POLO considers Wan Chai buildings for new office

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The POLO office in the 11th floor of the Admiralty Centre.

THE Philippine Overseas Labor Office is eyeing areas in Wan Chai and Admiralty to be its new office.

Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre told Hong Kong News they were considering offices offered to them in Wu Chung House and Sunlight Tower in Wan Chai as possible spaces for their new office.

A fifth floor area in Lippo Centre was also being considered.

“Hopefully within this month we firm up where our new office would be. Pinapaalis na kami [dito sa Admiralty Centre],” Dela Torre said.

He added they were considering offices in Wan Chai as the lease rate in the Admiralty area was expensive.

“Wala tayong magawa kasi mahal dito,” he said when asked why POLO was considering moving out of Admiralty, where the Philippine Consulate is also located.

Meanwhile, Dela Torre said they were still looking for a venue for the Licensure Examination for Teachers to be held in September.

“We will take in as many examinees as possible, pero naghahanap lang ng venue kasi the Bayanihan Centre is already booked,” he said.

If they are unable to find one, the POLO chief said they might “bite the bullet” and lease a space at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which he said could set them back by $300,000.

Meanwhile, POLO sources said Civil Service Exams could be held in October.

“That’s tentative,” the source said.

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