President and Managing Director Ma. Theda G. Collantes, together with Chairman of the Board, Carlos Brosas visited the jobsite at the US Naval Base in Guantamo Bay Cuba (GTMO) from December 8 to 11, 2010. The purpose of the trip was to see for themselves the working and living conditions of the workers, to spend some time with them, and bring to them something from the Philippines that neither emails, Skype, text messages, nor even phone calls can deliver, the human touch of people who represent home. While Mr. Brosas came from Canada, Mrs. Collantes flew from the Philippines. She endured the long 14 hours trip from the Philippines to LA, experiencing first hand what the Filipino workers sent to GTMO go through, including two connecting flight lay overs in the US, airport security and other formalities, and a boat trip.
The Filipino contingent in GTMO did not expect to see two executives from the Calerey to suddenly drop by their work place to see how they were doing. Wide-eyed with surprise, they could only blurt out “Ma’am!!!!, Sir!!!!, followed by excited hand shakes and occasional hugs and of course, posing for pictures. It turned out that The Calerey was the first recruitment agency who took the time and effort to pay them a visit.
The Corporation is a licensed recruiting agency by virtue of License No. POEA-011-LB-052711-UL issued by DOLE-POEA.