Pursuant to its mandate, through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), has created the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices in various countries of destination to provide the following programs and services for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs):

1.  Labor Market Development and Management

2.  Reintegration Preparedness

  • Financial
  • Literacy
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Development Training
  • Business Counseling
  • Skills Training
  • Value Formation

3.  Community Outreach

  • Leaders’ Forum
  • Socio-cultural Activities
  • Institutional Events

4.  Workers’  Information and Education

  • Post-arrival  Orientation Seminar
  • Labour Education
  • Immigration Laws and Procedures

5.  OEC  Issuance

6.  Employment Verification

  • Verification of documents
  • Watchlisting/ blacklisting of employers, foreign placement agencies and Philippine recruitment agencies

7. Case Management

8. OWWA membership

9. Welfare Assistance

  • Hospital Visitation
  • Jail Visitation
  • Work Campsite visitation
  • Psycho-social counseling
  • Other assistance

10.  Repatriation Assistance

11.  Custodial Program

12. Policy Advocacy and Labor Cooperation

The POLO, Dubai and Northern Emirates is headed by a Labor Attaché who directly supervises the corps of labor personnel, composed of an Assistant Labor Attaché, Welfare Officers, Administrative Assistants, Staff Workers and locally hired personnel.

The POLO also supervises and manages the Migrant Workers and other Filipinos Resource Center (MWOFWRC) that serves as a temporary temporary venue for extending and implementing POLO’s programs and services.