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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