Philippine government cancels licenses of recruitment agencies

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March 19, 2016

MANILA, Philippines — Attention overseas Filipino workers, the following is a list of recruitment agencies whose licenses to recruit and send workers abroad have been cancelled. 

The list was taken from the records of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration which issued final and executory orders against them, indicating respective offenses:

1. MARI HUMAN RESOURCES, INC. – Misrepresentation (3rd offense)
2. CHOSEN DIVINE MERCY MANPOWER SERVICES CORPORATION – Excessive collection of placement fees, Misrepresentation (3rd offense)
3. KOSEN INTERNATIONAL INC. – Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a domestic worker
4. AL-WALIH INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES CO. – Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a worker bearing a false overseas employment certificate (OEC)
5. CHANCETEAM INTERNATIONAL SERVICES INC. – Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a domestic worker with a cashier visa
6. TRUSTWORTHY INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER CORPORATION – Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a domestic worker
7. PRESTIGE SEARCH INTERNATIONAL, INC. – Excessive placement fees
8. TCI RECRUITMENT CORPORATION – Illegal exactions involving a domestic worker
9. VALENTINO PROMOTION RECRUITMENT INTERNATIONAL AGENCY, INC. — Illegal exactions involving a domestic worker
10. UNI-LINK OVERSEAS PLACEMENT AGENCY CORPORATION – Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a domestic worker
11. MID-SOUTH SHIP AND CREW MANAGEMENT INC. – For charging or accepting directly or indirectly any amount of money from an applicant seafarer.
12. WONDER STAR CORPORATION – Illegal exactions involving a domestic worker
13. RAYSA INTERNATIONAL SMART EMPLOYMENT SERVICES (RISES) CORPORATION – Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a domestic worker
14. M.R. INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES INC. (formerly M.R. INTERNATIONAL TALENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES) – Excessive placement fees
15. KIMOBO INTERNATIONAL PERSONNEL SERVICES INC. – Excessive placement fees
16. SPRING RESOURCES MANAGEMENT & PROMOTION INC. – Excessive placement fees
17. AL-MASIYA OVERSEAS PLACEMENT AGENCY INC. – Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving workers with fake OWWA pre-departure training certificates
18. BEST ONE INTERNATIONAL SERVICES & CONSULTANCY INC. – Illegal exactions and Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a domestic worker
19. ACCESGLOBAL INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES INC. – Misrepresentation (3rd offense) in securing or renewal of license through falsification of job orders
20. GUTS INTERNATIONAL SERVICES CORPORATION – Excessive placement fees
21. MARIE GOLD INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES – Misrepresentation (3rd offense)
22. WANDA RESOURCES AND MANPOWER CORPORATION – Excessive placement fees
23. LAM HEALTHCARE STAFFING CORPORATION – Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a domestic worker
24. FILSCANDIA MANPOWER RECRUITMENT SERVICES INC. – Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a domestic worker with a physical fitness trainor visa
25. MMS ASIA GROUP RESOURCE CORPORATION -Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a domestic worker processed as a saleslady
26. EFFICIENT INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES INC. -Excessive placement fees and Misrepresentation (3rd offense)
27. STRONGHOLD MANPOWER INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AGENCY CORPORATION – Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a domestic worker
28. EASYWAY INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AGENCY CO. -Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a domestic worker
29. GREENGATE MANPOWER SERVICES CO. – Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a domestic worker
30. ZAREIKO PRODUCTIONS, INC. – Excessive placement fees
31. RILEY INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES – Misrepresentation (3rd offense)
32. SML HUMAN RESOURCES INC. – Illegal exactions involving a domestic worker and Misrepresentation (3rd offense)
33. THE LAMPLIGHT INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES – Excessive placement fees and Misrepresentation (3rd offense)
34. MAYAN INTERNATIONAL STAFFING AGENCY, INC. – Illegal exactions and Misrepresentation (3rd offense) involving a caregiver
35. ELBEITAM MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. – Misrepresentation (3rd offense)
36. AL-NIEL INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT – Misrepresentation (3rd offense)

The POEA is mandated to regulate the business of attracting and deploying Filipinos to work abroad.

Overseas work, which started to go full-blast in the 1970s, is full of stories of abuse and exploitation. Government regulation is meant to minimize such incidents.

In 2015, the estimated 10 million migrant Filipinos sent home almost $30 billion. Together with the business process outsourcing, remittances from OFWs have been the main source of positive numerical economic growth of the Philippines.