Philnos Corporation


PHILNOS is a product of Nihon Overseas Services Co. Ltd. (NOSCO), a Japanese engineering design and construction company. NOSCO was established by Mr. Yoshiyuki Tsunoda in November 1987 in Tokyo, Japan. 

Nosco provides skilled manpower for many of the leading petrochemical and heavy industrial construction companies in Japan. Through its close relationship with Japanese engineering and contracting corporations, it has been able to obtain contracts in other countries around the world. 

In 1991, NOSCO established a branch in Manila to recruit and train Filipino workers for its overseas clients. It was working through manpower recruitment agencies recognized by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration – the Government regulatory agency that oversees manpower recruitment for projects in foreign countries. To institute better management control and expedite the recruitment and deployment process, NOSCO established its own recruitment agency specially serving NOSCO clients. Thus, PHILNOS was born. The company was licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration after being given recognition on September 14, 1994.       

      After just over a year in operation of PHILNOS, GROUP has brought employment to        Filipinos, seeking overseas jobs, deploying thousands of  Overseas Contract Workers (OCW’s) to various parts of the world (i.e. Nigeria, Algeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Bahrain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Pakistan, Bangladesh). 

     We, PHILNOS  have since expanded our manning projects to other countries, working with global contractors to supply a broad range of    engineers, skills and crafts.  


Throughout its history, PHILNOS GROUP has  provided employment to thousands of Filipino workers after being deployed to various countries around the world.  In so doing, we have contributed to uplifting the lives and welfare of these Overseas Contract Workers and their families and have given them opportunities for professional advancement.        

We have also showcased the outstanding talents and skills of Filipino engineers and         technical personnel to the international business community.  

Values of personal discipline, 
dedication and hard work are 
inculcated in all personnel ​placed by 



Our vision is to be a primary provider of highly skilled and qualified manpower for a broad range of engineering and  technical crafts to global contractors in the international and domestic markets.       

We aim to be a principal player in construction and  engineering services as we build up our    competencies and reputation in these fields.  


        The Company has been a recipient of numerous citations for distinguished performance as a manpower supply and management provider from such government agencies as the Department of Labor and Employment, the Provincial Government of Cebu, the Safety Organization of the Philippines and the Philippine Overseas Employment  Administration.   

      In addition, PHILNOS has been recognized by clients such as Sanko Engineering for outstanding service and for providing superior  manpower who have contributed to the success of their various  projects.     

Our Team

Mr. Yoshiyuki Tsunoda

Ms. Mabel T.G. Masangkay



Quality Manpower,
Project Management
And Engineering

Our overriding goal is to provide quality service.  This is true for our core business of manpower supply and management for construction projects, which we have been discharging to the great satisfac​tion of our customers.   

We have provided highly capable manpower for the   construction of power plants, oil and gas refineries, petrochemical plants, power transmission facilities, pipe lines,  fertilizer plants and a host of medium to heavy industrial         facilities around the world.  The profile of the personnel we have deployed includes mechanical, electrical, safety and specialist engineers, welders, pipe fitters, electricians, carpenters and technicians in electro-mechanical works.     

We, PHILNOS GROUP also renders  specialized services in the area of  Design and Engineering and Project Management under the formation of Japanese and Filipino engineers and personnel for a wide variety  of   industrial and infrastructure construction projects.  Even as we have  fully developed our core competence, we have acquired the    licenses to undertake construction services for clients in Philippines.  

We are continuously building up our capabilities in: 
♦    General Engineering
♦    General Building Contacting
♦    Industrial Piping and Design 
♦    Specialty Construction: 
               ♦  Piping Work 
               ♦  Mechanical Work 
               ♦  Structural Steel Work  
Engineering  and  Design.
Experienced design engineers backed up by computerized AUTOC​AD facilities
enable the Company to offer engineering services for foreign and domestic projects.  

Competitive Advantage  

   The advantage of PHILNOS GROUP is its total commitment to its clients and its many years of mutually beneficial relationships with global    construction and engineering companies. PHILNOS GROUP has built a solid reputation and favorable relationships with global engineering companies and contractors.  The experience has enabled us to hone our capability and to develop manpower recruitment operating systems and standards to cater to the high levels of quality   required by these international players.

   Over the years, PHILNOS GROUP has met the manpower requirements and engineering service from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Sanko Engineering , Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding, Chiyoda Corporation, Meisei Industries etc. of Japanese companies for their overseas plant construction projects in Middle East, Africa and Asian countries.

  With the technical expertise of NOSCO and PHILNOS , we are confident that hand in hand, NOSCO GROUP will generate more jobs and bring livelihood to many Filipinos and their families.  

Power Plants.      PHILNOS has also provided  manpower for various international and domestic power plant        construction projects.  An example of its expertise in the sector is the AK-3 Desalination and Power Plant project at Al Khobar in the  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding.  

Civil Works and Piping: Considerable experience in providing manpower for oil pipelines and civil works like the Eleme Petrochemical Complex under main contractor Chiyoda Corporation has provided PHILNOS an edg e in this field.  

Petrochemical Plants.  PHILNOS has been tapped to provide office, engineering and field personnel for the Qatargas Liquified Natural Gas, Ras Laffan, Qatar Eastern Petrochemical Plant in Al Jubail, KSA (photo above), the QMM Petrochemical Plant in  Qatar, PSR-2 Plant in Malaysia and the CPL-SAY Plant in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia under Sanko Engineering Corporation, the Meisei Industrial Co. Ltd., Petrochemical in Nigeria, the Hiap Seng   Engineering and  Construction PTE SMP Plant in Singapore and numerous petrochemical plant construction projects.  The   company was also involved in JG Summit Corporation’s BAPE Petrochemical Plant in Batangas in the Philippines (topmost photo).  


With its broad experience as a provider of qualified manpower for international and domestic projects, PHILNOS has developed a system of sourcing, testing and screening, certification and training qualified personnel for overseas placement 

PHILNOS recruitment team is composed of experienced and competent employment service specialist. They effectively handle the reception, interview, testing short - listing and classi​fication of applicants.  To ensure immediate response to clients’ needs and requirements, the Company   also maintains manpower data bank, which constantly updated and   expanded for ready        retrieval. 

PHILNOS has tied up with a premier trade testing center complete with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure clients that they will be getting competent and high-caliber personnel. Prior to actual ​​deployment, PHILNOS trains worker to strengthen their technical know-how,  particularly piping design works and other areas of expertise required on the job. 

They also undergo Safety Orientation seminars to promote better compliance to international job safety practices and standards. A well-equipped and modern medical facility conducts through medical check-up to guarantee clients that the workers deployed are certified fit to work in the job sites they are assigned.          

PHILNOS DATA BANK. A computerized data bank undertakes the collection, retrieval and analysis of information as to proposals for work and job opportunities, credit ratings and other subjects of trade interest.  

Support Staff.  Acceptance of application forms and preliminary interviews are conducted by recruitment officers (middle photo). Finance personnel ensure proper management of the Company’s financial resources, a critical activity in the field of the manpower management.  

Core Values
Quality Service  

Outstanding Manpower and Management Services for our Global Clients  

PHILNOS GROUP also provided Engineering and Design service for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Sanko Engineering (now Shinko Plantech).  It undertakes engineering drawings and schematic diagram revisions for         electro-mechanical, structural and piping works plans through its core group of design engineers for clients.   We also provide backroom Office Administration services (accounting,  payrolling, file management and other services) for Japanese engineering and construction companies in Philippines

The group has also rendered engineering services for a number of foreign projects.

Our Marketing Department continuously looks for opportunities for the supply of project  manpower, engineering  services etc. in domestic and international projects.  We also committed to helping foreign investors to Philippines through extensive consultancy      services.