Thursday, October 30, 2008

New POEA policy; Disadvantage for Filipino Seamen

The president of the United Filipino Seafarers (UFS) Nelson Ramirez said that the new policy of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to disembark Filipino seafarers in their ships at the last port before passing through the “high-risk area” would discourage ship owners to hire Filipino seamen.

“Kung ako ang ship owner hindi na lang ako maghi-hire ng Pinoy. Magulo ‘yan,” Ramirez said.

Ramirez also added that crew members of a ship are not allowed by port authorities to disembark at a port if it not their destination yet.

Labor Secretary Marianito Roque said he would oblige a resolution by the POEA governing board that would declare specific coordinates in longitude and latitude covering 516.8 nautical miles of Gulf of Aden entering the Red Sea as high-risk.

Roque explained that Filipino seafarers may opt to stay on board when passing the high-risk area or disembark on a port before the high-risk area without facing any sanctions from the ship owners.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

China targets illegal foreign workers

The Chinese government is cracking down on illegal foreign workers, including undocumented Filipinos working as teachers and house maids. There is a demand for teachers in China but not all schools are allowed to hire foreigners. It prohibits foreign nationals from doing manual labor such as those of nannies and domestic helpers. A foreigner has to hold a working "Z" visa in order to work in China.


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Beware OFWs using roaming numbers

Another scam circulating over the SMS is luring overseas Filipino workers who use (OFWs) roaming mobile numbers. According to a post in OFWGuide Forum a certain Atty. De Guzman claiming he is from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office will send an SMS informing the prospective victim that he won in an electronic raffle for OFWs with roaming numbers amounting Php3m. He will ask you to deposit 1percent of the price through a money transfer service before you can claim it. Then after he received the money he will be gone.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Is this website familiar to you? Have you tried applying with their job offer? is recruiting foreign workers from different part of the world. Some Filipino workers have also tried their luck applying to this company and got the same process.

The Team will send you emails containing links where their reply, which usually tells you what to do, the team called it as personal webpage. After you have passed all the process, including the interview, they will send you a work permit form written in Italian language. Since you cannot understand what is written their, they will refer you to a certain Puldin Media for the translation, processing of papers, registration in work force offices which will cost you 30euros to be deposited in a certain account and you will receive instruction of what you need to do next.

After you have paid the amount you will be referred to another employer. And when you try to contact them they will be gone together with your 30euros.

To see what the victims of this scam say, visit this link:

Friday, October 17, 2008

Available Jobs for Filipinos in Alberta

The Department of labor and Employment (DoLE) said that Alberta the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Philippines and Canada the states that the latter will be hiring 10,000 highly skilled workers and professionals for the oil and gas industry of the province and also construction workers.

“Initially 10,000 Filipinos are need immediately for this recruitment program, but Alberta officials said they have a shortage of 30,000 workers for their oil and gas industry,” Roque said after signing of the MOU.

Roque also said that he expects to deploy 30,000-40,000 Filipinos in Canada every year.

He also cited the salary of Filipinos who will be deployed in Alberta. According to him, highly skilled welders will receive 6,000 Canadian dollars (US$5,700) for the highly skilled welders, C$3,800 (US$3,600) for pipe fitters.

Canada will also train Filipino workers who will be deployed there.

“They are willing to invest in the Philippines for the continued training for the availability of the Filipino workers to upgrade their skills," Roque said.

Aside from the oil and gas workers, food counters such as food attendants, food processors and butchers as well as nurses and care givers is also needed in Alberta.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Job Openings in the Philippines

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Forum for Nurses

Are you an experienced nurse or a fresh nursing graduate who needs the advice of a colleague? While the latter is probably concern on what to do to get a job or how to know what nursing specialty to focus on; the former will be happy to share their knowledge and skills. Nurses can freely interact and mingle at this new forum! Join us now and help a nursing community grow. Nursing students and other nursing enthusiasts are welcome to join!

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Overseas Job in Canada for OFWs soon!

More overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are expected to arrive in the Canadian Province of Alberta due to the agreement signed between the two countries.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Employment and Immigration (E & I) will work together on the ethical recruitment, selection, and protection and skills development of OFWs who will be working in the Province of Alberta.

The Secretary of Labor Marianito Roque mentioned that DOLE and E & I will focus in the following plans:

Expedite the approval of selected OFWs for employment opportunities in Alberta;
Ensure that Alberta's occupational standards are met through training and credential recognition activities;
Provide programs for the well being and protection of OFWs in coordination with employers;
Promote sound and equitable recruitment and employment practices and;
Establish other areas for collaboration such as HRD programs.

Read more…

Friday, October 3, 2008

POEA not recruiting nor accepting applications for Canada

The Canada provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia which have signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Labor and Employment are recruiting Filipino workers through licensed recruitment agencies and not through POEA.

Applicants may submit their applications to recruitment agencies with approved job orders from Canadian employers. Recruitment agencies are not allowed to collect placement fees from workers bound for Canada.

Meanwhile, employers from British Columbia, which will conduct a pilot recruitment mission in Manila, are looking for long-haul drivers, food counter attendants, and hotel workers. Applicants for long-haul drivers must have at least two years experience, class 1 license or equivalent, and high school education at the minimum. Qualified applicants are requested to submit their documents to Omanfil International Manpower Corp., Manpower Resources of Asia, IPAMS, EDI Staffbuilders International Inc., and Dahlzen International Services, Inc.

Food attendants and hotel workers may submit their applications to any of the following top agencies: AG&P Company of Manila, Dahlzen International Services Inc., EDI Staffbuilders International Inc., EEI Corporation, Eligardi Enterprises Inc., Gatchalian Promotion Talents Pool Inc., Industrial Personnel & Management Services, Inc. (IPAMS), International Skill Development Inc., Manpower Resources of Asia Inc., Omanfil International Manpower Development Corporation, Philippine Hospitals and Health Services Inc., and Sangle Bernabe International Incorporated.


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