POEA warns OFWs on use of fake medical certificates

By | January 3, 2019

Don’t use fake medical certificates when applying for jobs abroad, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration(POEA) warned job seekers.

POEA has issued Advisory No. 56, Series of 2018 warning prospective applicants against the use of fraudulent medical certification after receiving numerous reports of individuals making money out of this illegal act.

In the advisory, POEA said that unscrupulous individuals are roaming around the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and medical clinics accredited by the Department of Health (DOH) to offer medical certificates and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) uploading without the need of undergoing medical examination in exchange for money.

“Please be advised that applicants and recruitment agencies found to be using and submitting fraudulent medical certificates shall be subjected to the corresponding administrative sanctions under the 2016 Revised POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Land-based Overseas Filipino Workers, as well as criminal liability,” said Bernard P. Olalia, POEA administrator.

The POEA encourages prospective applicants to refrain from entertaining these individuals and immediately report their illegal activities to the Anti-Illegal Recruitment Branch through e-mail poea.airb@gmail.com or telephone numbers 7221189 and 7221192. (via POEA website)

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