employer who has identified a Philippine agent which will source his/her manpower requirement must submit the recruitment
documents to the nearest Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) at the Philippine Embassy/Consulate for verification.
This process ascertains the a) existence of the company or project; and b) the need for Filipino manpower.
land-based principals, they should submit the following:
· Special Power of Attorney or Service/Recruitment Agreement
· Master Employment Contract with the minimum contract provision
· Manpower Request form.
there is no POLO at the jobsite the employer shall undergo the POEA accreditation process where the local agent submits to
the POEA item a, b, and c above as well as the visa or equivalent documents.
· Valid business license registration certificate, or equivalent document, or
proof of existence of business validated or certified by the issuing authority in the host country; and
· Other documents which the POEA find necessary A foreign principal who acts as
a direct employer of a land-based worker may be registered to more than one (1) Philippine agency while a foreign principal
who is licensed to operate as a foreign placement agency may be registered/ accredited a maximum of two (2) Philippine agencies
subject to the conditions prescribed by the POEA.
EXPENSES FOR HIRING FILIPINO WORKERS
land-based recruitment agencies charge service fees from the employers/principals as payment for services rendered in the
recruitment and placement of workers. The employers also pay the cost of:
· POEA processing, PhP200.00
· Worker membership with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), US$25.00
· Visa Fee
land-based recruitment agencies are allowed to collect from its selected/hired workers a placement fee equivalent to one (1)
month salary, except in countries where laws prohibit collection of fees from workers.