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Apr
13
2015

Just Causes for Termination of Contract By the Employer

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The employment contract of an OFW may be terminated by his or her foreign employer prior to the completion of a two-year service due to any of the following reasons/causes:
  • serious misconduct
  • willful disobedience of employer’s lawful orders
  • habitual neglect of duties
  • absenteeism
  • Insubordination
  • Revealing secrets of establishment
  • Violating customs, traditions and laws of host country
  • Violating terms and conditions of the employment contract
If the employer decides to terminate the contract and services of the OFW employee, the OFW must shoulder costs of repatriation. However, due process must be observed and the OFW may have the chance to explain his side.

 

Be totally informed about your rights, learn more about this topic by reading OFWGuide: Valid Reasons Why a Work Contract Gets Terminated.

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Apr
7
2015

What the Law Says on Pera Padala Charges

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Kamakailan lamang, isang OFW ang nagreklamo ukol sa kaltas ng isang money transfer company sa perang kanyang ipinapadala sa mga kamag-anak  sa Pilipinas.

Ayon sa report, ang pagkaltas ng pera padala centers ay alinsunod sa Article 181 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, Republic Act no. 8424.

docs stamp tax

Pero, alam nyo bang exempted ang overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) sa pagbabayad ng documentary stamp tax? Oo, kabayan, exempted ka sa pagbabayad ng tax na ito! Ayon sa Tax-Free Privilege Granted To OFWs,

As stated in Section 22 of Republic Act 10022,

“The remittances of all OFWs, upon showing the same proof of entitlement

by the OFW beneficiary or recipient, shall be exempted from the payment of documentary stamp tax.’’

 

Samakatuwid, kailangan lamang na may maipakitang kopya ng OEC o Overseas Employment Certificate ang sinumang kukuha ng perang padala ng OFW upang makaiwas o ma-exempt sa pagbabayad ng documentary stamp tax.

 

Para sa karagdagang kaalaman tungkol sa taxes na sakop ang OFWs, basahin ang mga sumusunod:

Tax Rules for OFWs

Tax-Free Privilege Granted To OFWs

Tax-free Savings Account for OFWs Now Possible

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Mar
23
2015

Obvious Signs that the Overseas Job Offer is A Scam

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These are the obvious signs that the overseas job being offered to a Filipino overseas job applicant is fake and not existing:

 

  1. An invitation to a 2-day seminar where participants are asked to pay Php3,800 in exchange of guaranteed employment abroad.
  2. May be offered by a “licensed recruitment agency” but the job being offered has no existing job order from POEA.
  3. Job looks promising. A job opportunity looks so attractive because it is open to everyone such as students, undergraduates, housewives, ex-OFWs, etc.
  4. It is complete with tempting offers such as “No placement fee, No processing fee, No salary deduction, No show Money and No experience required.
  5. Offers great benefits such as free accommodation and food allowance and that the only fees that they would collect are Php3,888.00 for visa interview coaching and Php5,000.00 for medical tests.
  6. The applicant is also required to pay Php500 or higher for the application form.

 

To avoid these kinds of scam, POEA Admin Hans Leo J. Cacdac is encouraging job seekers who have received such recruitment emails to forward the same to info@poea.gov.ph for verification and proper action by the POEA.

 

Remember: Immigration consultancy companies are NOT allowed to engage in the recruitment of Filipino workers abroad unless they have a license from the POEA.

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Mar
20
2015

Work and Live Abroad Safely

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Hindi biro ang paghahanap ng trabaho sa labas ng bansa. Magmula sa gastusing dapat ilabas hanggang sa desisyong iwanan ang mga mahal sa buhay at pansamantalang manirahan sa banyagang lupain.

Kaya bago pa man magdesisyon, narito ang isang video mula sa POEA para sa ligtas at tamang pag-aabroad.

At para sa higit pang impormasyon para sa ligtas na pakikipagsapalaran sa ibang bansa, basahin ang Work Abroad Safely.

At para sa mga safe overseas jobs, magpunta lang sa www.workabroad.ph.

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Feb
25
2015

Filipiknow: Applying for A Philippine Passport

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The Philippine passport is one of the important documentary requirements an applicant has to secure to be able to find a job abroad.

Watch this short but helpful video by GMA News’ Filipiknow on how to secure a new passport.

 

 

Prepare and find out how much you have to pay to be able to obtain a Philippine Passport here.

 

 

 

You may also want to read these articles:

Passport Application in the Philippines 

How to Schedule a DFA Passport Appointment Online

Easy Steps: How to Renew Your Philippine Passport

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