How to Go to POEA/DMW Main Office in Ortigas, Mandaluyong

POEA or Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is a government agency responsible for protecting and promoting the welfare of existing and incoming OFWs. They are also in-charge in regulating and overseeing the private recruitment agencies and ship manning companies based in the Philippines.

In 2022, through the creation of Republic Act No. 11641 or Department of Migrant Workers Act, DMW or Department of Migrant Workers superseded POEA. There may be a change of name, scopes, and functions, but the location of the POEA (now DMW) main office remains the same. In this post, you will know how to commute to POEA/DMW main branch on Ortigas Avenue in Mandaluyong.

POEA’s main office is located along EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue in Mandaluyong City. It is accessible by bus, MRT Line 3, and jeepney. The fastest way to get to POEA main office is by riding the MRT Line 3. Afterward, alight at Ortigas station. From there you can walk approximately 500 meters to get to DMW/POEA Ortigas office.

The landmarks near POEA Ortigas are Robinsons Galleria, SM Megamall, La Salle Greenhills, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel, Wack Wack Golf & Country Club, and Ortigas MRT 3 Station.

Read also: POEA Branches and Regional Satellite Offices Complete List

How to go to POEA Ortigas via MRT Line 3

Currently, MRT 3 has 13 stations that span from Taft Avenue in Pasay City to North Avenue in Quezon City. All these train stations are along the road of EDSA.

If you want to get to POEA Ortigas via MRT 3, all you have to do is ride a train at any of these stations and then alight at Ortigas station. Take the exit facing Wack Wack Golf & Country Club. From there walk 500 meters towards Ortigas Avenue to get to POEA Main Office.

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From Monumento to POEA Ortigas

Route 1: Ride LRT 1 at Monumento Station going to Roosevelt Station then alight at the latter. Ride the bus going to North Avenue, then alight at the Trinoma Mall.

At North Avenue MRT station, board the train bound for Taft Avenue. Then alight at Ortigas Station 5 stations after. From there walk 500 meters in the direction of Ortigas Avenue. You will find the POEA/DMW Main office at the corner of EDSA and Ortigas Avenue.

Route 2: At the opposite side of Manila Central University (MCU) Hospital, ride Bus bound for Baclaran via EDSA. Tell the bus conductor that you will alight at Ortigas MRT Station. From there walk towards Ortigas Avenue. You will find the POEA Main office at the corner of EDSA and Ortigas Avenue.

From Cavite

Ride any bus bound for PITX Terminal in Paranaque. At PITX ride any bus bound for Ortigas or Robinsons Galleria via EDSA. Tell the bus conductor to drop you off at Robinsons Galleria. From there, take the footbridge to cross EDSA and get to POEA main office.

From Alabang

Route 1: From Starmall ride the bus with the signboard “Ayala MRT.” Tell the bus conductor to drop you off at the foot of Ayala MRT 3 station. From there ride the MRT 3 at the latter bound to Ortigas Station. Alight at Ortigas station then walk towards Ortigas Avenue. You will find the POEA main office that the corner of EDSA and Ortigas Avenue.

Route 2: From Starmall ride the bus with the signboard “Cubao ilalim via EDSA.” Tell the driver to drop you off at a bus stop near the POEA building then walk towards the latter.

From Buendia

Ride the LRT 1 at Gil Puyat station bound for Baclaran. Alight at EDSA station 2 stops after. Take the footbridge to get to MRT 3 Taft Station. Ride the MRT train bound for North Avenue. Alight at Ortigas Station 7 stops after.

From the station, take the exit that faces Wack Wack Golf and Country Club. Afterward, walk 500 meters toward Ortigas Avenue. You will find the POEA main office at the corner of Ortigas Avenue and EDSA.

From Divisoria Manila to POEA Ortigas

Route 1: In Divisoria Recto ride a jeep towards Isetan Recto. Tell the driver that you will alight at LRT 2 RECTO station. In the latter, ride the train bound for Santolan Station. Alight at Araneta Center-Cubao station 7 stops later.

Take the footbridge to get to Araneta Center-Cubao MRT 3 station. From the latter ride, the train bound for Taft Avenue. Afterward, alight at Ortigas Station 2 stops later.

From the station, take the exit facing the Wack Wack Golf & Country Club. From there walk 500 meters toward Ortigas Avenue. The POEA building is located at the corner of EDSA and Ortigas Avenue.

Route 2: In Divisoria Recto ride any jeep that will pass by ISETAN recto. Alight in front of Access Computer College, Manila Campus building.

From there ride the G-Liner bus bound for Taytay Rizal. Tell the driver to drop you off at Robinsons Galleria. Afterward, use the footbridge to cross EDSA and also to get to POEA main office.

From Batangas to POEA Main Office

Route 1: From Batangas, ride a provincial bus bound for PITX in Paranaque. From the latter, ride a bus bound for Cubao with the signboard “Cubao Ilalim” via EDSA. Tell the driver to drop you off at Robinsons Galleria. From the mall, use the footbridge to cross EDSA and get to POEA main building.

Route 2: From Batangas ride, any provincial bus bound for Gil Puyat in Pasay. Ride LRT 1 train bound to Baclaran. Afterward, alight at EDSA station 2 stops later.

Take the footbridge to get to MRT 3 Taft Avenue station. From the latter, ride the train bound for North Avenue. Afterward, alight at Ortigas station 7 stops later. Take the exit facing Wack Wack Golf & Country club. From there walk 500 meters toward Ortigas Avenue. You will see the POEA building at Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA.

Conclusion

There you have it guys! You might think that going to POEA/DMW main office in Ortigas is difficult and complicated. However, in the actual scenario, going to the place is quite easy.

The main reason is that the POEA Main office is near MRT 3 Ortigas station. And MRT 3 is connected to other existing train lines in Metro Manila. For example, LRT 1 EDSA station is connected to MRT 3 Taft Station via the footbridge. The Cubao Araneta LRT 2 station is connected to Cubao Araneta MRT 3 station also via the footbridge.

This just means that to go to POEA/DMW head office, all you need to do is find your way to any LRT 1, LRT 2, or MRT 3 station. Once you are at the station, study the train’s route map so you can get to POEA easily.

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