Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac Administration has ordered the preventive suspension of four recruitment agencies found circumventing government rules and regulation on the recruitment and placement of Filipino household service workers (HSWs).
Cacdac said the agencies, Easyway International Recruitment Agency, Marie Gold International Manpower Services, LBH International Placement Agency, and Chosen Divine Mercy Manpower Services, committed misrepresentation when they submitted for processing by the POEA documents of HSW applicants under different job titles.
Cacdac said the modus operandi of deploying domestic helpers under a different visa is often used by some recruitment agencies deploying HSWs to United Arab Emirates, which have acquired visas for office clerks, cleaners, cooks, beauticians, sales persons, and other service workers.
Cacdac advised HSWs wanting to work overseas not to accept visas indicating a position other than of a domestic helper to avoid abuse and exploitation.
“HSWs who are deployed using another visa are most likely not ready to work as a household help because they have not undergone the process of training and certification and
language and culture orientation,” Cacdac said.
Cacdac also ordered the preventive suspension of following foreign agencies and employers: al Hamidieh Restaurant, Al Mansoor Labour Supply, Perfect Hairdressing Salon, Mohammed Saifa, Legrab Almheiri, Smart Filtration Solutions LLC and Saeed Hussan Abdalla Abnar, Dessert Star Fashion Sarjah, al AMathar Al Jaya Beauty Salon, Universal Services Center, Al Massam Trading LLC, Al Najem Trading Services, Hellery Fashion, Aberda Fashion, Abu Baker Al Tuob Trading LLC, Julfar Services Office, 360 Beauty Saloon, Al Hamtoor Trading LLC, Yousuf Mahmood Mohd Al Mulla, Ahmed Muhammed Alteini, Aisha Bin Hendi, Mohi Din Abdulkadir Ibrahim Brhende Emitates, Mohammed Abbas Ali Bisho Albooshi, Mohammed Salman Al Mansooq, Hammad Sultan, and Ali Al Shehhi.
He said the order of preventive suspension was meant to stop the recruitment agencies and foreign employers from further recruitment overseas Filipino workers pending investigation of the misrepresentation case filed against them.