Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tips and Guidelines on how to Apply for In'tl Cruise Ships

This is a nice topic found at  OFWGuide Forum, this would be a great help for Filipino seaman.

For all those who want, wishing, desiring to work to work onboard international vessels e.g. Passenger and cruise ships, tanker, cargo and bulk ships the first major requirement is SIRB (Seafarer’s Identification Record Book) or simply called as Seaman’s book. Para makakuha kayo ng SIRB you need to undergo a SOLAS Training (Safety Of Life At Sea) or also known as BST with PSSR training (Basic Safety Training with Personal Safety and Social Responsibility). Anyone who is mentally stable and physically fit can take this training. It’s a 7 days training 6 days classroom lecture and 1 day practicum sa dagat or swimming pool. Training fee is around 4 to 6K pesos. Once you have the BST w/ PSSR certificate, you can now apply for SIRB (Seaman’s book). These are the requirements for SIRB application:

1. BST w/ PSSR certificate
2. NBI visa seaman
3. High school Diploma with Form 138 or College Diploma with TOR both documents kelangan ng CAV (Certification Authentication and Verification). For HS diploma sa DEPED kukuha ng CAV for College Diploma sa CHED.
4. Application form (libre ito at makukuha sa MARINA) – Marina is located in Taft Ave. near Kalaw
5. 2x2 picture with shoulder board
6. Fee: P850.00 to P1,500.00 (hindi ko na alam if how much na ang SIRB pero I’m sure not lower than 850 and not higher than 1,500)

Beware sa mga mag-ooffer ng non-appearance na certificate. I discouraged such activity. Very risk ito especially if ipapa authenticate na ang certificate.

Now you have an SIRB, you have completed 5% of your quest to work onboard an international vessel. Next step is checking job vacancies posted by a legitimate manning agency and assessing your qualifications (work experience, knowledge and skills etc.) against the job vacancies. I highly RECOMMEND and ADVISE all aspiring applicants to make yourself qualified first before applying. This will prevent you from incurring unwanted expenses like transportation expenses back and forth only to find out that you’re not qualified and were not selected. So make sure that you possess the right experience and trainings related to the position that you’re eyeing for.

If you’re applying for FO position, housekeeping, pool attendant or steward position, make sure you possess such working experience. Otherwise, your application will most likely be discarded. Unless you have an MBA (May Backer Ako) then that’s a different story. Very important to take note, almost all manning agency tend to give priority and select applicants (kahit undergard or highschool grad.) who has joined a vessel whether it was local or international route over applicants who have not boarded any vessel. Depending on the urgency of the job vacancy, some manning agency tend to consider applicants kahit na walang shipboard experience provided may SIRB,PASSPORT at related work experience and maritime training certificates (later we’ll talk about this training certificates). So how do you gain shipboard experience and make yourself shine over other applicants? Invest. If you are really serious in securing a work onboard a cruise ship, you need to invest to gain the necessary qualifications. If you’re undergrad or highschool graduate you need to invest in TESDA vocational maritime courses. It’s a 1 year course and at the end of the course students will be given a chance to work onboard a passenger ship as Front Office, Housekeeping crew, waiter, steward etc. This shipboard experience will be recorded in your SIRB and ALL manning agency considers it.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mandatory Evacuation of OFWs in Libya Ordered

The escalating political tension in Libya urged the Philippine government to raise the alert level in this Middle Eastern country to 4. This alert level demands mandatory evacuation and repatriation of Filipinos and the cost will be shouldered by the government.

According to the data from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), an estimate of 1,600 Filipinos are still in Tripoli and other cities in Libya. Many of them are working as nurses and medical workers. The sad news is that out of this number, only 91 Filipinos expressed their wiliness to be repatriated. 

To prepare for the repatriation, DFA Undersecretary Esteban Conejos said that the International Organization for Migrants has contracted a ship that can accommodate up to 400 Filipinos and bring them from Tripoli to Alexandria. Commercial flights to the Philippines are available once they are in Alexandria. The Philippine government plans to charter another aircraft for the safe return of Filipinos in Libya to the Philippines.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Job Fair at Laguna

On August 26, 2011, 08:00 am to 3:00 pm at Municipal Covered Court, Baybayin, Los Baños, Laguna, PESO Mega Job Fair is organized by PESO-Los Baños and

All jobseekers are invited to attend the PESO Mega Job Fair, local and overseas jobs will be offered. Bring your resumes and other necessary documents.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Filipino nurses in demand abroad

Aside from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) Filipino nurses are in demand in Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Singapore. Here are jobs will approved job order from POEA licensed agencies advertise at Click each job to see complete job details and apply.

5 vacancies
Experience: 2 year(s)

5 vacancies
Experience: 3 year(s)

5 vacancies
Experience: 3 year(s)

Staff Nurses
100 vacancies
Experience: 3 year(s)

Staff Nurses
100 vacancies
Experience: 3 year(s)

Visit for complete list of jobs.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

OFW needed in China

INTERNATIONAL STAFFING REGISTRY, INC., POEA License No.: POEA-051-LB-101107-PL-e is hiring overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for China to work as CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR/CIVIL INSPECTOR. This is urgently needed for railroad project. Interview schedule will be Aug 15, 9011 - Aug 30, 2011, and is open for both male and female.

Job Description and Requirements
  • Minimum 3 Years experience at the same or similar position
  • Experience with High-speed Railway construction project is an advantage
  • Good English communication skills
  • Young, proactive and helpful
Daily construction inspection
Work with local (Chinese) Inspector

Monthly Salary
Approximately US$4,000.00

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Job Fair at Muntinlupa City

On August 13, 2011 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at Festival Mall, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, SDS (Social Development Services) Caravan Job Fair is organized by Iglesia Ni Cristo.

All jobseekers are invited to attend, local and overseas will be offered, so get your resumes ready and do not miss this event.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Filipino Aircon Technician needed in Qatar

FARLAND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CORP. POEA-025-LB-061808-UL is hiring overseas Filipino workers for Doha, Qatar as air conditioned (AC) technician. Interested applicants must be:
  • Male
  • 25 - 45 years old
  • at least High School Diploma
  • with at least two years experience in the same field
  • Gulf experience is an added advantage
As posted at, this job has approved job order no. 10190376 valid until Jul 12, 2015. Qualified applicants will work at their principal Desert Line Projects W.L.L. Interview will start on Aug 10, 2011 - Aug 11, 2011 at the agency’s office.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Filipino Civil Engineers needed in UAE

PRECISE GLOBAL MANPOWER SERVICES RECRUITMENT AGENCY, INC. is hiring 20 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for Dubai to work as Civil Engineers. They are looking for both male and female with two (2) years of working experience.

The agency said that no placement fee will be collected from the applicants. This job is for manpower pooling only and still waiting for their principal to approve the job order.

Proposed Salary
950 US$ Basic Salary

Job Description and Requirements
Terms and Conditions:
  1. Free airline ticket from the Philippines to the site of employment and return after completion of contract.
  2. Free food and accomodation.
  3. Free transportation from accomodation t the site of work.
  4. Three years contract.
  5. Other terms and conditions according to UAE Labour Laws.
Read complete details of the job here and apply.

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