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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

POEA clarifies: No deployment ban in Korea

AMID confusion over the stoppage in deployment of female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to South Korea, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) reiterated that there is no existing deployment ban in the tension-filled country.

In its Facebook account, the POEA stressed that deployment of OFWs to South Korea remains.

"The POEA will not accept female applicants for the next EPS (Employment Permit System) but the deployment of those who were selected by Korean employers will continue," said the POEA.

Confusion rose after the POEA announced last week the stoppage of accepting female applicants for South Korea under the EPS owing to the low demand for female workers.

And to prove this, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) disclosed that 220 OFWs have arrived in South Korea and are employed under the Employment Permit System (EPS).

"The new workers were assured that the situation is calm in South Korea," said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.

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