Filipinos who wish to work in
should be aware that the POEA recently cancelled the license of Nanhaya International
Recruitment, Inc. because of violations on Philippine overseas employment
policies. Go West International, its partner placement agency in Canada Canada is also prohibited from recruiting
workers from the . Philippines
According to POEA Chief, Hans Leo J. Cacdac, their agency initiated the complaint against Nanhaya on September 2012 for the following violations: illegal collection of placement fee, misrepresentation, and other recruitment violations.
Its partner in Canda, Go West faces charges of violations on placement fee policy, rules and regulations on overseas employment and other laws based on a memo by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in
Frank Luna, Labor Attache of POLO in
that they have assisted six (6) OFWs in who ran away from their
employers and seek shelter at a nearby church. They were recruited by
Nanhaya for a supposed job at EPP Farms in Canada . Niagara Falls
The workers claimed that upon arriving in
, representatives of Go West
brought them to JEM Farms instead where they were forced to be laborers for the
construction of a large greenhouse when they applied as fruit
pickers and field workers. Canada
Aside from that, they were made to work beyond regular working hours but are not compensated for overtime pay. Their accommodation is a small room packed with three double beds which they even need to pay 80 cents per hours worked.
The workers also said that all of them paid Php125,000 to Nanhaya agency and another Php65,000 for Go West.
The government of
requires the employer to shoulder all recruitment costs in hiring foreign
workers as compliance to the POEA’s Memorandum Circular No. 3, Series of 2007.
Cacdac said that Nanhaya and its surety should refund the placement fees
collected from the workers. Canada