New Wage Order for Metro Manila Workers: 5 Things We Need to Know

Good news to minimum wage earners in the private sectors in Metro Manila!  Yesterday, the government announced that minimum wage earners are set to receive an additional Php 21.00 per day in their basic wage beginning October 5, 2017.  In the same manner, workers in the agriculture, retail/service establishments employing 15 workers or less, andContinue reading “New Wage Order for Metro Manila Workers: 5 Things We Need to Know”

How to Get an I-DOLE OFW ID Card

Last July 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment launched a new ID system for OFWs called the I-DOLE.  This ID allows OFWs to do away with the long and tedious process of applying for the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) that they need to secure in order prove their legitimacy as Filipino workers. Apart fromContinue reading “How to Get an I-DOLE OFW ID Card”

Wage and Wage Benefits in the Philippines

One of the most common questions we receive from our readers is regarding compensation and benefits in the Philippines.  We summarized the details of wage benefits implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the country.  Here you will find the complete information on the different “pays” and leave benefits that employees areContinue reading “Wage and Wage Benefits in the Philippines”

How To Apply for an SSS OFW Housing Loan

Filipinos seize work opportunities abroad in the hope that they can double their income and be able to provide handsomely for their loved ones in the Philippines.  Foremost in an Overseas Filipino Worker’s agenda is to purchase a house and lot, a family vehicle, and secure their children’s educational funds.  The Philippine government has consistentlyContinue reading “How To Apply for an SSS OFW Housing Loan”

DOLE’s 1349 Labor Hotline

Now, there are only four numbers you need to remember as a Pinoy employee: 1349.  That number connects you to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), anytime of the day or night, for any concerns you may have regarding your employment.  OFWs, on the other hand, may call 800-8888-1349 for toll-free access to theContinue reading “DOLE’s 1349 Labor Hotline”

Know Your Rights and Privileges as a Pinoy Contractual Employee

One of the most talked about subject during the election season was the proposal to abolish contractual employment in the Philippines.  According to the presidential candidates, the right of workers and employees to permanent employment must be honored by companies and business establishments.  This will help provide security not only to the employees themselves, butContinue reading “Know Your Rights and Privileges as a Pinoy Contractual Employee”