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Cap Off Your Summer with the 18th Metro Job Fair!

A job fair that will complete your summer with lots of job openings for seekers like you!

Prepare your documents and head on to the 18th Metro Job Fair by AdExhibit Inc. and WorkAbroad.ph.  Representatives of companies from all over the country, including recruitment agencies, will be present to choose lucky job seekers that will take over vacant positions.




Bring along your friends to Megatrade Hall 3 at SM Megamall on June 2-3, 2015 and enjoy the benefits of the job fair like the SSS ID application and verification.


You can pre-register here and apply to job openings from BPOs, local and overseas.


End summer with a cool job and start the rainy season with a bright future ahead!


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OFW Code of Discipline – Part 2

OFW Code of Discipline:

Duty to the Country, Host Country, and to Employer




  • 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.


  • 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.




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



  • 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.




  • 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.



  • 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


The OFW Code of Discipline

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.




  • 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.


  • 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.




  • 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.


  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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.

You Can Avoid Illegal Recruitment

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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How to Save Money: Tips for OFWs

The goal to save should be a top priority for OFWs because for majority of them, the working abroad stint is a temporary thing. Here are few tips to make the goal towards financial freedom easier:

  • Put your mind to it. Don’t underestimate the power of positive thinking People who are serious about saving money should first make a firm decision to save. Have the mindset that you will save moneyand stick to it.
  • Live below your means. Many OFWs upon receiving their salary would start thinking of things they want to buy like gadgets, appliances, jewelries, etc. Many OFWs and their families would also live a lavish lifestyle that would often leave their heads aching and their pockets empty. It is still best to live a simple life and to avoid spending as much as possible. Spend only on things that are needed and reduce those unnecessary wants.

Read more money-saving tips for OFWs here.

Published in: OFW Tips and Guides
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