Go ye therefore, and
I will make you
fishers of men

About Uno

UNO Overseas Placement, Inc. is a 100% Filipino-owned recruitment agency committed to helping skilled Pinoy workers find success with good companies abroad.

Licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration since 1994, we have helped 7,000+ Pinoy workers reach their dreams of a better life.

We can help you too. UNO is different from other agencies because we believe our responsibility doesn't end upon deployment.

Here in UNO, we match the workers best suitable to the company's needs and identity. We make sure employment conditions meet and follow national and international labor laws. Workers undergo trainings and seminars so they can succeed at their work and life abroad. Our after-deployment service conducting monitoring and welfare activities are geared to address issues and find the best solutions. Most of all, we continue helping our workers find opportunities and purpose upon their end of contract and return to their home country.

Our Mission to our Workers

To provide you with the best job opportunities abroad where you can grow, fulfill your dreams, and give back to our country.

Our Mandate


No charge policy

We make sure your employer covers recruitment costs and that no fees will be charged to you.


Work, Family and Money Management Trainings

We will train you to have the right attitude and mindset for work and life abroad, and teach you how to properly manage your family and income.


Worker Welfare and Monitoring

We will regularly check on you abroad to see if you need any support, and handle any employer-employee concerns when needed.


POEA and OWWA reporting

For your safety and protection, we regularly send reports to POEA and POLO about the status of our workers and clients.


Post-employment trainings and opportunities

After your contract, we will connect you to government offices and companies for more opportunities to use and share your expertise from working abroad.

Our History


TESDA-JITCO Program Launch

Start of the training partnership between Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and Japan International Training Cooperation Organization.


Interskills Development Foundation Inc.

Founded by President Dr. Elvira Pineda.


Cultivation Agriculture Interns Deployment

Interskills dispatches the pioneering batch of cultivation agriculture trainees to Japan.


UNO Overseas Placement, Inc.

With the purpose of continuous employment for returning Filipino workers, Mr. Pineda acquires ownership of UNO to expand employment opportunities worldwide.


Technical Intern Trainees deployment

JITCO program is removed from TESDA and is moved to the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency.

Interskills team transfers to UNO and starts sending technical interns to Japan.


Organization for Technical Intern Training

Technical Intern Training Program is transferred to OTIT under Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

UNO pioneers the sending of Filipino technical intern trainees to Japan under the new system.

Our Licenses and Recognition

  • POEA License 229-LB-103018-R
  • Authorized Sending Organization - Technical Intern Trainees

    Recognized by Japan's Organization of Technical Intern Training under the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

  • Authorized Sending Organization - Specified Skilled Workers

    Recognized by the Immigration Bureau of Japan

Our Team

Dr. Elvira Pineda


A dental practitioner for 15 years, Dr. Elvira founded Interskills Development Foundation, Inc. in 1994 to provide employment opportunities to and upgrade the skills of the Filipino labor sector. She has since taken over, managed and expanded UNO Overseas Placement, Inc. to where it is today.

Ms. Christelle Pineda
Vice President

A Legal Management graduate, Christelle interned at the Office of Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV before working as an interpreter for a Japanese shipyard, serving as the main link between the company’s Japanese staff and Filipino workers. As UNO’s VP, she is now helping lead and innovate the way to the agency’s future.

Mr. Yoshihisa Yamamoto
Marketing Representative

Yamamoto-san has almost two decades’ experience in the recruitment of local and foreign human resources. Based in Hyogo, he is UNO’s reliable main marketing man in Japan.

Ms. Jane Okumura
Marketing Department Manager

Jane has 20 years’ combined experience as interpreter, officer, and manager for Japanese companies in various industries, from entertainment to IT to automotive. Based in the Philippines, she ably spearheads UNO’s marketing and business development.

Ms. Candy Abonitalla
Monitoring Department Manager

A Nihongo language international student in Tokyo for five years, Candy has 15 years’ total experience as a Japanese language trainer, including founding Nihongo Kyouiku school in Alabang which catered to engineers and managers from top tech and automotive companies. She was UNO’s advanced Japanese language instructor for 10 years, before becoming UNO’s Monitoring head in 2019.

Are you ready to grow your career with UNO?