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Jul
31
2014

Macau Increasing Penalty for Overstaying Foreigners

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The Philippine Overseas Labor  Office (POLO) in Macau reported that the Special Administrative Region’s Immigration Department has issued Administrative Regulation No. 14/2014 or the Amendments to the Provision on Overstay, which increases penalty for overstaying expats, including Filipino workers.

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Under this amendment, offenders cannot enter Macau again for one year. The penalty is not applicable to foreigners who have overstayed for 30 days or more.

According to the report, Macau increased the penalty for expats for less than 30 days from MOP200 to MOP500 per day. They are not allowed to pay the fine and will instead be banned for a certain period of time. Violators are required to pay immediately after they are arrested or have surrendered to the police.

All workers staying illegally in other countries are more vulnerable to harassment and abuse and are subject of police operations.

POEA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said that OFWs looking for work in Macau and other countries should secure the proper work permit or employment visa before leaving the country.

 

 

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Jul
30
2014

POEA Won’t Stop: Another Recruitment Agency Closed Down

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Despite the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s (POEA) warnings to recruiters and recruitment agencies operating illegally, some are still hard-headed and continues to ignore the call.

Bright 3 Manpower Agency, located in Makati City, is the latest addition to POEA’s list of agencies foreclosed. Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said that a woman named Rosita Natama confirmed that she was the manager of Bright 3 and the one responsible for recruiting Filipinos to work abroad. They are processing applicants documents for overseas jobs in Dubai and Malaysia to work as service crew, salesman, saleslady, laundry personnel, house workers,construction workers, janitors, and waiters/waitress.

The agency was closed down for it has no proper license from POEA and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) because it is recruiting workers both for local and overseas employment.

Government agencies and departments like POEA, DFA and DOLE are doing their best to constrain these people and agencies recruiting all and aspiring OFWs to work abroad without legal authorization. They are also reminding every OFWs and local Filipino workers to deal only with licensed agencies to avoid problems because they’re the ones to suffer in the end. OFWs and every Filipino dreaming of working abroad for higher compensation must learn how to know if an agency is legal or not. Also, you must avoid job offers in internet because most of them are scams. It is our aspiration and desire to work abroad that these people are taking advantage of, so it is a must that you should be very keen and careful.

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Illegal recruitment agency office shut down by POEA.

Illegal recruitment agency office shut down by POEA.

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Jul
25
2014

RNs and Physical Therapists Needed in USA

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Fil-Gulf Manpower and General Services, Inc., Medical Staffing Resources Inc., and Magsaysay Global Services, Inc. are is in search of registered nurses and physical therapists to be deployed in the United States of America.

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Fil-Gulf needs 300 Nursing graduates with ages 21 years and above, with professional license and with a minimum of two-year working experience. Medical Staffing also needs 50 male and female therapists with ages between 25 to 50 years and minimum of five-year working experience in the same field.

 

For registered nurses, interested applicants may send their resume online  or at filgulf@gmail.com in MS Word format or call 635-9956 and 635-0545. For physical therapists, please contact 890-4301.

 

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Jul
24
2014

DFA to OFWs in Libya: Go Home Now!

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) called out to all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Libya to come home immediately after Alert Level 4 was raised.

The latest events in Libya had indicated the place is no longer safe for OFWs to stay as the fight between rival militia groups escalated. Thus, they are requested to register for repatriation in the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli.

The alert level was raised once again because of the extreme security threats to Filipinos, especially in Benghazi. Other factors are the extreme political and security situation, the increasing violence and lawlessness, and the closure of major airports because of fears of the all-out civil wars.

Ever since the start of the crisis in the country, and when DFA raised Alert level 3 on May 29, they have closely monitored the security development while trying not to affect the needs of OFWs in Libya.

The department had also put up hotlines for families of OFWs in Libya where they can call for questions and concerns about the conditions of their relatives.

The Philippine Embassy in Tripoli had already reached out to OFWs in Libya, the Filipino community, and to their employer to inform them of the action made by DFA to the crisis.
The violence existing in Libya had never stopped; instead it just continues to worsen. That is why the Philippine government, thru the Department of Foreign Affairs and its Philippine Embassy in Tripoli, had started operation to repatriate OFWs because of the levelling crisis in the said country. There are an estimated 13,000 Filipinos in Libya, some who may have pass through Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok because of the no-visa requirement. Other OFWs illegally enters the Middle East through these cities.

Families and relatives of OFWs in Libya can ask them to voluntarily come back to the country rather than staying indoors of their apartments and risking their lives in the current situation of the country. OFWs are our modern heroes, but we don’t want them to make their lives at stake just because of better-paying jobs in the Middle East. Safety first, before anything else.
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Deployment to Two Countries Stopped by POEA

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Jul
22
2014

Job Opportunities in Canada for Pinoy Workers

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Looking for opportunities in Canada? These jobs may be for you!

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Click on the position to see job details and send your online resume.

 

100 Commercial Fishermen (21-40 years old)

5 Welders (25-40 years old)

200 Carpenters (24-45 years old)

50 Heavy Equipment Mechanics (25-45 years old)

50 Pipe Fitters (25-45 years old)

100 Steel Fixers (24-45 years old)

30 Nurses (23-45 years old)

10 Electrical Estimators (25-48 years old)

 

Agencies that posted the job vacancies:

  • Greenearth Global Resources Services, Inc.
  • Primeworld Manpower Agency
  • STB-DJL Human Link Inc.
  • Archangel Global Solutions, Inc.
  • Aureus Manpower and Consultancy Corp.
  • Human Aggregates Phils., Inc.

 

These jobs are advertised by different recruitment agencies. For more information and further questions, please contact the recruitment agency directly.

 

Jobs posted may be for manpower pooling or urgent hiring. Please verify the details to the recruitment agency.

 

Source: WorkAbroad.ph

 

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