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DFA Creates Dedicated Passport Center For OFWs

Date Posted: 06/20/2016

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

All About Illegal Recruitment

Date Posted: 08/13/2012

What is Illegal Recruitment?* Any act of canvassing, enlisting, contracting, transporting, utilizing, hiring, or procuring workers and includes referring, contract services, promising or advertising for employment abroad, whether for profit or not, when undertaken by a non-licensee or non-holder of authority contemplated under Article 13(f) of Presidential Decree No. 442, as amended, otherwise known as... Read More

Prometric Examination for Nurses in Saudi Arabia

Date Posted: 07/16/2012

Filipino nurses who want to work abroad often needs to prove their competence and skills by passing qualifying examinations such as Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS), National Council Licensure Examination(NCLEX), Health Authority Abu Dhabi-Registered Nurses (HAAD-RN), etc. For nurses who want to work in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Council Examinationrequires foreign nurses... Read More

More Jobs Overseas for Filipinos

Date Posted: 05/23/2012

Manila, Philippines/23 May 2012/Press Release –Asian and Middle Eastern employers remain positive in their hiring expectations for the remainder of 2012. Most employers forecast hiring Filipinos from July – December 2012 for their territory expansions. One of the leading overseas licensed recruitment agencies, Ikon, informed us that clients require skilled workers from Construction, Engineering, Oil... Read More

Nagtataka kung bakit walang natatanggap na job offers?

Date Posted: 04/12/2012

Naiinip ka na ba o nawawalan ng pag-asang makatanggap ng job offer? Nag-apply ka ba online araw-araw o lingo-linggo pero hindi nai-interview? Isa sa mga ito ang posibleng dahilan: 1. Ang resume mo ay hindi nagpapakita ng tamang larawan ng iyong trabaho. Kailangang ipakita sa iyong resume ang iyong solid track record, hindi lamang ang... Read More

POEA lifts deployment ban to Nigeria, Libya, South Sudan

Date Posted: 04/2/2012

Philippine labor officials on Wednesday lifted the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to three countries — Nigeria, Libya, and South Sudan. In a news release, Labor secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) governing board issued three separate resolutions on the lifting of the deployment ban. POEA records... Read More

POEA warns Pinoy workers

Date Posted: 03/6/2012

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has warned overseas Filipino workers against using tourist or visit visas to secure overseas employment. POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac stressed that OFWs without proper employment documents are more prone to abuses and exploitation by their employers. Cacdac said illegal recruiters are using a third or fourth country, usually Asean... Read More

The Filipino Overseas Worker: The World’s Most Sought-After Worker

Date Posted: 02/3/2012

There are roughly around 9 million Filipino overseas workers currently deployed around the world. Around 3 million, are working in the Middle East region, in areas such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain. This represents about 10% of the country’s population. Each year, the Philippines send out about 2 million workers... Read More

Pag-IBIG Membership Mandatory for OFWs, Required for OEC Issuance

Date Posted: 01/20/2012

The signing of Republic Act 9679 or the Home Development Mutual Fund Law of 2009 expands the mandatory coverage of Pag-IBIG Fund. Now, overseas Filipino workers and other individuals employed by foreign-based companies are required to register with the Fund as member. “With the expansion of membership coverage, we are able to extend to all... Read More

10 Tips for Interviewing Online

Date Posted: 12/29/2011

Online Interviews for Overseas Work You’ve prepared a nice professional resume. Your recruiter was impressed. Now you are invited to appear for an online interview with the Employer. Here are some tips to help you prepare for that very important meeting. 1. Relax. Remember to talk directly into the mouthpiece/headset microphone. It should be approximately... Read More

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