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Q. Is there a remedy for a denied application for Alien Employment Permit (AEP)?
Ans. Yes, a Motion for Reconsideration and/or an Appeal maybe filed by any aggrieved party.

Q. When shall an application for renewal of Alien Employment Permit (AEP) be filed?
Ans. An application for renewal of AEP must be filed at least fifteen (15) days before its expiration. For elective positions applications must be filed upon election or upon expiration of AEP.

Elective and appointive officers have a grace period of five (5) working days after their election or appointment to file application for renewal of AEP without penalty.

Q. What are the grounds for revocation/cancellation of Alien Employment Permit (AEP)?
Ans. Any of the following is a ground for revocation/cancellation of an AEP:

  1. Misrepresentation of facts or falsification of documents submitted;
  2. The foreign national has been declared undesirable alien by competent authorities;
  3. Non-compliance with the condition for which the AEP was issued;
  4. Failure to renew AEP within one (1) year after its expiration.

Q. Are there fines and penalties relative to the filing of an application for an Alien Employment Permit (AEP)?

A. For new application

A fine of Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) for working without an AEP for one (1) year or less and Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000.00) for working without an AEP, for more than one (1) year.

B. For renewal of AEP

A fine of Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) for failure to file the application for renewal of permit within the prescribed period, if filed within six (6) months after the prescribed period, and Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000.00) if filed after six (6) months; provided that the application is filed within one (1) year after the expiration of AEP.

Q. Who are the clients of the Phil-JobNet?

Main clients:

  • Jobseekers
  • Employers

Other clients:

  • Labor Unions
  • Educational Institutions
  • Foundations/NGOs

Q. What can the client expect from the Phil-JobNet?

The following options are available:

For jobseekers:

  • Submit his/her own application
  • Search job opportunities
  • Run job matching process
  • Get list of vacancies and corresponding
  • Employers' contact information
For employers:

  • Post vacancies for free
  • Search job applicants
  • Run job matching process
  • Get list of applicants and corresponding contact information

Q. What is the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES)?

The Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) is mandated under Republic Act No. 7323 otherwise known as "An Act To Help Poor But Deserving Students Pursue Their Education By Encouraging Their Employment During Summer and/or Christmas Vacations, Through Incentives Granted to Employers, Allowing Them to Pay Only Sixty Per Centum of Their Salaries or Wages and The Forty Per Centum Through Education Vouchers To Be Paid By the Government, Prohibiting and Penalizing The Filing of Fraudulent and Fictitious Claims, and For Other Purposes", Under this law, the Secretary of Labor and Employment is designated Program Director of the SPES.

The SPES is a component of the President's Kabataan 2000 Program along with the Work Appreciation Program (WAP) of the Department of Labor and Employment.


The objective of the SPES is to develop the intellectual capacities of children of poor families and harness their potentials for the country's well being. Specifically, the Program aims to help poor but deserving students pursue their education by providing income or augment their income through encouraging their employment during summer and/or Christmas vacations.

Click here to read more about PESO.

Q. What is the coverage of the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES)?

The SPES is open to all qualified high school college or vocational students or drop-outs and interested employers.

Students and Drop-outs

  1. 15-25 years old
  2. Enrolled during the present school year/term or during the school year/term immediately preceeding the summer vacation
  3. Dropout who intend to continue his education
  4. Parents' combined net income after tax, including his own, if any, does not exceed P36,000 per annum
  5. Garnerned a passing grade during the school year/term referred above or in case of dropout, the last year/term attended
  6. His/her parents has been displaced or about to be displaced due to business closure or work stoppage provided he/she meets a, b and d above

  1. Any person or entity who has employed at least 50 workers at any given time during the past 12 months.

Q. What are the special services of Public Employment Service Office (PESO)?

Jobs Fairs - these shall be conducted periodically all over the country to bring together in one venue job seekers and employers for immediate matching;

Livelihood and Self - employment Bazaars - these will give clients information on the array of livelihood programs they choose to avail of, particularly in the rural areas;

Special Credit Assistance for Placed Overseas Workers - this type of assistance will enable poor but qualified applicants to avail of opportunities for overseas employment;

Special Program for Employment of Students and Out-of-School Youth (SPESOS) - this program shall endeavor to provide employment to deserving students and out-of-school youths and out-of-school youths coming from poor families during summer and/or Christmas vacations as provided for under Republic Act No. 7323 and its implementing rules, to enable them to pursue their education;

Work Appreciation Program (WAP) - this program aims to develop the values of work appreciation and ethics by exposing the young to actual work situations;

Workers Hiring for Infrastructure Projects (WHIP) - this program is in pursuance of Republic Act No. 6685 which requires construction companies, including the Department of Public Works and Highways and contractor for government-funded infrastructure projects, to hire thirty percent (30%) of skilled and fifty percent (50%) of unskilled labor requirements from the areas where the project is constructed/located; and

Other programs/activities developed by DOLE to enhance provision of employment assistance to PESO clients, particularly for special groups of disadvantaged workers such as persons with disabilities (PWDs) and displaced workers.

Q. What is the Public Employment Service Office (PESO)?

The Public Employment Service Office or PESO is a non-fee charging multi-employment service facility or entity established or accredited pursuant to Republic Act No. 8759 otherwise known as the PESO Act of 1999.

To carry out full employment and equality of employment opportunities for all, and for this purpose, to strengthen and expand the existing employment facilitation service machinery of the government particularly at the local levels there shall be established in all capital towns of provinces, key cities, and other strategic areas a Public Employment Service Office, Hereinafter referred to as "PESO", which shall be community-based and maintained largely by local government units (LGUs) and a number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or community-based organizations (CBOs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs). The PESOs shall be linked to the regional offices of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for coordination and technical supervision, and to the DOLE central office, to constitute the national employment service network.

Q. What are the objectives of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO)?

General Objective:

  • Ensure the prompt, timely and efficient delivery of employment service and provision of information on the other DOLE programs.
Specific Objectives:

  1. Provide a venue where people could explore simultaneously various employment options and actually seek assistance they prefer;
  2. Serve as referral and information center for the various services and programs of DOLE and other government agencies present in the area;
  3. Provide clients with adequate information on employment and labor market situation in the area; and
  4. Network with other PESOs within the region on employment for job exchange purposes.

Q. What are the functions of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO)?
  1. Encourage employers to submit to the PESO on a regular basis a list of job vacancies in their respective establishments in order to facilitate the exchange of labor market information services to job seekers and employers by providing employment services to job seeker, both for local and overseas employment, and recruitment assistance to employers;
  2. Develop and administer testing and evaluation instruments for effective job selection, training and counseling;
  3. Provide persons with entrepreneurship qualities access to the various livelihood and self-employment programs offered by both government and non-governmental organizations at the provincial/city/municipal/barangay levels by undertaking referrals for such programs;
  4. Undertake employability enhancement trainings/seminar for jobseekers as well as those would like to change career or enhance their employability. This function is presently supervised by TESDA and conducted by other training;
  5. Provide employment and occupational counseling, career guidance, mass motivation and values development activities;
  6. Conduct pre-employment counseling and orientation to prospective local and overseas workers;
  7. Provide reintegration assistance services to returning Filipino migrant workers: and
  8. Perform such functions as willfully carry out the objectives of this Act.

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