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Jul
31
2014

Macau Increasing Penalty for Overstaying Foreigners

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The Philippine Overseas Labor  Office (POLO) in Macau reported that the Special Administrative Region’s Immigration Department has issued Administrative Regulation No. 14/2014 or the Amendments to the Provision on Overstay, which increases penalty for overstaying expats, including Filipino workers.

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Under this amendment, offenders cannot enter Macau again for one year. The penalty is not applicable to foreigners who have overstayed for 30 days or more.

According to the report, Macau increased the penalty for expats for less than 30 days from MOP200 to MOP500 per day. They are not allowed to pay the fine and will instead be banned for a certain period of time. Violators are required to pay immediately after they are arrested or have surrendered to the police.

All workers staying illegally in other countries are more vulnerable to harassment and abuse and are subject of police operations.

POEA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said that OFWs looking for work in Macau and other countries should secure the proper work permit or employment visa before leaving the country.

 

 

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Jul
23
2014

PHILIPPINE ARENA: Newest Filipino Architectural Pride

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World's largest indoor arena

World’s largest indoor arena

Found at the 50-hectare complex in Ciudad de Victoria at the municipality of Bocaue, Bulacan, is the world’s largest indoor arena. It is the latest and newest architectural pride of the Filipinos. The Philippine Arena is the centerpiece of the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s centennial celebration on July 27, 2014.

Designed by the company Populous, an architectural firm specializing in the design of sport facilities and convention centers, the Philippine Arena is a multi-purpose arena and plenary hall for Iglesia Ni Cristo that has a maximum seating capacity of 55, 000. It was built at the cost of more than $200 million or roughly around 7.8 billion pesos.

Because of its hugeness, this arena can hold inside 3 times the size of SMX Arena or that of the Smart Araneta Stadium. The design concept of the arena was inspired by the narra tree and the root of the banyan tree. It was also featured in the documentary episode of Man Made Marvels: Quake Proof of the Discovery Channel aired on December, 2013. This focused on making structures in the Philippines safer from natural disasters such as earthquake and typhoons. Aside from being acknowledged as “the largest building of its kind”, it is also built to withstand earthquakes.

The Philippine Arena is the biggest theater, dome arena and indoor stadium in the world, outstanding the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Madison Square Garden in New York and the O2 Arena in London.

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Jul
22
2014

Job Opportunities in Canada for Pinoy Workers

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Looking for opportunities in Canada? These jobs may be for you!

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Click on the position to see job details and send your online resume.

 

100 Commercial Fishermen (21-40 years old)

5 Welders (25-40 years old)

200 Carpenters (24-45 years old)

50 Heavy Equipment Mechanics (25-45 years old)

50 Pipe Fitters (25-45 years old)

100 Steel Fixers (24-45 years old)

30 Nurses (23-45 years old)

10 Electrical Estimators (25-48 years old)

 

Agencies that posted the job vacancies:

  • Greenearth Global Resources Services, Inc.
  • Primeworld Manpower Agency
  • STB-DJL Human Link Inc.
  • Archangel Global Solutions, Inc.
  • Aureus Manpower and Consultancy Corp.
  • Human Aggregates Phils., Inc.

 

These jobs are advertised by different recruitment agencies. For more information and further questions, please contact the recruitment agency directly.

 

Jobs posted may be for manpower pooling or urgent hiring. Please verify the details to the recruitment agency.

 

Source: WorkAbroad.ph

 

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Jul
2
2014

TAX RULES FOR OFWs

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The Philippine taxation laws require all Filipino citizen to be taxed based on the taxable income derived within and outside the Philippines. Regardless of source and its location, all incomes earned by citizens of the Philippines are taxable.

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Income earnings of OFWs from business activities or properties within the country are still subject to Philippine income tax. That means even if OFWs are abroad, as long as they receive income from sources within the Philippines, these incomes must be reported to the BIR and OFWs must pay appropriate taxes.

Here are the tax rates on passive income from the Philippines:

  1. Interest income from any bank deposit and yield or any monetary benefit from deposit substitutes and from trust funds and similar arrangements: 20% final tax.
  2. Interest income from long-term deposits or investments in the form of savings, common or individual trust funds, deposit substitutes, investment management accounts, and other investments, if terminated or pre-terminated by the holder before the 5th year: 5%, 12%, 20% final tax.
  3. Any royalties: 20% final tax.
  4. Any royalties received on books, as well as literary works and musical composition: 10% final tax.
  5. Prizes and winnings amounting to P10,000 or less (PCSO and Lotto winnings): Regular income tax rate of 5 to 32%.
  6. All other prizes and winnings (except PCSO and Lotto winnings): 20% final tax.
  7. Cash or property dividends: 10% final tax.
  8. Capital gains from the sale, exchange, or other disposition of real property in the Philippine classified as capital asset, based on gross selling price or current fair market value, whichever is higher: 6% final tax.

In addition to the tax exemption on incomes from sources outside the country, OFWs are also entitled to a tax exemption on the airport fee, travel tax and documentary stamp taxes.

Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), recently required banks and non-bank remittance companies to submit to their office a quarterly summary of OFW remittances. This report includes the name of the sender, name of the recipient in the Philippines, the amount of remittance, and the proof of entitlement to documentary stamp taxes exemption. This is to ensure that only legitimate OFWs are receiving the exemption privilege on paying the document stamp taxes.

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Jun
24
2014

POEA Closed Down Recruiter’s Office

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) recently padlocks the office of a recruitment agency which was found operating without a valid license or authority from the Admin.

 

Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said Helper-In Employment Center was reported to have been recruiting domestic workers for Hong Kong and was forwarding the applicant’s papers to SBEEE International Inc., a POEA-licensed agency, for processing.

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Helper-In Employment Center is allegedly owned by the incumbet vice-president of SBEE International Inc, Lorna De Dios.

 

POEA’s Prosecution Division is filing illegal recruitment cases versus De Dios and five employees of Helper-In Employment Center, and the names of its employees and officers will be included in the list of POEA’s Persons with Derogatory Record, Cacdac said.

 

POEA Anti-illegal Recruitment Branch and Philippine National Police-MPD in Malate implemented the closure order issued by Cacdac.

 

Cacdac also said that the POEA is filing separate recruitment violation cases against SBEE International Inc.

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