Recruitment agencies should not collect excessive placement fees from applicants or charge placement fees from workers seeking employment in countries which have laws that prohibit the same, if they don’t want to lose their license, said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said there is total prohibition on charging placement fees from Filipino household service workers, seafarers, and workers for deployment to countries which disallows placement fee collection.
He said charging placement fees from Filipino household service workers is prohibited under POEA Governing Board Resolution No. 6, Series of 2006.
Section 2 c, Rule 1, Part 6 of the POEA Rules defines as a recruitment violation any act of “charging or collecting placement fee for deployment to countries where the prevailing system, either by law, policy or practice, do not allow the charging or collection of placement and recruitment fees.” –Leslie Ann G. Aquino