SSS Flexi-Fund

Bonjour. Mabuhay. Know something new for OFWs and the SSS Flexi-Fund. =========================== What is the SSS Flexi-fund? The SSS Flexi-fund is a voluntary, provident fund for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). It is an additional service provided by the SSS on top of the regular OFW membership. Why do I need to join the SSS Flexi-fundContinue reading “SSS Flexi-Fund”

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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”

LUSWELF: ‘No illegal recruitment at seafarers’ center’

Bonjour. Mabuhay. It seems like the illegal thing was over exaggerated naman ata. If the process is within the law and the right and proper procedures are met, then by all means, let us support our seafarers who are also bayaning OFWs. You be the judge of this issue: A nongovernmental organization managing a seafarers’Continue reading “LUSWELF: ‘No illegal recruitment at seafarers’ center’”

COMELEC: Migrante asks Comelec to study online registration for OFWs

Bonjour. Mabuhay.   OFW online registration with COMELEC makes perfect sense. I hope this can also be done efficiently in the country, either online or via home to home services. I won’t mind paying extra for a service to have me registered properly. Specially if you don’t have the time. Of course dapat kasama naContinue reading “COMELEC: Migrante asks Comelec to study online registration for OFWs”

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”

POEA: OEC Delivery Service

Bonjour. Mabuhay. Found out that the OEC delivery service is now currently stopped. I wonder what options vacationing OFWs now have in getting oEC. Lahat ba dapat pumunta sa POEA? Kawawa naman ang mga bagong bayani ng bayan kung mahirap ang transaction sa pamahalaan. Services should be useful to people and proactively efficient. Anyways, nabsaContinue reading “POEA: OEC Delivery Service”

OFW News: Pampanga, gov’t agencies ink MOU vs. illegal recruitment

Bonjour. Mabuhay. In order to address the illegal recruitment problems we have in the country, certain steps are being done by our government. Read the news below to see one. Ang tanong is, will this work? Of course it will, if our elected officials and all government officials do their jobs right. We can alwaysContinue reading “OFW News: Pampanga, gov’t agencies ink MOU vs. illegal recruitment”

POEA warns against overseas jobs via ‘southern backdoor’

Bonjour. Mabuhay. In case you haven’t heard. Be warned. Be informed.   The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration advised  would-be overseas Filipino workers to reject or at least be careful about job offers that require them to leave for abroad through the country’s “southern backdoor.” POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac said the exit points in the southernContinue reading “POEA warns against overseas jobs via ‘southern backdoor’”