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Dec
23
2015

Work Abroad Via POEA Manpower Registry System

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You can apply for jobs jobs abroad through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Simply go to POEA’s e-registration page and register your information at the POEA Manpower Registry System even if there is no active overseas job opening yet. This is the online facility allows you to be part of the roster of applicants that might be considered for future job vacancies abroad.

It is ideal for applicants residing in places that are far from the POEA main office or any regional offices because they can send their application and view its status online.

  • If selected for employment, the worker should report for pre-documentation briefing at the Recruitment and Documentation Division (RDD), Government Placement Branch (GPB), Ground Floor of the POEA main Office.
  • The overseas employment contract is presented and upon reading and studying the provisions, you have the
    choice to accept or not accept the offer.
  • You will then undergo a medical examination at accredited OFW medical clinics/hospital.
  • If the result of your medical exam is okay, you need to attend the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) at the 2nd floor of the POEA office.

Note: The job offer might be cancelled if the medical exam shows that you are not fit to work.

 

Work abroad safely. Learn more about the ways by reading this ebook here.

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Dec
6
2015

10 Things OFWs Should Not Do in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia is very strict when it comes to their cultural values and traditions. It is only right for overseas Filipino workers to respect this and follow the existing laws and rules implemented.

 

OFWs in the kingdom should not do the following to avoid imprisonment, punishment or deportation:

  1. Wearing indecent clothes that shows off most part of the body when in public places. Women can wear an abaya to cover up.
  2. Female OFWs should avoid entering entertainment shops or stores.
  3. Women are not allowed to dine in at restaurants alone. They should be accompanied by their husband.
  4. Public display of affection is prohibited in the kingdom.
  5. Taking photos of mosques, airports and military bases without permission is forbidden.
  6. Persons of the opposite sex should not be together in a room unless they are married.
  7. Non-muslim OFWs are off-limits at mosques.
  8. OFWs shouldn’t carry or use illegal drugs.
  9. Bringing or displaying religious items like a bible, holy cross, etc. is strictly prohibited.
  10. Gambling and pornographic materials is also banned in the kingdom.

 

OFWs struggled hard just to find and land an overseas job in the hopes of providing a better future for their family. So one should be very careful not to do anything that can cause their deportation back to the Philippines.

 

 

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Nov
16
2015

Free net-based phone services may be stopped in Saudi

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According to a report by Al-Watan Arabic Daily, major telecom companies in Saudi Arabia are planning to stop internet-based telephone services in the Kingdom to increase their revenue.

banned communication

On the other hand, Saudi Lawyer Dr. Ibrahim Zamzami said “Telecom companies should take into consideration the financial capabilities of their customers while setting out marketing policies to win more clients. This should be an important marketing strategy for companies to make greater profits.”

 

To veer away from costly communication services, most OFWs in Saudi rely on net-based services like WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger, Line, etc. to get in touch with their family and loved ones.

 

Many Filipinos, not just those who are working in Saudi but also their families back here in the Philippines, will be surely affected should once this plan gets implemented.

 

Source here.

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Nov
3
2015

Ano ang Nilalaman ng Employment Contract for OFWs?

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Sa employment contract nakasulat ang kasunduan sa pagitan ng overseas Filipino worker (OFW) at kanyang employer. Dito nakasaad ang mga terms and conditions ng trabaho sa ibang bansa.

 

Ang karaniwang nilalaman ng employment contract ay:

 

  1. Kumpletong address ng pagtatrabahuhan o worksite.  Tinutukoy nito ang eksaktong numero ng bahay, pangalan ng gusali, kalye, syudad o distrito, at probinsya kung saan maninilbihan.

  2. Contract duration. Ito ay kung gaano katagal magta-trabaho sa employer ang OFW, simula sa araw ng pag-alis at matatapos sa pagbalik sa Pilipinas.

  3. Position. Kailangang malinaw kung ano ang trabaho – hsw, driver, scaffolder etc. Hindi dapat mag iba ang magiging trabaho sa ibang bansa sa nakasaad sa  kontrata.

  4. Regular working hours. Dapat nakasaad ang kabuuang oras ng trabaho sa isang araw, kung ilan ang kailangan bunuin sa isang linggo, at ang oras ng pahinga.

  5. Basic monthly salary. Kung HSW o household service worker, hindi dapat bababa sa US$400 ang sahod sa isang buwan. Maging mapanuri kung sapat ba ang magiging sweldo sa trabahong gagawin.

  6. Vacation leave, sick leave, medical and dental benefits. Karapatan ng isang OFW na magkaroon ng bakasyon at makapagpahinga kapag nagkasakit. Dapat ay malinaw din itong nakasulat sa kontrata, gayundin ang annual medical and dental exams.

  7. Free transportation. Kapag malayo ang lugar ng pagtatrabahuhan, dapat ay mayroong libreng pamasahe mula sa employer papunta roon at pabalik sa iyong tinutuluyan. Kung hindi ito maibibigay, dapat ay may katumbas na halaga ang magagastos sa pamasahe.

  8. Free food and accommodation. Karapatan ng OFW na magkaroon ng libreng tirahan at pagkain. Pero kung hindi ito maibibigay, dapat ay may katumbas na halaga o benepisyo para ma-cover ang magiging gastos.

  9. Compensation in case of work-related disablement or injury. May makukuhang halaga ang OFW kung may mangyaring sakuna o aksidente habang siya ay nasa trabaho, maliban pa sa compulsary insurance, na dapat ring nakasaad sa kontrata.

  10. Repatriation of remains and personal belongings. Siguraduhin nakasulat rin ito sa kontrata, na dapat ay sagot ng employer. Kung hindi naman maaaring iuwi ang labi ng OFW, ang Philippine Embassy o Consulate o ang pinakamalapit na kamag-anak ang hihingian ng pasya.

 

TANDAAN:     Basahing mabuti ang kontrata bago ito pirmahan. Magtanong upang mabigyan ng linaw ang mga bagay na hindi maunawaan.

 

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Oct
28
2015

Paano Makipagsapalaran sa Singapore?

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Dahil na rin siguro sa mga kwento ng mga kababayan nating OFWs, maraming Pilipino na rin ang nag-aasam na makapag-trabaho sa Singapore.

Iba’t iba ang diskarte ng mga overseas Filipino workers sa Singapore kung paano sila nakapunta doon at makipagsapalaran.

May ilang dumaan sa mga lisensyadong recruitment agency (na siyang iminumungkahi ng ating gobyerno); at may ilan ding nagbakasali gamit ang tourist visa.

Pero tulad ng palagiang paalala ng POEA sa mga nagpaplanong mag-abroad, pag-aralang maigi ang pupuntahang bansa at pag-isipang mabuti ang gagawing desisyon. Ika nga nila, “look before you leap“.

Sa aming pag-iikot sa Facebook, isang video ang natagpuan namin na siguradong makapagbibigay ng malinaw na impormasyon sa mga nagbabalak pumunta sa bansang ito.

Watch this.

Working in Singapore -repost- credits to Alisu Olea

Posted by Al Bert on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

 

Kung gusto mong makipagsapalaran sa Singapore sa tulong ng recruitment agency na siguradong may valid na lisensya mula sa POEA, puntahan ang WorkAbroad.ph at mag-apply online para mas tipid at mas mabilis.

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