The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said some 75,000 Singapore-based OFWs have used the online issuance of overseas employment certificate since it started.
The Balik-Manggagawa (BM) online system allows an aspiring OFW applying for an overseas employment certificate (OEC) to do so online, make an appointment on the date and time of their own choosing, and print the certificate at home, in an Internet caf?, or in an office.
The system was inaugurated by DOLE secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz last year.
Baldoz recently concluded a two-day official visit to Singapore, part of her observation and ocular inspection of Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO), with instructions to the Philippine Overseas Employment chief and the Labor Attache to enhance the overseas employment certificate (OEC) issuance process.
The system has eased the lives of about Singapore-based OFWs, the top user base of the BM online.
?I was here before the BM online system was installed and I saw how long the queues of OFWs obtaining their OECs were. Because of the system, the long lines are gone. What a change!? said Baldoz.