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Aug
25
2015

Waiting for Visa for Months, What to Do?

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Marami sa mga applicants for overseas jobs ay nakakaranas na maghintay ng issuance of working visa for a month or so. At hindi maikakaila na kasama sa dilemma ng paghihintay ay ang takot na ma-deny ang kanilang application o mapaso ang validity ng ilang dokumento tulad ng medical result.visa

Sa ganitong pagkakataon, ano nga ba ang mabuting gawin?

This is what OFWGuideForum.com guru Joshua_sx1 suggests:

“The normal processing (of visa application), from the time of job offer acceptance to departure, should not exceed 3 months. Matagal na ang 3 months para dito. At kung more than 3 months na, siguradong somewhere, somehow or someone has a problem.

Kung nai-submit mo na lahat ng kailangan at requirements from your side, you can eliminate yourself as the cause of delay which narrows the causes to two reasons: either the agency or the employer itself. This is the fact to be considered na dapat ay may backup plan tayo. dahil ibig sabihin, hindi na natin hawak ang sitwasyon at wala din tayong magagawa if worst scenario comes.

Hindi bawal o walang batas na nagbabawal sa atin na magtitingin-tingin pa ng ibang opportunity kahit sabihin pa na nagpro-process na tayo sa isang agency. At kahit saan namang application, hindi naman kinakailangan agad na ibigay natin ang ating passport, mga original, authenticated, at certified-true-copy documents. Kahit mismo ang POEA, hindi ito ina-advice dahil na nga sa wala pa naman kasiguruhan ang initial submission ng application. At that stage, lahat ng aplikante ay zero pa ang possibility na ma-hire.

Once na pumasa ka na nang exam (kung mayroon man), interview at assessment, at confirmed selected ka na thru job offer, doon pa lang natin dapat isina-submit ang ating mga original at authenticated documents. In which, if we are going back to the issue, hindi dapat maging sagabal na wala na sa atin ‘yung mga original at authenticated documents kaya hindi tayo makapag-apply sa iba, maliban na nga lang kung hindi ka nakapagtabi ng kopya.

When you limit yourself and give the your entire future to a certain agency, talagang made-depress ka lang habang naghihintay nang parang walang kasigurihan. Worst come to worst at hindi na nga natuloy ang pag-alis natin, at least, may isa pa tayong inaasahan. O kung sakali man at mas maganda ‘yung bagong opportunity nating nakita at mas sigurado tayong makakaalis, we have all the rights to withdraw our applications from the previous agency. We want also to eat 3 times a day and we also need to pay rent, electricity, bills, fares, etc. para mabuhay. The agency should realize na, like them, we are also human beings.

Again, nasa atin na po kung gusto nating i-limit ang ating opportuntity.”

 

Nakatulong ba ang payo ni Sir Joshua_sx1? If you are to ask about the same issue, ano ang maipapayo mo?

 

For more helps, tips, and concerns, you can join http://ofwguideforum.com/ for free.

 

May takot ka ba o agam-agam tungkol sa pagwiwithdraw ng application sa agency? Basahing mabuti ang article na ito » WITHDRAWAL OF APPLICATIONS: 10 MYTHS AND FACTS

 

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Aug
5
2015

You Can Apply for SSS Salary Loan Online

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SSS members, good news! Here’s another sensible use of Internet – filing your SSS salary loan online!

Watch this video to learn the step-by-step process:

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Jul
17
2015

ITANONG MO KAY ATO! LEGAL COUNSELING GOES TECHIE

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Ato 1On 10th of July 2015, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and the Office of the Legal Aid (OLA) of the Arellano Law Foundation (ALF) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the creation of the Itanong Mo Kay Ato!  This is an online legal counseling focused on  cases of human trafficking,   illegal recruitment and mail-order bride schemes, among others.

 

Said MOA was preceded by a previous agreement, signed on 29 April 2015, between CFO and OLA to provide indigent individuals/trafficked victims with legal service. Recognizing technology as the fastest and most efficient mode of communication to reach out to Filipinos, whether residing in the Philippines or abroad, CFO and OLA agreed to use it  to launch a web application for the main purpose of providing online legal counseling on human trafficking and illegal international recruitement.

 

The signing of the MOA was held at the Arellano University School of Law Campus in Pasay City.  Secretary Imelda M. Nicolas represented the Commission, while Executive Director Atty. Gabriel Dela Peña and Atty. Roberto Rafael Pulido represented the Foundation.

 

Ato 2As a member of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) and Chair of the IACAT-Advocacy and Communications Committee (ADVOCOM), the CFO supervises the operations of the 1343 Actionline against Human Trafficking, a 24/7 national hotline primarily dedicated to campaign against human trafficking and other related acts. The provision of the online legal counseling is in line with the campaign against human trafficking and other related cases.

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Jul
15
2015

Q&A with POEA: The OFWs’ Go-To Forum on FB

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Workabroad.ph hosts a one-hour forum twice each month on its Facebook fan page with more than 800,000 likes as of this writing. Representatives from the POEA Anti-Illegal Recruitment Division willingly grace their presence in the forum dubbed as Q&A with POEA to answer questions and address the concerns of the followers from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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Here are some of the informative and significant conversations during the recently held session:

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To be able to join, simply like Workabroad.ph’s Facebook fan page and wait for their announcement as to when the Q&A with POEA will be held next.

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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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