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Apr
10,
2015

Requirements to Obtain A New Postal ID

The Philippine Postal Corporation is now issuing a new postal ID card that is valid and acceptable to any office or agency just like the other government-issued IDs.

The new postal ID card has electronic security features, making it hard to be copied. Unlike the old card, it is hardbound like an ATM card. It can be used and valid for three years. And since it is acceptable to any offices, this newly-issued postal ID can now be used to acquire a passport.

To apply for a new postal ID, bring the original and photocopy of the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate issued by NSO or Local Civil Registrar
  • Proof of Address like Barangay Clearance or utility bill (electricity bill, water bill, credit card statement and the like).

 

Notes:

  • Married females are required to present their Marriage Certificate to validate the change of name from birth document.
  • Parent or a legal guardian must accompany minors or those below 18 years.

 

Related Articles:

New Postal ID OK as Passport Application Requirement

Published in: Uncategorized
Apr
8,
2015

Repatriation of Filipinos in Yemen Still Continues

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.

 

Published in: OFW News, Uncategorized
Apr
7,
2015

What the Law Says on Pera Padala Charges

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

Apr
1,
2015

Salary Guide for Cooks As of March 2015

Base on WorkAbroad’s database as of March 2015, Filipino cooks are offered by foreign employers with the following remunerations.

Note: The offers/rates are base on POEA-licensed agencies and employers’ offer.

Find overseas jobs for COOK by clicking this link ->http://ow.ly/K06e7

 

Salary Guide for COOKS Base on WorkAbroad’s database as of March 2015.Note: The offers/rates are base on POEA-licensed…

Posted by WorkAbroad.ph on Friday, March 6, 2015

Published in: Uncategorized
Mar
27,
2015

Tip for OFWs: Be Wary of Job Offers via Email

Check this tip from WorkAbroad.ph Facebook page.

Be Wary of Unsolicited Job Offers via Email

Kabayan, huwag pumatol sa mga nagkalat na job offer sa email lalo na kung hindi naman kayo nag-apply sa kumpanya na ito. Karamihan rin sa mga scammer ay gumagamit ng legitimate company upang makapangloko.

Kapag ikaw ay sinisingil nila ng work permit o plane ticket at ang offer sayo ay “too good to be true”- maliwanag po na sila ay scam. Kaya huwag na itong pansinin pa upang hindi mabiktima.

Kabayan, dumaan lang sa legal na paraan.

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