‘No job orders for erring agencies’

Unless they give a full refund, recruitment agencies that collected illegal placement fees from Filipino domestic workers will not have any new job orders, the acting head of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office said (POLO). Assistant Labor Attaché Ma. Nena G. German said she will not approve job order applications of recruitment agencies that still have pending complaints for collecting illegal placement fees. She added that the POLO was still handling around 4,000 pending complaints against these erring agencies. “I will not approve the new application for job order unless clear yung record,” German said in an interview. “We have to be strict kasi masyado na siyang flagrant,” she added. Migrant leaders complain that recruitment agencies collect P80,000 to P150,000 in illegal fees from Filipino domestic workers who want to work in Hong Kong. If the POLO does not approve these agencies’ new job orders, they will not be able

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