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  1. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 159-16 Guidelines for the Employment of Migratory Sugarcane Workers (MSWs) . - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-22 | PHL-2016-R-102931

  2. Philippines - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    An Act Amending Republic Act No. 8042, Otherwise Known As The Migrant Workers And Overseas Filipinos Act Of 1995, As Amended, Further Improving The Standard Of Protection And Promotion Of The Welfare Of Migrant Workers, Their Families And Overseas Filipinos In Distress, And For Other Purposes,Republic Act No. 10022. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-07-27 | PHL-2009-L-98914

  3. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Administrative Order No. 200 on reducing remittance fees of overseas Filipino workers.

    Adoption: 2008-01 | PHL-2008-R-83666

    Establishes a committee to examine reduction of remittance fees.

  4. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Department Order No. 79-07: Establishment of National Reintegration Center for Overseas Filipino Workers. - Order on-line

    Adoption: 2007-02-16 | PHL-2007-R-75827

    Establishes the National Reintegration Center for Overseas Filipino Workers to help them adapt back into the society when they come back from working overseas.

  5. Philippines - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act No. 9422 to strengthen the regulatory functions of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), amending for this purpose Republic Act No. 8042, otherwise known as the "Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995". - Act On-line

    Adoption: 2007-01-31 | Date of entry into force: 2007-04-10 | PHL-2007-L-79079

  6. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 548 creating a Task Force against Illegal Recruitment under the Comission on Filipinos Overseas.

    Adoption: 2006-10-02 | PHL-2006-R-80846

    Creates the Task Force Against Illegal Recruitment (TFAIR) placed under the supervision of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, for policy and program coordination.

  7. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 373 of 2004 reorganizing the composition of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas under the Office of the President.

    Adoption: 2004-08-18 | Date of entry into force: 2004-08-18 | PHL-2004-R-75357

    Provides for the composition of the Commission under Executive Order No. 343 of 5 August 2004.

  8. Philippines - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    An Act Providing For A System Of Overseas Absentee Voting By Qualified Citizens Of The Philippines Abroad, Appropriating Funds Therefor, And For Other Purposes, Republic Act No. 9189. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-07-22 | PHL-2002-L-98915

  9. Philippines - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    2002 Revised POEA Rules and Regulations on Overseas Employment of Land-based Workers - Rules on-line Rules on-line

    Adoption: 2002-02-04 | PHL-2002-M-77694

    Sets out the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration rules on overseas employment, including a statement of the Government policy in this area, licensing and regulations, skills tests and medical examinations, departure and arrival procedures, legal assistance, enforcement and placement by the private sector, employment standards, recruitment violation and related cases, disciplinary action cases amd welfare services.

  10. Philippines - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act exempting aliens who have acquired permanent residency under Executive Order No. 324 from the coverage of Republic Act No. 7919, otherwise known as "The Alien Social Integration Act of 1995," amending for the purpose certain provisions of said Act and for other purposes.

    Adoption: 1996-12-30 | PHL-1996-L-47004

    Amends provisions of Act No. 7919 relating to fees to be paid by aliens applying for residency, duties of the Bureau of Immigration, and the extent of coverage of illegal aliens by the basic Act.

  11. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Administrative Order No. 305 creating an inter-agency committee to review the cases of Filipinos overseas sentenced with the penalty of life imprisonment or higher, including those meted unusual punishments.

    Adoption: 1996-12-03 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-03 | PHL-1996-R-47003

    Creates a Committee which shall assist the Department of Foreign Affairs in the review of cases of Filipino overseas workers who are sentenced to life imprisonment, death, or unusual punishment. The Committee shall monitor relevant cases of overseas workers and recommend cases appropriate for Presidential intercession. Previously, such intercession was only recommended in the case of an overseas worker being sentenced to death.

  12. Philippines - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 (No. 8042). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-06-07 | PHL-1995-L-43183

    Provides comprehensive measures for the increased protection of Filipino migrant workers. Section 2 states that the Philippines does not promote overseas employment as a means to sustain economic growth and national development, and recognizes the particular vulnerability of women migrant workers. As a result, the State will only seek to deploy Filipinos abroad who are skilled, and who will work in countries where existing labour laws protect the rights of migrant workers. Such countries must also be signatories to multilateral conventions on the protection of migrant workers, and have concluded a bilateral agreement with the Philippines on such matters. Nevertheless, the government encourages the deployment of Filipinos by local service contractors and managing agencies (2)(i). Part II defines and sets forth penalties for illegal recruitment of Filipinos for work overseas. Part III establishes government services to assist migrant workers, including an Emergency Repatriation Fund; a Re-placement and Monitoring Center with the function of reintegrating returning Filipinos into the economy; a Migrant Workers and Other Overseas Filipinos Resource Center, and a Shared Government Information System for Migration. Part V creates a position within the Department of Foreign Affairs of a Legal Assistant for Migrant Workers and establishes a Legal Assistance Fund, both with the purpose of rendering aid to Filipinos in distress abroad.

  13. Philippines - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Omnibus Implementing Rules of the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 [Republic Act No. 8042]. - Rules on-line

    Adoption: 1995-06-07 | PHL-1995-L-77689

  14. Philippines - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Executive Order No. 236 organizing the National Committee on Illegal Entrants, repealing E.O. 656, series of 1981, to ensure effective coordination among member agencies in the investigation and disposition of cases involving the illegal entry of foreign nationals and vessels, and providing funds for its operation.

    Adoption: 1995-04-22 | PHL-1995-R-44260

    Establishes the National Committee on Illegal Entrants with the function of coordinating measures against illegal entry, smuggling and illegal fishing in Philippine territorial waters.

  15. Philippines - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Alien Social Integration Act of 1995 (R.A. No. 7919). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1995-02-24 | PHL-1995-L-43356

    Provides that all aliens who entered the Philippines illegally prior to 30 June 1992 shall be granted legal residence and shall not be prosecuted for crimes committed to maintain false or illegal residence, provided they apply for residence and pay relevant fees. Aliens granted residence under this Act are eligible to apply for naturalization five years from approval of application.

  16. Philippines - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Republic Act No. 711 establishing Overseas Workers' Investment (OWI) Fund Act. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1991-08-22 | Date of entry into force: 1991-08-22 | PHL-1991-L-26530

    The Act establishes the Overseas Workers' Investment Fund to provide incentives to overseas workers and to reduce the foreign debt burden. A Fund Board is created to encourage overseas workers to participate in official remittance schemes.

  17. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Lifting the Ban on New Applications for Licenses to Operate Private Employment Agencies Engaged in Recruitment and Placement of Filipino Workers for Overseas Employment (Executive Order No. 450)

    Adoption: 1991-03-19 | PHL-1991-R-26532

  18. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 435, reconstituting the Committee on the Remittance System for Overseas Filipino Workers created under Executive Order No. 378, dated November 23, 1989.

    Adoption: 1990-11-15 | Date of entry into force: 1990-11-15 | PHL-1990-R-21985

  19. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 378, constituting the Committee on the Remittance System for Filipino Overseas Workers.

    Adoption: 1989-11-24 | Date of entry into force: 1990-11-24 | PHL-1989-R-21050

  20. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 247 reorganizing the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and for other purposes. - Order on-line

    Adoption: 1987-07-24 | PHL-1987-R-3979

    The powers and functions set forth include the regulation of private sector participation in the recruitment and overseas placement of workers by setting up a licensing and registration system, protection of the rights of Filipino workers for overseas employment in regard to fair and equitable recruitment and employment practices, promotion and protection of their well-being overseas and institution of a system for ensuring the fair and speedy disposition of complaints.

  21. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Executive Order No. 25 granting exemption from the payment of the travel tax to Filipino overseas contract workers.

    Adoption: 1986-07-01 | PHL-1986-R-2510

  22. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Welfare Fund for Overseas Workers (Amending Certain Provisions of Presidential Decree 1694, Creating the "Welfare Fund for Overseas Workers") (Presidential Decree No. 1809). - Decree on-line

    Adoption: 1981-01-16 | PHL-1981-R-77690

  23. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1716 further amending Presidential Decree No. 66 dated November 20, 1972, creating the Export Processing Zone Authority.

    Adoption: 1980-08-21 | PHL-1980-R-5110

    Inter alia, contains an amendment regarding the employment of foreign nationals in the zones (s. 7) and concerning the Authority's sole police jurisdiction over the zones and areas owned or administered by the Authority (s. 9).

  24. Philippines - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    An Act Creating the Commission on Filipinos Overseas and for other purposes (Batas Pambansa Bilang 79) - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1980-06-16 | PHL-1980-L-77693

    Establishes the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, sets out its composition, powers and functions, organization and compensation for its members. Abolishes the Office of Emigrant Affairs.

  25. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1691 further amending certain provisions of Books I, III and V of Presidential Decree No. 442, as amended, otherwise known as the Labor Code of the Philippines.

    Adoption: 1980-05-01 | PHL-1980-R-5106

    Amends ss. 15 (Bureau of Employment Services), 17 (Overseas Employment Development Board), 35 (suspension or cancellation of licence or authority), 128(b) (enforcement of labour standards), 217 (jurisdiction of labor arbiters and Commission), 222 (appearance before Commission), and 262 (grievance machinery).

  26. Philippines - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Decree No. 1694 on the organization and administration of the Welfare Fund for Overseas Workers. - Decree on-line

    Adoption: 1980-05-01 | PHL-1980-R-5108

    The Welfare Fund is established for the purpose of providing social and welfare services for Filipino overseas workers, including insurance coverage, legal assistance, placement assistance and remittance services (s. 1). Sets forth the funding, administration, management and powers of the Fund.


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