POEA to vacationing OFWs: Go online for employment certificates

A staff member of the Natural Art Flower and Decors shop in Tayuman, Manila, arranges items at the shop's Christmas decors and toys store on Saturday November 8, 2014.(MNS photo)

A staff member of the Natural Art Flower and Decors shop in Tayuman, Manila, arranges items at the shop’s Christmas decors and toys store on Saturday November 8, 2014.(MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Overseas Filipino workers wanting to spend their Christmas vacation in the Philippines may want to go online instead of lining up for their overseas employment certificates (OECs).

This was the reminder of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration for OFWs who may worry about having to line up for the OEC before they are admitted back to their workplaces abroad.

Sa BM (Balik Manggagawa) Online, mas mabilis ang proseso at tipid sa gastos katulad ng pamasahe at pagkain keysa kung pupunta pa sa POEA,” POEA head Hans Leo Cacdac said.

OFWs can access BM Online at bmonline.poea.gov.ph.

However, those not qualified for BM online processing, such as those who are not in POEA’s database, may set up appointments to get their OECs.

They may log on to bmonline.poea.gov.ph to get an appointment, or personally get their OECs at POEA BM processing centers.

Processing centers can be found at:

Trinoma in Quezon City

SM Manila

Duty Free Philippines in Parañaque City

Pag-IBIG main office in Makati City

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration main office in Pasay City POEA office at Ortigas.

They can also get OECs processed at POEA offices in:

San Fernado, La Union

Tuguegarao. Cagayan

Baguio City

SM City Pampanga

Calamba, Laguna

Legaspi City

Cebu City

Iloilo City

Bacolod City

Tacloban City

Davao City

Zamboanga City

Cagayan de Oro City

Koronadal City

Butuan City

Bongao, Tawi-Tawi.

 However, the POEA said these offices, including those in shopping malls, will not open on regular and special holidays.(MNS)

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