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Hiring of Teacher I for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS)

Enclosed is a copy of the memorandum from Jesus L.R. Mateo, Assistant Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Governance and Operations, of this Department, re: collaboration among DOLE, DepEd, CHED, TESDA and PRC on the “Sa ‘Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am at Sir” SPIMS program. This was launced in late 2014 to assist Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who worked as professional teachers or household service workers (HSWs) abroad by providing employment to them as teachers upon their return to the Philippines.

Dissemination and strict compliance of this Memorandum is desired.

Updated (February 18, 2017) – A Convergence Program for OFW LET Passers – Sa Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am/Sir

May 20, 2016



All Regional Directors
Concerned Schools Division Superintendents


Assistant Secretary

Hiring of Teacher I for DOLE-DEPED’s “Sa Pinas, Ikaw ang Maam at Sir” Employment Program for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS)

  1. A collaboration among DOLE, DepEd, CHED, TESDA, and PRC, the Sa ‘Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am at Sir SPIMS program was launched in late 2014 to assist Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who work as professional teachers or household service workers (HSWs) abroad by providing employment as teachers back home in the Philippines.
  2. Upon evaluation of the OFW applicants endorsed by DOLE, we have identified 198 individuals who have passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET), taken refresher courses, or taught within the last five (5) years. As this is a special program, these applicants, as identified in Annex A, shall automatically be given permanent Teacher I items and be assigned to schools with shortages (also specified in Annex A) this School Year (SY) 2016-2017.
  3. Creation of the 198 items has been requested from the DBM this past 19 May 2016 While awaiting the issuance of NOSCAs, the SDOs are instructed to advise the concerned individuals regarding their school assignments as well as the documentary requirements they need to submit to the SDO, as detailed in DepEd Order No. 7, s. 2016.
  4. Moreover, SDOs are hereby instructed to assess these teachers through interview and demonstration teaching. Once weaknesses are identified, SDOs shall address the noted gaps appropriately through the conduct of teacher trainings and/or other apt interventions deemed necessary
  5. Regional offices shall disseminate this Memorandum to the concerned SDOs within their jurisdiction. Strict compliance with this Memorandum is desired.

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53 thoughts on “Hiring of Teacher I for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS)”

  1. Hello Po!
    I would like to know po about my case, dto po ako sa europe nk kuha ng degree for teaching. Qualified po ba ako if ever na gusto ku ng umuwi ng pinas pra magturo? I’m a licence English teacher here in Poland.

  2. Sir/Ma’am,
    Good day to you.
    I would like to ask if I can still apply for a DepEd teaching job in our country so that I can impart my knowledge to my beloved Filipino students. I am a graduate of Bachelor of Elementary Education with Health & Science as my concentration. Presently I am teaching Applied Science here in Thailand for about 7 years up to the present.I am a board passer. I am already 52 years of age. I just want to go home to spend my remaining useful life serving my beloved country, Philippines.
    I am looking forward for you immediate positive response.
    God bless!

  3. Good day ma’am / sir,
    Open pa po ba ang DOLE for new applicant?? kasi nagta try po akong mag apply pero lagi pong walang picture na ima match..Paano po yun??
    saan po dapat ako mag apply??

  4. Hello Maám/ Sir,
    Ask ko lang po kung open pa ba yung Dole application for ofw teacher..
    Nag try po kasi akong mag apply then lagi po akongnakikitang picture na dapat mong i match para po ma register yung spplication ko..
    Paano po yun??

  5. Hello ma’am/sir!
    Ex abroad po ako for about 8 yrs na po and I just passed my LET exam last year 2017, qualified po b ako mag apply sa DOLE ayoko na po kasing bumalik abroad kung may magandang work naman dito sa Pinas.

    • Hello ma’am/sir!
      Ex abroad po ako 8 yrs ago na po and I just passed my LET exam last year 2017, qualified po b ako mag apply sa DOLE ayoko na po kasing bumalik abroad kung may magandang work naman dito sa Pinas.

  6. Hello ma’am/sir!
    Ex abroad po ako for about 8 yrs na po and I just past LET exam last year 2017, qualified po b ako mag apply sa DOLE ayoko na po kasing bumalik abroad kung may magandang work naman dito sa Pinas.

  7. Hello,
    I’m OFW po work as language teacher for 8 years I tried several times checking the application on line but it didn’t work always an error. Could you please help me po I really want to go back to be with my family. Thank you so much po

  8. Hi ! Ask ko po sana paano macheck if naconfirm ang online application ko sa SPIMS? Nag-apply kasi ako online last year at hanggang ngayon di ko parin narereceive ang e-mail from them pero yung kasama ko nagmail na sakanya. Pwede po bang mag inquire sa office ng dole mismo?

  9. Hello po! I am currently enrolled in a Certificate in Professional Teaching Program(CPT) and balak ko pong mag take nang LET by next year. If I ever pass the exam, Qualified po ba ako sa program ng DOLE even if wala akong teaching experience pag umuwi na ako?
    Thank you!

  10. Good day po sir/maam,gusto ko rin pong maginquire kong need ko pa rin mgrefresher since nagwork po ako sa cyprus as a domestic helper for 12 long years..and ano pong mga requirements ang need kong ipresent sa DOLE pra maka avail po ako sa program na ito..? LET passer po ako at experienced teacher po ako sa public school for 12 years po..Kindly help me po..Thanks po and God bless..

  11. Its me jade yarra po…if given a chance po to teach in public school..im very much willing to give up my work here in russia and educate filipino children po..by the way…i got my license since 2001 yet not given a chance to be permanent coz most of the time i spend my life here abroad to feed my family…so please po..i hope this time u can help me through this program…

  12. Good day po…im jade yarra po..40years old an ofw here in russia..i am a license teacher po from Kalibo,Aklan Philippines…i been in the ranking list for RQA for almost 3 years now…but my points is only 64 coz i have 1 year experience only teaching in private school as a grade 3 adviser…i am the breedwinner of the family that is why i need to work abroad instead of teaching in private school with low salary…i am hoping u can help me to work in pulic school…Madam/Sir……

  13. hello po.isa din po akong OFW last 2015 p ako dumating.then nagturo po ako from june 2015-march 2016.qualified po b ako pra s program n ito.Sa katunayan nag pasa n ako ng application ko sa isang school ng taguig.pero di po ako nkapag apply sa DOLE.Ok lng po b un?anong gagawin ko pra mapa bilang ako s program ng DOLE?tenks po.

  14. Hi po gud pm. Tanong ko lang kung pwede pa akong mag avail niyang program nila na “dito sa pilipinas ikaw ang maam/sir”. Ex ofw po ako pero umuwi na last 2010 para magtapos ng pag aaral. Nakapasa napo ako sa LET. Ngayon po kung pwede pa ako mag avail ng program na yan ano kailangan na documents kasi wala akong record sa poea dahil nagtourist lng ako noon sa singapore tapos nakahanap ng work doon. Legal naman po iyon kaso lng ang sabi ng poea nandoon lng daw sa phil embassy sasungapore ang mga records ko…pls help po.

  15. Good day maam /sir,,im marilyn escarlan ,i was an ofw for 10 years, before i left philippines i pass an examination for teachers (LET ) and had 2years experience in teaching at preschool as a volunteer teacher po ,,i get back home last 2013 ,,i want to apply at dep ed again ,can u help me po to get into it ,what will i do or what is the process im im going through it,,hope u can nhelp me mam thanks po and God bless !

  16. Hello po gusto ko sana mag avail ng program na ito pero yung site kung saan mag submit ng form hundi ko po ma open. Please help me.

  17. Good day po, im a permanent teacher for 10yrs then i resign and go abroad, i wanna ask if there is possibility for me to go back in teaching im planning to apply again. Can u pls help me ma’am/sir, thanks a lot!

  18. Good afternoon sir, dati po akong OFW sa Taiwan, umuwi po ako last 2010 then back to school po ako last 2012-2015, nag take po ako ng LET last September 2015 and luckily nakapasa po ako. Qualify po kaya ako sa program nato ng DOLE? Thanks po…

  19. hi sir good am po mag 5 years na po akong naka uwi pwede pa po ba akung maka avail wlang po kasing nka inform sa akin tungkol dito hirap na aku sa pag pa rank till now di pa rin nkapasok pls help galing akung sengapore LET passer si flor po ito taga Bohol maraming salamat.

  20. Hi good day po! Isa po ako sa maraming teachers na ngwork sa labas ng bansa as OFW..nsa Abu Dhabi po ako since 2007 up to the present but pangarap ko ding mgturo sa Pinas as Public school teacher sana po soon mpabilang din po ako sa inyong programa.nakapg file n dn po ako sa website nyo..Sana po mgkaroon po ng linaw pangarap ko po talaga ang mkpgturo sa pinas since Pasa naman ako ng LET..at gusto ko ng mkasama ang mga anak ko sa pinas nagawa n din ako sa knila lumalaki na wala ako sa tabi nila..Hope matawagan din po ako gaya ng friend ko nakauwi n ng pinas kc natawag n po sya..swerte nya..Sana ako din..Hehe.Salamat po and God bless po..!?

  21. Hello po! Jerlyn Jimenez po OFW po dito sa Hong kong.Let passer po ako last September 2015,papaano po ako mkakapag apply sa pamamagitan po ng Sa Pinas ikaw ang Ma’am at sir? Thank you po!God bless!

  22. hi!good day po Aug 2013 applicant na po ako hangang ngayun po,,gusto ko na nga po bumalik abrod by next year hangang ngayun po d pa ako na hired kaya po umuwi ako sabi madali mka pasok sa school dahil ofw ako,,sana po matulungan nyo po ako thank you po..

  23. Hello , everyone. I am a licensed teacher po and currently I am teaching here in Thailand. I am planning po umuwi early next year po sana pra dun na lng sa atin magturo. Paano po mag apply sa DOLE? I tried po na pumunta sa portal pro Im confused po sa mga steps na gagawin. Sana po matulungan nyo ako. Thank you po .God Bless.

  24. hello Sir.. . 3 yrs. po akong ng Local School Board na nghahandle ng multi grade class hoping na my item na darating but unluckily binigay po sa ibang applicant ang nasabing item so ngdecide po akong mag dh sa singapore at natapos ko po ang 2 yrs.contract ko.Ngayon po ngparanking po ako at nakapasok na po ako sa RQA pro wala pa daw pong item at my nag advise po sa akin na mag inquire po dito.
    Thanks po….

  25. I’m here in taiwan since 2012,,untill now and finish ed my contract on 2018,,I was a provincial paid ,,substitute and baranggay paid teacher for allmost 10 yrs.cnt get permanent posotion so i decide to work abroad .I want to apply for the position and go back teaching

  26. Hi po! Im here in Taiwan,i want to go back in teaching profession,i was a teacher for 9yrs as permanent in public school in manila,,when can i apply? What are the requirements?can i apply to our province in island as well? Tnx

      • Hello po how could we be able to email our documents yet it’s not with us? May I know if this is the only email address that we will send our documents cause I’m from CAR. Thanks

        • Hi mam Marivic sa case ko po, kasi nasa pinas na ako binisita ko ang Dole tapos pinagpass po ako ng mga documents, like photocopy po sa TOR, Diploma, at passport po, sa case po ninyo since nasa labas po kayo ng bansa eh siguro mabuti pong mag inquire po muna kayo dun po sa binigay ko na email add at website. Doon naman po sa tanong kung kailan po ang pagprocess, eh medyo matagal din po mam Marivic aabot po sa isang taon o mahigit kaya mas mabuti po na kung may plano po kayong magstay na dito for good, mas maige po na mag inquire na po kayo. Kasi din po diba iba na ang namamahala sa pamahalaan…Opo, naghihintay na lang po ako sa NOSCA from DBM tapos lilipat na po ako ng ibang division.


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