Job seekers warned against dubious training centers


The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned applicants for overseas jobs to be suspicious of training centers promising enrolees employment upon finishing their course.

POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac said training centers are not allowed to recruit overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) since they have no license or authority to do so.

“Training centers are only using publicized job opportunities in other countries to entice applicants,” he explained.

Cacdac earlier ordered the closure of RRR International Training Center Inc. in San Fernando City in Pampanga after verifying that it was recruiting factory workers for Japan and South Korea.

“The training center was reported to have been offering Korean language course but its name was not found in the updated Tesda registry of technical and vocational institutions (TVIs) and training programs,” an article posted on the POEA website said.

Tesda is the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.

Cacdac has ordered the filing of an illegal recruitment case against Grace Manuel, Regulus Mallari and other responsible officers and employees of RRR International and the inclusion of their names on the POEA List of Persons with Derogatory Record.

Mallari, the same person who was arrested at the POEA premises for alleged illegal recruitment, is detained at Camp Crame, the main headquarters of the Philippine National Police, in Quezon City.


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