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Thousands of jobs offering abroad to the Filipino employment overseas , But you can't secure it is safe or real.

"Mayroon nai-report na over 300 Filipino victims of illegal recruitment. Ito ang nare-report sa POEA (Philippine Overseas
Employment Administration). Di natin alam if more and more Filipinos ang nabibiktima ng illegal recruiters," said Carolyn Enriquez, the senior marketing manager of

The POEA and are forging a partnership against illegal recruitment.

"This is why we're here. Kaya natin itigil ang illegal recruitment. We take the responsibility to help our jobseekers to be more informed about safe, and real overseas jobs," said Enriquez.

Almost 1.8 Million Filipinos have been deployed overseas and the highest number of employees is the household workers registered. Enriquez said that has more than 40,000 jobs posting overseas from POEA licensed agencies. All
Agencies are required and must have a license , BIR, SEC and DTI Registration From POEA.

"All these help guarantee that we only partner with POEA licensed agencies to ensure that they are legal," she said.

There were to many overseas job opportunities are now shared online using social networking sites, That mostly the victims were coming from. POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac shared that he recently stumbled across the Facebook Page of an alleged Canada Immigration.

"Yung Facebook ng Canadian immigration pinadalan ako ng imbitasyon sa kanilang page. They post Canadian jobs without the benefit of a licensed recruiter," he said.

"So pumasok ako doon sabi ko illegal recruitment ito. Di ko alam kung tinablan sila pero ibibigay ko sa Anti-illegal  Recruitment branch yung information na yun para maimbistigahan itong Canada immigration Facebook page. Naniningil pa ng halaga ng pera," he said.

According to Atty. John Rio Bautista, chief of the POEA's Workers Education Division, they have listed 10 provinces with the biggest number of illegal recruitment cases. He identified these provinces as Palawan, Laguna, Rizal, Cavite, Pampanga, Bulacan, Pangasinan, Batangas ,Benguet and Nueva Ecija.

"From 2010 to 2012 ang atin data. Nag-base kami dito sa walk in complainants namin. Based on the number of cases handled by the POEA central office," he said.

The bottom line is before you apply or engage with different agencies check their website , agency status if there were registered on POEA at

Source ABS-CBN

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