What Can Pres. Noynoy Do about GAMCA

GAMCA or the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Accredited Medical Clinics Association was reportedly initiated in Bangladesh as a result of the huge number of Bangladeshi workers being sent back home after undergoing medical checkup and found unfit to work in their host countries. Apparently, overseas recruitment and placement agencies in that South Asian country routinely negotiated with clinics to stamp workers “fit-to-work” even if the result of a medical examination is contrary, in exchange for “kickbacks” from the workers.

After the creation of GAMCA in 1999, medical exams were standardized and the number of cases of workers being sent home to Bangladesh due to medical checkup failures, dropped considerably. Hailing the effectiveness of the scheme, GCC countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – sought to emulate the system in India, the Philippines and other Asian countries.

In 2001, the Executive Board of the Health Ministers’ Council of the GCC established in the Philippines the centralized medical referral decking system, through GAMCA, “to address the proliferation of fake medical certificates, do away with the rebates that affect the integrity of medical testing, and to protect the citizens of GCC countries from being infected with communicable diseases that may be borne by GCC-bound OFWs.” Under this system, Filipinos who are applying for overseas employment in the Gulf States shall undergo medical examinations in GAMCA clinics only.

The GAMCA member clinics in the Philippines are:

  1. American Out-Patient Clinic
  2. Angelina Apostol Punzalan Medical Clinic
  3. Angelus Medical Clinic
  4. Arguelles Medical Clinic
  5. Christian Cangco Medical Clinic
  6. International Diagnostic Clinic
  7. L-R Medical Clinic
  8. Mabini Medical Clinic
  9. Our Lady of Fatima Med Clinic
  10. Physicians Diagnostic Clinic
  11. Philippine Medical Test System
  12. Ruben Bartolome Medical Clinic
  13. S.M. Lazo Medical Clinic
  14. St. Martin Polyclinic
  15. St. Patrick’s Healthcare System
  16. St. Peter & Paul Medical Clinic
  17. St. Vincent Medical Clinic

There is no denying that GAMCA’s aim is noble. Yet, why is there so much complaints and opposition to its continued existence in the Philippines? Primarily, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) feel that GAMCA’s standard for a fit and healthy worker is not only very strict, but is somewhat ridiculous. An OFW could be stamped as “unfit” to work in GCC countries if he has any of the following “diseases”:

Infectious category:

  • HIV/AIDS reactive
  • Hepatitis B surface antifgen, HCV reactive
  • Microfilaria positive and malaria blood film positive, known leprosy patients
  • Tuberculosis – any type, X-ray showing active PTB, past evidence of PTB or healed pulmonary scar, including minimum fibrosis, calcification (granuloma) pleural thickening, pleural effusion, tuberculosis lymphadenitis
  • VDRL/TPHA reactive
Non-infectious category:
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Chronic hepatitis failure
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Known case of cancer
  • Psychiatric disease and neurological disorders
  • Physical disabilities, i.e. color blindness, deafness

A large number of prospective and redeploying OFWs had been denied a chance of working abroad because of this unreasonable GAMCA standard. As emphasized in the list above, a past evidence of PTB or healed pulmonary scar is considered by GAMCA as an infectious disease. OFWs need not be medical specialists to know that a past evidence of PTB or healed pulmonary scar simply means that a person had already been cured of PTB, as evidenced by the healed scar. How could a scar – healed and dry – become a disease, much more an infectious one? This lamentable case is best illustrated by a GMA News.TV story of nurse “Sitti”:

Filipino nurse Sitti thought that she had finally fulfilled her dream of working in Saudi Arabia after passing a hiring firm’s standards, only to be denied that opportunity by a failed medical test administered by an exclusive group of clinics…

… In an e-mail sent to the Center for Migrant Advocacy, Sitti said that a Gamca clinic declared her “unfit” to be deployed because a scar was reportedly found on her lungs.Being a nurse herself, she said that she got a second opinion from the Lung Center of the Philippines and found out from the results that the scar was inactive and was told that this wouldn’t be a hindrance to her work.“Binigyan po ako ng clearance ng Lung Center stating na I am fit to work (I was given a clearance by theLung Center stating that I am fit to work),” she said in the e-mail.After being declared “unfit” by the Gamca clinic, however, she went back to Mindanao, bothered by the thought that if she applied again, she would still be turned down.

Another reason for GAMCA’s notoriety among OFWs and recruitment agencies is the perception that the association is exploiting the OFWs’ inherent vulnerability in seeking medical clearances and is “reportedly operating like a cartel or mafia”.

The “referral decking system” is a centralized medical referral decking system established in 2001 by GCC states — Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain supposedly to stop the proliferation of fake medical certificates and the transfer of communicable diseases from foreign workers to citizens of the GCC-member countries.However, some migrant groups have scored the Gamca for operating like a cartel or “mafia,” saying these clinics connive with each other to reap profit from charging exorbitant medical fees.“The recruitmentagency refers the aspiring OFW to Gamca, and Gamca in turn designates a member-clinic to conduct the medical checkup and formalities on an aspiring OFW only after the job seeker (has paid) hundreds of pesos for the ‘referral’ made by Gamca,” said John Leonard Monterona, Migrante regional coordinator for the Middle East in a recent statement.Monterona previously said that even those who are healthy would be surprised to find that their medical test results indicate that they have a spot on their lungs, or need to clean their teeth, or need to undergo electro-cardiograph (ECG) test.

A 2005 position paper submitted to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) by the Filipino Migrant Workers Group raised the following very convincing points:

… Clinics have started charging PHP2600 to PHP2700 per Worker (Phase 1 & 2). Out of the PHP2600.00, the Clinics give an average of PHP1000 (to as high as PHP1400) to the Agency who refer their workers. This only means that the Clinics are still earning despite giving away almost half of the Medical Fee paid by the workers otherwise it cannot go on for more than a decade (1990-2003). It’s unimaginable that the scheme (actually it’s a SCAM!) went on for 13 long years without the knowledge of the people tasked to look at the welfare of the OFWs resulting into a multi-billion-peso loss that could had been used to improve the lives of the Workers. A Cerebral mind is not needed to have an idea of how this scheme is working to the detriment of the Workers. This year, the amount of Medical fee for OFWs bound for Korea is PHP1,320 pesos only, THE TESTS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE ONES CONDUCTED TO GCC BOUND OFW’S BY GAMCA MEMBERS. The only difference is that those Clinics are NON-GAMCA members and do not have a DECKING SYSTEM , however, they are accredited by DOH-POEA and most of them are members of AMCOW (Association of Medical Clinics for Overseas Workers)…

As claimed by GAMCA, the Decking System was conceptualized and imposed by the GCC Health Ministers to address the problem they encounter on fake/forged Medical test Certificates. Though there is some compelling reasons for the GCC to guard their interests, it was very clear however, that the DECKING SYSTEM may have been hatched by GAMCA to achieve the following;1.They want to distribute the volume of Workers equally to all members thus assuring everyone an equal share of the booty at any given time.2.With the scheme, the OFWs and the Agencies are now left without a choice as to which Clinic to choose, thus the Clinic can now afford to keep the rebate for themselves.

FACT 1

Those 17 Clinics who now called themselves GAMCA are the same Clinics accredited by the GCC Embassies since the beginning, therefore it is logical to think that they are also the ones responsible for the issuance of the faked/forged Medical Certificates. Some of them were in fact suspended by the Embassies at one time or another and threatened with revocation of their accreditation.

FACT 2

The Medical Decking System was conceptualized and proposed as early as 1999, a series of hearings between the Recruitment Agencies and GAMCA were held at the DOH premises presided by Atty. Lutero without the representation from the Workers. There was resistance from the Recruitment Association aware of the consequences of the scheme, however, it was declared by PASEI & OPAP that they are willing to forego the Rebates for as long as there would be no implementation of the Decking System. Meanwhile, despite the many attempts to implement, GAMCA failed to push through with it. In the 2nd Quarter of 2001 Administrative Order No. 5 was issued approving the implementation of the Decking System, just a few weeks before Secretary Dayrit assumed the office of the Secretary of Health. We can only assume that GAMCA took it as a good timing to have the approval from the Secretary without elaborating the defects of the System. In the pretext of protecting the interest of the receiving countries, GAMCA likewise has managed to get the support of the GCC Ambassadors.

FACT 3

Despite the removal of the rebate and the clamor to lower the cost of medical testing fee, GAMCA has even used the scheme to squeeze the workers dry by imposing a lot of additional tests to benefit other Health Practitioners associated with them. Workers are immediately declared unfit should their BP register at 130 over 90 on their Sphygmomanometer. Should the worker appeal the Tests Results, he will be sent for Cardiac clearance to a designated Clinic of their choice thus spending thousands of pesos unnecessarily. The same goes for simple Dermatological deficiencies, Dental & Optometric Cases. It is now common for Workers to spend over PHP3000. This DECKING SYSTEM has legitimized the abominable act of squeezing more sweat and blood of the hapless OFWs.What makes it worse, even OFW dependents like mothers and children are declared unfit if they are found to be pregnant or found to have Scar in their Lungs. Isn’t this the height of stupidity? These are mothers and children who are going overseas to reunite with their family and not to work.

On September 26, 2008 Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III signed Memorandum No. 2008-0210 ordering clinics belonging to and identified with GAMCA to “forthwith stop, terminate, withdraw or otherwise end the insidious practice known as the referral decking system.” But up to this time, the order is basically ignored by GAMCA, which continues to implement the system because they have a pending appeal with the Office of the President for the revocation of the DOH Order.

Meanwhile, a large number of OFWs continue to be denied their rightful means of livelihood in GCC countries. Ang hinaing ng mga kabayang Pinoy na napagkaitan ng hanapbuhay dahil sa hindi matuwid na patakaran ng GAMCA ay matatagpuan dito. Pangulong Noynoy, kung tunay ngang ang iyong “boss” ay ang Sambayanang Pilipino, sana ay bigyan mo naman ng pansin ang kanilang hinaing at dalhin mo sa “tuwid na daan” ang GAMCA.

76 comments

  1. Ponciano · · Reply

    I have been working abroad for many years now despite the fact that I have this pulmonary fibrosis but this December 2011 I was diagnosed as unfit by Peter Paul as unfit.
    Does this means that I can no longer work abroad?

    1. There is. If your employers in the GCC countries could issue a waiver for you, you can still work there. Your employment agency could help you on that matter. But if not, you could always apply in other countries. The GCC countries are not the only place for us, OFWs. We are everywhere. Cheers. :)

      1. Thanks, but I think this should be resolved since there,s a lot of pinoys that failed to work overseas because of this gamca, other countries accept those with scar but Philippine gamca don’t

    2. bernice · · Reply

      You will not qualify to work abroad bcoz of the findings of Peter Paul of having Pulmo Fibrosis only in Saudi Arabia and Qatar . You may challenge the clinic result but it could be a long process and a little expensive , To have ur own
      peace of mind – go to the Lung Center Hospital and tell them of your case ,
      ask for a specialist that is connected with an accredited gcc/gamca centers
      you need to confirm if Peter Paul result is for real or its just their x ray machines and technicians not functioning well ! Then if should find your x ray result normal
      clear – approach the DOH so they can endorse you to the Peter Paul

      Or you can go either to St Vincent clinic or Bartolome clinic – 2 break away clinics of the GCC but whose fitness certs are being recognized at the Saudi Embassy , Manila

      hope it will help you somehow

  2. ako rin po may karanasan sa cangco medical clinic sa makati yakal st. na membro ng gamca. january 10 2012 po ako nagpamedical at hanggang ngayong february 18 2012 wala pa pong resulta kung fit or unfit. samantalang ang sabi nila sakin noon eh 3 – 4 days lang my resulta na. apat na beses din po ako pinabalikbalik sa clinic. ang masaklap po eh sa baguio city pa po ako nakatira at wala po akong kilala sa maynila, at nagpamdedical na rin po ako d2 sa baguio at within 2 days nakuha ko po result na fit to work ako. hindi po daw nila hhonor yung result ko dito sa baguio dahil hindi daw sila membro ng gamca ayon sa cangco medical clinic. baon na rin po ako sa utang dahil sa pamasahe pabalik balik sa clinic nila. sana may maka basa po nito na pwedeng tumulong. share ko lang po ito para mapansin maraming salamat po

    1. Dapat may result na yun. 2 to 3 days nga lang ang result nun. Tawag-tawagan mo na lang sila at itanong mong mabuti kung kelan at bakit wala pa rin yung result ng medical mo. Dapat itanong mo rin sa agency mo, yung agency kasi ang magsasabi kung Fit or Unfit to work ka.

    2. parehas tayo ng pinagdaanan..ang layo din ng tirahan ko, sa zambales pa ako. then pinabalik-balik ako ng clinic. then me na meet akong taga pampanga at taga dagupan,ganun din daw sila, pinapinom ng gamot, pero di nman daw din sila nakaranas na ubuhin tulad ko para magkaroon ng ptb scar..iniisip ko tuloy na baka sinabi lang ng taga clinic yun para di na kami magpabalik-balik at ayusin na lang dahil sa malalayo kami at sayang ang pera sa pamasahe?

  3. bernice · · Reply

    Hi, dapat kasi ung agency mo dito sa Manila that should be doing the follow ups to Christian Cangco clinic for your medical results , then relay it to you .

    if none , you have this options – call up the Angelina Punzalan clinic and look for their Director Dr Punzalan who is actually the head of GCC/GAMCA here and tell
    your case , should you be going back to Manila again instead report to Punzalan clinic para mag sumbong , or you may have the option to use St. Vincent Clinic – a break away clinic of GCC/GAMCA but whose fitness certs are recognized at the Saudi Embassy , Manila

    Sana maging successfull ka overseas

    1. I was scheduled by my recruitment agency for a medical checkup via GAMCA Referral. But the medical center is not a member of GAMCA according to sources via web. I’ve asked my agency regarding the matter and they told me that the GAMCA Office was the one who scheduled me for a medical checkup in the medical center and they would not do so if the medical center was not a member of GAMCA itself. I wanted to validate if the medical center is indeed a member of GAMCA but no contact details can be found via web. And the agency seems like in line with the GAMCA Decking System and that they might be protecting what should not be known. If I woud be spending money for medicals I want it to be valid and truthful. Does anyone know any contact details for GAMCA or should I consult in Apostol-Punzalan Clinic where the director is? Suggestions anyone?

  4. Thanks, Bernice for the great insights. You are a big help. :)

  5. galing ako ng singapore for 5 years,every year may x-ray kami..wala man lang kahit anong problema sa x-ray.. pero eto, ng papunta na ng Ksa, ayan, nagkaproblema na,dami na tuloy utang,.. : (

    hay buhay nating mga ofw, mahirap na nga,lalo pang pinapahirapan.

    ang malupit pa nyan, 3 mos na ang nakalipas at palagay ko mag-eexpire na naman ang nauna kong medical, so panibagong gastos na naman para sa medical..this time for sure, pupunta ako sa lung center para komunsulta bago bumalik sa clinic.
    problema ko lang kung hanggang kelan ang validity ng visa ko for Ksa since napirmahan ko na yun last Jan. pa..

    pa-share po ng idea nyo tungkol sa validity ng medical at visa..maraming salamat po.

  6. anong bansa ba ang di na required ang TPHA aside from GCC?

  7. ako po ay biktima ng maling diagnosis 7years ago.cnabi na my pulmunary scar ako kya unfit to work ang resulta ng medical ko.ng pumunta ako sa ibang clinic pra sa second opinion lumabas ng fit to work ako dahil wla nman scar na nkita sa xray ko.ng bumalik ako sa clinic na nagsabing unfit to work ako.sinabi nila na bka dinaya ko ang x ray na dala at maaring gumamit ako ng iba tao pra ma clear lang ang xray ko.nagyon po ay my nag aalok ulit ng tarbaho skin sa saudi bilang cashier.natatakot po ako n ang pangarap ko na makpunta ng saudi ay mawala n nman.sana po ay my gawin ang ating gobyerno pra sa mga tulad ko na napagkaitan ng pangarap na makpunta ng saudi.

  8. RENATO R. ANDAM · · Reply

    Isa rin ako sa biktima ng Phil. Medical Test System sa QC na pinagastos ako ng pinagastos sa kung ano anong test (gaya ng Trade Mill na nagkakahalaga ng 2,000 peso) inirefer ako sa isang doctor sa heart center at kakausapin ka lang sandali ay magbabayad ka na ng 500 peso tapus bigyan ka ng referal sa isang kilala niyang clinic na may trade mill na kung saan ka magbabayad ng 1,200 peso plus iba pang charges.Ito ay puera pa yon 2,600 pesos na sisingilin nila bago mag umpisa ng Medical Test.
    Ang masakit dito ay napunta rin sa walang magandang resulta kasi meron daw nakita na scar sa lungs xray result ko. Ang unang araw ng test ay tinapus na ang chest x ray ko at sa second day ay alam na na meron scar sa findings ng xray result. Kung ang patakaran nila at sa GAMCA ay di puede ang meron scar, dapat dina nila ako pina punta pa sa TRADE MILL TEST na wala naman kuenta. In short gumastos ako ng halos 6,000 peso sa PHIL MED. TESTING SYSTEM (kuno) na walang napakinabangan. Sumulat ako sa management nila ng formal letter na nagsasabi na kagagaling ko lang sa Middle east (3 years ako don) at umuwi lang ako dahil lilipat ako sa bago kong employer pero di man lang ako pinagbiyan. Nagpamedical ako sa kanila non June 2011 at pinabalikbalik nila ako hangang August 2011 tapus di rin nag bigay ng Fit to work na aking hinihingi upang makabalik at magtrabaho ulit dito sa Middle East.
    Muntik ng nawala ang chance ko na makabalik dito dahil sa tagal na naghintay ang employer ko. Mabuti na lang at pinadlhan ako ng EXPRESS VISA ang employer ko non December 2011 para makabalik na ako. Nagpa Medical ako ulit dito para ma process ang mga documents ko gaya ng Working Visa at Resident Card ko at awa ng dios ay FIT TO WORK ang result at wala naman findings na gaya ng sinasabi ng PMTS (Phil. Money Testing System).
    Bakit ang kapwa natin pilipino ang gusto pang humarang sa atin na kualipikado na magtrabaho sa labas ng ating bansang Pilipinas.bilang OFW.
    Salamat at sana mabigyan ng ating gobyerno ng action sa mga Medical Testing Center na nag sasamantala sa atin mga OFW.

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. :)

  9. Jayson Mestiola · · Reply

    Ill be signing a contract this coming wednsday sa agency sana d ko ranasin yang ganyan.. 2006 nag pa medical din ako sa arguelles and na pending ako kac may scar daw ako sa lungs ni refer nila ako sa pulmonologist yun binig yan ako ng clearance after seeing a pulmonulogist..

  10. angelo abaja · · Reply

    sir/maam,
    inquire lang po ako, ready for work abroad na po ako sa qatar,pending ako sa Xray (GAMCA accredited – Medisense Laboratory sa KALAW) dhil may spot daw, mag medicate daw ako ng 7days niresetahan ako ng antibiotic,after that bumalik ako ganun pa din daw medicate daw uli,so hindi na po ako nging comportable kasi hindi naman ako nagsisigarilyo at walang ibang bisyo, nagdecide po ako pamedical Xray sa Mega clinic(megamall) at Pinabasa ko rin xray sa lung center parehas ang findings nila normal “clear lungs” dinala ko po ito sa Laboratory(GAMCA accredited – Medisense Laboratory sa KALAW) pero hindi nila kinonsider..
    anu po magandang gawin ko kasi nahahadlangan nila yung mga tao gustong mag abroad at makahanap ng mas mataas na sweldo na hindi na sa tingin ko wala naman akong sakit at dapat (FIT TO WORK NA AKO) Kasi sa current employer ko dito pinas may annual medical kami lagi naman normal sa lahat..
    please help me po malaking tulong kung may mabibigay po kayo idea para ma solve problema ko at matupad pangarap ko..

    lubos po ako umaasa sa inyong mabibigay na tulong.

    maraming salamat po.

    1. pareho tayu angelo ng pinagdaanan..medisense clinic rin ngsabi na unfit ako dhil sa minimal apical pleural thickening.ilang beses ako ngpablik-balik para sa x-ray.di naman ito nakakahawa bakit unfit to work?isangb tahasang paglabag sa karapatang pantao ang ginagawa ng mga gamca clinics na yan!nag medication pa ako ng isang linngo para sabihin lang nila na unfit ako.
      Nararapat lang na magkaisa ang mga Filipino para i-abolish na yang GAMCA na yan na nagtatanggal sa karapatan natin na kumita ng malaki sa ibang bansa na hndi naman kayang ibigay ng local companies dito sa atin…Responsibilidad ng gobyerno ng Pilipinas na bgyan ng proteksyon ang kanilang mamamayan ngunit sila pa ang pumapasok sa isang kasunduan sa ibang bansa katulad ng GAMCA na di naman makatuwiran ang mga GUIDELINES…
      SAMASAMA NATING TUTULAN ang GAMCA…ipaalam natin sa natutulog nating gobyerno ang sigaw ng mga manggagawang Pinoy na tutulan na ang GAMCA sa PILIPINAS upang magkaroon tayo ng pagkakataon na kumita sa ibang bansa na di natin kaylanman kikitain sa Pilipinas!

  11. Robert Raynog · · Reply

    Bikitima din ako ng “maling” diagnosis sa St. Peter Paul Medical Clinic. Based sa initial results ng Hepa B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) ko ay mababa naman. pero sinabihan ako ng doktor na mag take ng Silymarin at mag test after two weeks. Nagulat ako dahil biglang tumaas yung count at sinabihan na “NOT FIT TO WORK” ako dahil “Reactive” daw!. sinabihan ko sila na kukuha ako ng second opinion mula sa spesiyalista, pumayag naman ang doktor, pero nang sabihan ko ang agency ko (AU Management Services, Inc.) wag na daw dahil parehas lang ang result.

    Tinuloy ko parin ang retest at lumabas sa dalawa kong HBsAg na “Non-Reactive”. May dalawang additional test pa nga sa liver na sina ng Interminal Medicine Doc na nagpapatunay na wala talaga akong Hepa B, dahill wala din naman ako ng mga sintomas nito.

    Sinabi pa nga ng doktor na “..baka pineperahan ka lang..”.

    Kanino pa pwedeng mag file ng complaint sa mga maling diagnosis ng mga clinic na ito?

    Salamat!

  12. isumbong nyo kay tulfo,,

  13. hehe..di un kaya ng Tulfo bros..hehe
    bad trip..ganyan din po case ko..victim din ako ng gamca..
    tanggap ko na rin na di na ako makakabalik sa UAE, at di na rin ako makakatapak sa any other gcc countries..pero gusto ko sanang /malaman kung meron pa bang ibang bansa ang pwede nating pagtrabhuan? sa south korea kaya, what do you think po?

  14. meron po ba jan nakakaalam kung anong bansa ang hindi nagdedeclare na unfit to work ang foreign worker na may ptb scar? balitaan nyo naman po ako.. eto po ad ko.. joerex269@yahoo.com . thankz

  15. meron po ba jan nakakaalam kung anong bansa ang hindi nagdedeclare na unfit to work ang foreign worker na may ptb scar? balitaan nyo naman po ako.. eto po ad ko.. joerex269@yahoo.com . thankz

  16. Joe, sa palagay ko lahat ng bansa maliban sa GCC countries. :)

  17. psych0kid · · Reply

    Saklap haay bglang nwala mga pangarap natin dhl sa scar lng

  18. pumasa po ako sa qatargas interview at binigyan nako ng offer letter at pinapirma nako na declare ako idc sa malate ng unfit ng nagapply ako sa qatar petroluem last april 2012.unfit daw dahil sa scar sa lungs at hepa g reactive daw ako.ngayon pinapapunta ako ng agency sa idc ulit para dun kumuha ng referral.bibigyan ba nila ako ng refferal o uulit ulit ako sa kanila ng test?o baka naman pera lang labanan dito para lang ipasa ka nila….advise naman please…tnx

  19. Ako po nag aantay ng offer letter at referral for medical under GAMCA clinics. .Sa mga nababasa ko mukang hanggang ngayon may issue pa rin sa controversy ng GAMCA..Saan ba pwedeng mag pamedical na GAMCA clinic na hindi ka lulukohin sa result ng medical examination.?

  20. I was scheduled by my recruitment agency for a medical checkup via GAMCA Referral. But the medical center is not a member of GAMCA according to sources via web. I’ve asked my agency regarding the matter and they told me that the GAMCA Office was the one who scheduled me for a medical checkup in the medical center and they would not do so if the medical center was not a member of GAMCA itself. I wanted to validate if the medical center is indeed a member of GAMCA but no contact details can be found via web. And the agency seems like in line with the GAMCA Decking System and that they might be protecting what should not be known. If I woud be spending money for medicals I want it to be valid and truthful. Does anyone know any contact details for GAMCA or should I consult in Apostol-Punzalan Clinic where the director is? Suggestions anyone?

  21. answer my question please · · Reply

    makakapag abroad paba sa dubai ang may fibrosis sa lungs , basta meron medical certificates galing sa LUNGS CENTER na katunayan fit to work na

    1. i was diagnose of having minimal fibrosis right upper lung, and i am planning to work in KSA, saan ba sa lung center pwedeng mkakuha ng certification? thank you.:)

  22. may inaplyn po aq s saudi n bagong work at ngresign aq s old work k kz mas malki ung sahud n inuofer s akn ng bagong company kauuwi k lng nung january 28 bgo aq ngpunta sa agency at kunin k referal k pra mkapgpamedical s GAMCA clinic ngparoutine check up muna aq s manila doctors pra masure k n d nla aq lolokuhin at ano p man ngpamedical aq last feb 12 ngayn ngtext s akn agency k kz dw ned k ng hep clearance ngulat aq knabukas ngpunta aq s st. vincent pra itanong bkt kailangn k bumlik pra mgpahep clearnce non reactve nmn aq s HBsAg sbi ng babae dun negative nmn po kyo tlga sir sop n nmn n mghntay ng 10days incubation period pra iretest ulit ngparetest aq ulit s ibang hosptal bgo aq ngpunta dun nun feb 22 at same non reactive ulit sbi bumlik aq ng march 3 ngayn ngpunta aq s st vincent ult pra mgpatest ulit ng dugo ang sbi b nmn bumlik n lng ulit ng march 6 pra s resulit at mgbyad ulit ngtatanong ako s mga ibng staff dun kung bkit ned k ng hep b cleareance non reactve nmn aq ang sgot ind dw nla alm pti ung med tech grabe ubos n pera k taga isabela p aq wla aqng ht cnung kmganak s manila pra 2luyan k at kinukulit n din aq ng employer k s saudi dhl nka pirma n din aq ng contrata ngayn ind aq mka2log at makakain s kakaicp dhil mghihitay n nmn aq ng result sna nmn mging mauus n ang patakarn ng gamca at maplita n ung mga clinics n acredted ng gamca pra kht pno mwla ang mga anomalya

  23. Nabasa q n ang forum n to bfore p aq mag-pa medical ulit s Physicians Diagnostic Center. (actually re med nlng aq, kc na-expire ung una q med s San Marcelino dhil s paghihintay ng visa q n ndelay) Yung una q med s San Marcelino ay FIT TO WORK, now n nirequest aq s Gamca, cnabi q s agency n nabasa q n ang mga negative comments dto at sabi s kin n itry q p din dhil ito ang ibinigay s kin n clinic. so nung nag pa med n aq s Physicians bigla aq pinabalik for HEPA C! uulitin dw, at take note! d n aq pinagbayad p ulit! un pla after ilang araw–POSITIVE DW AQ S HEPA C!!!! cyempre nagrequest aq s agency ng 2nd opinion dhil alam q n healthy aq at wala aq record ng gnun! at re med nlng ito at nag fit to work aq dun s una q med, kaya pinapunta aq s SM LAZO CLINIC for 2nd opinion–at NEGATIVE ANG RESULT!!!! anong kalokohan ito!? kaya ang advice s kin ng Agency q kunin ang original result NEGATIVE s SM LAZO at ibigay s PHYSICIAN’s pra i-fit to work n aq, pro nagrequest p ulit ang Physician’s n itest ulit aq!?! ayaw maniwala?! so hihintayin q dw ang result by monday -MARCH 11, 2013! ang tip s kin ng doctor s SM Lazo, just incase n mag positive prin aq s kanila–humingi n aq ng advice o pumunta aq s DOH pra malaman if bkit aq nag popositive s Physicians!!! Pera pera lng yata tlaga!!! Nakakainis kung sino pa ang mismong kababayan ntin, sila pa ang nanloloko s tin!!!

  24. It’s shocking to read about these comments about sa GAMCA clinics na yan. Nagsign na ako ng offer letter from a reputed company in Qatar and nagmedical ako last March 7, 2013 sa Medisense (Kalaw), ang nakakagulat may findings sila na ”minimal apical pleural thickening” contradictory sa latest xray ko from Makati Medical Center last Feb. 27, 2013 na normal lungs, attested pa to ng pulmonologist ko from St. Lukes the Fort. What’s intriguing is in just a span of 1 week nagkaroon na ako agad ng findings na ganon? How come hindi lumabas yung findings na yun sa xray ko sa makati med? given na same view lang ang ginamit ? disclosed ko na purpose ko for the xray is for employment overseas ( Gulf countries)
    At bakit din hindi nakita ng pulmonologist ko yun? Do they mean na mas high quality ung xray process nila compared sa Makati med and St. Lukes? I know these 2 hospital are not GAMCA related but they are reputable health institution w/ valid and credible health services. Babalik uli ako dun and they better give me a good explanation sa mga findings nila 3x na ako pabalik2x sa medical clinic na yun.

  25. kaisa nyo rin po ako,,,dapat yng gamca n yan e alisin n,,ako,ngpamedical last oct.2012..my fibrosis daw ako,,kaya unfit,,tpos nung ngpa 2nd opinion ako from other clinic e clear nmn ang lungs ko,ginawa ko,dinala ko ung result ng xray ko dun s clinic where i done my medical exam,tpos fit to work n dw ako,,,d ok n,,dumting visa ko january2013 n,,naexpired n ung 1st medical ko,medical ulit agad,,un unfit n nmn dw,,,kc nga ay my fibrosis dw ako,,,baon n baon n ako s utang,,,,mgkano medical s knila,,nsa 3500…2x ako pamedical tpos mauuwi lng s ala..sana mbasa to ni pres aquino at laht ng my katungkulan dito s pinas,

  26. cno po b pwde mksagot kung ano po b ang fibrosis,,kung nkahahawa po b yn or hindi at considered as unfit to work if meron k nito,,,waiting 4 ur answers,,tnx and god bless us all………..

  27. marvin marfil · · Reply

    sana bigyan ng pnsin ng gobyerno.. biktima fin ako ng mga ospital n yan!

  28. july galarion · · Reply

    ano ba aksyon ng gobyerno tungkol jan sa mga medical clinics na mukhang pera na,walang awa pa! akala nila pinupulot lng natin ang pera? sa hirap ng buhay natin ngaun gusto mo man mag-abroad para makaraos..eh pinagloloko lang tau ng mga medical clinics kya mawawalan din tau ng pag-asa,,ang gobyerno wala man lang ginawa eh kung d dahil sa mga OFW’s ano kaya buhay ng pamahalaang pilipinas natin? wala talagang mga awa mga taong to!

  29. roger · · Reply

    mga walang hiya yang gamca clinics na yan

  30. roger · · Reply

    pumunta kayo ng lung center kapag may findinngs na may scar ang lungs,para ok at mapanaa ang loob nyo

  31. alex lee · · Reply

    nagpamedical ako sa bartolome clinic at pending dahil sa inguilar hernia…advice ng doctor sa bartolome na magpaopera daw muna ako at bumalik sa kanila para gawing fit to work ang medical ko. teacher po ang inaaplayan ko at hindi naman field work. advise naman po kung ang dapat kung gawin kasi dapat makaalis ako before end ng june. salamat po

  32. sophia araneta · · Reply

    Pls help me. My husband is in qatar and planning toget me under family visa. My problem is i have lung scar. mahihirapan ba ko? Meron nman akoi mga proof na healed na yung scar ko. Ano procedure d2 saten? Yung embassy ba magaasign kung san ka magpapamedical? Meron pa rin ba na medical clinics na accredited ng qatar embassy na di under ng GAMCA? Pls give me advise. Thank you!

  33. warren · · Reply

    pagkatapos kong mabigyan ng unfit for work ng GAMCA natangap ako puntang Turkmenistan pero nag apply pa rin ako sa ibang company at natangap uli ako puntang Saudi kung saan na reject ang medical ko dati (see first comment above) ngayon nasa Saudi na po uli ako na x ray na ditto at ok naman kahit may scar ako na issuehan na ako ng iqama kaya isang malaking kalokohan talaga yang GAMCA procedure. thanks and more power

    1. Magandang balita ito Warren. Ano ba ang intervention na ginawa ng company mo para ma-deploy ka kahit may scar? Ano ba ang company mo? Salamat.

  34. Madel Baguipo · · Reply

    Hi, 2 times na aqng ng apply as registrar sa qatar. Bago ako mgpa interview sa aking mgiging employer nung may 17, 2013, ngpa xray muna aq sa 2 kilalang hospital dito smin at ang parehong result ay clear lungs., kya ng decide akong mgpa interview, nkapasa ako sa interview after 3 days ng undergo aq ng medical, sv sa clinic 2-3 days ang result ang una kong result ay spotlight slight view, ini advise ako ng agency ko na mgpa repeat x ray aq, june 20 ngpa repeat x ray ako at ngbayad ng P200.00, june 24, dapat for pidos aq dumating ang result ng medical ko na my tiny granuloma daw ako sa right lower lobe q. My possibility pa po bang mtanggap ako sa qatar. Ndi po kc tumtawag ang agency ko, kinokontak ko naman po ang clinic hindi po nsgot panu po kya un.? anu po maganda kong gawin mgproproceed po ba aq o huwag na lang.

    1. Baka naforward na sa agency mo yung latest x-ray mo. Kaya dapat may advice na galing sa kanila kung ano ba talaga status mo. Yung ibang agency kasi hindi nagbibigay ng results sa applicant mismo kung hindi sa agency lang. Just keep on getting in touched with your agency.

  35. Madel Baguipo · · Reply

    Hi, Sir Niel, plgi po ngttxt skin ang agency about sa status ng medical ko, kailangan bang bumalik ako ulit aq sa clinic.? Pag po ng unfit ako sa clinic ko ngaun na under gamca, lhat ng gamca clinic accredited unfit na ako.?

    1. Hello, Madel. Malamang pag unfit ka sa isang GAMCA clinic, unfit ka na rin sa lahat, kasi centralized ang kanilang record. Pero depende pa rin yan sa company mo. Kagaya ng nangyari kay Warren sa taas. Maaring may ginawang intervention, kagaya ng pag-issue ng waiver, ang kanyang company para sya ay ma-deploy. Mas mabuting makipagugnayan ka parin sa agency mo.

      Good luck sayo. :)

      1. sophia araneta · ·

        Sir neil ako po ba may pag asa kc po family visa nman yung saken. Meron akong lung scar. Tapos natatandaan ko nagpamedical ako dati arguelles eh gamca din yun for kuwait sana pero na unfit ako 2004 pa po yun eh. Need help pls! Pede ba humingi yung asawa ko ng waiver sa company nila? Ano poba pede ko gawin? Pls pls help me thanks!

  36. After reading all the comments nakakapag dalawang isip mag pa medical sa gamca accredited clinics kahit may magandang offer na ako sa qatar.

  37. sir neil pwede po ba i-waiver ang psoriasis?

  38. sir neil may pag-asa pba ako makapag-abroad ng-unfit ako sa medical (tpha positive and vdrl reactive) sa (phycisian’s diagnostic services center) sa UN

  39. MariraY · · Reply

    Im a seafarer since 2009, dapat nung aug 16 ang alis ko for another contract, last aug 8, schedule ng medical ko s physicians diagnostic, after series of tests that day, kelangan ko bumalik ng saturday aug 10 for the ppd skin test result ko which is ok nman, ok n un ibang test except s xray n wla p dw un result and pinaulit nila un bloodtest ko for cholesterol level dhil overweight daw ako, so i have to go back again last aug 12 monday pra s bloodtest dhil kelangan mg fasting after nun, i went back again aug 13 pra s result ng blood test ok n daw but un xray result ko wala p din, balik dw ulit ako ng aug 14 pra mkuha ko n result ng xray i follow up daw nila, dhil confident nman ako s result dhil ok nman past xray results ko before, i went back aug 15 morning and i found out na for evaluation ang xray ko at kelangan dw ipagcompare s xray ko from 2yrs ago so i have to go s pulmonologist n nirefer nila sakin, i went right away dun s pulmonologist at nung pinagcompare nya un xray ko sbi nya my pulmonary scar dw ako s left lung ko at kelangan dw ng treatment minimum 6months… Ask nya lng sakin kung ngttake ako ng gamot, wla cyang tinanong sakin kung my history b ko or my symptoms b ko bata sbi nya sakin for treatment ako 6 months…Bumalik ako s physicians at ask ko dun s doctor if pwede b ulitin un xray ko kc wla nman ako nararamdaman at wla ako history, sbi nya fi dw cla nag uulit ng xray at hndi rin nla honor amg 2nd opinion dhil bka daw ibang tao un ipa xray ko.. Nkakadepress kc prang wala cyang ka concern concern sa mga tao, i dont know what to do now.. Ngpnta md s seaman hospital pra mg paxray ulit last saturday at tomorrow aug 20 ko mkuha result, if normal ang result ng lungs ko ppnta ko s agency at ask ko kung ano ang gagawin ko… Di ako pede mbakante for 6 months at nbayaran ko n visa at trainings ko at my pamilya akong sinusuportahan.. Any suggestions kung ano ang ggawin ko? Should i go to lung center?

  40. liza joson · · Reply

    Sir neil pano po pAg na expired na ang gamca referral ? Mkakakuha po ba ulit?

  41. Maryjane borac · · Reply

    Bumasak po ang medical ko sa inaplayan ko dahil sa remarks sa xray ko na consider pleural thickening. Ano pong dapat kung gawin, mawawala pa po ba yun, magkano po ba kumuha ng clearance sa lung center? Magastos po ba yun? Sana matulunga nyo ko. Hirap na nga ng buhay, pinapahirap pa nila lalo. Sana may magawa ang gobyerno

    1. Yung clearance sa lung center ay parang regular x-ray lang din po ang halaga. Punta ka na kaagad para makakuha ka na ng second opinion. Good luck po.

  42. Anonymous · · Reply

    Good day! Isa din ako sa nakaranas ng pang aabusong pinansyal sa isa sa GAMCA Accredited Clinic Christian Cangco. April 2013 una akong ngpunta sa Clinic para mgpamedical, sabi nila mgfollow up daw ako 1 week after sa Agency ko. Then ginawa ko nmn pero ang sabi ng Agency my inaantay p daw n isang test at inulit daw ang Hepa C test ko (Anti HCV) nghintay pa ulit ako ng 3 days bago sasabihin lang saken na need ko pumunta ng clinic kasi Reactive daw ang Hepa C ko. Punta ako kinabukasan sa clinic kinuhanan ulit ako ng blood sample for Hepa C test ulit worth 450.00 after 3 days reactive p dn daw. Ng decide na ako na mgpatest s ibang clinic sa amin gumastos ako ng 1,700.00 para masure n kahit anung klase ng Hepa ay negative ako (HBsAg, Anti HBs, Anti HCV at SGPT/ALT) lahat ay NEGATIVE. Ipinakita ko iyon result sa Dr. Ng Cangco pero hindi daw nila ihonor kasi baka daw dinaya ko lang. Kinuhanan ulit ako blood sample 450.00 ulit. After 3 days REACTIVE p din. Ngdecide na ako na hindi na ako babalik sa Clinic n un ang inisip ko na lng eh mgpagamot kya ngpatest ulit ako sa ibang clinic para kung my Hepa C tlaga ako ay maagapan na hanggat maaga pero NEGATIVE talaga. Until my ngsabi saken n sa Makati Med ako mgpatest para sure. Ngpatest ako sa Makati Med 2000.00 ksama konsulta ng dr. Kinabukasan kuha ko na ung result NEGATIVE. Bumalik ulit ako sa Cangco para ipakita ung 2 test ko n Negative. Mtagal ako ngintay pinaguusapan pa daw ng Director ng Clinic. Then ngdecide sila na kuhanan ulit ako ng Blood sample this time FREE na ang Hepa C test ko. Aftet 3 days ok na ang result NEGATIVE na daw. MAKATI MED lang pala ang katapat nila. Ngaun dito na ako sa Saudi ok nmn ang Medical ko dito for Iqama. Advise ko lng kung mg pa 2nd opinion kayo dun n agad sa kilalang Ospital para hindi maquestion ang inyegrity.

  43. nakakalungkot basahin ang mga comments..dahil alam ko kung gaano kahirap magproduce ng pera para lang mkapag medical..9 years po ako nagtrabaho s kuwait every year meron kmi medical exam.april 2013 may schedule ako ng medical sa kuwait ok nman po lahat ng medical exam ko sa kuwait..nkauwi ako ng may 2013 at nagapply papuntang qatar…nagpamedical ako sa sm lazo sabi ng clinic bumalik daw ako para spot check s xray at sa u.t.i pagbalik ko po sa clinic test ulit s urine sabi ng dr. ok n daw ang urine test ko.klangan n lang daw another chest xray.hinihintay ko po ung result ng xray ko sabi ng doctor may nkita sila kaso hindi nila alam kung sipon o scars yung nkita nila after 3 days bumalik ako s clinic xray n nman sabi ng dr unfit daw dahil mahigpit daw sa qatar.humingi ako ng copy ng xray n binurn s cd at pinabasa ko sa isa sa pinakamalki at private hospital dito sa amin..ung 3 xray sa akin ng clinic ng sm lazo lahat puro normal chest ang lumabas ng ipacheck dito s amin..ng txt ang clinc sakin irerefer daw ako s kanilang pulmonary n sobrang mahal ang singil at hindi p daw sure yun kung ma fit to work ako..sana po may makatulong s mga ofw dahil alam ko gaano kahirap maging ofw.

  44. Hi po as lahat…having read sa lahat ng comment niyo,pare pareho Pala tayo ng problema, ako po ay nangarap na makaabroad at tulungan ang pamilyo ko dito sa pinas, sa medisense po ako nagpamedical, at first spot film daw so repeat xray, after second xray ko tenting left lung,may scar daw, nagpasecond opinion ako sa lung center of the Phil’s. And result normal naman lahat, soo narelieve naman Kame kahit papano, sabi ng agency ko ipapadoh comparison pa daw nila ang result ko sa lung center n sa medisense, hnde nman ako tanga para d isipin n db mas
    Reliable and expert na radiologist sa lung center kaysa dun sa clinic, PEO sinunod ko parin Sila kasi nga daw its according to the guidelines ng GAMCA n yan, I waited for 3weeks but a month pa dumating ang result, den unfit daw ako kasi persistent faint (I don’t know San nila nakuha to),extreme fibrosis RIGHT LUNG, I wonder sa clinic left lung ang problem, sa doh naman right lung daw, PEO sa lung center of the Phil’s NORMAL naman. Niloloko niyo LNG ata kame. San Po ba pwede magreklamo regarding this matter?nakakaperwisyo n kasi, physically mentally n emotionally hnde LNG sa nga aplikante kundi pati narin sa nga pamilya namin. Hope for reply guys.thanks:-)

  45. I am cured for ptb… does still have a chance na mkapag work ako sa saudi? 0please help..dont want to keep my hope high!

  46. Irma De Guzman · · Reply

    For how many months po ang unfit recirds ko..is it possible for a 2nd change of medical…thanks hope to hear from you soon…

  47. dhexcel · · Reply

    dapat magkaisa tyo mga ofw, kung sino man may kakilala o may alam kung kanino ntin dpat ilapit tong mga pinag gagawa ng mga clinic na yan. pra matigil na ung ginagawang nilang pamemera lang sa mga pasyente…

  48. Walang hiya ang mga gamca clinics…theres no credblty ang results nila,,, scars on RUL well in fact im a RAdtech and i know my lungs more than them… I consult with my Dean, chief radiologst and chief radtech in the hospital and school kung saan ako grad,, ok nman daw… Next, Lung center nlang puntahan ko din ill mke a formal complaint
    To them!!!! Mukhang pera!!!

  49. ako po ay nagpamedical sa walang kwentang clinic na medisense sa kalaw.manila ang findings ko po ay right upper lobe fibrosis,pero huminga ako ng mdcal clearance sa lungscenter,ako po ay bingyan dahil po sa peklat nlng po ang nakita sa lungs ko.nagpasa ako ng mdcl waiver na ibngay naman ng employer ko at agency,pero binaliwala lng ng inutil na clinic at dahilan nla mahigpit ang bwisit na gamca..daming comment sa medisense paulit ulit ang xray,laboratory,dental at ophtha..mga mukhang pera kyo,maawa naman kayo sa mga taong may pangarap para sa pamilya.pangulong nonoy hoy gising..pakingan nyo ang hinaing namin

  50. sir im a nurse nakapasa na ko sa lahat ng exam for nurses in saudi pero nung ngpamedical ako.me scar daw ako eh wala naman po ako history ngptb or other lung disease.nireject ako ng agency.nasayang lng lahat ng pinagpaguran ko.sana una plng sinabi na nila na kpg my scar kayo sa lungs di na kayo accepted para inuna ko nlng sana ung xray diba po?,ngaun paano na ako..nakakalungkot parang bumagsak ang pangarap ko

  51. Gilbert · · Reply

    Helo po mga mam/sir nagka ptb din p o ako nuong 2009 after nun nagamot naman ngaun po natatakot ako na bka po nagka peklat yung lungs ko.. nbsa ko lahat ng comment mukhang malabo na yata ako makapg abroad dahil sa bwisit na gamca na yan.

  52. May gusto lang sana ako itanong kase 4 years po ako sa UAE,pag-uwi ko ng Pinas,nag-apply po ako sa Qatar,na-unfit po ako dahil sa hbv dahil yun ang sabi ng staff doon,2x na daw nila natest pero ganon daw ang result,tapos ang sabi nya sa akin kung gusto ko daw ulit magpa-retest magbayad daw ulit ako,simula non,hindi na ako bumalik doon dahil alam ko na niloloko lang nila ako.Pero sobrang traumatic ang ginawa nila,hindi ako maka-recover puro iyak at dasal na sana ay bigyan ako ni God ng miracles,napatawad ko na sila sa mga ginawa nila sa akin.Ang ipinagtataka ko po ay bat po ako nagkaroon ng hbv eh ka-memedical ko lang bago ako umuwi ng Pinas at na sa akin pa lahat ang kopya ng mga Medical Certificates ko na fit to work ako.At sa totoo lang never ako nakipag-s*x simula nung umuwi ako hanggang ngayon,healthy lifestyle at malabo na magkaroon ng hbv dahil may vaccine na po ako sa UAE bago ako umuwi ng Pinas.Depress po ako kase sinira ng GAMCA Clinic na C******** E. C***** ang pangarap ko.Sa ngayon ay nag pa-part-time job ako,lesson learned na kahit na healthy tayo at walang sakit,wag pabayaan ang sarili.Hindi porket healthy tayo eh,aabusuhin na natin ang sarili natin sa kalayawan.Stay fit and happy.Jesus heals and Jesus loves you.God bless and Thanks.

  53. Hello po sa lahat, nadiagnosed po ako ng minimal PTB last year and i already completed the 6 months medication. Since then alam ko na mayroon ako scar sa lungs, nagpax-ray narin ako noong July 19,2014 Sa LUNG CENTER pero stable naman daw yung scar ko at binigyan ng Medical Certificate na FIT TO WORK FOR EMPLOYMENT ANT TO TRAVEL ABROAD. My application po ako bound to Saudi at natanggap po ako Nagmamedical po ako noong July 28, 2014 sa isang GAMCA clinic, ang alam ko tlga ay unfit ako dahil sa scar ko, nung nakuha ko yung result ay ESSENTIALLY NORMAL CHEST ang result ng x-ray ko (PA VIEW at LORDOTIC VIEW) pa yun. Natatakot lang ako baka makita yung scar ko kpar nagpa x-ray ako sa saudi for IQAMA id ko at baka ideport nila ako.

    Sana po advise nyo po ako kung ano gagawin ko. Alam ko na my plan si God sa akin kaya nafit to work ako at malapit na ako umalis. Ipag pray nyo lang na irestore ang mga nasirang part na inyong katawan at gagawa si God ng paraan. Magtiwala lng kayo, alam ko na plan ni God ito para sa akin. God bless po sa ating lahat.

    1. hi, sang clinic ka ngpamedical?same case here, ngmedical nmn ako nung july 17 sa isang gamca clinic pero i was declared unfit dahil sa scar sa lungs ko.pwede kayang itry ko mgmedical sa clinic m baka skali pumasa ako dun

      1. Sa Arguelles Medical yung clinic, okay naman medical ko dun, Nabigayn naman ako FIT TO WORK clearance, kaya malapit na ako makalis,,mga 1st week this september flight namin. Sana maging okay din lahat medical natin mga kapatid, Trust God and he will answer all your prayers.

      2. Ah ok.how about sa first medical mo?anong clinic?accredited ba ng gamca ung frst clinic na pinagmedicalan mo na na unfit ka?

      3. Ang pagkakaalam ko once na-unfit ka sa isang gamca clinic, unfit ka na rin sa iba, kasi meron silang network system at naencode na nila yung name mo sa data nila, sana hindi pa nila naencode. Kausapin mo yung agency mo kung my magagawa pa bang paraan, ask a waiver to your employer despite that if you have a lung scar he will hire you. Saang clinic kaba nagmedical?

      4. Di daw kc ngbibigay ng waiver ung agency ko dati.kaya winidraw ko na mga documents ko.so do you think kung mg apply ako sa iba n agency bsta may waiver ako kahit na unfit ako sa old medical ko pwede?

  54. i have been doubted myself if i could lend a job bound to middle east and i have receives many jobs offer for saudi but i’m still apprehended if i could be able to get one,,i have been diagnose with ptb and treated it last 2006,,since then after finishing may studies in 2011 i have been working local jobs position, in march 2013 i have a medical test because i apply for another position and the medical test said that i’m fit to work,,now to this day i have a receive a phone call coming from agency stating if i interested to work as secretary or coordinator in jeddah ksa,,,to tell you the truth of course i want it,,but still i have doubts so i decide before going to the agency and report and give possibles documents they will required i decided to go my doctor first and have my lungs diagnose again and ask if i’m capable and fit to work abroad..i hope it will be okay,,.i trust god with these one,,if god permitted me to work abroad then so be, if not i’ll accept it..it just acceptances,,and maybe human intervention of being humanity with everyone..who just dream of having a good life me and for my family…

  55. Sr neil! Mkkaalis po b kya ako ppuntang KSA ng pmedical ako s Arguelles clinic pending ako dhil s Vitiligo ko s chest, pina refer nila ako s Dermatologist n cleared nmn ako tpos pinapirma nila ako ng Waiver as Fit to work, my tsansa po b kya ako mkaalis, Ty Godbless

  56. Parang wala naman sa listahan yung Vitligo, Joeffrey. Makakaalis ka nyan. :)

  57. Salamat sir neil?? Tgal n kc ako ng ffollow up ng status ko s agency ko n FVJ pero about 3 weeks n, wla p din cla confirm sakin,, Help advice Sir neil..

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