The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has issued Advisory No. 56, Series of 2018, warning applicants for overseas jobs against the use of fake medical certification. The POEA have received numerous reports concerning individuals roaming around the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and medical clinics accredited by the Department of Health (DOH) who offer medical certificates and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) uploading without the need of undergoing medical examination in exchange for money.
Applicants and recruitment agencies found to be using and submitting fraudulent medical certificates shall be subjected to the corresponding administrative sanctions under the 2016 Revised POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Land-based Overseas Filipino Workers, as well as criminal liability.
The POEA encourages prospective applicants to refrain from entertaining these individuals and immediately report their illegal activities to the Anti-Illegal Recruitment Branch through e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone numbers 7221189 and 7221192