POEA.gov.ph is the website of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration
POEA was created in 1982 by virtue of Executive Order No. 797 which integrated the functions of the then Overseas Employment Development Board (OEDB), National Seamen’s Board (NSB), and Bureau of Employment Services. In July 1987, Executive Order No. 247 reorganized the POEA structure, rationalized its functions and systematized its operations. POEA's legal mandate is to promote and develop the overseas employment program, protect the rights of migrant workers, regulate private sector participation in recruitment and overseas placement maintain registry of skills and secure best terms of employment for OFWs.