Suspended agencies found able to recruit OFWs to UAE-A A +A
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
MANILA -- The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has found at least three recruitment agencies still being able to go with its business despite already facing charges for illegal recruitment.
According to POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, they discovered that Al Sobeh/Madam Rashia; Futuristic International; and Noveau Riche are still able to recruit overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
“We continue to stringently warn OFWs against falling prey to illegal recruiters and to immediately report any sign or suspicion of illegal recruitment activity to the POEA,” Cacdac said in a statement.
“For previously licensed, but suspended or canceled recruiters, continuing to recruit workers is blatant defiance of the law and crime,” he added.
The labor official noted that Al Sobeh/Madam Rashia was found to be without a POEA license and record of deployment.
Also, Futuristic International, and Noveau Riche were found to be under documentary suspension by the POEA since November 19, 2011, and July 30, 2012, respectively, due to earlier cases.
The discovery came after 10 maltreated OFWs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) filed charges at the POEA’s Docket and Enforcement Division against 19 recruiters/principals.
“The 10 OFWs who filed the cases were among 20 migrant workers, who ran away from abusive employers in the United Arab Emirates and were earlier repatriated to the Philippines,” noted Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.
The recruiters/principals were identified as Futuristic International; Cyber Manpower; Noveau Riche International; Al Mashel Agency; Marhaba Recruitment Agency; Golden Tower Engineering Consultant; Dalandanan Manpower; Al Alammi Labour Recruitment/Ramil Amohtasib; CXM International Recruitment Services, Inc.; Expert Human Resource Consultancy Recruitment; Sky Resources Manpower; Ras Al Khaimah; Konnexion Manpower; Mohammed Naveed Nahrula Siddqi/Dar Almadina; Greenworld Agency; Rashi Mohammed Ali Salim Alkhaya; Dalandan International, et al; Al Amani Labour Recruitment/Royal Emirates Supermarket LLC/Fahad; and Shames Al Sobeh/Madam Rashia.
Baldoz said the government has already provided assisting lawyers to help the disadvantaged OFWs pursue their cases. (HDT)