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Ikon Healthcare Updates

Date Posted: 02/9/2017

Ikon would like to update you on the current situation of the healthcare industry in the United Arab Emirates. Recently a new ruling has been implemented that has affected the coverage of health insurance. In the past when patients would visit private hospitals 100 percent of their medical bills would be paid for by Insurance.... Read More

DFA Creates Dedicated Passport Center For OFWs

Date Posted: 10/21/2016

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has created a dedicated passport application center for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that will be operational very soon. Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said the new center will be housed at the DFA’s existing consular office at Robinson’s Galleria across the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration – the main government... Read More

First one-stop shop for OFWs now open

Date Posted: 08/17/2016

A one-stop shop is now open for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) where they can avail of all government frontline services. Launched on August 15, the One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) is located at the ground floor of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s main office at Blas F. Ople Building in Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA,... Read More

PCO to launch new, high-security passport

Date Posted: 08/17/2016

Every Filipino who wishes to go overseas and applies for a passport will receive the “all new, high-security passport” beginning Monday, Aug. 15. The new passports will feature impressive design promoting the regions of the country. Other changes include intaglio printing used for the printing of money and the printing of the coat of arms... Read More

Important Information for all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their Employers

Date Posted: 07/13/2016

The recently launched Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Online by POEA is a mandatory requirement for all professional and skilled Filipino workers who want to work abroad. In support of this, Ikon Solutions Asia Inc. is requiring all applicants seeking to work abroad to register and take this seminar at www.peos.poea.gov.ph. “PEOS Online” is a comprehensive... Read More

Duterte wants OFWs assisted from recruitment to deployment

Date Posted: 07/12/2016

President Rodrigo Duterte’s top order for the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is to ensure that government assistance is available to them from recruitment to deployment. At a forum on Monday, Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said first in the “marching orders” he received from Duterte is to “make sure” that the needs of... Read More

POEA lists 2016 overseas employment prospects

Date Posted: 06/30/2016

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said overseas employment prospects for Filipinos remain positive in 2016 as it lines up opportunities for OFWs in various parts of the world. In his report of DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said overall demand for overseas Filipino workers remains strong as indicated by continuing job... Read More

Starting June 1, no-show passport applicants to face 30-day ban

Date Posted: 06/30/2016

Starting June 1, those who will not show up on the date of their passport appointment will be barred from re-applying for 30 days, Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Rene Almendras said on Thursday. “If you don’t show up you’re not going be able to reserve for 30 days. So please take your reservations seriously,” the... Read More

UAE lifts six-month ban on workers who opt out of contracts

Date Posted: 06/30/2016

The United Arab Emirates has lifted the six-month ban on foreign workers’ who opt out of their contracts before they expire, a move welcomed by the Department of Labor and Employment. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz told GMA News Online that the lifting of the ban was favorable to Filipino migrants as it would help those... Read More

UAE salaries seen to rise by 2017

Date Posted: 06/30/2016

Despite the slump in oil prices, salaries in the United Arab Emirates and other countries in the Middle East are expected to rise, a report said Thursday. A report on Arab News said that compensation and rewards experts forecast UAE pay hikes could be at 4.6 percent, and salary increases in other countries in the... Read More

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