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Mar
27
2015

Tip for OFWs: Be Wary of Job Offers via Email

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Check this tip from WorkAbroad.ph Facebook page.

Be Wary of Unsolicited Job Offers via Email

Kabayan, huwag pumatol sa mga nagkalat na job offer sa email lalo na kung hindi naman kayo nag-apply sa kumpanya na ito. Karamihan rin sa mga scammer ay gumagamit ng legitimate company upang makapangloko.

Kapag ikaw ay sinisingil nila ng work permit o plane ticket at ang offer sayo ay “too good to be true”- maliwanag po na sila ay scam. Kaya huwag na itong pansinin pa upang hindi mabiktima.

Kabayan, dumaan lang sa legal na paraan.

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Mar
13
2015

OFW Guide: How to Deal With Issues of Saving Money

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Saving and growing one’s money is a habit that everyone should start, but more so for OFWs because it would be very unfortunate if their sacrifices and hard work , would just be wasted.

Saving money though is not easy for many. Some issues that hinders an OFW from saving money are the following:

Question: How can I save money when I am full of debts?

Answer: Being in a worse financial state should strengthen rather than weaken your resolve tosave money. First accept the reality that saving is not possible at the moment because you need to pay your debts. It is better to forego saving for a while than suffer from charges. Give yourself time to settle and eliminate your financial debts. Start building your savings when you are finally debt –free.

Answer: I can’t save money, because my family in the Philippines keeps on asking for more money from me.

Answer:  The family back in the Philippines may ask more than you can give. They may also state reasons that would make it hard for you to say no to. Remember that it is always a good thing to help but giving more than you actually can may hurt both of you in the long run.

Giving them everything you have will teach them to be overly dependent on you. Meanwhile, letting them know your true financial situation can motivate them to manage on their own. So learn to say no by prioritizing your own needs too.

Note: The following is an excerpt from the E-book, “Grow Your Money and Enjoy Financial Freedom.”

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Aug
7
2013

OFW Guide: Avoid Luggage Tampering

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Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) should particularly be conscious of the items that are not allowed in airports as they would often fill their luggage with so much stuff since their work contracts require lengthy stay.

Be aware that your luggage will be out of your sight once it is checked in and it can be tampered.  Luggage tampering makes innocent people suffer and surprisingly it is very easy to do. Often, a victim will only be aware that his luggage has been tampered when he is approach by the security personnel.

So how can a traveler avoid being a victim? Check out these tips from WorkAbroad.ph Facebook Fan Page:

  • Huwag ipagkatiwala ang inyong bagahe sa ibang tao lalo na sa mga di authorized personnel ng airport
  • Maging alerto sa iyong paligid. Ingatan ang gamit. Huwag itong ilagay o ipatong sa kung saan-saan.
  • Ang mga importanteng dokumento, pera at ilang gadgets ay ilagay sa inyong hand-carry bags.
  • Sakaling may lumapit na indibidwal at nakikiusap na makisabay ng padala, huwag itong tanggapin (ito po ay para maiwasan angdrug trafficking).
  • Huwag gumamit ng mga sub-standard na mgamaleta/bags.
  • Sakaling iche-check ang iyong bagahe, huwag pumayag na hindi mo ito makikita habang chine-check.
  • Magdala lang ng mga mahahalagang gamit upang maiwasan ang napakaraming bitbitin.
  • Focus. Huwag ilayo ang focus sa iyong mga dala-dalahin lalo na kung nandon lahat ng mga importante mong kagamitan.

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Aug
6
2013

List of Nurse-Applicants Shorlisted for Germany

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The POEA released the list of shortlisted applicants for the nursing job vacancies in Germany. If you or someone you know has submitted an application for this job opening for Registered Nurses (RNs) , check out if your name is included in the list:

Shorlisted Applicants to Germany 1st Batch

Shorlisted Applicants to Germany 2nd Batch

The applicants were selected based on the criteria set by POEA and Germany. The employer representative will still evaluate their credentials to come up with a list of applicants for interview in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The  nurses for interview will be duly notified of their schedule.

 

 

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Aug
5
2013

What is the Difference Between POEA and OWWA

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) are sister agencies. They are both under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and were established to protect the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Their mission as posted in their official website is as follows:

POEA: Promotes and develop the overseas employment program and protect the rights of migrant workers

OWWA: Tasked to protect and promote the welfare and well-being of OFWs and their dependents. Being a membership institution, OWWA’s programs, projects and services are geared towards safeguarding and promoting the welfare and interests of its members.

As their mission and goals are very similar, they work hand in hand but their main difference lies in their functions:

POEA: is the agency that the worker will go to before he leaves to work abroad. Most of the things that an OFW would do to ensure legal status would be done at POEA.

So for complaints and assistance prior to the deployment of OFW, go to POEA.

OWWA: is the agency to go to once the worker is already deployed overseas.

Documented OFWs go to OWWA to know their benefits and how to avail them. This is also the agency to go to request for assistance or if there are complaints regarding foreign employers.

 

 

 

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