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Oct 5, 2003
The Labor Code of the Philippines: Sections Dealing with Overseas Employment
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ART. 12. Statement of objectives.- It is the policy of the State:
(a) To promote and maintain a state of full employment through improved manpower training, allocation and utilization;
(b) To protect every citizen desiring to work locally or overseas by securing for him the best possible terms and conditions of employment;
(c) To facilitate a free choice of available employment by persons seeking work in conformity with the national interest;
(d) To facilitate and regulate the movement of workers in conformity with the national interest;
(e) To regulate the employment of aliens, including the establishment of a registration and/or work permit system;
(f) To strengthen the network of public employment offices and rationalize the participation of the private sector in the recruitment and placement of workers, locally and overseas, to serve national development objectives;
(g) To insure careful selection of Filipino workers for overseas employment in order to protect the good name of the Philippines abroad.

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