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POLO resumes processing of documents of directly hired OFWs
24 May 2017 - The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Vancouver has resumed the processing of documents of directly hired overseas Filipino workers.
The resumption was ordered by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III through Administrative Order 155-A, Series of 2017, issued on May 16, 2017. This new Order lifted a prior regulation, Administrative Order 155, which temporarily suspended the issuance of overseas employment certificates for all directly hired Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).
POLO clarified, however, that said processing is subject to the same requirements set forth under the provisions of the Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Land-based Overseas Filipino Workers of 2016.
For inquiries, interested parties may contact the following:
Suite 611 World Trade Centre
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 3E1
Telephone (604) 641-1234
Fax (604) 641-1279
Hotline (604) 767-3354
The Philippine Consulate General is located at the World Trade Center Office Complex, 999 Canada Place, Suite 660 Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3E1
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