By Leslie Aquino
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Sunday blacklisted 21 foreign recruitment agencies and direct employers and cancelled the licenses of 19 erring local recruitment firms.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said those meted with suspension, fine, or cancellation of licenses, were found to have violated recruitment rules from January to July this year.
The POEA said the move is part of the continuing campaign of the government to rid the overseas placement industry of “misfits.”
“Cleansing the industry is part of the intensified regulatory exercise to protect the Filipino workers and promote the welfare of those seeking overseas employment,” POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia said.
The disqualified foreign recruitment agencies or direct employers are: AV Global Harvest PTE Ltd., Isa Khouri Metal Industries Ltd. and Amir Khoury, Raffles International Christian School, Al Tauqueet Trading and Services Est/Al Tauqet Trading & Services Co., Noora Salem Saad Occie for Recruitment of Domestic Helpers Office, All Pro Recruitment Agency, Marwan Slim;
Food Equipment Supplying Company Limited (Fesco) & Thaer H. Abdou, Wanasah Manpower Supply & Mohammed Naser Al Naser, Bader Contracting & Trading Company/Bard Cont and Trad, Speedy Tech Electronics Co. Ltd., Staff Buro Staffing, Candice Cruz and Allan John Wilton, Jalal Al Jalal Construction Est./ Al Nassr Ahssa Trading Contracting Company/Jalal Al Jalal/Saad Saleh Al Jalal, Marhaba Shopping Center, Hadi Al Hamroor Contracting Est. and Fawzi Al Najrani Est./Fouzi Saleh Najrani Contracting, Yacht Tours Maldives Pvt. Ltd.;
Al Falax Electronics Equipment and Supplies Company/Al Falak Equipment, Agensi Pekerjaan YSL SDN BHD Lim Pooling and Saw Boon Foong, West Labour Supply and Abdalla Ali Adalla Alsari, Tsaheel Al Janoob Office for Recruitment, Al Bahli Manpower Recruiting Office & Omar Saad Al Hamad, and Special Manpower Supply.
The suspended agencies with fine from January to July 31 are Double M Marine Services, Danasan Manpower & Management Services, Summit Placement and Resources, Masters International Placement, FarlandPersonnel Management Corp., Corinthians Placement Services, Ankor Management & Services & Consultant;
HBO International Manpower Services, Century High HR Inc., First Champion & International Entertainment Inc., Jamal Human Resource, Farland Personnel Management Corp., Boom International Recruitment Agency, Workgroup International Manpower Services, Osims Oriental Skills International, Health Carousel Philippines Inc., Mitch International Recruitment Agency, and Falcon Maritime & Allied Services.
The list of agencies with cancelled licenses include Rufean International Resources, Ace Globe Management Consultancy Services Corp, Federal Overseas Manpower Inc., American Prime Manpower Services Inc., Filhigh GNS, Inc., Danasan Manpower & Management Service, Pacific Ace Human Resources Corporation, Highway Manpower Services & Promotion, Inc., and M&P Employment Inc.
Olalia said of the suspended and canceled Philippine Recruitment Agencies (PRAs), there were those whose licenses were restored after their cancellation was reversed on appeal.
He added that the POEA had to disclose the list to make the public aware, especially those seeking employment overseas, of these erring agencies.