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OFW Portal 2022: The DFA registered Licensed Recruitment Agencies (LRAs) and Licensed Manning Agencies (LMAs)

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) established an Online Appointment System exclusively for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) known as the “OFW Portal“. The purpose of the portal is to provide OFWs with a convenient way of securing an online passport appointment through DFA-registered Licensed Recruitment Agencies (LRAs) and Licensed Manning Agencies (LMAs) to ensure that OFWs will not lose a

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Austria, Romania emerging job market for OFWs

As Covid-19 situation stabilizes in many parts of the world, more countries are opening their doors to hire migrant workers in various industries, mostly in the health care sector, the labor department reported. Labor Attaché Atty. Maria Corina Buñag said even in the middle of the pandemic, various European countries within the jurisdiction of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)

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How to Register Pag-Ibig Membership ID (MID) Number

Be A Member of Pag-Ibig! For BETTER and FASTER transaction create your Pag-IBIG MEMBERSHIP ID (MID) NUMBER NOW! STEPS FOR PAG-IBIG ONLINE MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION Log on to PAB-IBIG Fund Official website. Under Membership, click Membership Registration or Click this link and continue to register https://www.pagibigfundservices.com/PubReg/NewReg_Page.aspx Enter your Last Name, First Name, Middle Name and Date of Birth followed by security

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English teachers, teaching assistants needed in Taiwan

More Filipinos are expected to join their nearly 200 countrymen teaching in Taiwan as the Ministry of Education (MOE) launched the Taiwan Foreign English Teacher Program (TFETP) to expand the recruitment of foreign English teachers and teaching assistants in primary and secondary schools. Records of the Taiwan National Immigration Agency showed there are 193 Filipino teachers there as of 2021,

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DOT lures balikbayans to rediscover PH with new travel deals

The Philippines is inviting balikbayans (returning Filipinos) to travel back home and rediscover the country as it launched on Tuesday a website dedicated solely for overseas Filipinos and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The balikan.ph website, a one-stop site for Balikbayan-exclusive promos with as much as 50 percent discount on hotel and resort rates and worry-free, value-for-money vacation packages is under

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158 OFWs enter SoKor via employment permit system

More than a hundred overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have been deployed to South Korea under the host nation’s employment permit system (EPS) this month, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) said Friday. “So far, the total number of OFWs that have arrived here is 158. Another 51 are set to arrive on Monday. We will have 209 workers that were

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CA upholds 14-year sentence on Illegal recruiter

The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed a Baguio Regional Trial Court (RTC) decision convicting a woman who charged applicants for employment in New Zealand as milkmen and hair stylists. In a resolution uploaded Monday, the appellate court denied for lack of merit the motion for reconsideration filed by Sheila Tan in December last year. The CA upheld Baguio RTC’

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POEA warns vs. job offer text scams

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Friday warned the public against text messages offering bogus employment opportunities. In an advisory, POEA chief Bernard Olalia cautioned against SMS (short message service) phishing, or smishing, in the guise of offering jobs but the main purpose is to get personal information. “In smishing, text messages promising employment and high salaries are sent

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Recruitment offices halt process of hiring Filipino domestic helper

The recruitment offices in Saudi Arabia have halted procedures for hiring Filipino domestic workers since last Sunday, and this was attributed to a new decision of the Ministry of Labor of the Philippines to suspend sending domestic workers. “During the last week, the recruitment offices had received a letter from the Philippines embassy informing about the suspension of receiving all

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DOLE to continue OFW repartition amid pandemic

Regardless of whether the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic is raging or not, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will continue to repatriate overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). This was the assurance of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, saying repatriating beleaguered OFWs is a continuing program of the government. “Many of our OFWs became helpless when the pandemic struck and so

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Bisa ng pasaporte ng mga OFW at seafarer, hiniling na palawigin ng 2 taon

Isang resolusyon ang inihain sa Kamara de Representantes para hilingin sa Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) na palawigin ng dalawang taon ang bisa ng pasaporte ng mga Filipino seafarer at land-based overseas Filipino workers. Sa House Resolution 2367 na inihain nina Marino party-list Representatives Sandro Gonzales at Macnell Lusotan, inihayag nila na maaaring mawalan ng trabaho ang mga OFW dahil

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New abuses halt deployment of new HSWs to Saudi

The country has temporarily suspended the verification of new household service workers (HSWs) bound for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in the wake of the abuses committed by a retired general against Filipinos. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said in a Facebook post on Saturday that it will abide by the order of Department of Labor and Employment

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Philippines starting to recover in terms of seafarers’ deployment

The number of Filipino seafarers who were deployed in 2021 is already almost the same those who boarded ships before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said on Thursday. “Nung tinitignan namin ‘yung datos namin ngayong 2021, lalong lalo na sa sea-based natin, ‘yung mga seafarers, ‘yung kanilang level of deployment halos pumapantay na sa pre-pandemic level,”

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Dubai reopens labor market to Filipino workers

THE Emirates of Dubai, one of the seven states of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has again opened its labor market to thousands of Filipino workers in the retail, health care and service sectors as its economy continues to improve amid the easing of restrictions in the Philippines and elsewhere around the world. In a report to Department of Labor

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Philippines Updated Quarantine Procedures on Arrival

International Passengers must follow the new arrival and quarantine procedures in Bohol, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Laoag, Manila, and Subic mandated by PAL and the Philippine Government. All passengers are encouraged to follow the guide, register in advance and pre-book their hotels as necessary to avoid any inconvenience and experience faster processing upon arrival. Risk Classification Lists Green List Countries American Samoa

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Insurance firm boosts OFWs’ financial literacy

Equipping overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with financial literacy and know-how on protection products will be beneficial not only when they work outside of the country but also when they have decided to settle down here. In a virtual briefing on Friday, Pru Life UK president and chief executive officer Eng Teng Wong said this is the reason for their tie-up

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Quarantine shortened for vaccinated OFWs, balikbayans

The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday said the hotel quarantine period for fully vaccinated returning overseas Filipinos, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), and balikbayans from yellow countries will be reduced from five to just three days starting November 22. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said that fully vaccinated balikbayans from yellow countries with pre-departure testing within 72 hours only need to

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Dubai Duty Free rehiring 600 OFWs

Employment opportunities await pandemic-displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and jobseekers amid the reopening of economy at the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Labor department shared in a news release on Sunday. More than 600 OFWs formerly employed by Dubai Duty Free shops will be rehired, said Labor Attaché John Rio Bautista of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Dubai.

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10,500 HCWs to be sent abroad next year

Up to 10,500 nurses and health care workers (HCWs) are likely to gain jobs abroad in the coming year as the government intends to further increase deployment by 4,000, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday. Labor Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay said the government intends to increase by 4,000 the current 6,500 deployment cap for nurses and other

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