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Nov
26,
2014

Pinoys in Yemen: Register for Repatriation Until 11/30

Filipinos were called by the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh to leave Yemen amidst the alarming situation of violence over the country.

The Philippine Embassy encourages all Filipinos to register for repatriation or update their previous registration. Filipinos in all cities and regions of Yemen can accomplish the registration form found on the website of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh.

A statement in the embassy’s advisory said that”Filipinos should decide and arrange to leave Yemen immediately, and not later than 30 November 2014.”

Filipinos can also reach designated Filipino community area coordinators and leaders for further information about the repatriation.

Filipinos in Yemen can also contact the Crisis Management Team at Movenpick Hotel Sana’a, Berlin Street, Sana’a, Yemen with mobile number +967-73-384-4958.

Related Article: DFA to Filipinos in Yemen: Leave Now!

The call for repatriation of Filipinos was reiterated by the Department of Foreign Affairs earlier this month after raising alert level 3 in Yemen due to the occupation of Houthi rebels in the city of Sana’a.

Alert level 3 in Yemen means voluntary repatriation and a total deployment ban for Filipinos, even for those who are on vacation.

 

Published in: Uncategorized
Nov
25,
2014

Filipina Nurse Sentenced to Life in UAE

Overseas Filipino workers or OFWs flock to UAE countries with the aim of having a job with higher salary offer. But sad to say, some OFWs do illegal activities abroad to earn more, forgetting that the family they left behind in the Philippines will suffer in the end.

And just recently, a Filipina nurse was sentenced with life imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates after the court found her guilty in possession of illegal drugs.

The 34-year old Filipina nurse was convicted of life term, denying her appeal, when she was arrested by the police officers.

Pinay nurse J.T. was hiding the illegal drug in her underwear when the police caught her in a buy-bust operation in Dubai.

J. T. confessed that she got the methamphetamine from a person named Louis and sold it to another Filipino, R.J., but denied consuming it.

J.T. and R.J. both pleaded not guilty before the Dubai Court of First Instance last July when they were first arrested for the possession of the banned substance.

Filipinos around the world, especially in those in Middle East countries, are called upon to avoid engaging in illegal acts that will result to possible deportation, imprisonment, or even death in the foreign country.

 

Related articles:

2 Filipinos Facing Drug Charges in UAE

Pinay DH accused of Adultery in UAE

2 Filipinos Convicted of Death Penalty in Vietnam

Guide Articles:

Mandatory Insurance Coverage for Overseas Filipino Workers

Overseas Workers Credit Assistance Act: How will it Benefit OFWs?

Come One, Come All: Hot Jobs in Dubai this November

How to Prepare for a Pre-Employment Medical Exam

Published in: OFW News, Uncategorized
Nov
24,
2014

POEA Advised OFWs Not to Use 2 Visas

In pursuit of their dreams to give brighter future for their families, most overseas Filipino workers or OFWs will grab on anything just to be able to work abroad. These often results to being victims of scams, illegal recruitments and abuse in those foreign countries.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) released an advisory warning Filipinos about recruitment agencies using the double visa scheme to deploy workers abroad.

Some Filipinos set to leave for deployment to work abroad was found bearing two employment visas for two different jobs. They were stopped by the Bureau of Immigration from boarding the plane bound to Middle East countries.  The Filipino recruits were questioned and they admitted to knowing that their actual work is different from what is in the processed documents.

POEA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said that greedy recruiters from agencies like to use the double visa deployment scheme in order to avoid the protective system set by the government.  This often results to the abuse and exploitation of Filipino household service workers or HSWs abroad.

Cacdac also said that most Filipino HSWs who are in the safety of Migrant Workers and Filipino Resource Center in Dubai were deployed there using two visas.

Working abroad in this kind of deployment from recruitment agencies will make any Filipinos or OFWs undocumented, taking risks for their own safety and welfare in the foreign land.

 

 

Guide articles for OFWs:

Easy Way to Know if an Email Job Offer is a Scam

Dealing with Recruitment Agencies

Dealing with Recruitment Agencies part2

How to Prepare for a Pre-Employment Medical Exam

What are the Documents OFWs Need to Submit to DFA for Red Ribbon

How Filipino can Authenticate Documents at DFA (Red Ribbon)

1343 Actionline Mobile Application: Aide to fight Human Trafficking

Published in: OFW Warnings
Nov
21,
2014

Australia Needs Filipino Workers

Filipino workers are welcome in Australia to fill in for some job vacancies in their country. Different POEA-licensed recruitment agencies have posted their job hirings in WorkAbroad.ph.

Australia needs:

10 Auto Denter/Panel Beaters

  • Ø Must be male, 22 to 47 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 3 years working experience

15 Truck Mechanics (Kenworth/Mack)

  • Must be male, 22 to 45 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 4 years working experience.

3 Spray Painters

  • Must be male, 23 to 45 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 3 years working experience.

6 Senior Diagnostic Technicians (GM)

  • Must be male, 23 to 45 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 5 years working experience.

10 Plumbers

  • Must be male, 25 to 48 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 4 years working experience.

10 Master Technicians (Toyota)

  • Must be male, 25 to 45 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 3 years working experience.

10 Master Technicians (Ferrari) and 10 Master Technicians (Chrysler Dodge Jeep)

  • Must be male, 23 to 45 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 5 years working experience.

10 Forklift Mechanics

  • Must be male, 23 to 45 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 3 years working experience.

15 Vehicle Spray Painters

  • Must be male, 28 to 45 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and 6 years working experience.

 

15 Swimming Pool Tilers, 25 Panel Beaters, 25 Motorcycle Mechanics, 15 Cabinet Makers, 25 Automotive Mechanics, and 15 Automotive Fleet Mechanics

  • Must be male, 28 to 45 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and 5 years working experience.

15 Auto Electricians

  • Must be male, 28 to 45 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and 6 years working experience.

15 Masons

  • Must be male, 25 to 40 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 5 years working experience.

10 Truck Body Builders Fabricator

  • Must be male, 25 to 45 years old, with at least bachelor’s/college degree and with 3 years working experience.

100 Staff Nurses

  • Open for male and female applicants, 23 to 33 years old, with at least Prof’l License (passed board/bar/prof’l license exam) and with 3 years working experience.

10 Auto Electricians

  • Must be male, 27 to 45 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and with 3 years working experience.

10 Panel Beaters

  • Must be male, 26 to 40 years old, with at least vocational diploma/short course certificate and 5 years working experience.

10 Sign Writer and 10 Auto Electricians/Window Tint Experience

  • Must be male, 25 to 45 years old, at least college level (undergraduate) and with 5 years working experience.

 

** For manpower pooling only. No fees to be collected during the application process. Mag-ingat sa illegal recruiter. **

Nov
21,
2014

A Chance for Filipino Doctors and Nurses to work in KSA

Filipino healthcare workers who desires of working abroad may find great opportunity in Saudi Arabia.

KSA’s Ministry of Economy and Planning announces that Saudi Arabia urgently needed at least 10, 000 doctors and 20, 000 nurses for its public hospitals and health centers by the end of the year.

Saudi Arabia targets to create one health center per 7,000 people in various parts of the kingdom, emphasizing the need to build around 3,000 new health centers to address the shortage of health services for citizens.

Saudi’s Health Ministry was criticized for its poor health services, adding that their centralized system often fails to make right decisions.

With this demand for 30,000 doctors and nurses, Filipino healthcare workers may find this as their lucky chance to work abroad and earn higher salary, as what most OFWs seek for.

It is now time to prepare those necessary documents for working abroad and check POEA-licensed recruitment agencies for job hiring’s.  But OFWs must remember to be careful when dealing with recruitment agencies.

 

Guides for OFWs:

How to Schedule a DFA Passport Appointment Online

Work Abroad 101 (A Useful Q&A for Filipinos)

Dealing with Recruitment Agencies

Dealing with Recruitment Agencies part2

 

Overseas job openings for Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia.

 

Inspiring stories of Filipino Nurses from Saudi Arabia

Pinay Nurses Sent Off with Praises by Saudi Hospital

The Pinay Nurse’s Way to Success

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