on the appointed date and time of conciliation meeting before the Conciliator-Mediator of POLO.

    Step 4

    If an amicable settlement is arrived at by the complainant and placement agency, a settlement agreement is to be executed. If conciliation failed, the complaint will be endorsed by POLO-HK to POEA for appropriate action.

     

  3. ISSUANCE OF OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATEs (OECs)

    ONLY VACATIONING Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) or those presently working with existing employment contracts can obtain Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) thereby exempting them from paying Philippine travel tax and airport terminal fees in the Philippines.

    Residents or dependents of residents who are employed in HK should secure a Certificate of Residency/Dependency and apply for a Travel Tax Exemption or Reduced Travel Tax before PCG.

    The OEC is only valid for sixty (60) days from the date of issuance

    Documentary Requirements

    • Passport with valid visa
    • Information Sheet (form supplied)
    • Authorization Letter (for representative)

Procedure for Issuance of OEC

Step I

Obtain an OFW Information Sheet from the designated OEC booth and fill up the necessary information.
Step II
Return to the same processing counter. Submit accomplished form and pay HK$32.00

Step III

Check the correctness of entries written in the OEC, make sure that you have 4 copies before leaving the counter:
  1 copy – for the airline
  1 copy – for the Labor Assistance Center (LAC) Counter
  1 copy – for the Terminal Fee Counter (located at the Airport)
  1 copy – to be presented to the Immigration Counter (OFW’s copy)

NOTE: Validity of OEC is indicated in all copies, lower left side of portion. All vacationing workers who were issued exit clearance or OEC at POLO-HK are cleared for deployment and should not need to present documents required under POEA 2007 package of reforms such as the TESDA NC2 for HSWs or OWWA Certificate of Orientation/Competency on Language and Culture at the airport.

OECs are issued 7 days a week at the following places from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:

Days

Place

Address

Monday - Thursday

Philippine Consulate

14/F United Centre
    95 Queensway, Admiralty, HK
     

Friday - Saturday

FWRC

2/F Cheung Sha Wan
    Post Office Building
    Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon
     

Sunday

Bayanihan

Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Other OFWs who are going back to Hong Kong with a new employer (that is, first time to assume her duties) must obtain OEC from the nearest POEA in the Philippines with the following addresses:

Address of Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POEA):
POEA Head Office - NCR Blas F. Ople Building
  Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA
  Mandaluyong City
   
POEA Regional Center for Luzon 
La Union   POEA Regional Center for Luzon
  3rd Floor, Tabora Building
  P. Burgos St., San Fernando City
  Telefax: (072) 242-5608/4335
  Email: rc_luzon@poea.gov.ph, poeareu1@sflu.com
   
Baguio City   Regional Extension Unit – CAR
  Benitez Court Compound,
  Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
  Telefax: (074) 442-9478/445-4209
  Email: reu_baguio@poea.gov.ph
   
San Fernando Pampanga Satellite Office RO III
  3rd Floor, FS David Building
  McArthur Highway
  Dolores, San Fernando, Pampanga
  Tel. No. (045) 961-3910/961-1305
  Fax No. (045) 961-2195
   
Calamba City Laguna Satellite Office RO IV
  Room 1 Hectar Commercial Center
  National Highway, Brgy. Halang, Calamba, Laguna
  Telefax: (049) 834-7974
  Email: calamba@poea.gov.ph
   
Legaspi City  Satellite Office RO V
  OWWA U5, Ground Floor
  Ants Building, Washington Drive, Legaspi City
  Telefax: (052) 481-4935
  Email: legaspi@poea.gov.ph, poea-leg@globalink.net.ph
   
VISAYAS  
CEBU CITY   Regional Center for Visayas
  3rd Floor, Gemini Building
  719 M. J. Cuenco Ave., Cebu City
  Tel. Nos. (032) 416-7049/416-7056
  Fax No. (032) 416-7051
  Email: rc_visayas@poea.gov.phpoearcv7@yahoo.com
   
ILOILO CITY  Regional Ext. Unit – RO VI
  2/F S. C. Divinagracia Bldg.,
  Quezon Street, Iloilo City
  Telefa: (033) 335-1058, 336-8611
  Email: reu_iloilo@poea.gov.ph
   
BACOLOD CITY  Satellite Office
  3/F, Maybank Building
  San Juan St., Bacolod City
  Tel No. (034) 434-7391
  Email: tacloban@poea.gov.ph
   
MINDANAO  
DAVAO POEA Satellite Office
  2/F AMYA II Building
  Quimpo Blvd. corner Tulip Drive, Davao City
  Telefax: (082) 297-7429
  Tel No. (082) 297-7640/7650/7428
  Email: rc_mindanao@poea.gov.ph
   
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY   POEA Regional Ext. Unit – Region X
  3/F Acersyant Bldg.
  Kauswagan Highway
  9000 Cagayan De Oro City
  Telefax No. (088) 857-4920
  Email: reu_cdo@poea.gov.ph, poeaten@cdo.weblinq.com
   
ZAMBOANGA CITY POEA Regional Ext. Unit RO IX
  2/F Jose Co. Building
  8 Veterans Ave., Zamboanga City
  Telefax No. (062) 992-0946/992-4042
  Email: reu_zambo@poea.gov.ph
  1. FILIPINO WORKERS RESOURCE CENTER (FWRC) CUSTODIAL SERVICES

    FWRC is basically a 24 hour residential quarter managed and operated by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office, providing temporary shelter only to FEMALE distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) such as those whose contracts have been prematurely terminated and have pending cases at the Labor or Police, or Immigration Departments. Other OFWs who are in need of emergency shelter may be allowed/considered but on a case-to-case basis only.

    Distressed OFWs admitted to stay at FWRC are required to comply with the rules and regulations of the Center. Violators shall be subjected to disciplinary action that may result in termination of stay/expulsion from the Center.

    It is also the venue for capability building activities to prepare OFWs for their eventual reintegration to their respective families and communities consisting of counseling, home life, critical incident stress debriefing, psycho-social interventions, case management, referrals, entrepreneurial skills and livelihood trainings.

    The FWRC which is located specifically at 2/F Block A, Post Office Building, 650 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon, is another place aside from the Consulate and Bayanihan Center where the vacationing OFWs could secure OEC during Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm.

     

  2. TRAINING PROGRAMS/SEMINARS

The Office of the Labor Attache likewise offers the following training programs and seminars free of charge:

  • Reintegration Programs
    • Livelihood
    • Business Planning
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Skills Training and Other Personal Development Programs
    • Microsoft Computer Training
    • Basic Cantonese Program
    • Cooking, Baking, Meat Processing, Candle Making, Dressmaking, Beadscraft, Cold Porcelain, Cosmetology, Hair Culture, Ribbon Folding, Cake Decorating

For more information please contact our POLO 24-Hour Hotline at (852) 6080-8323.

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright (C) Consulate General of the Philippines

6/F United Ctr, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, H.K.       Tel : 2823-8500 / 2823-8501     Fax :  2866-9885 / 2866-8559