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Apr
23
2015

How to Apply for NBI Clearance Faster

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Need to obtain an NBI clearance? Save time by going online. Just follow these simple steps and you’re good to go!

Online Application for NBI Clearance

Registration

Step 1: Visit the NBI website at www.nbi.gov.ph then fill out the form. Tick the “I accept Terms of Service” then hit the “Sign up” button afterwards. If you are registered already, simply enter your login details.

 

Note: Only one valid email address per user or applicant is allowed.

 

Step 2: You are now ready to fill out the online application form. Be wary of the authenticity of the information you’ll provide. Click the SAVE INFORMATION button after providing all necessary details.

 

Step 3: Click on the APPLY FOR CLEARANCE button upon checking that all the information you entered are true and correct.

 

Step 4: Choose NEW or RENEW to specify the type of your application. Also, enter your valid ID’s details then click the “I Agree” button. You may also enter your old NBI clearance number if you are to renew the document. After clicking “I Agree”, you will be informed of an Important Reminder. Please read carefully. It is available in English and Tagalog languages. Click OKAY.

 

Appointment and e-Payment

After registering, you can now choose when you want to appear in any NBI center you desire.

 

Step 5: To set an appointment, choose which NBI branch where you want your clearance to be processed and your desired date.

 

Note: To set your appointment schedule, please click on the AM or PM button.

 

Step 6: On the PAYMENT INFORMATION, you’ll be asked to specify the purpose of your application (Abroad or Local) and the detail.

 

Step 7: Now, you are ready to choose the type of payment.

 

Note: An additional service fee of 25 pesos to be charged if you’ll pay outside NBI OFFICE.

 

You may verify the status of your application by clicking the Transaction button found at the left side of the pane.

 

Now that you are done with your online registration, appointment and e-payment, make sure to appear on your specified schedule for the data, photo and fingerprint capture and for the clearance printing.

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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
8
2015

Repatriation of Filipinos in Yemen Still Continues

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Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Yemen are continually repatriated by the Philippine Embassy’s Crisis Management Team headed by Ambassador Ezzedin Tago.

 

The latest group repatriated, comprised of 99 Filipinos, were taken to safety by the CMT via two-bus convoy at the Saudi border. They are taken care of at Jazan, while schedule for their flight back to the Philippines are arranged.

 

The Philippine Embassy said the whole repatriation journey were safe, though many checkpoints had to be passed.

 

More Filipinos are called to join the repatriation program. They may reach the crisis management team in Sanaa through these numbers – +967-73-0194-165 or +967-73-742-6292.

 

A total of 300 plus Filipinos were already repatriated amidst the war between Houthi fighters and local militias in Yemen.

 

REPATRIATION PROGRAM and other benefits for OFW members provided by OWWA.

 

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Published in: OFW News, Uncategorized
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
19
2015

OFWs’ Long Queue in GAMCA Centers To End Soon

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A concerned citizen took a video of how long Filipino applicants for overseas jobs wait in line to be able to undergo the required medical examination.


GAMCA or GCC Approved Medical Clinics Association, processes the examination for OFWs who are about to work in Middle East countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar. Any medical examination done from non-GAMCA clinics are invalid and unrecognized.


Luckily, the House committee on Overseas Workers Affair has now taken action to put an end to aspiring OFW’s sacrifice. Read more about this great news, OFWs Can Soon Choose Other DOH-Accredited Clinics.

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