QUEZON CITY, NOV. 4 (PIA)–The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will launch tomorrow an online appointment system for “balik manggagawa” – to allow overseas Filipino workers (OFW) vacationing in the country to process documents via Internet.
POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, in a statement, said the online appointment system is an option for vacationing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to set an appointment with POEA for the processing of their exit clearance or overseas employment certificate (OEC).
The system, according to Cacdac, was developed for the convenience of returning workers who have limited time to spend with their families during their stay in the country specially this coming holiday season.
Cacdac advised OFWs to use the appointment system which is free and available by logging on at bmappointment.poea.gov.ph particularly during the peak months of March, April, May, November, December, and January when the bulk of OFWs return home for vacation.
While encouraging the use of the system, Cacdac explained that the POEA has not totally scrapped its facility for walk-in clients.
“We are just starting out with the system and we believe that OFWs without access to internet would still prefer getting their OEC the usual way without setting an appointment with us,” Cacdac said. read more>>>>>>