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Jun
25
2015

JROOZ Review Center, Inc. Launches Month-End Promo

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As a premier and award-winning provider of IELTS review in the Philippines, JROOZ Review Center, Inc. is launching its month-end promo for the IELTS Unlimited Review program from June 27-30, 2015 in Makati, Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao.

The promo is inclusive of discounts for the IELTS test and IELTS review fees. Enrollees can save a total of Php1000 (500 OFF on IELTS review fee and 500 OFF on IELTS test fee). Since June 2011, JROOZ Review Center, Inc. is proud of its 100% passing rate for the IELTS because of its student-centered innovations and individualistic approach. At present, JROOZ is providing 5 types of IELTS preparatory courses including the IELTS Intensive Review, IELTS Unlimited Review, IELTS Final Coaching Program/Crash Course, IELTS Speaking Workshop and IELTS Writing Workshop.

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Apart from providing unlimited coaching and sit-ins for the unlimited review, JROOZ also gives free assistance for those who want to register for the IELTS test. JROOZ is an accredited registration agent of IDP and British Council in the Philippines. This award-winning training center also has exclusive slots for the IELTS and IELTS UKVI tests, which come in a first come, first served basis.

As with its tag line, JROOZ believes that people should manage their goals today for their future tomorrow.

For more information, please contact JROOZ Review Center, Inc. through the following:

  • JROOZ Makati: 12B 12th Fl., Vernida IV Bldg., 128 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City

(02) 832-3093 | 09178954671

  • JROOZ Manila: Unit 410 Doña Felisa Syjuco Bldg., 1872 Remedios St. cor. Taft Ave., Malate, Manila

(02) 353-5800  | 09209519546 | 09178770300

 

  • JROOZ Cebu: 16th Fl. Metrobank Plaza Bldg., Fuente-Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City

(032) 266-2822 | 09178657669

 

  • JROOZ Davao: Suite 2-5 Mezzanine Fl., Jaltan Bldg., C.M. Recto cor. Bonifacio Sts., Davao City

(082) 282-4479 | 09178941546

 

  • JROOZ Baguio: 3rd Fl. ECCO Bldg., Assumption cor. Gen. Luna Rds., Baguio City

(074) 422-7745 | 09178606630

 

Official website: http://www.jroozreview.com

Email: desk@jroozreview.com

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Jun
16
2015

Joint and Several Liability of Employer and Agency

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Kabayan, alam mo ba na maari mong panagutin ang iyong placement agency sa oras na hindi tumupad ang iyong foreign employer sa anumang nakasaad sa inyong pinagkasunduan at pinirmahang kontrata?

 

Ayon sa Rule VII Section 3 ng IRR, ang foreign employer/principal at ang recruitment agency ay may katumbas na pananagutan (liability) sa worker o OFW.  Ang bahaging ito ay makikita rin sa employment contract na pinipirmahan ng mga OFWs at ng kanilang foreign employer.

 

Sec.3. Joint and Several Liability.

The liability of the principal/employer and the recruitment/placement agency on any and all claims under this Rule shall be joint and several. This liability shall be incorporated in the contract for overseas employment and shall be a condition precedent for its approval. The performance bond to be filed by the recruitment/placement agency, as provided by law, shall be answerable for all money claims or damages that may be awarded to the workers.

If the recruitment/placement agency is a juridical being, the corporate officers and directors and partners, as the case may be, shall themselves be jointly and severally liable with the corporation or partnership for the aforesaid claims and damages.

Such liabilities shall continue during the entire period or duration of the employment contract and shall not be affected by any substitution, amendment or modification of the contract made locally or in a foreign country.

Samakatuwid, anumang pagkukulang ng employer o amo ay siya rin namang pananagutan ng recruitment office.  Halimbawa, kapag hindi sapat ang ibinigay na sahod o benepisyo ng employer sa Pinoy worker, maaring habulin o singilin ang kakulangan sa recruitment agency.

Ano mang katanungan o bagay hinggil sa usaping ito ay maaring idulog sa Anti-Illegal Recruitment Branch ng POEA.

 

Source here.
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Jun
3
2015

Tips for OFWs to Become Sensible Entrepreneurs

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It has been tried and tested. That saving and putting up a business is the best OFWs can do to spend their hard-earned money wisely and to secure their future.

 

And what’s the best preparation? Have a grasp on what to do once you start the business and start mind-setting. Here’s Peso Sense‘s tips for sensible entrepreneurs to help them save and spend their earnings wisely.

 

From being an OFW, be an entrepreneur. Learn how To Grow Your Money and Enjoy Financial Freedom.

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May
29
2015

Does Iqama Expires Upon OFW’s Resignation?

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Dilemma ito ng ilang mga OFWs na nasa Saudi Arabia – ang usapin tungkol sa iqama o ang residence permit ng mga foreign workers sa bansang ito.

 

If an OFW resigned from his job prior to his contract’s end and if the iqama is not yet expired, this is what will happen according to one of OFWGuideforum’s resident forum guru:

 

“If you resigned, your visa will be cancelled including your iqama – regardless it is still has few months or even a year of validity.

And without NOC and unfinished employment contract, you will have an automatic ban for 2 years.”

 

And talking about the 2-year ban, read here for some enlightenment.

If you got more questions and clarifications, you may join the forum:  Blocked Iqama

 

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May
28
2015

Employment Contract Replacement, A Threat to OFWs

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Overseas Filipino workers or OFWs are advised to be aware of employment contract substitution that is becoming a normal scenario for Filipinos who are to work abroad.

 

The Philippine government is taking up all measures to ensure the safety and welfare of OFWs in foreign countries by creating a standard employment contract. The standard employment contract stipulates various terms and conditions to be agreed upon by the hired OFW and the foreign employer.

 

Informations like job position, contract duration, salary rates, benefits, overtime pay, just causes for termination and other important matters should be included in an OFWs employment contract.

 

Most OFWs in Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries encounter this replacement of employment contract. Upon arrival in the kingdom, OFWs are once again asked to sign a new contract which has a big difference from what they’ve signed before.

 

Contract substitution is one of the most common problems of OFWs and it usually leaves them underpaid and with extended contract duration. This will also be a mean for foreign employers to abuse and violate OFWs abroad.

 

OFWs should seek first the assistance of the Philippine Embassy in such cases of employment contract substitution.

 

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