MANILA, Philippines — For misrepresentation and engaging in human trafficking activities, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has cancelled the license of Non-Stop Employment Corp., a recruitment agency based in Ermita, Manila.
POEA head Hans Leo Cacdac said on Wednesday it was the firm’s “third offense that warrants the penalty of cancellation (of license).”
In a statement, he said Non-Stop Employment was one of several recruitment agencies being investigated by the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (Iacat).
The Iacat inquiry “was endorsed by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima relative to the investigation of cases of trafficking of Filipinos to Kuwait,” noted Cacdac.
The company “committed misrepresentation when its counterpart agency in Kuwait (Suad Dahham Thamer) failed to pay the recruited worker the monthly salary indicated in the employment contract.”