Gusto i-withdraw passport, Affidavit of Desistance, sign employment agency, placement fee

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Magandang araw po sa inyo ako po ay may itatanong tungkol sa aking passport, gusto ko iwithdraw ang aking passport pero ayaw ibigay ng agency hanggat hindi ako napirma sa isang Affidavit of Desistance na.

Ako po kasi ay hindi tumuloy sa aking flight noong July 17, 2014 kasi po yun Position at sweldo ko sa Visa at kontrata ay magkaiba. Ang sabi ng agency ay sa Visa lang daw naman yun. At may sinisingil ang agency sa akin na processing fee kaso ayaw naman magbigay ng resibo. Ang sabi ng agency hindi raw sila nagbibigay ng resibo kung walang placement fee ang isang aplikante. Sabi ko naman ay hindi nako tutuloy kung wala resibo. Bumalik ako noong July 28, 2014 para kausapin ang agency na magwithdraw ng passport sa maayos na paraan, pero ang iniharap agad sa aking agency ay un Affidavit of Desistance noong binasa ko ay nagduda ako dahil ang nakasulat doon ay kapag pumirma ako sa affidavit ay kahit ako ay magreklamo sa POEA at NLRC wala ng saysay kasi pumirma ako na hindi ako magrereklamo. At nakasulat sa affidavit na nagbigay sila sa akin ng resibo sa aking binayaran eh wala nga po ako natanggap na resibo. Ang sabi ko kakausapin ko muna ang manager ng agency bago ako pumirma kaso ang sabi ng agent wala ako mamakausap na manager kung hindi ako pipirma sa affidavit. Nakikiusap ako na makausap ko manager pero nabigo ako sa agency, kaya nagpasya na ako na umalis agency at naghananp ng makakatulong sa akin para pakuha ko yun passport ko. Ano po ba ang aking dapat gawin at ano po ba maipapayo nyo sa aking problema?

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Question: I would like to withdraw my passport, but the employment agency refuses to give it back to me, unless I sign an Affidavit of Desistance. I did not proceed with my flight last July 17, 2014, because the position and salary stated on my visa is different from that written in the contract. The employment agency said that it is just different in the visa. And they also charged me processing fee, but they refused to give me a receipt. They said that they do not provide receipt if the applicant does not have placement fee. I told them that I would not proceed if no receipt is given. I went back to the employment agency last July 28, 2014, in order to settle and discuss the matter amicably. But they immediately showed me a document 'Affidavit of Desistance'. When I read this, I became suspicious because it is written there that if I sign on it, I could not complain with POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) and NLRC (National Labor Relations Commission) anymore, because I already signed that I would not complain. The affidavit also states that I received a receipt, but I did not receive any receipt. I told them that I would talk to the manager before I signed on it, but the agent told me that I could not talk to the manager unless I sign on the affidavit. I pleaded to talk to the manager, but failed. So I decided to leave the agency and look for help to get my passport back. What should I do and what could you advise me regarding my problem?


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