History

On May 9, 1980, the Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. or PASEI for short, was founded by ten private employment agencies that envisioned the organization to have the following purposes:

  1. To make proper representation with government agencies, divisions, branches and other instrumentalities, with foreign governments through their respective Embassies and Consulates and also with private and non-government entities, for the purpose of promoting and protecting the welfare of its members consistent with the national interest and the common good.
  2. To aid government in its campaign against illegal recruitment and other problems that concerns the overseas employment industry.
  3. To upgrade the skills of Filipino workers thereby uplifting work standards and conditions in overseas employment and to aid our Filipino workers in their fight against harsh and exploitative foreign employers.
  4. To establish and maintain closer and harmonious relationships among its members; to encourage healthy competition among its members through the formulation, adoption and enforcement of appropriate rules and procedures governing its activities; to build the reputation of PASEI to a level where it will acquire recognition in both government and private sectors that it participates and get consulted in all matters involving overseas employment.