Frequently Ask Questions for EMPLOYERS who wish to Recruit Filipino Workers.

What is POEA?

POEA is the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, a government agency responsible for regulating overseas recruitment and protecting the rights of Filipino workers.

Does my company really need to accredited /registered with POEA?

Yes. Accreditation is essentially the Philippine Government's grant of authority to a foreign principal to recruit and hire Filipino workers through a licensed agency for overseas employment. The purpose is to establish the existence of the employing person, company or project, its capability to hire workers at acceptable rates and at desirable conditions, in conformity with the minimum standards prescribed by the POEA and taking into account the labour laws and legislations of the host government.