We have discussed with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) the implementation of Advisory No. 19-08 (Advisory). As you may recall, the Advisory requires foreign nationals applying for an Alien Employment Permit (AEP) to appear personally before the DOLE to file their AEP applications and claim their AEP cards.
We have been advised by responsible officers of the DOLE National Capital Region that the Advisory will only be implemented with respect to foreign nationals who will be assigned to, or employed by, Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO).
Foreign nationals who will not be assigned to, or employed by, POGOs can still file their AEP applications, and have their AEP cards claimed, through their authorized agents/service providers.