FILE: Abroad Filipino staff (OFWs) on the departure space of Ninoy Aquino Worldwide Airport Terminal 2 in Could 2020. (PNA picture by Avito C. Dalan)

MANILA – The Philippine Abroad Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday mentioned it has prolonged the deadline for the submission of monitoring experiences within the Abroad Filipino Employees (OFW) Welfare Monitoring System (OWMS) by Philippine Recruitment Businesses (PRAs) and Licensed Manning Businesses (LMAs) till April 30.

“In view of the quite a few request from PRAs, LMAs, and trade organizations and associations, the deadline to create and/or replace the welfare information within the OWMS of all OFWs onsite and seafarers onboard is hereby prolonged till 30 April 2021,” the company mentioned in an advisory.

On the similar time, the POEA warned companies that failure to adjust to the order will warrant acceptable penalties.

“Failure to submit the required experiences inside the prescribed interval shall warrant the imposition by the Administration of sanctions, as it could deem acceptable,” it added.

POEA Memorandum Round (MC) No. 9, Collection of 2019, gives that the OWMS is the device for use by the PRAs and LMAs in submitting experiences on the standing and situation of OFWs.

It additionally gives that an preliminary report on the standing and situations of newly deployed OFWs onsite and seafarers onboard shall be executed inside three months after deployment. Updates of their standing and situation ought to be submitted each quarter thereafter.

Nonetheless, important and demanding incidents involving deployed Filipino staff ought to be reported to the POEA inside 5 days from the prevalence thereof.

The monitoring of the standing and situation of deployed Filipino staff is in compliance with the Revised POEA Guidelines and Laws Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Land-based Abroad Filipino Employees of 2016 and 2016 Revised POEA Guidelines and Laws Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Seafarers and MC No. 12 Collection of 2018.



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