The Philippines Overseas Labour Office has asked the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to stop deploying Filipino workers to Poland over alleged irregularities of a recruitment agency, reports the Manila Times. Labour Office labour attaché Cheryl Daytec identified the erring agency as Gold Icon Recruitment and Promotion Inc., which has been suspended by the Administration. Among the complaints against Gold Icon was the collection of excessive processing fees amounting to PHP 269,000 (USD 5,265) without issuing receipts and contract substitution. Overseas Filipino workers were also made to sign documents, stating that Gold Icon did not collect any amount from them.
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