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Friday, September 24, 2010

Expanded OFW protection

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and other government agencies with overseas Filipino workers-related mandates, yesterday issued the rules and regulations covering the implementation of Republic Act No. 10022, shifting up to a higher gear the government of President Benigno S. Aquino III toward the protection of the welfare and interest of eight million overseas Filipino workers.

R. A. 10022 is officially titled the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, As Amended, Further Improving the Standard of Protection and Promotion of the Welfare of Migrant Workers, Their Families and Overseas Filipinos in Distress, and For Other Purposes.
“The implementation of R. A. 10022 is a challenge that puts the DOLE at an even bigger forefront of OFW social protection,” said Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, who had brushed aside comments that OFWs had been “forgotten” when President Aquino did not mention them in his State of the Nation Address last Monday.
“This is the government’s answer to those comments,” she said, noting that with R.A. 10022, the groundwork has been laid for the expanded protection of the country’s “modern-day heroes” in pursuit of the President’s 22-point agenda for labor and employment.
Baldoz emphasized that 11 of the 22 items in the agenda are OFW-related and that the 11 agenda items are for the protection of OFWs and for enhancing their competitiveness.
The rules and regulations spell out in details the salient protective measures of the new law, among which are:
  1. Emphasis on stronger bilateral and multilateral relations with receiving countries for protection. Interpreting provision of free skills and livelihood programs as expanding free access to such programs;
  2. Criteria for host countries (guaranteeing protection), subject to concurrence to “take positive and concrete measures” to protect the rights of migrant workers; and clarifying a three-step process that involves a) DFA certifications on compliance by host countries; b) POEA resolution allowing deployment to complying host countries; and c) POEA processing of workers’ documents to countries identified in POEA resolutions.
  3. Inclusion of amendments to prohibited acts that may constitute illegal recruitment by licensed and unlicensed agencies, as well as other prohibited acts, such as loans, decking practice in OFW medical examinations; and recruitment by suspended agencies;
  4. Anti-illegal recruitment programs that include institutionalizing the role of LGUs; added capability of POEA lawyers; prosecution; and operation and surveillance to apprehend illegal recruiters;
  5. Money claims. Inclusion of voluntary arbitration;
  6. Repatriation and mechanism for repatriation. Responsibility for repatriation with principal/employer and licensed recruitment agency; 48-hour notice rule and 15-day period  for countries with exit visa requirements; provisions on repatriation of underage workers and asserting penalties and liabilities for recruiters who recruit underage migrant workers;
  7. Overseas Filipino Resource Centers will now have additional required personnel, such as psychologists, etc. and be under direct POLO supervision;
  8. Institutionalizing the National Reintegration Center for OFWs;
  9. Protection from abusive medical clinics;
  10. Ensuring the use of the legal assistance fund for foreign lawyers and attorneys’ fees and for filing of cases against erring or abusive employers;
  11. Compulsory insurance to cover agency-hired workers for accidental death, natural death, permanent total disablement, repatriation costs, subsistence allowance benefit, money claims, compassionate visit, medical evaluation, and medical repatriation.
 “With the publication of the implementing rules and regulations, I now direct the family of agencies under the DOLE that have OFW-related mandates to craft their own internal rules and regulations for the smooth operationalization and implementation of the provisions of the law,” Baldoz said.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Schedule for Mobile Passport Services in Various Local Government Units

Important Reminders for Passport Mobile Services

  • The processing of passports at Mobile Passport Services is guided by the Philippine Passport Act of 1996 and its implementing rules and regulations, other relevant Department Orders, Circulars and Memoranda.
  • Participation in the Mobile Passport Services must be coordinated with the Passport Coordinator designated by the Local Government Unit (LGU) in advance. The designated LGU Passport Coordinator will collect copies of the application forms from interested applicants at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled date of the mobile passport service.
  • The LGU Passport Coordinator will inform the applicant of the indicative time during which he or she will have to file the passport application on the scheduled date of the Mobile Passport Service.
  • Personal appearance is a requirement for all passport applicants except for minors who are 8 years old and below and senior citizens who are 65 years old and above
  • The Mobile Passport Service will not accept applications for the replacement of lost valid passports but will entertain applications for lost expired passports.
  • The Mobile passport fee is same with the Expedite Rate.

For Any Details please call RCOCC at 834-4000
LOCAL NOS. 2406 - 2410 or 836-7750

2010 Schedule of Mobile Passport Services


25-Sep 2010
San Rafael, Bulacan
25-Sep 2010
Valenzuela City
2-Oct 2010
Malabon City
2-Oct 2010
Bataan Provincial Capitol, Balanga City
13-Nov 2010
Makati City


Monday, September 20, 2010

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

6,000 jobs in South Korea for Antipolo residents

The Jong Phil Language Center Inc. (JPLCI) of Korea, in cooperation with the Public Employment and Service Office (PESO) of Antipolo City, will hire at least 6,000 Filipino workers as factory workers is waiting for residents of Antipolo City.

Qualified worker can earn P30,000 a month, and this may go up to P50,000 once he renders overtime work. The workers would be given free housing, too.

According to JPLCI, they want to hire Filipino workers because they are hardworking and diligent.

“We choose Filipino workers because they are very hardworking and diligent people. Better than (any other) country,” said JPLCI board member Hong Song.

JPLCI president JP Choi said applicants must be able to speak and understand the Korean language.

“If we have hopes for a better life then we should start planning now. This is why we are providing the opportunity for the people to realize those dreams,” said PESO chief Roger Atim.

Choi called on Antipolo residents who are looking for jobs in Korea to attend the Korean language lessons they are offering.

Choi said applicants do not need to have experience or any educational attainment. They just need to be 18 to 37 years old and must be able to pass the Korean Language Test. Applicants must also submit the required documents.

For more details, interested parties may visit the PESO office at the fourth floor of the Antipolo City Hall. Registration will be from Sept. 19 to Sept. 23.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

DOLE: Nurses and Caregivers For Japan Should Undergo Intense Language Training

The Labor Department is pushing for an intense Japanese language training program for all Filipino nurses and caregivers who want to work in Japan. This is part of the agency's effort to solve the extremely low passing rate of Filipino nurses and caregivers in the licensure examination in Japan.

According to the Labor Chief, Rosalinda Baldoz, only 1.2 percent of the foreign applicants who recently took the exam got a passing mark. This is even a slight improvement because no one in all the foreign applicants who took the exam passes last year. Apparently the low passing rate is due to the fact that the examinees found it so difficult to understand the kanji and technical terms that are written in Japanese.

With an intense language training program, Baldoz hopes that the number of successful examinees from the Philippines will increase. The Japanese government requires all the foreign medical workers in their country to take and pass a licensure examination.

Baldoz seek the assistance of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Japan for the language training program.Maria Luz Talento, Officer-in-Charge and Welfare Officer of POLO in Japan said that to be successful, the language program should focus on developing the communication skills of the students rather than simply teaching language skills. Talento added that even though Filipino nurses and caregivers in Japan can speak Japanese, they lack the skills needed to effectively communicate verbally to their colleagues and superiors in Japan.

continue reading DOLE: Nurses and Caregivers For Japan Should Undergo Intense Language Training

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Beware of Net Recruit scam – POEA

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has warned Filipinos planning to work in Malaysia about a recruitment scam being perpetrated through the Internet.

Baldoz aired the warning after receiving a report from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Kuala Lumpur saying there are mails proliferating in the Internet on an alleged notice from the Immigration Department of Malaysia about its visa processing requirements.

“Such notices are a hoax and prospective workers for Malaysia should be very wary about answering these hoax emails,” Baldoz warned in a news release.

She explained that the alleged notice from the immigration authority is sent as an email to a prospective applicant informing him of a pending appointment letter from a certain company, Mobil Oil Company, which allegedly requests for the processing of the applicant’s documents.

In a sample email received by a prospective applicant, labor attaché to Kuala Lumpur Hassan Gabra Jumdain said the email states that after securing all the necessary documents from the applicant, the processing of a visa or residence work permit would cost the worker a total of $670 that the applicant should send through Western Union to an account name with a government office address in Kuala Lumpur.

“The email also indicates that the cost of pre-paid flight tickets will be shouldered by the host employer, in this case Mobil Oil Company,” Jumdain reported.


Friday, September 10, 2010

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Working Tips for First Timers in Al Khobar KSA

Here are some tips from our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) based in Al Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Let’s hear it from them personally – the job offers available, things to bring, software that should be installed in your cellphones, and laptops and more.

Here are some of the personal advices of experienced OFWs for first-time OFWs bound to Al Khobar. The following posts are taken from OFWGuide Forum.

Question From OFWGuide forumer: Omelani:

Good day mga bossing, may tinanggap akong work sa Al khobar sa Extra Stores,first-time OFW lang po ako kaya hihingi naman po sana ako ng advice sa inyong lahat tungkol sa mga kuro-kuro ko: (Good day! I received a job offer in Al Khobar in Extra Stores, it’s my first time to work overseas. I just want to ask some advice from you about the follow things that bother me)

1. May offer sa amin na free accomodation saka free hatid sundo, pero kung ayaw naman ay bibigyan ako ng monthly housing at transpo allowance, bale 3 months advance po yun. Ano po kaya ang mas praktikal pagdating diyan? Bigyan niyo namn po ako ng information sa cost of living ng mga Pinoy ngayon sa Al Khobar. (They offer a free accommodation and transportation but if I don’t want to avail that they would give me a monthly housing and transportation allowance, three months advance. Can you give me which among these options am good?)

2. May dala akong laptop naka windows 7 na, eh sa October pa labas nung Windows7 i-check kaya un? (I have a laptop with Windows7 installed, but Windows7 is yet to out in market on October, would they check it?)

3. May kumakalat na bali-balita na pati cellphone at USB ay chine-check sa airport. May laman pong Christian Bible software ang cellphone ko, kumpiskahin kaya iyun? (Hearsays that they also check cellphone and USB in airport. There’s a Christian Bible software installed in my phone, would they confiscate it?)

continue reading... Working Tips for First Timers in Al Khobar KSA

Monday, September 6, 2010

How to Work in United Kingdom: Different Types of Visas

The prospect of earning pounds instead of dollars as well as experiencing life in a European country makes United Kingdom (UK) an attractive destination for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The good news is that UK has many job opportunities for foreign workers. In fact it is reported that 150,000 job opportunities are waiting for Filipino workers in UK.

Emmauel Geslani, a recruitment consultant said that the following jobs are still in demand in UK: healthcare workers, environmental specialists, information technology and scientist, telecoms specialists, marketing executives, teachers, and social care personnel

However, not all who want to wok in UK can fulfill their dream. The competition is stiff not only with fellow Filipino workers but also with workers of other nationalities. To be able to enter UK, qualified applicants need to go through the points based system that is being implemented by the Borders and Immigration System since 2008.

Under system, all foreigners who wish to enter UK are required to undergo a managed immigration program with a five-tier system.

Geslani said. “This means depending on the category of (the) visa, you will be permitted to live and work in the UK, seek and undertake employment, establish a business, invests or be self-employed."

Saturday, September 4, 2010

WorkAbroad: Job Openings in Malaysia

Here are the latest job openings for overseas Filipino workers for Malaysia. These jobs are from, an overseas job portal for Filipino jobseekers. It is also a Philippine manpower pooling site for the top recruitment agencies in the Philippines accredited by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Click the position to view the complete details. If you found this article beyond the date posted, kindly call the agency first to verify if the job is still available.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

POEA and US Embassy: No Recruitment Fee Policy For Guam-bound OFWs

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) releases an advisory in its official website to inform the public that the United States of America (USA) is implementing a no-placement fee policy for workers under the H2B visa category. This is the type of visa given to short-term or seasonal workers in non-agricultural positions such as construction, cleaning, hotel, restaurant and landscape. Foreign workers who enter the USA under this category can stay up to 10 months.

The Philippine Embassy in Guam alerted the POEA because of several reports that Philippine recruitment agencies continue to collect fees from applicants for the said visa category. Prior to the advisory, the US State Department disclosed that they are processing applications of possible Filipino workers for the Guam construction projects that said they have paid placement fees to the Philippine recruitment agencies. According to Bayani S. Mercado, Philippine Consul General, he had a meeting with Clay Allen, acting manager of US State Department’s Fraud Prevention and they discussed joint measures to make the public aware that US has a “no recruitment fee" policy for the H2B visa.

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