(26 August 2022, Singapore) – Officials of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)-Singapore visited the ASEAN Headquarters of META (formerly known as Facebook) located at Marina One, Marina Way, Singapore on Friday, 12 August 2022 and met with the company’s human resources officers to discuss the deployment of an additional 200 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Singapore in the coming months.
During the meeting, Facebook representatives confirmed that its accreditation through POLO-Singapore was the first one for the American multinational technology conglomerate based in Menlo Park, California. Meta owns social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and messaging application, WhatsApp, among other products and services. The Officers of POLO-Singapore were advised that Facebook may also pursue an accreditation with another POLO in the near future.
Chargé d’ Affaires Emmanuel R. Fernandez of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore views these developments as pathways to more opportunities for OFWs and could also encourage other multinational technology conglomerates to undertake the process of accreditation with POLOs in other countries in the coming months. (END).