Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Procedure in the Processing of Balik-Manggagawa Exit Clearance

Further to POEA Advisory No. 30, Series  of 2011,  on the revised  procedures in the processing  of Balik-manggagawa  (BM) or returning workers, it is hereby  clarified that the existing one-day processing  of BM documents  is still in place.  The new two-phase procedure merely provides options to returning workers to manage their time better instead of waiting for hours for the release of their documents'

The long wait is due to the big volume of BM applicants queuing at the Balik-Manggagawa Processing Center, averaging 1500-1600 daily on regular days and 2500-3000 on peak seasons, particularly during the Christmas holidays and school graduations' “Balik-manggagawa workers may secure their Overseas Employment Certificates (OEC)/E-receipts which serve as travel exit clearance from the following

POEA BM processing centers:
  • ·         POEA Main Office in Mandaluyong  City
  • ·         POEA Regional Centers in Luzon  (San Fernando City), Visayas  (Cebu  City) and Mindanao  (Davao City)
  • ·         POEA  Regional Extension  Units/Satellite Offices located in the Cities  of Tuguegarao  and Baguio,  Clark, Pampanga,  citres  of calamba,  Laguna,  Legazpi, Iloilo, Bacolod, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Cagayan  de Oro, Butuan  and Tawi-Tawi.
  • ·         Labor Assistance Centers (LACs) at international airports in Manila, Cebu, and Mindanao. (BM OEC issuance at the LAC is limited to vacationing workers whose home leave does not exceed five (5) days, and with confirmed airline bookings on the date of request for OEC issuance.  OECs issued at the LAC are valid only on the date of issuance.
  • ·         Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO) in major host countries and cities of Filipino labor.

The complete addresses of the POEA Offices nationwide and the POLOs are found at the POEA website www.poea-e1py.Bh. or call 722-7144/722-Lt55 for such information.

Another available option at the POEA Main Office is the door-to-door delivery wherein the worker's OEC/E-receipt is delivered to his home address through courier service.

Further, all returning workers are strongly advised to secure their exit clearance from the POEA offices nearest to their locations ahead of their flight schedules, and not on the actual date of their departure, to avoid unnecessary inconvenience.

Source: POEA

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Overseas Job for Nurses With Only 1 Year Work Experience

Most overseas job openings for nurses require a minimum of three years hospital work experience. For those who want to work abroad but still need a few years to complete the required work experience- working as an assistant nurse abroad may be a great alternative.

  • Female, 21 - 34 years old   
  • BMI: 18 – 22 (Height must be at least 150cm, can't be lower than that)
  • With at least 1 year experience in a 100 or more bed capacity hospital as a Staff Nurseafter Post Registration from PRC
  • Must have experience and exposure in ICU, OR, Cardiac Lab, ER, Medical/Surgical Wards
  • Volunteer, probationary, reliever, contractual, trainee nurse will not consider as working experience

  • Resume with detailed job description to state height/weight/Body Mass Index and state also the no. of bed capacity of hospital under work experience.
  • Diploma
  • Transcript of Record w/ Related Learning Experience.
  • PRC Board Certificate
  • Board Rating with breakdown
  • Valid PRC ID License
  • Marriage Contract (if applicable)
  • Passport valid for more than 2 years.
  • 8 pcs. passport sized photos with white background
  • Employment Certificate stating the STAFF NURSE position, Inclusive Dates of Employment in dd/mm/yy, Area of Exposures, Bed Capacity of hospital, work performance and character reference signed by either Nursing Director, Chief Nurse or by Head of nursing service.
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Friday, June 24, 2011

20 Civil/Mining Engineers needed in Malaysia

Gender:   Male
Age: 27 - 35 years old
Education: at least Professional License (Passed Board/Bar/Professionall License Exam)
Experience: 5 year(s)

Job Information 
Job Order:    Registration No. 264-LB12201112    Validity: Dec 6, 2014
Proposed Salary:    Php 90,000.00

Job Description and Requirements
No placement fee, Free Lodging, Salary Deduction, at least 3 years Experience



Wednesday, June 22, 2011

HK’s foreign maids get $160 pay hike

Over 100,000 Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong are set to get HK$160 (about P887) more in pay after the Chinese territory’s Cabinet approved on Wednesday an increase in their minimum allowable wage (MAW).

The new MAW is now $3,740 (about P20,700) from the previous $3,580 (about P19,800), the prevailing wage since July 2008.

Aside from the $160 additional wage, the Hong Kong Executive Council or Cabinet also announced a $25-increase in the food allowance for migrant maids and nannies—officially known in Hong Kong as foreign domestic workers (FDWs).

However, the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body-HK, which includes overseas Filipino groups, expressed discontent with the raise, saying the new MAW was still lower compared with the $3,860 (about P21,400) in 1998.

“It is still not enough. We shall continue to campaign for a significant wage increase and against the seriously flawed process of determining the Minimum Allowable Wage,” Dolores Balladares, spokesperson of the group, said in a statement from Hong Kong.

“The truth is we still do not have a wage increase since the 1998 MAW level of HK$3,860. The current MAW at HK$3,740 is even way below that amount. Counting in inflation and the increase in prices of commodities and services in Hong Kong, the new wage will still not be able to meet the needs of FDWs to live decently,” she said.

Eni Lestari, an Indonesian and another spokesperson of the group, said they were hoping that the annual MAW review being done by the labor department would consider the plight of some 285,000 Asian domestics, including more than 100,000 Filipinos, whose families have been suffering from dire economic times back home.

“The annual inflation has already eroded our wage and the increase in prices of commodities that we buy and services that we use has made it impossible for us to make ends meet. The economic recovery of Hong Kong has not yet benefited domestics and a $4,000 MAW only actually means a HK$140 hike from our $3,860 monthly wage 13 years ago,” Lestari explained.

Lestari also belied claims that employers would not be able to afford a $4,000 monthly wage saying that even during the time of crisis in 2003, employers were paying $3,670 already. With the wage increases of regular workers in the past years, Lestari said that $4,000 would be within the capacity of Hong Kong employers.

The AMCB also expressed disappointment with how the government came to the decision.
Balladares said that in the dialogue with the Hong Kong Labor Department in the first week of May, she said the AMCB was told that the MAW would be discussed only during that period and that the announcement would be made in August.

“They did not even give time for FDWs to make a case for our demand. This just showed that the MAW process is an unjust, arbitrary and untransparent process that is there not to protect the interests of migrant workers but to keep FDWs as one of the lowest-paid workers in Hong Kong,” she remarked.

On Wednesday morning, the AMCB officially submitted its petition for a HK$4,000 minimum monthly wage.

Balladares announced that they will pursue their advocacy actions for a significant wage increase.

“The recovery of the Hong Kong economy must include the recovery of the economic capacity of those in the bottom. This new decision on the MAW is not a relief for FDWs but a pittance that keeps us in a desperate need to survive,” she said.

Inquirer Global Nation
June 1, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Deployment of OFWs to Bahrain Now Allowed

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced that deployment of both newly hired and returning OFWs to Bahrain is now allowed. This is because the government of Bahrain lifted the state of national security in the Middle Eastern country. 

The government agency decided to resume the processing of employment documents of Filipinos going to Bahrain after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reduce the security classification of the country from alert level 2 to alert level 1.

Carlos S. Cao Jr., POEA Administrator said that with the security classification back to alert level 1, the deployment ban to Bahrain was effectively lifted. The DFA raised the security classification of Bahrain to alert level 2 on March 2011.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Attend in these Two Job Fairs!

5th North Triangle Career Fair 2011

Attend the grandest overseas and local job fair entitled 5th North Triangle Career Fair 2011 Job Fair on June 14-15, 2011 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  at the Trinoma Activity CenterTrinoma Mall, Quezon City.

Philippine Star Career Guide Job Fair

Attend the grandest overseas and local job fair entitled Philippine Star Career Guide Job Fair on June 14-15, 2011 10:00 am to 5:00 pm  at the Megatrade Hall, 5th Floor Megamall B, Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Attend a Job and Livelihood Expo on Independence Day!

In line with its passionate commitment to enrich the lives of millions of Filipinos here and abroad, SMART PINOY developed an annual series of job and entrepreneurship expositions held at the most promising locations in the country.

The event aims to provide a valuable chance for aspiring overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and budding entrepreneurs to experience life betterment through overseas career opportunities and timely livelihood and training seminars.

This year, the Smart Pinoy: Buhay Asenso Job and Nego Expo will be held on June 12 at the Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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