Outbreak to cause a decline in POGO foreign workers

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is expecting a fall in the number of new foreign workers in the Philippines Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs) due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, local media reports. 

According to Labor Assistant Secretary OIC Dominique R. Tutay, in the first two months of the year, around 20,000 foreign nationals applied for Alien Employment Permit (AEP) in the DOLE’s regional offices. 

Of the figure, 15,000 have been for POGO-related employment.