Monday, June 30, 2008

Architects and Engineers needed in Saudi

The Ministry of Finance is in urgent need of qualified MALE applicants for the position of:

(5) Architects
(5) Civil Engineers
(5) Mechanical Engineers
(5) Electrical Engineers
(5) Agricultural Engineers


  • BS Engineering / Agricultural Graduates or equivalent
  • With at least 8 years work experience in the field
  • Not more than 50 of age
  • Licensed / Fluent in English


  • (6) pcs. pictures (2x2)
  • Original and photocopies of College Diploma, Board Rating, Board Certificate, PRC ID,& 3 Original and Photocopy of Employment Certificates
  • Valid Passport

QUALIFIED APPLICANTS should personally submit a detailed resume with job
description with the above requirements at the Manpower Registry Division, Window M, Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Building (Formerly POEA Bldg.), Ortigas Avenue corner
EDSA, Mandaluyong City.

Deadline for submission: 11 July 2008


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Saudi makes hiring of OFWs quick

Eduardo Mahiya president of the Overseas Placement Association of the Philippines (OPAP) stated that the Embassy of Saudi Arabia has approved to revert the visa issuance for OFWs.

According to Mahiya, Ambassador Mohammed Ameen Wali, recruitment agencies will now be authorized to file visa applications in behalf of workers, since they have been complaining of the visa application process delay.

“Of course, if there is a delay in visa issuance, the workers could not immediately leave for their employment in Saudi,” Mahiya added.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

6 Ways to Increase your Chance of Being Seen by Employers has more than 300,000 resumes in its database. In order for your resume to stand out and be seen by recruiters, make sure you follow these simple steps:

1. Update your resume. When an employer or recruiter searches the WorkAbroad database, the latest resumes are displayed first. If you want to have your resume display on top of the pile, make sure it is updated every six months.

2. Check your contact information. Can an employer contact you easily? Make sure you have updated your contact information so that employers and recruiters can reach you easily.

3. Add a picture. Do you know that you can attach your picture in your resume. Make sure you place a formal picture in your resume. Your picture must have a maximum size of 20KB and must have a maximum dimension of 150 by 150 pixels.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Australia not recruiting farmers, household workers

Filipino applicants for overseas jobs should be wary of illegal recruiters who promise jobs as farm and domestic workers in Australia. While there are many opportunities for skilled and professional workers in that country, many unscrupulous recruiters offer domestic and farm jobs which are non-existent.


Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Language Training and Culture Familiarization Program

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Language Training and Culture Familiarization program aims to equip overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with basic knowledge in the language and culture of their host country. This is to ensure a harmonious relationship with the foreign employer and better job performance, hence will help them cope with the new working environment.

The Language Training and Culture Familiarization is a Pre-Departure Program of OWWA and a mandatory requirement for departing first-time OFWs, primarily the Household Service Workers (HSWs). Experienced OFWs are also welcome to attend the training. An instructor will evaluate their language and culture knowledge and if they are seen as proficient in the language and with ample knowledge of the culture of the host country, a Certificate of Competency will be awarded. After completing the program, participants will receive Certificate of Attendance.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Japan Welcomes Foreign Nurses

Japan will start hiring foreign nurses, including Filipinos, through the agreement signed between Japan Philippines and Indonesia. More than 80% both medium or large-sized hospitals are very much interested in employing foreign nurses including Filipinos based on the survey done by the research team at the Kyushu University Asia Center.

The professor of the at University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan, Sadachika Kawaguchi said that they are not expecting the number of hospitals who are interested in hiring foreign nurses. Hospitals that considered hiring of foreign nurses are more than what they expected.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Job Fair at PTTC

The Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. (PASEI), in cooperation and partnership with Pamilyang OFW-SME Network Foundation, Inc will hold a two-day overseas job fair at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) at Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue Ext. corner Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City on June 21 (Saturday) and June 22 (Sunday).

Applicants are advice to bring resumes, 2×2 pictures, school credentials, training and employment certificates, NBI clearances and passport (if available). There is no entrance/registration fee.

Monday, June 16, 2008

How to Become a Nurse in the US

have been in-demand in the United States due to the increasing aging population. And because of this, more and more nurses are expected to retire on 2010. Aside from that, lesser and lesser youths in US are interested in taking up this field.

In more than 10 years, nearly 90, 000 nurses left the country to put their knowledge into practice. Filipino nurses in U.S can earn up to $3,000 to $4,000 a month.

According to RCM Health Care Services vice president Michael Saks, Filipino nurses are highly preferred to work in US not only because of their education but most importantly because of their work ethics and loyalty. They work until late at night without complaining.

Those who desire to work as a nurse in US here are some ways on how you can apply:

Obtain licensure as a nurse (RN or LPN/LVN) in the United States.
Licensure requirements differ from state to state; you must contact the Board of Nursing in the state where you wish to practice in order to verify the respective and current licensure requirements. Also keep in mind that endorsing (transferring) licensure to another state will also have different procedures depending on the respective state.

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

OFWs: Know Your Rights

10 Karapatan ng Migrante at Pamilya.

  1. Karapatan para mabuhay ng disente at payapa sa sariling bayan.
  2. Karapatan sa mahahalagang impormasyon at rekurso para pangalagaan ang kapakanan.
  3. Karapatan laban sa pangingikil, panggigipit at pang-aalipin.
  4. Karapatan laban sa Illegal Recruitment at Human Trafficking.
  5. Pantay na karapatan at benepisyo ng mga migrante at local na manggagawa.
  6. Karapatan sa tulong legal at proteksyon.
  7. Karapatan laban sa diskriminasyon at xenophobia.
  8. Karapatan laban sa pagsasamantala at pang-aabuso ng kababaihan.
  9. Karapatan maging mamamayan sa bansang kinaroroonan.
  10. Karapatan para mag-oorganisa at maorganisa bilang mga migrante at pamilya.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Certificates for December 2007 Nursing Voluntary Retakers Now Available!

Successful examinees of the December 2007 nursing voluntary retake exam of Test III and IV of the June 2006 Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE) can now have their certificates.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will release the Certificates starting today, May 7, 2008 from 9am to 12 noon and 1:30pm to 4:30 pm at the Office of the Secretary in Intramuros, Manila.

Successful examinees should present their Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) License in claiming their certificate. Meanwhile those living outside Metro Manila should register at the nearest Regional Office in their area to claim their Certificates.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Schedule for Filling of Nurses Licensure Exam for 2008

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has set the schedule of filling the applications for the Nurses Licensure Examinations (NLE) for the year 2008. The PRC is anticipating around 100,000 examinees will take the NLE in June.

Applicants for the 2008 NLE can now file their application at the PRC Central Office and at the PRC regional offices in the cities of Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga in the following dates:

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Join the NursingGuide Forum!

We are inviting all professional and student nurses out there to visit and join the NursingGuide Forum. is a website that will keep you updated with the latest news and information about the nursing profession as well as give you insights on various nursing topics. NursingGuide will help you succeed in your profession. Visit now!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Livelihood and Job Fair on Independence Day

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) will hold a job fair on June 12, 2008 dubbed as Independence Day Mega Jobs and Livelihood Fair from June 10-12 in front of Quirino Grand Stand, Rizal Park Manila, 8am to 4pm.

There are approximately 15,000 local and overseas jobs available for participants. Jobseekers can also find jobs at the Philjobnet on-line employment, obtain their NBI clearance, birth certificate, TIN and SSS. The DoLE will also set up their Assistant Clinic.

The event will also offer skills demo, competency assessment and youth profiling and product sale of DoLE livelihood program beneficiaries.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Better treatment for OFWs with E-Passport

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who hold the new machine readable passports get better treatment in airports and they are no longer discriminated.

The DFA Secretary Alberto Romulo assured the integrity, validity and security of the e-passport being issued to Filipinos here and abroad.

“As a result of the DFA's machine-readable passports, our kababayans (compatriots) now have greater travel security, confidence and convenience all over the world,” he said, without making any reference to the number of Filipinos who still have the old passports.

The DFA said that the price in obtaining the machine readable passport remains P500 for regular processing. Currently there are more than a million Filipinos have already received the new passports.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Schedule for Mobile Passport Services in various Local Government Units

Bulacan, Bulacan
June 07, 2008
Bulacan Municipal Hall

June 07, 2008
Paombong Municipal Hall

Puerto Princesa City Palawan
June 10-15, 2008

Cabanatuan City
June 14, 2008

Pasig City
June 14, 2008
Pasig City Hall
Cong. Roman T. Romulo
02-9315001 loc 7252

Montalban Rizal
June 21, 2008
Montalban Municipal Hall
Ms. Grace P. San Jose

ABS-CBN (Quezon City)
June 21, 2008
Mr. Wency

*Exclusive only for staff and families
Pasig City
June 28, 2008
Pasig City Hall
(Mayor Robert C. Eusebio) Ms. Lolit Austria

Muntinlupa City
June 28, 2008
Festival Mall
Myrna Dullawin



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