The POEA agency is now changed to DMW. If you notice the main website of POEA is now not working anymore and will show a “Page Cannot be Displayed” error. Even the Facebook Page of POEA will now redirect to the DMW office.
From the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to the Department of Migrant Workers, be advised that the agencies regulating the hiring of Filipino workers for overseas employment have changed. The DMW will now be responsible for the welfare of Filipino migrant workers. So please be guided on these changes.
The new website is now https://www.dmw.gov.ph
The new Facebook Page is now – https://www.facebook.com/dmw.gov.ph
Why did the POEA Website Change to DMW?
The reason for the change is that the Department of Migrant Workers is slowly being implemented and is in the transition period.
POEA is one of the Philippine government agencies that will be merged into the new Department of Migrant Workers office.
POEA Website is Deactivated, Please go to DMW Website
In a recent update from the DMW Website, they mentioned that the POEA Website is now deactivated, and that Filipinos who want to avail the services should visit the DMW website located at – dmw.gov.ph. Please be advised of this news advisory so that you are aware of the latest changes and system processes for OFWS. Below is the post from the DMW Facebook Page about this news:
OEC is can now be accessed via DMW.GOV.PH
If you plan to apply for an OEC (Overseas Employment Certificate), you will need to register and the URL has also changed. You may access the Balik Manggagawa online service through this link – https://onlineservices.dmw.gov.ph/OnlineServices/POEAOnline.aspx
About Department of Migrant Workers
As mentioned, the DMW is actually in a transition period, and once completed, POEA and many other Philippine government agencies will also be merged into the DMW office.
The POEA was an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) that is tasked to oversee the recruitment and deployment of Filipino workers for overseas employment, as well as monitor and protect their welfare.
With the passage of Republic Act No. 10022 or the Amended Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, the POEA was moved and its functions transferred to the DMW.
So this is the latest update about the POEA agency being migrated into the new DMW office. Please be advised on these changes as this will take about a year to implement as the systems will be put in place and all agencies will be transferred.
We will keep you updated on this blog as we get more information. You may also visit the DMW website or Facebook page for updates. Thank you!