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Saturday, April 6, 2013

POEA Cancels License of 3 Recruiters for Misrepresentation

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) recently canceled the license of Greenback International Manpower, Realworld Corporation, and Al Miladi Manpower Services, Inc. for violating Section 2e of Rule I, Part VI of the POEA Rules and Regulations, which prohibits “furnishing or publishing any false notice, information or document in relation to recruitment and employment” of OFWs.

Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said the penalty of cancellation of license is meted against a licensed recruitment agency after three violations of the regulation on misrepresentation.

Cacdac said that in two instances, Greenback International Manpower deceived the POEA by submitting documents of workers for processing as food and room attendants, instead of domestic helpers as indicated in their individual work visas.

“Greenback, by providing information to the POEA different from what they contracted the workers for, has tried to avoid the stricter regulations on the deployment of Filipino household service workers,” Cacdac said.
In another case, Greenback recruited an applicant to work as “beautician” but without the applicant’s knowledge, her documents were processed as “cleaner” by Realworld Corporation.

Cacdac said it is evident that Greenback connived with Realworld in falsely documenting the complainant’s employment abroad and submitting fabricated information to POEA contrary to the real intention and work application made by the complainant.

“This is a clear case of “re-processing” which is prohibited under the POEA rules. The fact that the applicant was transferred and therefore deployed by another agency is proof enough of the absence of an available job opening for the position she applied for with Greenback,” Cacdac added.

Greenback International Manpower was also found to have processed the documents of and deployed an unsuspecting applicant of Al Miladi Manpower Services, Inc. to work with an employer registered to its name.

Cacdac said Greenback International Manpower has engaged in a duplicitous scheme to circumvent POEA rules and regulations, and must therefore be stopped from further deceiving OFWs.

Source: POEA