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May
18
2015

Different Job Title in Working Visa

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This is a common scenario. Most applicants and OFWs encountered this dilemma.

On Ofwguideforum.com, one of the forumers asked:

“Mga kabayan, ask lang po kung ok lang ba na ang visa na papagamit sakin ay ADMIN which is ang dapat na nakalagay ay FACILITIES TECHNICIAN, sa Qatar po ang alis ko. Nagwo-worry lang po kasi ako. Andun po ba sa visa naka-declared po ba dun yung salary na ino-offfer po sa akin?”

 

And this is the answer given by one of the resident moderators:

“Common practice na sa Middle East ‘yung paggamit ng ibang visa category para lamang makaalis ang isang aplikante. To cut the story short, may quota kasi ang mga visas per job category. So, kapag nasa quota na ‘yung job category mo, hindi ka na maiissuehan ng visa hanggang sa mag-cut off ulit ang kanilang government. And the only solution para makaalis ka lang ay pagagamit sa ‘yo ang ibang visa category.

OK ba ito? Technically speaking, hindi. At pupuwede kang tumanggi kung hindi ka comfortable. ‘Yun nga lang, expect na made-delay ka or worst baka tuluyan nang di makaalis dahil ‘yung second selected applicant baka pumayag.

If ever na mag-agree ka, ang importante ay tama ‘yung position na nasa kontrata mo. At pagdating mo ng Qatar, ipapa-medical ka pa din naman para sa Iqama at working visa mo. This time, dapat tama na ‘yung work visa na ibibigay sa ‘yo.”

 

Makes sense, right? Want to learn and find answer to your overseas job application or OFW life? Join the forum at http://www.ofwguideforum.com now!

 

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May
15
2015

Learn the IELTS Basics with JROOZ Review Center

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Good news, kabayan!!!

JROOZ Review Center is holding a free IELTS Orientation across all its branches in BaguioCebu,DavaoMakati, and Manila on May 23, 2015.

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- What is IELTS?
- What is the difference between Regular IELTS and IELTS UKVI?
- Why do I need IELTS?
- How does IELTS work?
- Why choose JROOZ in taking my IELTS review?

 

All attendees get:

- PHP 1,000 discount coupons
- Free Diagnostic Exam
- Chance to win free review
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What are you waiting for? Contact JROOZ now and reserve your slots through any of these offices:

 

  • Manila: Unit 409 and 412 Dona Felisa Syjuco Building, 1872 Remedios Street corner Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila

(02) 846-4532 | 09209519546

 

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(082) 282-4479 | 09178941546

 

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May
11
2015

OFW Code of Discipline – Part 2

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OFW Code of Discipline:

Duty to the Country, Host Country, and to Employer

 

DUTY TO THE COUNTRY

DOs

  • Uphold the laws and interests of the Republic of the Philippines and to defend it, if warranted.
  • Abide by the rules and regulations aimed at promoting the worker’s interest and enhancing national gains.
  • Be an ambassador of goodwill, projecting the good in the Filipino.
  • Avoid wilful commission of punishable crime, causing to draw sensational public sympathy to put undue pressure to Philippine authorities to come to your rescue.

DON’Ts

  • Unduly put the Philippine Embassy, the Philippine Overseas Labor Officers and service attaché’ corps in a bad light.
  • Spread rumours and other forms of misinformation which could cause panic or threaten public interest.
  • Take sides and join civil conflicts at the country of work.
  • Disregard official travel and other precautionary advisories, especially during wars, conflicts and disasters posing threat to safety, life and property.

 

DUTY TO HOST COUNTRY

DOs

  • Respect the customs and traditions of the host country.
  • Respect and obey the laws of the host country.

 

DON’Ts

  • Commit felony such as murder or any other crime punishable by Philippine law and by their law.
  • Use, possess and/or sell prohibited drugs.
  • Gamble in countries prohibiting such activity.
  • Drink excessively especially in countries where alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Smuggle or break customs regulations of the Philippines or of the host country.

 

DUTY TO EMPLOYER

DOs

  • Fulfil your duties and responsibilities provided in your employment contract.
  • Observe basic workplace decorum, code of ethics and company policy.
  • Handle company equipment and property with due diligence and care.

 

DON’Ts

  • Engage in other jobs which may jeopardize use of official work hours or draw conflict of interest.
  • Spend for personal use company’s funds or commit any form of theft/robbery and/or vandalism.

 

Being in a foreign land is challenging as one has to learn to adapt to its culture and laws. With this Code of Discipline that POEA created, may the Filipino workers find it easier to live and work abroad.

 

The OFW Code of Discipline: Duty to Oneself, Family and Fellow OFWs

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May
7
2015

The OFW Code of Discipline

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The OFW Code of Discipline:

Duty to Oneself, Family and Fellow OFWs

Many Filipinos opt to work in a foreign land for the sake of their loved ones’ betterment. This motivation is one of the reasons why the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) created the OFW Code of Discipline.

 

The code encompasses what an OFW’s duties to himself, to his family, fellow OFWs, country of origin and destination, and to his employer are.

 

DUTY TO ONESELF

DOs

  • Assert the occupation, position and job scope to which you have been hired for.
  • Assert one’s entitlements to all wages, compensation, and benefits agreed upon in the employment contract.
  • Be professional; maintain self-respect, good image and track record.
  • Ensure personal health as well as psycho-social and economic well-being; be aware of one’s vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS.
  • Be responsible for one’s safety and security at all times, including that of one’s belongings and personal property.
  • Notify the Philippine embassy or diplomatic mission of your presence in the country of work.

DON’TS

  • Engage in prostitution, drug trafficking, illegal recruitment, human smuggling and trafficking or other transnational crimes whether as principal party or accessory.
  • Possess deadly weapons, explosives and prohibited drugs, alcohol, pornographic or other contraband materials.
  • Solicit services of unauthorized manpower brokers and fixers for underground migration.
  • Don’t fall to “4D” jobs – dirty, dangerous, demeaning and (unreasonably) difficult.

 

DUTY TO FAMILY

DOs

  • Provide ample financial and moral support to your family in the Philippines.
  • Communicate with your family as often as you can and make your presence felt just as if you were around.
  • Provide them detailed information and documents about your overseas employment.
  • Be faithful to your spouse.

 DON’Ts

  • Abandon your family and refuse/discontinue support for the children.
  • Bring your family, especially young children, to hardship posts or countries where there is high risk to one’s welfare and security.

DUTY TO FELLOW OFWs

DOs

  • Assist and cooperate with other  OFWs working in the same site, especially in times of crisis.
  • Support OFW organizations of Filipino diaspora groups and contribute to their productive role.

DON’Ts

  • Degrade a colleague or put him/her in bad light in order to get a position/rank or other personal gains.
  • Act as an unofficial remittance courier for all its risks of loss or robbery or spend for personal use money entrusted by fellow workers.
  • Invent lies and allegations against fellow OFWs to have them deported, detained or to be under police surveillance.
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May
4
2015

You Can Avoid Illegal Recruitment

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After Mary Jane Veloso has been reprieved from the death penalty of the Indonesian government, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) recently warns Filipinos on accepting job offers abroad without proper work documents or using the “the easy way out” via the “no tourist visa” arrangement.

POEA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac also warned OFWs to carry or use packages or pieces of luggage that are not their own.

To avoid being a victim of illegal recruitment, human trafficking and be used a a drug mule, work abroad the right way.

  1. Apply to POEA-licensed agencies only. To find one, find jobs at Workabroad.ph. Its agency members are POEA-licensed. You may also check POEA’s website to verify the license of the recruitment office you are dealing with.
  2. Government to government hiring  or the POEA’s Government Placement Branch or GPB.  Filipino workers are being hired by the government of the Philippines through a bilateral agreement with another country.
  3. Name-hiring. For ordinary Filipinos, name-hiring occurs  when a Filipino is able to secure a job abroad without the intervention or participation of a recruitment agency.  This also includes the following:
    • being hired for an overseas employment as authorized by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and processed by POEA; and
    • being hired by international organizations,  by diplomatic corps.

Work abroad the legal way.  As stated by Admin Cacdac, “Hence, I would advise aspiring OFWs to be doubtful when recruiters offer tourist visas instead of working visas if planning to work abroad and never accept packages of unknown nature. Please be very, very careful and always check whether the recruiter, foreign employer, and the job order are in POEA records”.

 

Source here

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