Monday, September 29, 2008

Pinoy IT and Service Workers needed in Korea

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said that South Korea prefers overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) not only in the factory but also in their Information Technology (IT) and service industries.

Deputy Administrator Carmelita Dimzon said they are negotiating with the government of South Korea for feasible jobs of OFWs in Incheon Metropolitan City since banks and hotels here needs English-speaking staffs.

“They are opening the Incheon Metropolitan City for Filipino workers,” said Dimzon.

Currently they cannot give the exact figures considered necessary in this job, but Dimzon said that they will urgently announce it as well as the requirements once the agreement has been finalized.

Meanwhile the 10,000 quota allotted by Korea in the deployment of OFWs through Employment Permit Systems EPS is still in effect.

Dimzon said that the suspension of deployment will be lifted once they have completed the signing with their counterparts.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jobs Fair for Maritime

The Department of Labor and Employment-NCR in partnership with the Joint Manning Group (JMG) shall conduct a jobs fair for graduating students of maritime and also for those who are still unemployed and underemployed graduates of maritime on September 26, 2008, 8am to 5pm at San Andres Gym, San Andres cor. Adriatico Sts. Malate Manila

For more detail, please contact Ms. Andrea P. Cabansag, Head of Manila Field Office and/or Anthony D. Sapasap at telephone numbers 339-2014/338-7830.


Friday, September 12, 2008

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

3rd Philippine Nursing Opportunities Conference & Expo (PNOCE) 2008

The 3rd Philippine Nursing Opportunities Conference & Expo (PNOCE) 2008 will be held at at the Mandarin Oriental Suites, Gateway, Araneta Center, Cubao on Sept. 19-21, 2008.

For more information visit this link

Monday, September 8, 2008

New Requirements for HSWs

The Department of Foreign Affairs proposed that the domestic helpers must undergo a psychiatric test before they can be deployed overseas as well as increase the minimum age requirement for household service workers (HSWs) that would be deployed overseas.

DFA Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Esteban Conejos Jr. proposed to change the minimum age requirement for HSWs to 30 years old, which is currently 23 years old.

He said that this is to ensure that HSWs are emotionally and mentally prepared to face the challenges posed by employment abroad.

Aside from that, he also suggested that HSWs undergo a psychiatric test to assure that they can stand the stress, trauma, and some abuse that most HSWs are exposed. But this proposal did not get an approval from the migrant and labor organizations. Nevertheless, these proposals are being studied by DoLE.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Avoid making a “bomb joke”

Traveling Filipinos, including overseas Filipino workers, are advice not to make a “bomb joke” since it cause you a big trouble.

This act is violation of the Presidential Decree 1727, which declares as unlawful the malicious dissemination of false information or willful making of any threat concerning bombs, explosives or any similar device or means of destruction.

If you’ll be found guilty, five years imprisonment would be punished.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

UAE has new regulation on passports

OFWs seeking work or returning to their jobs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are advised to check on the validity of their passports to avoid delay, which could adversely affect their employment in the Emirates.

The Philippine passport must be valid for not less than six months if the OFW has no UAE residence permit. If the OFW holds a UAE special entry permit or an employment visa, their Philippine passports must be valid for not less than three months.

Without valid passports, OFWs will not be granted a UAE entry permit or entry visa, which they need in order to enter the emirates and also return to the home country or any country, which issued their passports.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

DFA: Stop sending OFWs to Somalia

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) proposed that deployment of land and sea-based overseas Filipino workers to Somalia should be ban due to the increasing number of ships being hijacked by pirates in the boundaries of Somalia and Nigeria.

The proposal was made by DFA Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Esteban Conejos Jr. during the inter-agency meeting of DFA with the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE), Office of the Vice-President, and the four manning agencies of the Filipino crew hijacked in Somalia.

The DFA Undersecretary also proposed that the contract of Filipino crews should not be allowed to be on ships that are vulnerable with the attack of the pirates and raiders, just like what happened to the recent attack of pirates in Somalia. Aside from that, OFWs should be restricted by contract to the safe sea lanes identified and certified by the Coalition of Naval Forces operating in the area.

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