overseas filipino workers

According to Section 232 of the “Revised Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Landbased Overseas Filipino Workers of 2016”, it is the duty of all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to conduct themselves in the most professional, responsible, and ethical manner in performing their duties and fulfilling their obligations. Now that we’re done discussing the OFW rights, let’s proceed to knowing their obligations to (1) their family, (2) their fellow workers, (3) their country, (4) their licensed recruitment agency and principal/employer, and 5) their host country.

migrant workers rights

As promised, we are back to discuss more about the other rights of migrant workers and their family members who are documented or in a regular situation. The term “documented” refers to “migrant workers who are authorized to enter, to stay, and to engage in a remunerated activity in the country of employment pursuant to the law of that country and to international agreements to which that country is a party”. According to The International Convention on Migrant Workers and its Committee, migrant workers including Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their family members should be granted the following rights.

migrant workers rights

Every worker has a set of rights protected by law. Migrant workers specifically have a set of rights, too that must be protected by law not just in their country of origin, but also in their country of employment. Thus, The International Convention on Migrant Workers and its Committee was drafted in 1980, adopted unanimously in 1990, and was entered into force in 2003. For this week’s blog post, we will be tackling the rights and prohibitions mentioned in Articles 7 to 33 of the Convention. Ready to know your rights? Read further.


Being a Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) licensed recruitment agency, SubNet RTA hopes to assist everyone who dreams to work abroad in any way we can. Through this blog, we aim to provide the latest overseas job postings, tips and guidelines in job searching, and other relevant information that can help make the OFW dream come true. For this feature specifically, we will try to answer the basic question that any aspiring OFW asks, “How?”