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Solon asks PDEA: Abolish ‘exit clearance’ for OFWs By Charlie V. Manalo 06/03/2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Solon asks PDEA: Abolish ‘exit clearance’ for OFWs

By Charlie V. Manalo 06/03/2012

Buhay Rep. Irwin Tieng wants the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to abolish the issuance of exit clearance to overseas Filipino workers amid numerous complaints about delays from OFWs and their families.

“It has been reported to me that most of our OFWs experienced the ordeal in obtaining exit clearance whenever they take their vacation in the country. The long wait at the counters consumes hours if not days to secure the said document. They are left with no choice but to endure the slow process. Moreover, they are required to pay certain fees,” Tieng said.

“In this regard, I would like to urge the governing board of the POEA to create ways to have this process easier for our OFWs, to either improve it or abolish it all together without compromising their security and safety abroad,” he added..... MORE

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