Announcement To The Public

The processing and issuance of the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) for all directly hired Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) resumed on 16 May 2017 pursuant to Administrative Order No. 155-A series of 2017 issued by Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III of the Department of Labor and Employment.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) are directed to resume the processing and issuance of OECs subject to the requirements as set forth by the provisions of the Revised POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Land-based Overseas Filipino Workers of 2016.

It recalled Administrative Order No. 155 DOLE Administrative Order No. 155 series of 2017 signed on 25 April 2017 which temporarily suspended the issuance of the OEC for all directly hired OFWs.