POEA embarks on anti-human trafficking drive PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 August 2013 13:48

As a measure to combat recruitment malpractices, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) will embarks on a week-long anti-illegal recruitment and anti-human trafficking campaign in Zamboanga City on August 26-30 dubbed as “ZAMBOANGANZA “ A Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar.

The campaign will raise significant awareness and relevant information about the risks and compensation of overseas employment, the tactics of illegal recruiting and the harsh realities of human trafficking to graduating classes, civil service organization officials and various law enforcement sectors.

It also aims to promote the wakefulness of the program outputs in the educational institutions, aiming to address senior students and institutionalizing Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) as part of career enlightenment programs of schools and universities.

Southern City Colleges is one of schools in the city to benefit from the comprehensive PEOS that will be held August 26-30 of as one of the academe partner in vanguard illegal recruitment and human trafficking guiding the students to have a better career path.

The program will also include activities such as capability enhancement trainings for Public Employment Services and Officers (PESOs), the academe, private sector, law enforcers and prosecutors; and POEA on wheels, where the said agency services will be made available to the public such as legal assistance, e-registration and job fair.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s inaugural “Zamboanganza” was also made possible by the Joint Special Operations Task Force, Philippines and the U.S Army’s Military Information Support Team working in the city (MIST 5A12). The campaign will take place in various locations throughout the city within the last week of August. — Gerald C, Belleza/WMSU Masscom intern