An Alien Employment Permit (AEP) is a document issued by the Secretary of Labor and Employment through the DOLE-Regional Director, who has jurisdiction over the intended place of work of the foreign national, authorizing the foreign national to work in the Philippines.

Source: FAQs on AEP. Bureau of Local Employment 27 March 2010. http://www.ble.dole.gov.ph/faqs.asp
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