Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) whose overseas employment certificates (OECs) have expired during the community quarantine are being allowed to leave the Philippines for work abroad.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced the extension of the expired OECs in an advisory on August 31, 2020.
“Departing OFWs with expired OECs during the period of enhanced, modified and general community quarantine may proceed to the POEA issuing office, or at the Labor Assistance Center (LAC) in the international airport for evaluation, revalidation of stamping,” POEA said.
“The LAC shall then evaluate the documents and validate these with available records if the worker’s employment documents have been processed and approved by POEA. After revalidation, POEA said the OECs shall be stamped as ‘cleared’,” the agency added.
POEA reported attributed tot he COVID 19 pandemic the drop of 47% in the deployment of OFWs within the first 5 months of 2020 compared to the same period last year.
SEND CHEERS in the comments below to OFWs who have been given an extension of their expired OECs.
Want to know how to be a Proud Pinoy? Like, Follow, Subscribe to GoodNewsPilipinas.com, and our socials Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Good News Pilipinas! TV on YouTube, for new story notifications, and e-mail newsletters for updates on more Filipino Pride stories.