Binalaan ulit ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ang taumbayan laban sa mga nag-aalok ng trabahong mapapasukan sa Iraq via online.
Muling iginiit ng DFA nitong Martes na hindi pa nila tinatanggal ang deployment ban sa naturang bansa.
“In some cases, these online announcements claim that the existing ban on deployment to Iraq has been lifted. On the contrary, Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) Governing Board Resolution No. 6, s. 2018, which suspends the deployment of newly hired workers bound for Iraq and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, remains in effect,” pahayag ng kagawaran.
Dagdag pa ng DFA, hindi na pahihintulan bumalik sa Iraq ang mga naghahanapbuhay doon na kasambahay kung sakaling umuwi sila sa bansa upang magbakasyon.
Maaring patawan ng malaking multa at parusa ang sinuman mahuhuling walang importanteng dokumento kagaya ng visa at renewed passport.
Samantala, narito ang listahan na magpapatunay na iligal ang isang recruiter o nagbibigay ng trabaho:
- applicants travel using a tourist visa or visit visa with recruiters promising to issue a worker’s visa upon arrival in Iraq;
- applicants do not possess their own identification documents such as IDs or passports;
- passports are confiscated;
- applicants are advised to inform authorities that they are just visiting a particular city, like Dubai, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok;
- applicants are advised of particular immigration lanes to choose or given nonverbal cues to lookout for during departure from Clark Airport or the Ninoy Aquino International Airport; agency has no permanent address;
- and agents do not reveal their full names and contact details.