Tag Archives: Manpower

Visa violators face severe penalties in Japan

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday warned Filipino workers of the severe penalties foreigners may face for violating Japan’s law on the proper use of visa or residence status. Administrator Bernard P. Olalia said the consequences, other than detention and deportation, may include prison term and a ban to re-enter Japan depending on the gravity of the violation of the

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Govt blacklists foreign recruiters; suspends erring agencies

Twenty-one foreign recruitment agencies and direct employers were blacklisted and 19 erring local recruitment firms were suspended or whose licenses were canceled in a continuing bid by the government to rid the overseas placement industry of misfits, the labor department reported over the weekend. Administrator Bernard Olalia of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said cleansing the industry is part of the intensified

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PH-Japan labor cooperation pact signed

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The governments of the Philippines and Japan on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) providing better protection on the recruitment and deployment of Filipino workers to be hired under a new specified skills residency in Japan. The labor cooperation pact, signed in Tokyo by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Japanese Justice Minister Takashi Yamashita, aims to strengthen the

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