Republic of the Philippines

EMBASSY OF THE PHILIPPINES WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
50 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand 6011


New Zealand and the Pacific will now have its own Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO). Formally launched today by DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, POEA Administrator Bernard P. Olalia, and Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand Jesus S. Domingo, POLO Wellington will begin operations on Nov...

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WHO
Canberra-based Labor Attaché Cynthia Q. Lamban


WHAT
Will receive applications for initial verification of OFWs’ employment contracts, i.e., requirements will be received and assessed according to the schedule and at the venue in New Zealand specified i...

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Pursuant to DOLE Administrative Order No. 196, Series of 2018, in relation to article 18 of the Labor Code of the Philippines (Ban of Direct Hiring), Republic Act of 10022, and the Revised Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Landbased Overseas Filipino Workers of 2016,...

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  1. For Filipino workers who:
  • Are already working in New Zealand and will be going to the Philippines for a holiday or are already in the Philippines for a holiday;
  • Already had OECs processed under Balik Manggagawa (BM) Online System when they last departed the Philippines; and
  • Are returni...

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The Philippine Embassy in Wellington advises employers and overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) that the verification of employment contracts of direct hired New Zealand bound OFWs will only be for the following employers who are exempted from the ban on direct hiring:

a. Members of the diplomatic co...

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