By Jerome Lagunzad

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration on Tuesday, February 12, issued a warning to all Filipino nurses seeking jobs in Germany under the “Triple Win Project” against online illegal recruitment activities.

Several reports regarding a website run by alleged illegal recruiters who promise nursing jobs in the said country have reached POEA.

In an official statement, POEA Administrator Bernard P. Olalia said they are discouraging jobseekers from submitting their application, as well as personal information via online.

Instead, jobseekers should personally submit their documents at the Manpower Registry Division of POEA.

“The Triple Win Project is a joint initiative between the Philippines and Germany to help bring qualified nurses in the country to work in Germany. The whole recruitment and deployment process here in the Philippines is being handled only by POEA and no other outside agencies have been authorized to work on our behalf,” said Olalia.

The POEA reminds all applicants to be vigilant against illegal recruiters. To report any suspected illegal recruitment activities, contact the POEA Anti-Illegal Recruitment Branch at 722-11-92 or at POEA Hotline numbers 722-11-44 or 722-11-55.