In a press release yesterday, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has advised Filipino household workers against accepting offers of jobs in Chile from a Singapore-based agency.
Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said he received reports that Caregiver and Manpower International Services (CMIS) with business address at Lucky Plaza, Orchard Road, Singapore, and owned by a certain Noel Muyco Aguilar has been illegally recruiting Filipino DHs in Singapore who would like to transfer to Chile.
In his report to POEA, Labor Attache Vicente M. Cabe said CMIS is neither registered nor accredited by Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
Cacdac also said CMIS is not in the list of POEA’s licensed recruitment agencies and accredited foreign employers and principals.
The Philippine Ambassador in Santiago has confirmed that CMIS has two Chilean employment agencies as partners and has already deployed eight Filipino household workers with another four DHs to arrive soon.
CMIS collects US$35,000 as placement fee from the workers but does not issue receipts. The Singapore agency also charges the applicants payment for a one-way plane ticket even though it was already paid for by the Chilean employer.