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Passport Application in the Philippines

Securing a new Philippine passport is now via Department of Foreign Affair (DFA)’s Appointment System where an applicant get to have an appointed date, time, and even passport delivery options.


To set an appointment, applicant must go online and visit manila.passport.com.ph and click the button of the DFA office nearest his/her place of residence or place of work. The applicant is required to provide his/her personal information and choose his/her preferred date and time. The application form and the application checklist must be printed and brought together with the required documents on the date of appointment. Should multiple appointments are placed, previous appointments will be automatically cancelled.


Primary documentary requirements:

  • Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable. (Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO if born abroad)
  • No need to submit a passport size photo
  • Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity.


Visit passport.com.ph/requirements to see the list of supporting documents and refer to passport.com.ph/requirements#acceptable_ids for the list of acceptable IDs.


Added fact:

  • DAF’s satellite offices only receive applications for new and renewal of Philippine passports. Lost valid passport, assumed identity, citizenship evaluation cases and request for immediate releases of passports are processed in OCA-Aseana.
  • Power failures, technical breakdowns, and natural calamities may delay the release of passports. NO REFUND of fees will be made on account of these unforeseen delays.


Source: http://manila.passport.com.ph/



DOLE Gives Free MRT Ride for Workers on Labor Day


Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has announced that Filipino employees from both private and public companies are entitled to a free ride of the MRT on Labor Day, May 1.

The 112th Labor day celebration is themed “Sa Sipag, Tiyaga, at Talino, Buong Mundo Saludo sa Manggagawang Pilipino” in honor of the Filipino workers, whether working locally or overseas.
Guidelines are set, though, and workers and ordinary passengers alike are expected to comply.

  • private and public workers can ride the MRT for free anytime from 7:00 AM to 10: 00 AM and from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on May 1.
  • Upon arriving at the MRT station, workers will still undergo the regular process of security inspection, but must also present their company IDs and log their names at the service gate prior to getting a boarding pass.
  • Non-workers, shall pay for their rides.
  • Free MRT ride will be automatically stopped within the same day.

DOLE Secretary Baldoz said that they are also in talks with the LRTA Administration to implement the same train ride freebie.

Published in: OFW News

POEA Announces 2014 EPS-TOPIK Schedule

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has announced via its website the schedule of the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) for this year.


For Manila-based applicants, the exams are divided into two sessions for PBT and three sessions for CBT:

June 29, 2014 (Paper-Based Test) 10:00am – 11:40am ; 3:00pm – 4:10pm

July 3, 2014 (Computer-based test) TBA (three sessions)

For applicants from other regions, the language test will be given in paper-based test only.

June 29, 2014 (Paper-Based Test) 10:00am – 11:40am ; 3:00pm – 4:10pm

Source: POEA

See further details about the 2014 TOPIK


Medical Technologists Needed in KSA and Qatar


Three POEA-licensed recruitment agencies namely Ikon Solutions Asia, C.A.N.A. Placement Services, and American Prime Manpower Services, Inc. are currently looking for medical technologists and radiologic technologists to be employed in Doha, Qatar and in the cities of Riyadh and Dammam in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

C.A.N.A. Placement Services needs 30 medical technologists for Doha, Qatar based on the following qualifications:

  • Must be between 21 to 40 years old
  • With or without Prometric passing certificate
  • Possessing a professional license is an advantage
  • With at least two years of working experience


Interested applicants are expected to submit their applications not later than April 23, 2014. Chosen applicants’ interview is set on April 26. To apply for this vacancy, applicants may click this link or visit C.A.N.A’s office at Unit A-4 Sinagoga Building, Sinagoga Street, Ermita, Manila.

Likewise, American Prime Manpower Services, Inc. offers a career opportunity for 20 female medical technologists and female radiologic technologists bound for Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Qualifications set for this vacancy are as follows:

  • The job is open for female applicants only
  • Must be 21 to 48 years of age
  • Candidate must have at least a professional license
  • With a minimum work experience of two years


American Prime’s office is nestled at 5F Sinagoga Building, Sinagoga Street, Malate, Manila. Applicants who want to apply online may visit this page.

Ikon Solutions Asia, on the other hand, is offering 35 vacancies for medical technologists to be deployed in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Applicants will be gauged based on the following:

  • Candidates must be at least a professional license holder
  • The job is open for both male and female applicants
  • A minimum of two-year working experience in a hospital is a must
  • Must be between 21 to 40 years old
  • Either a Prometric passer or must be willing to take the Prometric examination
  • Must be currently employed
  • Must have a continuous employment history (no gap)


Filipino medical technologists who are qualified and interested to grab this offer are expected to report personally on Ikon’s office located at 8th Floor Algo Center (former Champaca Building), 162 LP Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City and look for Riza. The complete details of this job ad may be found here.

To browse more jobs for medical technologists, go to this page.


Jobs in Maldives? We Got Something in Store for you!

We rarely here about this one little island, Maldives. But surely it is a tourist destination as it boasts that Carribean feel in it.

Because it attracts tourists, opportunities for Filipinos to find jobs there are abundant.

POEA-licensed recruitment agencies are looking for qualified applicants for the following positions, set for eployment in Maldives:

3D Cake Decorator (no placement fee) 
Pastry Cooks
Sales and Marketing Manager
Accounting Clerk
Travel Agent/Receptionist
Food & Beverage Staff
Female Bartender

Click each position to see job details and to send an application. Jobs mentioned are from WorkAbroad.ph. Contact the recruitment agencies for further inquiries.

Jobs are from the following recruitment agencies:
Trans Overseas Manpower Services
Global Skilled Workforce, Inc.
Principalia Management and Personnel Consultants, Inc.

Find more jobs in Maldives
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