POEA

Do you have an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) relative or friend? How many times have you heard him or her mention the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)? Can you differentiate what these two agencies do, or are you as confused as the rest? This week’s blog post will help you know the difference between these two agencies. But first, let’s get to know more about the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

POEA

Time and again, we have written about the importance of a recruitment agency to be licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). But did you know what POEA really is? In this blog post, let us get to know more about the agency that takes care of our modern day heroes, the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).