7 months Solon wants professional OFWs exempted from OEC requirement MB
By Charissa Luci-Atienza Citing that there are employment opportunities waiting for Filipino professionals in Eastern Europe and Canada, the chairman of the House Committee on Migrant Workers’ Affairs said it was about time to exempt land-based professional Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from obtaining overseas employment certificate (OEC) as a requirement for leaving the country. ANGKLA partylist Rep. Jesulito Manalo (ANGKLA / FACEBOOK) ANGKLA partylist Rep. Jesulito Manalo said professional OFWs should be exempt from securing OECs for as long as their destination country is one of those recognized by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as having sufficient safeguards for ... more