Recruitment: Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)


At FilePino, our goal is to help you successfully navigate your way through the hassle of launching a new business in the Philippines – this includes providing support in human resource management and recruitment.

As part of our comprehensive support, we also assist with navigating the requirements of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), ensuring compliance and efficiency in your recruitment processes.

What is the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)?

POEA guarantees that all work offers available to Filipinos in other countries are legitimate. Their principal goal is to safeguard all candidates and Overseas Filipino Workers, or OFWs, from illegal recruiters and employers by developing and enforcing policies that promote the OFW’s best interests. 

Functions of the POEA


Licensing and Accreditation:

The POEA regulates recruitment agencies and entities involved in the recruitment and deployment of Filipino workers. Through a rigorous licensing and accreditation process, the POEA ensures that these entities comply with ethical standards and legal requirements.

Monitoring and Enforcement:

To safeguard the rights of Filipino workers, the POEA monitors recruitment activities, employment conditions, and compliance with contracts overseas. It investigates complaints, conducts inspections, and imposes sanctions on violators of labor standards and regulations.

Pre-Employment Services:

The POEA provides pre-employment services to Filipino workers, including orientation programs, skills training, and certification. These services aim to equip workers with the necessary knowledge and skills for successful employment abroad while promoting their welfare and protection.

Policy Development:

As a key policymaking body, the POEA formulates and implements policies and programs to promote the welfare, protection, and empowerment of Filipino migrant workers. It collaborates with various stakeholders, including government agencies, labor organizations, and international partners, to address issues affecting overseas employment.

Why Does the POEA Matter?


Worker Protection:

By regulating overseas employment, the POEA plays a crucial role in protecting Filipino workers from exploitation, abuse, and illegal recruitment practices. Its enforcement efforts help ensure that workers are treated fairly and enjoy decent working conditions abroad.

Promotion of Ethical Recruitment:

Through its licensing and accreditation system, the POEA promotes ethical recruitment practices among agencies and employers. This fosters transparency, accountability, and integrity in the recruitment process, benefiting both workers and employers.

Contribution to National Development:

Overseas employment significantly contributes to the Philippine economy through remittances, skills transfer, and global networking opportunities. By facilitating legal and ethical overseas employment, the POEA supports the sustainable development of the country and its workforce.


At Filepino we are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of integrity, legality, and ethical conduct in overseas employment. Partner with us to navigate the complexities of overseas recruitment and deployment while safeguarding the rights and welfare of Filipino workers. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can support your overseas employment endeavors.

How can we help?

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