OP says “wag tayong mawalan ng pag-asa.”
I can only imagine the process he/she has gone through to get this scrap of paper. This is how DMW makes life for OFWs as painful as possible.
I’m a FREELANCE ENGLISH TEACHER and I have 3 part-time teaching jobs and YES, my CONTRACTS were finally VERIFIED. It was not easy but it was definitely WORTH IT! Makakapagbakasyon na rin sa Pinas after more than 4 years. I’m under BALIK MANGGAGAWA since I changed my visa from TEMPORARY VISITOR (tourist visa) to WORKING VISA (instructor visa to specialist in humanities and international services visa). I submitted copies of my passport, residence card, national health insurance card, employment contracts, certificate of employment, payslips, company registration of my main employer, sworn statement on how I was employed and PARAMOUNT OFW INSURANCE. I already bought my plane tickets and already secured OEC appointment in POEA ORTIGAS. Sa mga kapwa ko OFWs here in Japan, wag tayong mawalan ng pag-asa. Wala naman tayong dapat ikatakot kung tayo ay nagtatrabaho lamang ng tapat at marangal dito sa Japan. Sa mga magsusubmit pa lang ng requirements sa POLO Tokyo, trust that I am rooting for all of you! Laban lang palagi!!!
Ang galing! Congrats! From tourist visa to working visa approved. 4years ago possible pa, ngayon yata hindi na talaga. I was in the same situation, though umuwi muna ako Pinas then I was directly hired. Mismong owner pa ng school pumunta sa meeting with Labor attaché para makakakuhabako OEC 2years ago.
Isipin mo kung employer ka sa Sendai o Sapporo o Naha, pupunta ka ba sa MWO Tokyo para makakuha ng OEC ang masipag mong Pinoy English teacher? I don’t think so.
Ito ang sinasabi kong hindi risonableng requirements para sa mga OFW na gusto lang magtrabaho nang maayos.