Presidential Communications Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, had shared a good news to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) after her interview with Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.
According to Uson’s Facebook page , OFWs need not secure their Overseas Employment Certificate before deployment effective end of the month of July as government will be issuing them OFW IDs instead.
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"Sa katapusan ng July mawawala na ang nakakabwisit na OEC!" – DOLE Sec. Silvestre "Bebot" Bello III
Posted by MOCHA USON BLOG on Monday, July 3, 2017
The OFW IDs will be issued to all Filipino migrant workers for free.
“Lahat ng mga OFW bibigyan namin sila ng ID. Libre ‘yan, walang cost to the Filipino migrant workers,” he said.
The IDs can be claimed at POEA’s office.
An Overseas Employment Certificate is required to be submitted by OFWs leaving the country to their employment destination. A necessity as it may seem, others have just considered the document unable to maximize its main purpose yet only to meant to generate revenues for the government.
“By the end of this month, mai-implement na yung programa ng DOLE na I-DOLE, identification card ng DOLE o ng Department of Labor and Employment,” Bello said.
“Pag meron na kayo n’un, ‘yun na ang substitute ng OEC. Hindi niyo na kailangan mag-apply pa ng OEC.”