How To Apply For The OFW e-Card

Is there an OFW in the family? Have you been working overseas for quite a few years now?  The Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) has some good news for our Bagong Bayani with the introduction of the OFW e-Card!  Here’s how you can get one. What is the OFW e-Card? This is a new identificationContinue reading “How To Apply For The OFW e-Card”

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What Can POEA Do For You? A Quick Guide for Aspiring OFWs

If you are planning on working abroad, one of the first things you need to take care of is your security.  Be wary of illegal recruiters and fake job agencies that can only get you in serious trouble with abusive employers abroad.  In order to avoid being in an OFW Horror Story, you need toContinue reading “What Can POEA Do For You? A Quick Guide for Aspiring OFWs”

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!”

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”

OWWA Benefits for Disabled OFWs

One of the most common questions we receive from our readers is regarding the benefits that an OFW may expect from the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) after they have lost their physical capacity to work abroad.  Similar with local private and government employees based in the country, an OFW must be protected by anContinue reading “OWWA Benefits for Disabled OFWs”