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    POEA Overseas Employment Clearance (OEC)/Exit Clearance at SM, Robinsons

    The Overseas Employment Clearance (OEC) “is the document that will prove that they are documented Filipino workers that will entitle them to exemptions from travel tax and airport fees. [It] will also prove their ongoing membership with OWWA [Overseas Workers Welfare Administration], PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG.”

    It's also the evil document that's preventing Filipinos from travelling (like Tutubi who was delayed and questioned at NAIA by harassed by Immigration officer in NAIA who thought he's an OFW)

    OFWs spending holidays in the Philippines can now apply for exit clearances at these locations. Here's How to get OEC during the Christmas season during your holiday:

    SM Manila
    Robinson’s Pioneer along EDSA, Mandaluyong
    Trinoma, Quezon City
    Duty Free-Paranaque
    SM Pampanga, San Fernando, Pampanga

    On December 23, and 26; January 2, 3, and 6, 2014 OEC processing centers will serve applicants as early as 6 a.m.

    On January 4, a Saturday, Cacdac said they will also be open for transactions from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

    POEA regional offices in Cebu; Davao; Tuguegarao; San Fernando, La Union; San Fernando, Pampanga; Clark; Calamba, Laguna; Naga City; Legaspi; Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, and Zamboanga.

    Lastly, OFWs can also secure their exit clearance at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office even before they fly to the Philippines.



    posted by backpacking philippines @ 7:55 PM,


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