The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is the main government agency that regulates the overseas recruitment sector in the country. Because of these, all overseas recuitment agencies and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) would have to abide by the rules set by POEA regarding overseas employment. All legal OFWs would have to go to POEA to take care of their working abroad essentials such as the OFW registration and overseas employment certificates (OECs).

The POEA main office is located in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila but those residing from other parts of the Philippines can go to the nearest POEA satellite and regional offices nearest their area. The list is provided below:


POEA Main Office
Blas F. Ople Building, Ortigas Avenue corner Edsa, Mandaluyong City
POEA Hotlines: 722.11.44 / 722.11.55
[email protected]


POEA Regional & Satellite Offices

POEA Regional Center for Luzon
2nd Floor, LZK-Zambrano Building, Quezon Avenue
City of San Fernando, La Union

(072) 242-5608 (telefax)

(072) 700-4236
[email protected]

POEA Satellite Office Region II
13 Dalan na Pagayayya
Regional Government Center, Tuguegarao City

(078) 844-3076 (telefax)
[email protected]

POEA Regional Ext. Unit-CAR
Benitez Court Compound
Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
(074) 442-9478
[email protected]

POEA Satellite Office - Region III
One-Stop Clark Processing for OFW
Claro M. Recto, Clark, Angeles City, Pampanga
(045) 893 4152
[email protected]

POEA Satellite Office - Region IV
No. 4 Penthouse, Hectan Commercial Center
Chipeco Avenue, Brgy. Halang Calamba City
(049) 502-2798, (049) 834-7974 (telefax)
[email protected]

POEA Satellite Office No. V
3rd Floor ANST Bldg., Washington Drive, Legaspi City
(052) 480-0144
[email protected]

POEA Regional Center for Visayas
Ground Flr. DOLE-RO7 Building A (old Insular Building)
General Maxilom Ave. and Gorordo Ave. Cebu City
(032) 412-0040 to 42
[email protected]

POEA Regional Ext. Unit - Region VI
2nd Floor, S.C. Divinagracia Building

Quezon Street, Iloilo City
(033) 336-8611
[email protected]

POEA Satellite Office
2nd Floor, Old City Hall
Araneta-Luzuriaga St.
Bacolod City
(034) 434-7391 (telefax)
[email protected]

POEA Satellite Office
DOLE Compound, Trece Martirez, Tacloban City
(053) 321-7134 (telefax)
[email protected]

POEA Regional Center for Mindanao
2nd Flr., AMYA II Bldg.
Quimpo Blvd. cor. Tulip Drive Ecoland, Davao City
(082) 297-7429 (telefax)
(082) 297-7428, (082) 297-7650
[email protected]


POEA Regional Ext. Unit - Region IX
Unit 3, Dona Pura Building, Metrogate Corp.

Veterans Avenue, Zamboanga City
(062) 992-5523
[email protected]

POEA Regional Ext. Unit - Region X
Ground Floor Trinidad Bldg.
Corrales Ave., Cagayan de Oro City
(08822) 724-824 (telefax)
(08822) 729-465
[email protected]


Satellite Office- CARAGA
Door 2, Nimfa Tiu Bldg II

JP Rosales Avenue, Butuan City
(085) 342-6178/7584, (085) 225-5989


POEA Satellite Office - Tawi-Tawi
Initiative for Tawi Tawi Area Development Foundation Bldg.
Old Housing Project, Tubig Boh
Bongao, Tawi Tawi
[email protected]