THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has warned overseas Filipino workers applying for the required medical examinations not to take their medical exams at eight DoH-accredited medical clinics due to the government’s suspension order.
Recruitment group agency spokesperson Emmanuel Geslani said the eight were under investigation by the National Bureau of Investigation for alleged links with a Kuwaiti national suspected to be a member of the Islamic State (ISIS).
Geslani said OFWs applying for jobs abroad were warned by the POEA from taking their medical exams from the eight medical clinics identified as Bartholome Medical Clinic, Agoncillo Medical Clinic, Abacus, St. Rita, Orion, Our Lady of All Network, One Health, Global and San Marcelino clinic.
He said the medical clinics were suspended by the Department of Health last March 9, 2017 pending the investigation.
“The eight clinics were involved in the WinstonQ8 Certification system which was discovered by NBI and BI agents to be the front of Aldafiri, reportedly a bomb maker for the ISIS whose identity was exposed by the Embassy of Kuwait to police authorities and requested his deportation to Kuwait to face several charges from the Kuwait government,” he said.
He urged the health department to revoke the licenses of the eight medical clinics, which he feared could still be used by the international terror group to earn money to fund their terror acts around the world.
Geslani also denounced the eight medical clinics for allegedly monopolizing the medical exams of OFWs wanting to work in Kuwait.
He said Winston Q8’s scheme leads it to earn P5 million to P6 million daily because they ask for P5,480 apart from the payment to be given to the eight clinics that should be mandatorily visited if you want to work in Kuwait.