The Department of Labor and Employment has temporarily suspended the issuance of alien employment permits to foreign nationals in Boracay Island.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III issued Labor Advisory No. 11, temporarily prohibiting foreign nationals to engage in gainful employment in the island of Boracay and those with valid AEP who intend to renew their employment permits.
However, foreign nationals who are either commissioned or authorized by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force are exempted from the temporary suspension, Silvestre said.
Exempted are foreign nationals who come to Boracay to conduct research studies or undertake work related to the island’s rehabilitation.
Also exempted from the temporary suspension are permanent resident foreign nationals and probationary or temporary resident visa holders.
All foreign nationals who are exempted from securing an AEP, are likewise exempted from the suspension.
The advisory, signed on June 26, shall take effect until the temporary closure of the Boracay Island has been lifted.