Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Do not be fooled by text scammers

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), again, warned the public about text scams which continue to victimize people, including overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The con-artists use fictitious names or pose as government officials, send fraudulent text messages to their victims saying that their mobile phone numbers won in a raffle allegedly sponsored by the BSP or other institutions.

The scammers tell their victims that to be able to claim their alleged prize, they should first send money to the scammers thru a designated account in a bank or remittance company.

The scammers also require their victims to send prepaid load to the scammers'prepaid mobile phone numbers. Once the scammers receive the money and prepaid load, the victims would no longer be able to get in touch with them again.

Please be reminded again, that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas does not conduct raffles.

Report text scam incidents immediately to the following:
5/F, EDPC Building, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex, Manila
Tel: 302-3982 . 524-7011 local 2372

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
E-mail address: consumeraffairs@bsp.gov.ph
Tel: (+632) 523-3631 . (+632) 524-7011 local 2584

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
BSP Complex, Mabini St. Manila
Tel: 523-4832 . 524-7011 local 2259


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Erap for President, again? His plans for OFWs

McArthur’s famous line “I shall return” seems to be the former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada’s favorite quote as he, again, aspire for Presidential  position in May 10 election. Together with Jejomar Binay as his Vice President, can Erap win the race again? Will he regain the trust of “masa” including our modern day heroes, the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)?

His Platform for OFWs
Protecting and Promoting OFWs: He envisions a Filipino working abroad because he just wants to not he need to. Here are the plans of Erap for overseas Filipino workers.

1. Ensuring that they get the best benefits and proper protection against abuse abroad. This will be achieved by:
              a) Strengthening bilateral relations with receiving countries.
              b) Supporting our labor attaches and welfare officers.

2. Minimizing the social cost borne by separation from their families. This will be achieved by creating a special commission under the Department of Social Welfare and Development specifically to monitor and address the concerns of the families that the OFWs leave behind.

3. Encouraging their return. All efforts will be made to encourage OFWs to return, including:
             a) Giving them incentives to invest their money here.
             b) Creating a commission to study how best to achieve OFWs when they return home.

Friday, April 9, 2010

300 Staff Nurses needed in United Kingdom

GREENFIELDS INT’L MANPOWER SERVICES INC. with POEA License NO. POEA-067-LB-032307-R is in urgent need of 300 staff nurses for National Health Services of United Kingdom.

Applicants should have an IELTS score of least 7.0 in all subject areas and with two years working experience in Theatre (General – example Ortho, Gynae, Ophthalmic and ENT), ICU (General or specialized), Neonatal ICU, SCIBU, Medical / Surgical, Hemodialysis, Elderly Care / Stroke / High Dependency Unit.

Successful applicants will earn between £20,000-£27,000 per annum and it is increasing annually, additional £3000.00 pa Bank and will work for 37.5 hours per week.

They will also be granted with the following benefits:
  • Paid holiday entitlements of 27 days per year, plus eight general and public holidays, rising to 33 days after ten years' service
  • Immediate life assurance of twice your annual pay from the first day of joining.
  • Your flights to the UK will be paid for by the Employer
  • Employers will arrange and pay for your Adaption Course (ONP) upon arrival in the UK
  • NHS Pension scheme: You will get an excellent package of pension benefits, fully   protected against inflation and guaranteed by the government.
  • Sick Pay
  • Subsidized on site restaurant facilities
  • Childcare facilities are provided within the hospital and can accommodate for 12 hour shifts.
  • Once you have been in the UK for 5 years you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain. This means that you and your family will be allowed to live and stay in the UK for the duration of your life.

Interested applicant should apply at www.WorkAbroad.ph.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

EPS-Korean Language Test Schedule

The POEA will conduct registration of applicants for EPS-KLT on April 6 to 8 in selected areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The 6th EPS-Korean Language Test (KLT) will be managed by the Human Resource Development Service of Korea, the new test agency accredited by the Korean government to administer the examination.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Migrant Women, Japanese-Filipino Children Gets Assistance From Japan Embassy

Filipina migrant workers in Japan (both current and former) and their Japanese-Filipino children have a chance to receive financial assistance from the Japanese Embassy. This is part of The Project for Building Capacities of Women and their Japanese-Filipino Children - a grant that was recently signed by the Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Makoto Katsura and Development Action for Women Network (DAWN) Executive Director Carmelita G Nuqui at the Japanese Embassy.

Under the signed agreement, the Embassy of Japan is allotting a budget of USD78,795 or Php3.6 million for the livelihood and capacity programs for former migrant women and their Japanese-Filipino Children (JFC).

Friday, April 2, 2010

How to Be a Permanent Resident in New Zealand

Filipinos who want to work and live in New Zealand should be aware that there are several pathways they can take to achieve their aim. The best options available for you would depend on your qualifications, status, work experience, skills and capital.

The said factors would determine which of the available pathways to enter New Zealandyou can take. You can enter via the Skilled Migrant Category which is points based, as a Work Visa Permit which is not points based, via Active Investment, as an Entreprenuer, or thru a family member. For Filipinos the first two pathways is the most common way of entering New Zealand.

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