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Overseas Worker named Rochelle asked BITAG, an investigative program in TV5, for a help. Rochelle is a balik-mangagawa in Taiwan. As required for her overseas job, she underwent the medical examination that was apparently declared as “Unfit to Work” by one of the medical clinics in Ermita, Manila.
Not losing hope, Rochelle asked for second opinion at the Lung Center of the Philippines. It turned out that she is healthy and was declared as fit to work, travel and fit to study.
Wanting to know the reasons behind the difference in the results on her two medical exams, the applicant asked the said TV show to take a closer look into her case.
Watch this video and find out what Bitag discovered.
Overseas Filipino workers or OFWs working in New Zealand were caught at the center of controversy when an immigration scam was exposed.
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) office in Christchurch found errors on qualifications and work experience of OFWs on their visa application as dairy farm workers.
Using details of local employers, a Filipina living in New Zealand secure work visa for Filipinos to work in the local dairy industry, which prompted the INZ to investigate. It is estimated that at least 70 percent of the OFWs may be part of the scam.
The case affects not only new visa application of Filipinos, causing delays in issuing work visa, but the renewal as well. Some OFWs are facing possible deportation because of the fraud visa application. Others who are waiting more than four months for the renewal had instead decided to withdraw the application.
The situation will be a drawback for all OFWs working in New Zealand and those aspiring to work there.
Bound for Qatar, this requires male applicants, 23 to 49 years old, at least with high school diploma, minimum of 3 years work experience and familiar with excavator/crane/loader/dozer and other similar construction equipment.
Bound for Qatar, this requires male applicants, 25 to 45 years old, at least with high school diploma/short course certificate, minimum of 3 years work experience in local and GCC country as heavy equipment operator, with knowledge in excavator, loader and bulldozers.
Raging with anger when she found out her Saudi husband cheating with their family maid, a wife spread on social media the video recording of the adultery.
However, the furious wife may face imprisonment for defamation after posting the video that went viral, getting more than 25,000 mentions on Twitter in a span of 12 hours. Saudi Arabia strictly implements punishment for using video to defame another person.
Saudi men caught cheating, especially involving with their maids are seen as immoral.
According to a report by Al-Watan Arabic Daily, major telecom companies in Saudi Arabia are planning to stop internet-based telephone services in the Kingdom to increase their revenue.
On the other hand, Saudi Lawyer Dr. Ibrahim Zamzami said “Telecom companies should take into consideration the financial capabilities of their customers while setting out marketing policies to win more clients. This should be an important marketing strategy for companies to make greater profits.”
To veer away from costly communication services, most OFWs in Saudi rely on net-based services like WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger, Line, etc. to get in touch with their family and loved ones.
Many Filipinos, not just those who are working in Saudi but also their families back here in the Philippines, will be surely affected should once this plan gets implemented.