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Deployment ban in Korea clarified

The Labor Department clarified that there is no  deployment ban in South Korea, explaining that it only stopped the processing of female applicants for the next Employment Permit System. “The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration  will not accept female applicants for the next EPS  but the deployment of those who were selected by Korean employers will continue,” Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said. She said that the POEA will continue to deploy Filipino workers in South Korea despite the tension in the Korean peninsula. “In fact, there were 220 new Filipino workers under the Employment Permit System  who  arrived  in South Korea last week. The Philippine Overseas Labor  Office briefed them  on the conduct  while working in that country,” she said. “The new workers were also assured that the situation is calm, although Alert Level 1 is maintained by the Philippine Embassy in   South Korea,” said Baldoz.  “Our Polo also reminded our workers to check the Embassy website regularly for updates.”
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