Thursday, November 13, 2008

POEA board to discuss lifting of deployment ban to Lebanon

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s (POEA) governing board will meet next week to decide whether or not to lift the ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Lebanon.

POEA administrator Jennifer Manalili told GMANews.TV on Thursday that the board will rely on the recommendation of Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

“If they recommend that it’s already OK, then we will consider it," said Manalili.

DFA Undersecretary Esteban Conejos Jr said the department will only provide a security assessment on countries with existing deployment bans, but the decision to lift the sanctions rests on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

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1 comment:

anali3c said...

If it were for me, I'd never yet lift the ban just to send more workers. The government seem desperate in trying to sound concern when all it means is to increase the GNP further so it can boast to the people that the economy is improving. POEA agency should not go with this one, though.