The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) is the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) link to the world. It is directly under the Office of the Secretary of Labor. It acts as the operating arm of DOLE for the administration and enforcement of its policies and programs applicable to the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).
To date, there are thirty-four (34) POLOs around the world – 11 of which are in Asia, 13 in the Middle East, 7 in Europe, and 3 in the Americas.
In the performance of its services, the POLOs work in partnership with relevant Philippine government agencies, host government, Filipino communities, and non-government organizations (NGOs) that monitor and assist our overseas workforce.
POLO Dubai Organization
Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO) in Dubai and Northern Emirates is headed by Labor Attaché John Rio A. Bautista who supervises labor corps personnel at post and manages the operations of the MWOFRC. As stated in R.A. 8042 Migrant Workers Act (1995).
1. A Labor Attaché (DOLE) and Asst. Labor Attaché (DOLE)
2. A Welfare Officer (OWWA)
3. A Pagibig, SSS and DSWD Representative
4. An Administrative Staff (DOLE and OWWA)
5. A PROs and Drivers (local hire)
The POLO operates under the One-Country Team Approach (OCTA) wherein all officers, representatives, and personnel of the Philippine Government posted abroad shall, in each host country, act as one-country team with a mission under the leadership of the Ambassador, who shall act as team leader.