Jobseekers told to be wary of recruiters promising DH jobs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi
Filipinos planning to work overseas as household service workers have been warned of unscrupulous individuals illegally recruiting workers for the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said the recruiters are promising their victims jobs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as domestic workers.
“Mag-ingat po sa naglipana na illegal recruiter ng kasambahay para sa UAE: Abu Dhabi o Dubai,” Cacdac tweeted.
Cacdac issued the warning after two OFWs hired as domestic helpers in Dubai were offloaded at the Clark International Airport after being found to be illegally recruited.
He also related that two more Filipino maids who deployed overseas by exiting in Tawi-Tawi and passing through Sabah and Malaysia were recently repatriated from Abu Dhabi after being subjected to abuses by their employers.
With this, Cacdac urged the public to be vigilant against illegal recruitment activities in their communities.
“Paki-report lang po ang anumang sinasagawa na illegal recruitment o human trafficking,” he said.
The POEA chief noted they have already alerted other member-agencies of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), namely the Bureau of Immigration, Department of Justice, Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation, and the Manila International Airport Authority. —KBK, GMA News