Singapore recruitment of OFWs will temporarily stop


As a protest to Singapore counterparts to stop collecting placement fees, the Association of Licensed Recruitment Agencies to Singapore (ALRAS) has decided to stop temporarily the recruitment of OFWs.

Lucy Sermonia, ALRAS president, has imposed a memorandum to agencies to convince Singapore partners to fully abide Philippine policy about non-collection of placement fees.

“In order to protect the industry, the association has agreed that a moratorium be implemented in order to convince Singapore agencies that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) does not allow the collection of placement fees under the HSW Reform Package of 2007,” she said.