MANILA - Recruitment agencies submitting fake documents of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are liable for misrepresentation, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned.
“We consistently ruled that misrepresentation is incurred when a licensed recruitment agency furnished or published false notice, information or document in relation to recruitment and placement of overseas Filipino workers,” POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said.
The POEA said several licensed recruiters have already been penalized for submitting forged TESDA national certificates.
Just recently, Cacdac ordered the cancellation of the license of Jardy International Promotion Agency, Mi Amore International Services, Inc., and Greenback International Manpower Services.
He also suspended of the license of Beracah Human Resources
Consultancy, Global Medical Systems, Inc. and Cinderella International Manpower Services Corporation, for passing on to the POEA fake Comprehensive Pre-Departure Education Program Certificates of Attendance (CPDEP-COA).
“These agencies are liable for leading the POEA to believe that the documents of applicants are authentic, when in truth, the subject certificates are fraudulent,” Cacdac said.
The penalty of cancellation of license is imposed on a recruitment agency found to have committed misrepresentation for the third time.
Cacdac earlier reminded recruitment agencies that they were expected to ensure the authenticity and validity of documents submitted to the POEA because they are liable for any irregularity in its issuance.
As a consequence of the penalty of cancellation of license, the officers and directors of Jardy International Promotion Agency, Mi Amore International Services, Inc., and Greenback International Manpower Services who committed the offense are disqualified from participating in the business of recruitment and placement of overseas Filipino workers.