Something to Look Forward to: Terminal Fee Exemption for All OFWs!

Last year, we featured the announcement on vacationing OFWs’ exemption from filing an OEC if they are returning to the same employers abroad.  This took effect on the first week of September of the same year.  Included in the privilege is the OFW’s exemption from paying travel taxes and terminal fees when exiting the countryContinue reading “Something to Look Forward to: Terminal Fee Exemption for All OFWs!”

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SSS Privileges for the OFW: How OFWs can Apply for SSS Salary Loan

SSS members who have found better earning opportunities abroad may continue to enjoy the same privileges as members who reside in the country.  One such benefit is the salary loan facility of the SSS; this enables members to borrow an amount to meet short-term credit needs and be able to repay at affordable terms andContinue reading “SSS Privileges for the OFW: How OFWs can Apply for SSS Salary Loan”

No More Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) Requirement for OFWs!

Kasama sa krusada ng Presidente ang gawing madali at simple ang mga government processes para makabawas sa dagdag na gastos ng mga Pinoy.  Bilang pag tugon sa panawagang ito, tinanggal na ang requirement ng Overseaas Employment Certificae (OEC) para sa mga kababayan nating OFW na nagbabakasyon sa bansa at babalik din sa dating employer, saContinue reading “No More Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) Requirement for OFWs!”

Online Application for OEC Now Available

Good news para sa ating mga kababayang OFW! May online facility na para makapag generate at makapagbayad ng OEC o Overseas Employment Certificate; hindi na ninyo kailangang pumunta pa sa designated Philippine embassies and consular locations. Para ito sa mga OFW na nagbabakasyon sa bansa, rehired, o pabalik sa dati nilang employer at may existingContinue reading “Online Application for OEC Now Available”

POEA: Vacationing OFWs: Get your exit clearance early

Bonjour. Mabuhay.   News flash for OFWs vacationing for the holidays: ======================= “Avoid the rush. Avoid the long lines”. Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac advised balik manggagawa or overseas Filipino workers spending the holiday season in the Philippines to get their overseas employment certificate or exit clearance early and not get caught with the last-minuteContinue reading “POEA: Vacationing OFWs: Get your exit clearance early”

POEA warns of another e-mail scam, Australian hospital disowns English training for Filipino nurses

Bonjour. Mabuhay. Mag ingat sa fixers at sa mga manloloko. Nakita mo na ba ang balitang ito? The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday exposed another e-mail scam targeting Filipino nurses and other medical practitioners for supposed employment in a hospital in Australia. Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said the POEA received another recruitment e-mail, supposedlyContinue reading “POEA warns of another e-mail scam, Australian hospital disowns English training for Filipino nurses”

On Illegal Recruiters

Bonjour. Mabuhay. This is really an irritating fact, that people would take advantage of people dreaming of getting good jobs abroad since wala namang trabaho dito sa bayan natin. As always, ang sagot sa mga ganyan, mag ingat at maging maaalam. Read this piece on the facts of life on illegal recruiters in our country:Continue reading “On Illegal Recruiters”

POEA: Seamen Exempted for OEC at LAC

Bonjour. Mabuhay.   Good news for Seafarers. Read the news article below.   Seafarers will no longer have to present their overseas employment certificate (OEC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for validation after the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued a memorandum exempting them from this procedure. Citing a one-page Memorandum Circular No.Continue reading “POEA: Seamen Exempted for OEC at LAC”