Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Telstra announces free calls to the Philippines in response to Typhoon Haiyan

Customers of Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information services company, who wish to check on family and friends affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines can call or text them free of charge.

All standard voice calls and SMS messages made to the Philippines between 6 a.m. on Monday, November 11, and 6 a.m. on Monday, November 25 from Telstra fixed or mobile services will be free of charge for its retail customers.

Gordon Ballantyne, Group Executive Telstra Retail, said Telstra wanted to offer support to its customers during this difficult time.

“We want to help our customers who are concerned about their friends and relatives in the Philippines affected by the devastating typhoon to check on loved ones. Calls and text messages to the Philippines will not be billed during this time,” he said.

Ballantyne said that while communication lines in the Philippines remain open in affected areas, customers were likely to encounter network congestion.

“We encourage customers to remain patient as difficulties and delays may be experienced when trying to connect,” he added.

In addition to providing assistance to our Australian customers, Telstra will match staff payroll giving contributions made to the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal activated by the Australian Red Cross.

“Telstra has strong ties to the Philippines, with a number of employees based there, and many employees in Australia with family and friends affected by the disaster,” Ballantyne said. “During this difficult period we hope these small gestures provide some comfort to those in need.”

The free calls and SMS offer applies to standard voice calls and SMS messages made from Australian (+61) Telstra fixed or mobile services to +63 (Philippines) numbers. For some calls, credits may be applied after the call or to the next bill.

For more information, please contact:
Marco Sindiong/Lu-Ann Fuentes
Ogilvy Public Relations Manila
Tel: (632) 238 7000

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Interview On Going: Employers in Canada, Bahrain and UAE Needs Pinoy Workers!

Good opportunity : Employers in various companies in Canada, Bahrain and UAE are now hirng Filipino Workers! Check here the positions and to apply!

Credits to Newsletter Volume 8 Issue 14

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

OFWs: Beware of Philippine Prudential

I would like to share my story to all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) since I heard that they are the target of these guys.

July 1, 2013 – Monday, my husband birthday and we decided to celebrate it at SM Fairview after we fetch Sundae in school.

We arrived at around past 12pm and we want to have our lunch immediately. Then there is this gay, Kelvin Flores, who approached us and introduced himself as an agent from Philippine Prudential. He said he will give us a freebie, gym bag or wall clock. They are not selling anything just a product presentation. Just to be polite, we gave him a moment to entertain him.

He said we have a chance to win a car, trip to Thailand or event a cash. We just need to listen to the 45-minute presentation. Since it’s for free and we are not really in a hurry, we give it a try. Honestly, I have been invited by a gay named Rannie in Gateway Mall in Cubao, but, I left my card holder in the office so he said that I just came back in the afternoon. I have all the access to the internet but unfortunately I was not able to do research after that due to my hectic schedule.

Going back, we signed up the form that tells that we are willing to attend the 45-minute presentation. He walk us to their office at the lower ground floor of SM Fairview. Just like Kelvin, they all look approachable, and then they introduce me to Jessica Joy Paviscino (not sure with her last name). We listen carefully although I’m not actually interested to whatever they will offer since I already have a Sunlife Insurance and a UITF, we are after the raffle, since I thought that this might be a birthday gift to my husband.

While listening to the presentation, they took care of Sundae at the next table. So nice isn’t it?

We didn’t notice that the 45-minute presentation lapsed to what they promised. And now my Sundae is having tantrums. So my husband decided to go out and play at the Grolier shop next to the Philippine Prudential’s office. While my husband is being warned by the staffs, they are not offering me to avail the Endowment Savings, which I only have to pay Php9,000 and no monthly installment after that. I said no since I cannot afford to open for another account and might not be able to support all the finances. But they really insist that the offer is not a GASTOS instead IPON.

And now another agent came forcing me to avail kahit magkano lang mam. I said I have a discipline when it comes to shelling out money.

Good thing, Sundae is now crying so we were able to leave the place.

So next time you see gays/gals from Philippine Prudential, turn away from them. I believe you can afford to travel or even buy a car without them.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Don't be his next victim: OFWs enemy number 1

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Guys paki basa po ito, galing kay Mr.G

nabiktima daw po sya ng budol budol gang...

Last year january
Jan 10,2012
Nakita nya ks ako tumitingin ng palitan kung magkano sa yen to peso Nagpakilala sya. Ask nya kung malaki ba pinapalit ko? Sabi ko minsan, kpag may nababayaran Kinuha nya number ko Tapos tinatawag tawagan na nya ako
Ang systema, may ate daw sya businesswoman bumibili ng cars sa japan. Tapos pati ate nya ngyn tumatawag na sa akin Binibili daw nila ang dollar o yen at a higher rate kesa sa market. 

Pinahawakan nya po yung Yen ko sa mga ksama ko. Then punta kmi forex para check how much palitan sa sm
Without knowing iniwan nya ako sa pila. Binalikan yung mga ksama ko. Tapos sbi daw nya sa kasama ko, akin na yung pera, pinapakuha ni gil. Binigay nman nung kasama ko agad Kinutuban ako noon kya bumalik ako sa maxs, tas tanong ko sa kasama ko, asan na yung pera? Kinuha nung ksama nyo, pinapakuha nyo daw.

Nagwrong send sya kunware, ate kita nlng tau sa moa, nasa akin na yung pera Kaya dali dali nmn ako nagpunta sa moa. Check webcams pero wala din Tinulungan ako ng mga pulis doon pero kunware lang na nasa moa sya
Pina blotter ko sa pasay pero hindi daw nila jurisdiction kasi sm makati nangyare So kinabukasan pumunta ako sa makati pulis para opa blotter Pero wala rin nmn silang naitulong. Ilang complain na daw ang nangyareng ganun pero useless walang action Sabi ko i post ko nlng sa fb yung pic nya. Kakalat pa, malalaman ng tao. Sabi ng mga pulis mas maganda pa nga daw ganun gawin ko. Kaso hanggang ngayon hindi ko magawa dahil sa phobia ko
Pagkakamali nya naiwan nya kc yung wallet nya na props nya. E may pic sya doon. Almost 200k ang nakuha nya sa akin Wala nmn na akong habol doon sa pera e . Para hindi nlng sya mkpang biktima

Update for Feb.4
Complainant no.2:
hello po
ask ko lng po kung kau po ang main nung nagpost ng pic ng budol budol kc nangyri din po yan samin...
cya din po ang gumawa sa asawa ko ganung style din po ang ginwa nya
wala daw po bang name sa wallet nya?
gusto din po sana naming mahuli ang taung yan sa asawa ko nasa 300 k po ang nakuha nya
opo marami clang nabiktima...
nagaabangan abang po tlga cla sa money changer inaalok nila ng mataas na palit

admin:ah ok.. may iba pa palang victim yan aside mr. G
Complainant 2:
cge po balitaan nyu po kami pag nahuli na po cya... sana maiapakalt pa po ito marami pong makita at makilala cya...

pls. Share this.. nagkalat na po ang mga masasamang loob ngayon.

here is the latest info about this suspek..

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Scam Alert: Beware of Fake Job Offer for Nanny to US

To warn Filipino jobseekers and to stop a fraudulent activity, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) revealed on its site a new email scam that offers fake nanny jobs for a supposed employer in USA.

 According to the POEA Chief, Hans Leo J. Cacdac, he received a memorandum from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Washington DC. The labor attaché, Luzviminda Padilla endorsed the case of a Filipino who seek the assistance of POLO in verifying a job offer from a certain Barrister Martin Bishop which is a nanny job for Mrs. Julie Adams of 206 Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 007114 USA. 

In the said job offer, Martin Bishop claimed that he is associated with Macroberts Solicitors based in New Jersey. The poor victim was lured by the job details sent via email that he sent USD276.99 via Western Union to Qunesha Clewis of 1520 Sepulveda Ave., Apt. G, San Bernardino, California.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Urgent Hiring: Stores Workmen (semi - Skilled)

MAYON INTERNATIONAL TRADING CORPORATION is looking for 6 stores workmen for Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Interested applicants may have the following qualifications:

Gender:               Male
Age:                       22 - 50 years old
Education:           at least High School Diploma
Experience:        1 year(s)

Job Description and Requirements
Must have experience as a stores workmen semi-skilled with local experience. Qualified applicants will be deployed in LARSEN & TOUBRO.

  • 2 sets of Updated Resume
  • Photocopy of Certificate of Employment
  • 2x2 picture white background

To send application please click here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wanted: Homebased Writer

Wanted: Students who can write and want to earn extra money 

There is an opening for part-time home-based writers  

Job Details and Requirements 
  • With excellent writing skills 
  • Can submit at least 10 articles (minimum of 300 words) per month 
  • Rate would be Php150 per article
  • Two part-time positions are open Please submit resume and at least one sample work to or

Survey Says More PH Workers Are Not Satisfied With Their Salary Increase

Many Philippine companies may be giving their employees a yearly salary increase but it seems that majority of the workers are not satisfied with it.

If you are a regular worker in a Philippine company that receives yearly salary increase and are satisfied with the raise, be grateful and count yourself lucky because apparently, not all employees in the Philippines enjoy this privilege. This conclusion is based from the result of an informal survey conducted among site visitors of, a site that features employment opportunities in the Philippines. The survey was also asked among the members of its Facebook community.

In the survey entitled “Do you get salary increase every year,” the answers of the respondents are almost even with 57% answering Yes, they do get a yearly pay raise and 43% said No.

However a discrepancy is seen when those who answered “yes” are further asked if they are satisfied with the yearly raise their company provides. Apparently 69% of those who are given an increase are not satisfied with it as only 31% answered Yes. Majority of these respondents said that their salary increase by 5 to 10 percent and it is mainly based on work performance.

When asked what they think is the appropriate percentage for salary increase, majority answered that it should be from 20 to 50 percent. Most of the respondents are employed full time (89%) while only 11% are employed on a part time or freelance basis. Ninety-two percent are working for private companies while only 8% are employed in government offices.

This informal survey was conducted among site visitors of from November 13, 2012 to January 24, 2013.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Survey Says Many OFWs Are Not Satisfied With their Overseas Jobs

Many Filipinos dream of working overseas to seek a greener pasture. They are willing to take the challenge of working in an unfamiliar country and endure years of being separated from their loved ones for years.

One may therefore assume that the decision to accept an overseas job is most of the time worth it, that the workers would finally find the job security and satisfaction they are looking for. Sadly, an informal survey conducted by site visitors of and showed that many Filipinos working abroad are still dissatisfied with their current employment status.

In the survey question, “Are You Happy or Satisfied with Your Current Work Abroad,” 68% of the respondents answered “No” which shows that only 32% of them are happy or satisfied with their current overseas post. The said survey was conducted from November 10, 2012 to January 25, 2013.  It also appeared in the Facebook page of

When asked of the reasons why they are generally unhappy with their current work, majority (49%) said that it is because of low salary and poor employee benefits. It is followed by the fact that their employers are mean and unfair and do not recognize their hard work (35%). Other responses cite their work challenges as boring (14%) and the remaining 2% do not get along with their co-workers.

From the responses above, the answer to the question, “What do you think are the factors that should be present to ensure an employee's job satisfaction” is easy to predict. Majority (72%) cited great compensation package as the most important factor. This is closely followed by work environment that allows for work-life balance, fair company policies and an environment that fosters employee development.

In the Facebook page discussion, the number of satisfied OFWs is almost equal with that of the unsatisfied ones and most of the reasons cited for job contentment are fair superiors, attractive salary and good benefits. Those who are unhappy with their current overseas post said that they find their employers unfair and their salary too low.

This informal survey was conducted among site visitors of and from November 10, 2012 to January 25, 2013.

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