This category is customized for the on-line training of POLO Personnel for deployment.


This topic provides an overview on the Migration and Development Perspective of the Philippines, with focus on circular migration.

At the end of the course, students are expected to be familiar with the following concepts:

  • Background on the Overseas Employment of the Philippines
  • Philippine Labor Migration Management System
  • Migration Management Structure
  • Key Government Agencies Involved in the Management of Labor Migration System

REMINDER: Students are required to take the quiz for this course.  Failure to take the quiz for this topic shall result  to a grade of zero and non-participation mark.



This topic aims to provide basic understanding on related international laws; specifically ILO Conventions and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (UNCMW). However, in order to understand the former, an overview on the Philippine Foreign Policy and Commitment to the United Nations is necessary, as this will provide the perspective as to why we need international laws.


The section under this topic are categorized into the following:

  • An overview on the Philippine Foreign Policy giving emphasis on bilateral, regional and international issues;
  • the United Nations; and
  • the International Labour Organization.


Source: Office on the United Nations and other International Organizations (UNIO), Department of Foreign Affairs

REMINDER: Students are required to take the quiz for this course.  Failure to take the quiz for this topic shall result  to a grade of zero and non-participation mark.

REMINDER: Students are required to take the quiz for this course.  Failure to take the quiz for this topic shall result  to a grade of zero and non-participation mark.


REMINDER: Students are required to take the quiz for this course.  Failure to take the quiz for this topic shall result  to a grade of zero and non-participation mark.


This topic provides for an introduction to DOLE Administrative Order No. 168, series of 2013; otherwise known as the Manual of Operations, Policies and Guidelines for the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) or the POLO Manual.

It has the following sections:

1) Legal bases of the POLO Manual

2) POLO Manual's Contents

3)Summary of Title I: Organization, Functions and Responsibilities of the POLO

4) Summary of Title II: Labor Documentation Functions - Part A. Verification Guidelines and Procedures

5) Summary of Title II: Labor Documentation Functions - Part B. Accreditation of Foreign Placement Agency (FPA) and Employers by POLO

6) Summary of Title II: Labor Documentation Functions - Part C. Overseas Employment Certificate and OWWA Membership Guidelines and Procedure


REMINDER: Students are required to take the quiz for this course.  Failure to take the quiz for this topic shall result  to a grade of zero and non-participation mark.


REMINDER: Students are required to take the quiz for this course.  Failure to take the quiz for this topic shall result  to a grade of zero and non-participation mark.



REMINDER: Students are required to take the quiz for this course.  Failure to take the quiz for this topic shall result  to a grade of zero and non-participation mark.