It is an obligation and responsibility of the POEA licensed recruitment agencies to monitor the welfare and the status of all deployed land-based OFWs.
Recruitment agencies should provide a quarterly report to POEA or they should report if any unusual incident happened towards the OFW within 5 working days.
It is also the agencies duty to provide a welfare counselor/office if the agency has deployed at least 100 household workers (HSW).
Below is the POEA Memorandum Circular No. 3, series of 2016, addressed to all POEA land-based licensed agencies.
Subject: The responsibility to Monitor and Report to POEA Significant Incidents Concerning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
Pursuant to Rule I, Part VIII on Assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers of the Revised POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Land-based Filipino Workers of 2016, the following responsibilities of POEA land-based agencies are hereby reiterated:
I. Monitor status and conditions of deployed OFWs and submit corresponding quarterly reports;
II. Submit appropriate reports, within five (5) working days from the occurrence of OFW incidents such as:
- Missing OFWs
III. Engage the services of a welfare/office counselor per job site, where at least a hundred (100) household service workers (HSWs) have been deployed; and
IV. Bring to POEA’s attention violations committed by the foreign employer/principal.
Source: AKO OFW Inc. FB