Implementing the closure order signed by Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac, operatives of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) padlocked another recruitment agency which was found involved in illegal recruitment.
Cacdac said that Bright 3 Manpower Agency located at Room 246, Cityland 8, 98 Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City was reported recruiting applicants for overseas jobs without proper authorization from the POEA and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
During the implementation of the closure order, the POEA agents discovered that Bright 3 Manpower Agency was accepting applicants for jobs such as salesman, saleslady, laundry man/woman, housekeepers, janitors, waiters/waitresses and construction workers for Dubai, and service crew for Malaysia.
Cacdac said a certain Rosalinda Natama, who identified herself as the operations manager of the agency, admitted she was responsible for recruitment of workers for overseas employment.
Natama also confessed that Bright 3 was recruiting workers for local employment even without the appropriate license from the Department of Labor and Employment.
Cacdac said the POEA will file criminal complaints for illegal recruitment against Natama and three employees present during the closure of the agency namely: Lorelyn Corona, Janette Togado, and Maribie Zafra. Their names will be included in the POEA List of Persons with Derogatory Record.
POEA will also endorse the case to DOLE-National Capital Region in relation to Bright 3’s local recruitment activities, and to the city of Makati for possible revocation of license to operate or business permit previously issued to the agency.