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December 27, 2022 Comments (0)

BARMM Visits Staffhouse for Benchmarking Mission

Last Nov. 13, the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament made a valuable visit to Staffhouse International Resources for a benchmarking mission on recruitment. The visit was led by the BTA Committee on Labor and Employment chair MP Romeo Sema.

(Can we have more details on the visit here?)

● Did they visit the Cubao office?
● Who welcomed them during the visit?

The benchmarking mission, which is materialized through the Support to Bangsamoro Transition (SUBATRA) program, is funded by the European Union in the Philippines. Through the visit, Staffhouse was able to share its knowledge on ethical recruitment, demand for skills, and bottlenecks in the sector. The program kicked off in July 2020 and will run until June 2025.

The visit was very fruitful, and the lessons taken from it will be used to formulate the Bangsamoro Labor Code, which will include regulations that will protect and promote the welfare of the Bangsamoro workers.


What is SUBATRA?

SUBATRA is a five-year program supported by the European Union and co-financed by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, through an agreement with the Philippine government. The program aims to undertake the transition through capacity building of the executive, legislative and judicial of the Bangsamoro government and civil society organizations. The Bangsamoro Autonomous Regional in Muslim Mindanao region covers Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi. The regional center is Cotabato city.

The program aims to authorize a good governance environment and support the policy implementation established by the transition plan, focusing on the capacity of the BTA’s executive branch superstructure to drive and coordinate key transitional policies and the capacity of the society to contribute to a peaceful transition to the BARMM.

The United Nations Office for Project Services, the Bangsamoro Development Agency, and the Consortium of the Bangsamoro Civil Society are serving as implementing partners of the SUBATRA program. Visit SUBATRA’s website to learn more about the program.

The BTA is the interim regional government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of the Philippines and has executive and legislative power over the region. The BTA is composed of 80 members who shall be appointed by the President—41 from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and 39 from the Philippine government. The BTA was first organized in 2019 during the Duterte administration. The new members of the parliament were sworn in last August with President Marcos Jr. leading the oath-taking.

The BAARM is expected to have its maiden regular parliamentary and regional elections in May 2025 after it was moved from 2022 due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the absence of an electoral code in the region.

Staying true to its commitment to providing the best employment opportunities to Filipinos, Staffhouse remains to be a trusted employment agency in the Philippines that eyes to reach Pinoys in need of employment anywhere across the archipelago.

The visit of the BTA can foster job seekers in Mindanao to find more suitable overseas jobs for them. It can also aid Mindanaoans in knowing red and green flags with their recruiters or employers. As job seekers, it’s important to be aware of potential exploitation and unethical practices in the recruitment process. Filipinos are not new to venturing to work overseas to provide for their families. With the pandemic massively affecting the economy and the livelihood of people, many Pinoys braved working abroad to provide a decent life for their families back home. Whether from Luzon, Visayas, or Mindanao, Overseas Filipino Workers contributed a portion to the Philippine economy. No wonder they are considered our modern heroes and Filipino is always in demand somewhere across the globe. Money deposited everywhere by Filipino workers accounts for at least 10% of the country’s gross domestic product.


Employment Agency in the Philippines

Staffhouse International Resources is a 100% Filipino-owned corporation and has been in business since 1999 and licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration. It was born out of the passion to help Filipinos in need and has turned into a successful recruitment agency that highlights Filipino skilled workers and professionals in the global market.

We have deployed over 30,000 Filipinos to work for big companies from Asia, Australia, North America, the Middle East, and Africa. Pinoys under our care found jobs in various fields such as agriculture, food and beverage, healthcare, automotive, construction and engineering, and hospitality, among others.

We have trusted overseas partners and accolades abroad to ensure that our ethical recruitment goals are implemented from the start of the hiring process until the onboarding process. Our ethical recruitment practices are recognized by the International Labor Organization, International Organization for Migration, and Public Services International.

Staffhouse proudly adapts a model where it does not collect any placement fees from applicants to allow aspiring Filipinos to pursue better lives and not let mounting fees hinder an opportunity for them to provide more for their families.

Connect with us through our website to learn more about Staffhouse or email us at info@staffhouse.com for inquiries. You can contact us at +632-8913-3333 or on social media. Visit our Facebook page to get the latest updates on events, news, and even job postings. You can also quickly visit and visit. Staffhouse head office is in Cubao, Quezon City, and we also have an office in Cebu City.