Gov’t okays labor deployment to 49 countries

The Philippine government has approved the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to 49 countries that guarantee protection of migrant workers.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said the new list of countries is in addition to the 76 countries earlier certified as compliant with the requirements of the Philippine government.

Governing Board Resolution No. 06 said the basis of the certifications was made by the Department of Foreign Affairs. The 46 countries are:

 

1. Armenia
2. Bahamas
3. Bangladesh
4. Belarus
5. Benin
6. Bermuda
7. Burkina Faso
8. Burundi
9. Cameroon
10. Cape Verde
11. Central African Republic
12. Comoros
13. Congo Republic
14. Cook Islands
15. Democratic Republic of Congo
16. Denmark
17. Equatorial Guinea
18. Fiji
19. Gabon
20. Gambia
21. Ghana
22. Grenada
23. Guinea
24. Guinea Bissau
25. Guyana
26. Iceland
27.Ivory Coast / Cote d’Ivoire
28. Jordan
29. Kazakhstan
30. Liberia
31. Madagascar
32. Malawi
33. Malta
34. Mauritius
35. Morocco
35. Nigeria
37. Norway
38. Puerto Rico
39. Rwanda
40. Sao Tome and Principe
41. Senegal
42. Seychelles
43. Sierra Leone
44.Tanzania
45. Togo
46. Trinidad and Tobago
47. Tunisia
48. Uganda
49. Ukraine

Last May 17, the Governing Board of POEA resolved to allow the deployment of OFWs to 76 countries. These are:

 

AFRICA

1. Angola
2. Kenya
3. Namibia
4. South Africa

AMERICAS

5. Argentina
6. Belize
7. Bolivia
8. Brazil
9. Canada
10. Chile
11. Columbia
12. Costa Rica
13. Ecuador
14. Guam
15. Guatemala
16. Guyana
17. Jamaica
18. Mexico
19. Northern Marianas
20.Paraguay
21. Peru
22. Suriname
23. Uruguay
24.United States of America
25. Venezuela

EUROPE

26. Albania
27. Austria
28. Azerbaijan
29. Belgium
30. Bosnia-Herzegovina
31. Czech Republic
32. Cyprus
33. Estonia
34. Finland
35. France
36. Germany
37. Greece
38. Hungary
39.Italy
40.Ireland
4I.Latvia
42.Liechtenstein
43. Lithuania
44. Luxembourg
45. Poland
46. Portugal
47. Romania
48. Russian Federation
49. San Marino
50. Slovak Republic
51. Slovenia
52. Spain
53. Sweden
54. Switzerland
55. The Netherlands
56. Turkey
57. United Kingdom

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

58. Australia
59. Brunei
60. Hong Kong
61. Indonesia
62. Japan
63. Korea (South)
64. Lao PDR/Laos
65. Macau
65. Maldives
67. Malaysia
68. Marshall Islands
69. Myanmar
70. New Zealand
71. Palau
72. Sri Lanka
73. Taiwan
74.Vietnam

MIDDLE EAST

75. Israel
76. Oman