Department of Labor and Employment secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said that huge number of Filipino workers are coming back to the Philippines and opt to work here with more local firms offering high salaries.
Baldoz points out that many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) working in entertainment and gaming companies in Macau are lured to go back in the country and work here as they are being offered the same salary that they were getting overseas.
“The Philippines is also seeing for the first time a return migration of our workers from Macau being absorbed by the emerging entertainment and gaming industry in our country,” Baldoz said.
“So what we are seeing is these new industries (entertainment and gaming) right now are setting the trend on what could be the new face of the labor market,” she added.
Baldoz said that the government is now doing theuir job to reduce reliance on foreign remittances of OFWs to sustain the country’s economic and social growth. He said that President Aquino wants to give OFWs a fair choice to stay and work in the country or abroad.
“The aspiration that the President has put in the social contract with the Filipino people, the challenge for his administration according to him is really to expand the base of employment here and also to keep on ready the jobs that are here to ensure we have employable work force and to ensure all labor laws are being complied with by the employers so that the benefits that are due to our workers are assured,” Baldoz said.
Staring June 1, Kuwait will not allow foreign workers to attend medical treatment in public hospitals in the mornings after receiving complaints from some Kuwaiti patients “for having to wait long hours at public hospitals due to the large number of foreigners.”
Moreover, foreign nationals who will seek medical treatment can visit public hospitals in the evenings. The new rule will start at the clinics at Jahra hospitals for six months on a “trial basis before its application at other (government) hospitals”.
Kuwait offers free medical attention to Kuwaiti nationals but requires foreigners to pay an annual fee of $175. There are about 2.6 million of foreign workers in Kuwait mostly from the Philippines India, Pakistan Bangladesh, Egypt and Syria.
The new rule faces protests from some activist groups saying the new rule is “racist”.
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All vacationing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) or the Balik Manggagawa (BM) are required to process their overseas employment certificates (OECs/e-Receipts) at Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to make sure that they will once again leave the country as legal Filipino workers.
What are the requirements?
Applicants for OEC needs to present original copies of the following:
- Passport – valid at least 6 months from the date of departure
- Valid Work Visa / Work Permit or Equivalent Document
- Proof of Employment returning to same employer
(e.g., Employment Contract, Certificate of Employment/Company ID/Pay slip)
What are the fees? How much will I pay?
POEA Processing Fee: P100 per e-receipt/OEC
OWWA Fee: $25 or its peso equivalent per contract coverage
PhilHealth contribution: P1,200 for one year coverage
PAGIBIG: P100 minimum amount of contribution per month.
How to Process my OEC?
- Get online appointment. Select POEA branch/satellite office where you want to process your OECs and preferred time. Click here for online appointment.
- Fill up the form and print 2 copies of your BM Information Sheet.
- On the date of your appointment, present your documents and BM Information Sheet at the BM OEC Appointment Counters for evaluation.
- After the evaluation and approval, proceed to the Assessment/Payment Counter and pay the required fees. One done, wait for your new OEC/e-Receipts.
Special reminders from POEA:
- Applicants who will submit fraud documents or misrepresentation of information will be fined.
- For cancellation of appointment, visit http://bmappointment.poea.gov.ph/ and click CANCEL APPOINTMENT. You are only allowed to cancel your appointment TWICE.
CLICK HERE TO GET BALIK MANGGAGAWA APPOINTMENT SCHEDULE
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