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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Household Service Workers Needed in Hongkong

Job Title: Household Service Workers
Location: HONGKONG
Registration Number 10132665 / 10140065

Gender Female
Positions Available 400

Applicants must be 23-35 years old, hardworking , with good moral character and working attitude. At least high school graduate and physically fit. Female only, must know how to speak English. First timer or ex-abroad is accepted

Bio-data, diploma(college/highschool), passport and NBI.

Philippine Agency:
Best One International
POEA Accreditation: 076–LB–040407– R
Manila Head Office: 1810-B San Marcelino St. Malate Manila | Tel. Nos. 5243907 / 5243909 / 5243910
Vigan Branch Office: Rm. 303, 3F Benjo’s Building Bonifacio St. Vigan Branch | Tel. Nos. 077-7221103
Our email: |
Our mobile: 09175041655 | 09178567933 | 09391616620
Special Reminders: For manpower pooling only. No fees to be collected. Beware of illegal recruiters!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

100 Doctors Needed In Saudi Arabia - POEA Hiring

The Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is hiring 100 doctors and 100 specialists.

According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) recruitment specification form number 100031, deadline of submission of applications is on January 3, 2011.


Positions and salary offer

100 Doctors
SR 5,000 ( 1 year of work experience)
SR 200 (per year of work experience)
100 Specialists
SR 8,062–11,627 (2 years of work experience)
SR 330 (per year of work experience)

  • MD graduates
  • With board license
  • With at least two years of hospital experience
  • Not more than 55 years old
  • Diplomate for specialists

Applicants may register online at or and personally submit the following original documents at the Manpower Registry Division, Window M, ground floor, Blas F Ople Building (formerly POEA Bldg), Ortigas avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City:

  • Detailed resume with job description
  • School credentials
  • Employment certificates
  • PRC credentials
  • Valid NBI clearance
  • Original and photocopy of the first page of the passport
  • 6 pieces 2×2 recent picture

Monday, December 20, 2010

The Death Of Renalyn Danggod - OFW Diaries Documentary

OFW Diaries segment on the death of Renalyn Danggod, a young Filipina who was trafficked to Jordan, abused by her employer, and died while attempting escape.

OFW Diaries is shown on GMA-7 every Friday after SAKSI.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tips To Overcome Home Sickness While Working Abroad

Home sickness is defined as distress caused by separation from a specific home environment. Students who join universities and colleges or those who go abroad are affected by homesickness. As they are exposed to different environments and new people they are sometimes overcome by homesickness. Some students don't get homesick, but there are others who are overwhelmed by the new experience. The main signs and symptoms of homesickness are: Nostalgia, grief, depression, anxiety, topophilia, adjustment disorders, withdrawal, sadness, claustrophobia, and agoraphobia. Homesickness is felt more by the people who are furthest from home for example international volunteers, international students, international workers and expats. Homesickness can strike at any moment, one week into the volunteer work abroad or a month later. It's natural for volunteers to become homesick as they are many miles away from home and they can't go back as soon as they want.

Here are a couple of remedies to homesickness:

1.  Keep in touch.  Keeping in touch with family and old friends who are at home, is one of way of keeping homesickness at bay. The volunteers can use the following to keep in touch: emails, Skype, Facebook, Tweeter, calling and texting. Most of these resources are available in many parts of the world unless the volunteer is in remote areas. The quality of the resources varies depending on the location of the volunteer for example the speed and availability of internet. When feeling lonely and homesick the volunteer could try and communicate with those who are back at home. Talking to them will lift up the spirits of the volunteers. Finding out things that are going on at home will help the volunteer feel connected to their families.

2.  Carry something from home. Carrying something from home could help the volunteer overcome homesickness. Carry things that have some sentimental value and could remind the volunteer of home. The volunteer can carry developed photos, a pillow from home, perfume or cologne of a loved one, favorite movies, music, stuffed animals and an old scrapbook. Having these familiar things will make the place where the volunteer is staying more comfortable. These small mementos remind the volunteers about home and make him or her happy.

3.  Make friends.  Making new friends is a great way to get over homesickness. While the volunteer is abroad, s/he should make friends with the local people and other volunteers. As there will be other volunteers working with them, they will help to adjust to the new environment. The other volunteers will help to form a support network whereby they will help solve common problems. The volunteer will be able to talk about his or her feelings about missing home and the others will help them. The other volunteers will cheer up the homesick volunteer. Constantly meeting new people will take the volunteers mind away from home and help to embrace the new environment. Meeting new people will help to fit into the new culture. Spending time with other people cures homesickness.

4.  Keep busy.  Volunteers feel homesick the most when they are idle. When they feel homesick the volunteer should look for activities to keep their minds engaged. The volunteers should focus on the volunteer abroad work and look for ways to be more productive. They could stick to a schedule that keeps their minds occupied. When the volunteers are not working, they look for other interests and hobbies that will keep them busy. They should try to keep up with their hobbies while they are abroad. They should take this opportunity to make the most of their stay by visiting new places and finding out new experiences. The busier the volunteer is the less time s/he will be feel homesick.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cleaner Manager Needed In United Kingdom

Job Position: Cleaner Manager
Job Location: United Kingdom
Principal:  Hotel Russell

  • Candidate must possess at least a High School Diploma.
  • At least 2 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
  • With good commands of oral and written English.
  • Can easily understand instructions and work under minimum supervision.
  • Must be hardworking.
POEA Accredited Agency:

1361-B Abad Santos Building Romualdez St. cor Apacible St. Paco Manila City 1100.
POEA License No.:   056-LB-03070-R
Tel No/s : 5267064 / 5247394

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

OFW Accuses Philippine Embassy Of Neglect

After spending 10 months in a Saudi Arabian prison, suffering a miscarriage behind bars, and enduring 150 lashes for acts of immorality which she maintains she never committed, overseas Filipino worker Clarissa (not her real name) has finally come home.

Clarissa arrived Thursday in the Philippines after serving her sentence for “immorality" for getting pregnant out of wedlock, a crime under Shari’ah law. Married with three kids, she was accused of having had an illicit affair with a co-worker.

However, Clarissa claims she was raped and that Philippine embassy officials in Riyadh not only refused to believe her, but also tricked her.

“Sabi nila mas madali akong mapapauwi kapag umamin ako (They said I could get home sooner if I confessed to the crime)," she told GMANews.TV in a phone interview.

“Gulung-gulo ako noon at gusto ko na talagang makauwi matapos ang nangyari sa akin, kaya um-oo na lang ako sa lahat ng sinabi nila (I was very confused and just wanted to go home after what had happened to me, so I agreed to everything they said.)," she added.

read the full news at GMA

Friday, December 10, 2010

VP Binay lauds Malacañang's P1-billion loan fund for OFWs

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay on Tuesday praised President Benigno Aquino III for setting up a P1-billion loan fund for the benefit of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

The idea of the fund is to provide capital and provide long-term employment to the returnees, so that for them working abroad will be a mere option and not a necessity.

Then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo first planted the seed of this program in several speeches during her term.

”This program is in line with the administration’s focus on alleviating poverty and providing gainful employment for our people. I am hopeful that in the long run, we will be able to provide gainful employment and economic opportunities,” said Binay, the concurrent Presidential Adviser on OFW Concerns.

In a related development, Binay has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to monitor closely the case of a group of alleged illegal recruiters arrested last week, including two British nationals and four Filipinos.

The suspects are currently detained at the office of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Camp Crame for possible charges of illegal recruitment and estafa. They were reportedly connected with the NSN Worldwide Advisers, Inc., a visa consultancy agency.

Speaking in Filipino, Binay told the PNP-CIDG “to be earnest with the assignment if only to show the Filipino people our strong stand against illegal recruitment.”

Binay received a CIDG briefer from seven complainants who alleged that they were recruited as caregivers and housekeepers in London with a salary of P100,000, complete with free hospitalization, free education for their dependents, and a United Kingdom immigrant status for their family after two years.

The suspects allegedly assured them of entry to the UK through a Tier 4 student visa. But the UK’s Border Agency (Immigration) turned down the visa applications because of nefarious documentation.

The detention of the suspects came barely a week after the UK approved limits to the number and qualifications of non-Europeans who can enter and work in the United Kingdom. The limits apparently included Filipinos.

source: Manila Bulettin website

Thursday, December 9, 2010

POEA Warns Filipinos Of Bogus Jobs in Guam

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has recommended would-be Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW's) of potential entertainment work in Guam that does not exist.

“We received a report from the Philippine embassy advising POEA [Philippine Overseas Employment Administration] that this recruitment scams have been going on in the internet. These are advertisements posted in the internet...purportedly some hospitals in Guam are recruiting medical field workers, and 2 names have actually been mentioned,” said POEA Administrator Jennifer Manalili.

In a statement by the Philippine Consulate-General in Guam, there are sites that soliciting Filipino ofws to work in Guam. The two web site are and

The consulate said “Guam General Hospital” and “Western Pacific Hospital” are bogus.

“The online job solicitation is an apparent scam to lure unwary applicants into applying for jobs that does not exist,” the Philippine consulate said.

Guam authorities alerted the consulate that the websites are scams to lure OFWs to apply.

“We would suppose that some had already been victimized because the embassy said these are based on reports of some applicants having been lured into applying. We actually did come out with an advisory so we are able to warn the public that these are scams and these are not true offers of employment in Guam,” said Manalili.

The consulate added that the bogus websites are currently under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to the consulate, there is only one hospital in Guam, which is the Guam Memorial Hospital.

Manalili explained that the POEA is expecting the labor market in Guam to open on the 3rd quarter of 2011.

“What's being done there, the activities there would pertain to the awarding of contracts, and these are contracts not for the hospitals yet but mostly for housing facilities and road projects that have to be built before any other facilities can be constructed in Guam,” she said.

Furthermore, Manalili noted that internet scams have been proliferating on the world-wide-web. The bogus websites regularly operate by luring Overseas Filipino Workers to their site to fill up forms and are subsequently asked to remit money.

“When they ask you to remit money, then the applicant must be wary of the scheme because that would tell them something is amiss,” she said.

“The difficulty with scams is, of course, we don't know the origin, that's why we have been advising our public that when they see advertisements posted in the internet, they have to check the website of POEA because all of these information, they can verify from the website of POEA,” added Manalili.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

POEA Jobs In Saudi Arabia: Auto Mechanic

Location:  Al Jouf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


* Experience in auto vehicle repair and troubleshooting
* URGENT! Ready VISA. Salary Offer SR1200 + 200 (Food Allowance)

* Candidate must possess at least a Vocational Diploma / Short Course Certificate or Bachelor's/College Degree in Others or equivalent.
* At least 4 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
* Preferably 1-4 Yrs Experienced Employees specializing in Maintenance/Repair (Facilities & Machinery) or equivalent. Job role in Machinery Maintenance or equivalent.

Philippine Agency:
Deltavir Overseas Job Placement and General Services, Inc.
3rd Floor OJEN Building, 464 Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1500.
POEA License#: 162-LB-040102-R
Mag-Ingat Sa Illegal Recruiter + For Manpower Pooling Only

Sunday, December 5, 2010

4,744 Filipinos Passed the Korean Language Test

A total of 4,744 aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Korea has passed the Test Of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) or called the Korean Language Test (KLT). This is according to the news released by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The passers  corresponds to 46  percent  of  the  total  10,262  examinees that was conducted last November 14, 2010. 

Melanie  M.  Maninang  and  Charito  V.  Caballero,  who  took  the examination  in  Bacolor,  Pampanga  both  got  a  perfect  score  of  200 points. 

The  7th KLT was  also  conducted  in Manila,  Baguio  City,  Cebu  City  and Davao City.  

The result of those who passed the the TOPIK can be viewed at the POEA website and

The  passers  are  reminded  to  immediately  submit  to  the  POEA  their fit-to work medical certification from any DOH accredited clinic for their names to be included in the List of Jobseekers for EPS-Korea.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Things You Should Know When Applying To Nursing Schools

Once you're making use of for a nursing college program, it could be helpful to check out both native campus packages and online nursing schools. Accredited nursing faculties present one of 4 levels like on-line RN-to-BSN, Bachelor's, Associate's, and Master of Science (MSN). Registered nurses are one of the fastest growing occupations within the United States, and you may want to apply for a nursing school program earlier than you can ever hope to get certification as a nurse and earn a lot of money in this profession.

Online nursing classes are provided by Chamberlain School of Nursing, Kaplan University, Saint Xavier College, and Loyola University. These four faculties comprise the top four online schools in the nation for providing nursing school training within the United States. There's a present shortage of registered nurses so you might need to begin out by getting an entry-degree nursing degree. There are three several types of entry-stage nursing levels, and each one is obtainable by a different nursing school. There's the 4-year BSN, 2-year Associate Diploma, and diploma. They are listed so as from highest demand to lowest in precedence, and having the one at the high of the listing can make sure you the best job placement.You may also take into account one of the numerous accelerated nursing diploma programs.

A BSN is required for a lot of jobs, and you can certify this by looking in your local newspaper. This is the first entry level for professional nursing practice within the United States. The 2-yr Affiliate Degree, on the other hand, concentrates extra technical abilities than concept, and this will allow college students to earn cash more shortly than they might otherwise. This is the entry-stage nursing program for technical nursing practice. The diploma was the extra frequent entry-level nursing program previous to the Nineteen Seventies, and there have been tons of of diploma colleges in existence at that time. There are actually lower than a hundred such colleges as a result of demand has gone down sharply. A nursing diploma can prepare students for work in a hospital or different inpatient facility. Relying on whether you may have sure career aspirations or not, this could seem limiting to you.

Several types of nursing college programs take place in different settings. The diploma is normally a 3-12 months program, the associates diploma is usually a 2-12 months program, and the Bachelor of Science is usually a 4-5 12 months program. The diploma is oftentimes located in a hospital that usually works with a neighborhood college. An associate's degree is usually located in a neighborhood school, and a Bachelor of Science (BSN) is often located in a university or university.

Selecting an entry-degree nursing program is a very private selection, and it will possibly take a while to make up your mind. It's usually finest to simply look via the job listings before applying for a nursing college program with the intention to take part in a nursing program that's extra amenable to your wants as a job seeker.

Nursing college programs are nothing with out the jobs that can comply with them so make your decision about applying for a nursing college program based mostly on the job that you count on to get. Otherwise, you may need a degree that provides you a sub-par job. Or, you may get a job that you simply won't have a good probability of being successful in.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

POEA Jobs In Australia: Oracle Portal Developer

POEA Jobs Abroad Position: Oracle Portal Developer
Location: Melbourne Australia

Excellent English communication skills • Oracle Portal Application development experience within Retail Industry • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field • Experience in gathering and analyzing User requirements • Experience in developing Dash board and Reports within Oracle Portal for information delivery is highly regarded • Environment is predominantly web based so experience with HTML and JavaScript a distinct advantage. Familiarity with web design layout and Web 2.0 knowledge • Knowledge of System Development life cycle • Familiarity with Oracle Portal 10g • Experience with Oracle databases / Oracle DBMS • Strong relationship management skills – builds and maintains effective relationships with Stakeholders • Sharepoint Experience • Worked in an Unix Environment • Ability to analyze and implement functional and technical requirements

Apply at:
2303B East Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Rd., Ortigas Center Pasig City Metro Manila

for manpower pooling only * mag-ingat sa illegal recruiters  *  no fees shall be collected from the applicants

POEA Warns Recruitment Agency Not To Charge Applicants Of Insurance Cost

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned licensed philippine recruitment agency not to charge candidates the cost of insurance coverage as a condition for the launched of their exit clearance or abroad employment certificates (OEC).

POEA Administrator Jennifer Jardin-Manalili reiterated that the cost of insurance protection for agency-hired OFWs must be paid by the deploying agency and shouldn't be handed on to the worker.

According to a POEA news launch, OFWs can report companies that violate the legislation to Manalili’s workplace directly.

Beneath Part 37-A of Republic Act (RA) 8042, as amended, any licensed recruitment/manning agency which passes on the cost of insurance coverage coverage to the worker, or uses such insurance protection as basis to claim any additional fee from the migrant employee shall lose its license and all its administrators, companions, proprietors, officers and workers shall be perpetually disqualified from partaking within the overseas recruitment business.

RA 10022 mandates that every newly-hired OFW deployed by licensed recruitment agencies should have insurance coverage protecting the following: accidental dying, pure death, permanent whole disablement, repatriation price, subsistence allowance benefit, cash claims arising from the employer’s legal responsibility, compassionate visit, medical evacuation and medical repatriation.

Direct hires and returning staff or balik-manggagawa are not covered by obligatory insurance coverage requirement.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Five more OFWs duped by traffickers in Haiti

Diplomatic and overseas labor officials on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) bewailed failure of Philippine authorities to stem illegal deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for non-existent jobs in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Philippine Ambassador to Cuba MacArthur Corsino disclosed that five more workers have fallen victims to the human traffickers, bringing to 26 the number of stranded OFWs in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital.

“Yes, five new victims of illegal recruitment tantamount to human trafficking arrived in Haiti the other day [Sunday],” Corsino said in an e-mail. The Philippine Embassy in Havana has jurisdiction over Filipinos in Haiti.

Dolor Bagadiong confirmed by Yahoo! Messenger that the five new victims are staying at a Port-au-Prince house being rented and maintained by the suspected traffickers.

Bagadiong, wife of Filipino community leader Frankie Bagadiong, said that many of the stranded workers were being helped by their group in finding jobs, which are increasingly hard to find in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

Corsino warned that continuing incidents of trafficking “cannot be stopped unless action is taken both against the recruiters in Manila and the recruiters’ accomplice, the ‘receiving party’ in Port-au-Prince.”

He said that he has asked Philippine Honorary Consul Fitzgerald Brandt in the Haitian capital city to coordinate with law-enforcement authorities in the investigation and prosecution of the alleged traffickers and their accomplices, even if they are Filipino citizens.

“Per testimony of victims, one alleged Filipino accomplice has been a certain Leo Manning in Port-au-Prince. But there appears to be a new one whose name is not known as of now,” the envoy added.

On the basis of affidavits or testimony by some victims, Corsino said that the illegal recruiter has been identified as Maria Consolacion, a.k.a. Marla Wong or Marla Habas, a resident of Parañaque City (Metro Manila) and Laguna.

The ambassador added that immigration and other authorities in Manila should stop the departure of any Haiti-bound tourists or would-be OFWs, even if they are carrying contracts.

He said that those departing for the Caribbean country should be asked to produce evidence that they are old, long-term residents or long-term job holders, with working permits.

“Any Haiti-bound departure by a Filipino should have a roundtrip ticket,” the envoy added.

Corsino observed that some of the recent victims were recruited by one Tangog Recruitment Agency, which he said is “evidently an illegal recruiter.”

He said that this new illegal recruiter appears to be using the name of DEECO, a South Korean company, to craft fake contracts since DEECO has finished its project in Port-au-Prince and is sending home, not recruiting, workers.

Corsino added that this new recruiter is conniving with a certain “Ethel,” who works in a travel agency in Manila that issues one-way air tickets.

“The POEA [Philippine Overseas Employment Administration] should stop those with DEECO contracts,” he said. ”Would-be OFWs bound for Haiti with only one-way air tickets should be stopped and investigated by POEA and [Bureau of] Immigration.”

No action in Manila

Corsino is aghast why the illegal recruiters are not being arrested and jailed in Manila.

“These recruiters are not only like leeches sucking the blood of their kababayans [countrymen], they are giving a bad name to the Philippines in the global fight against human trafficking,” he said.

In Los Angeles, Welfare Officer Adonis Duero of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration said that the unchecked trafficking of Filipino workers is giving the country a bad reputation.

Duero, who has the responsibility to assist distressed OFWs not only in the United States but also in neighboring countries, added that it is not enough for the government to close illegal recruitment agencies because they continue to operate by using other recruitment firms.

“The traffickers should be arrested and made to account for their crimes against their hapless victims who end up working like slaves or being left to fend for themselves in foreign lands,” he said.

Bagadiong said that the five new victims, whose names were not immediately available, were staying at a house rented by a certain Ethel, a Filipina.

The supposed half-way house is allegedly being managed by Leo Maning, the father of the alleged mastermind.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sandwich Maker Needed In Saudi Arabia

Job Position:  Sandwich Maker
Location:  Saudi Arabia

Salary - upon interview/ negotiable

* 24 to 35 yrs. old
* w/ atleast 2 yrs. min. experience as a SANDWICH MAKER

All interested applicants pls. apply personally here in our office
ANNEX 1574 B. Gedisco ctr. 1564 A. Mabini st. Ermita, Manila

You may send your resume, employment certificate and other credentials at, you may call us at 3109143, 09059244019, 09082667595,09088926684.

POEA License: POEA-067-LB-120808-PL

Illegal Workers Caught In Saudi Arabia

A Filipino migrant rights group within the Middle East has reported that 26 women and 6 males, all undocumented Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), have been apprehended last Tuesday night following raids carried out by a composite crew from Jawasat police and Mutawa, or cultural police, at numerous lodging of migrant staff in Tukbah, Al-Khobar.

The crackdown is according to the Saudi government's intensified marketing campaign towards overstaying and undocumented migrant workers.

With this development, Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator John Leonard Monterona appealed to Saudi authorities to respect the rights of undocumented migrants, together with OFWs, in the conduct of its intensified campaign to hunt "illegal" and undocumented migrants.

Monterona said Migrante, as a company advancing and defending the rights and welfare of migrant workers, is urging the Saudi government to consider granting a basic amnesty that might cowl illegal and undocumented migrant workers.

Last October, the Saudi government granted a Royal pardon however it was identified later that it applies solely to pilgrims and holder of go to visas that already lapsed.

The Royal pardon would finish on March 31 next year.

Migrante additionally known as the eye of the Philippine Embassy beneath the leadership of interim charges de affairs Ezzadin Tago to make the same enchantment to the Saudi government and properly signify these apprehended.

"We also call on President Benigno Aquino III, through the Office of Vice President Jejomar Binay and the Department of Foreign Affairs, to lobby to the host authorities the legalization of all undocumented OFWs, giving them the choice to be repatriated or to stay, and find job in the Kingdom," Monterona stated

Monday, November 22, 2010

POEA Jobs Abroad: Caregiver

Job Position:  Caregiver
Principal / Employer: Global Technologies for Medical Supplies & Services K.C.S.C. 
Job Location: Kuwait

  • Candidate must possess at least a Vocational Diploma / Short Course Certificate in any field.
  • Required language(s): English.
  • At least 1 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
  • Preferably 1-4 Yrs Experienced Employees specializing in Healthcare - Nurse/Medical Support & Assistant or equivalent. Job role in Others or equivalent.

POEA Licensed Agency:
A.D.M International Manpower Services Company 

POEA License#: 204-LB-070708-R
3rd Floor Main Bldg Reliance Center 99 E.Rodriguez Jr. Ave. Brgy. Ugong Pasig City --.

For Manpower Pooling Only * No Fees To Be Collected * Mag-Ingat Sa Illegal Recruiter    

Saturday, November 20, 2010

13th Month Pay Is Mandatory

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday reminded employers in the private sector that all wage and salary workers are entitled to the 13th month pay as mandated by law.

To this effect, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, issued Department Advisory No. 03, series of 2010, citing Section 8 of Presidential Decree No. 851 which required employers to pay their employees a 13th month pay on or before December 24 of every year.

Baldoz said every covered employer shall make a report of his compliance with the Decree to the nearest DOLE Regional Office not later than January 15 of each year, adding that the report shall conform substantially to the following form contents:

(1) Name of Establishment
(2) Address
(3) Principal product or business
(4) Total employment
(5) Total number of workers benefited
(6) Amount granted per employee
(7) Total amount of benefits granted
(8) Name, position and telephone number of person giving information

The Labor and Employment chief said that while the law definitely requires employers to pay their rank-and-file employees 13th month pay, the generous granting of a Christmas bonus on the other hand remains basically a management prerogative.

Baldoz reiterated that the Christmas bonus is not a part of such benefit as mandated by law, though employers may also grant their workers bonuses on top of the 13th month pay, depending on their discretion, or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and other agreements.

Meanwhile, the DOLE’s Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) has clarified the salient provisions of PD 851 requiring all employers to pay their employees a 13th month pay.

The BWC, which is the DOLE’s agency administering the country’s laws on working conditions, said that the 13th month pay which all employers are required to pay their employees, must not be less than one-twelfth (1/12) of the total basic salary earned by an employee in a calendar year.

While all employers are required to pay their employees the 13th month pay not later than December 24 of every year, an employer may, however, give to his or her employees one-half (1/2) of it before the opening of the school year and the remaining half on or before December 24.

For this purpose, the frequency of payment of the monetary benefit may be the subject of an agreement between the employer and the recognized collective bargaining agent of the employees, the BWC stressed.

“Any query on this story, please dial the Bureau of Working Conditions at trunk line 527-3000, local 302.”

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2 Filipino Dies in Hajj Pilgrim

The preparations have been thorough and elaborate so that the Haj performance this year for all the pilgrims, including Filipino Muslims, could be as comfortable as could be," Tago told Arab News by phone from Makkah.

Tago said that after Thursday Filipino pilgrims will begin their return to the Philippines.

"Most of the pilgrims, if not all of them, will be attending a reception that the Consulate General in Jeddah will host for them before they leave for the Philippines," Tago said.

He added that everything went smoothly for the Filipino pilgrims except for the two who died just after arrival in the Kingdom to perform Haj. The two fatalities were identified as Zalika Usman Ali, who died in Madinah, and Talusan Badpil, who died in Makkah. The causes of death were not provided. Both fatalities were from the province of Maguindanao.

"There are approximately 4,100 Filipino pilgrims this year. President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III designated Dr. Hamid A. Barra as 'Amirul Haj' this year," said Abdurrahheym Macud, administrative officer of the Consulate General in Jeddah.

Aquino gave him the authority to travel to fulfill his duties in "coordination with the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos and to submit a post-Haj report.

Barra, who is also the co-chairman of the Ulema-Bishops Council of the Philippines, is also the dean of Islamic Studies at the Mindanao State University in Marawi City.


Monday, November 15, 2010

POEA Jobs Abroad In Korea News

This is a would-be OFW's dream: to be able to work abroad, with out having to pay for the infamously excessive placement fees that often stand between Filipinos and what they imagine to be a brilliant future away from the country.

South Korea has provided an extra 6,000 more slots for OFWs within the factory-based sector, bringing to 10,000 the overall new job gives to Filipinos for this yr alone.

The excellent news, nevertheless, isn't just within the numbers, however in the truth that these 10,000 OFWs won't have to pay a single peso as placement fee.

The cope with South Korea is government-to-government, meaning all those that want to apply need not go by means of employment agencies.

The only catch is that apart from the abilities needed to do the job, all candidates must be proficient within the Korean language, in written, spoken, and aural aspects.

Sanchez adds that historically, South Korea pays more for a similar manufacturing unit work compared to different countries. A primary-time factory worker can earn as a lot as P30,000 to P40,000 a month working there.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hiring of OFWs For Guam Will Start Late Next Year

The recruitment and deployment of foreign workers, including Filipinos, for Guam will have to wait for another year as the construction phase of the US Naval facilities in the island has been scheduled to begin during the last quarter of 2011, and not in the early part of the coming year as previously estimated.

The design phase will start during the first half of the 2011 because many of the construction projects are of build-and-design type. Any significant construction activity in the island will start in the second half of the year.
Initial bids and requests for proposal had been published and would be completed by the end of November 2010.

The military buildup will need at least 10,000 workers but only 6,000 will come from outside Guam. The remaining 4,000 workers will be Guam residents and other foreign workers already in the US territory.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Preffered Way Of Choosing A Baby Sitter Agency

Are you searching for a baby sitter agency? Like many different households across the nation, it's possible you'll need a very good baby sitter while you're out for work or for a break. In search of an company could also be a greater concept than searching for a sitter yourself. This doesn't suggest although that getting a superb agency is simple in itself. Earlier than you sign up with an agency, there are some things that you would simply need to expect.

Charges / Agency Fees

One outstanding consideration is the fees. Sitter and nanny businesses do not cost cheap. That is very true if you are on the lookout for a keep at home sitter. Apart from membership and processing charges, you would also need to shell out for the position fees. Some companies may also require you to be the one to handle transportation bills for your sitter or nanny. You need to expect to spend more than a thousand dollars even before your sitter can work for you. An essential facet to recollect about charges is to at all times ask your agency how much it is advisable to pay exactly. Doable hidden and additional fees should be openly discussed.


What exactly will a baby sitter company do for you? Chances are you'll assume that each one businesses will offer you everything. It's possible you'll suppose that you just solely have to sit again, chill out and look ahead to you nanny to come. This is not always the case. Some businesses serve better than others and have higher services. What it is advisable do is to find out what an agency will do exactly and if their charges for the services that they will render.

One essential service to think about is the great background check. Ask your company if they perform routine id checks, reference verification, intercourse offense file examine, driving historical past and prison report investigation. It might even be in your finest curiosity to inquire how an agency performs these checks. Ask the additional information with rgards to the process of the applicants are screened. You may also ask for an interview before fully hiring the baby sitter.

Agency Status

It is best to never neglect agency reputation. Sometimes, this alone may give you a clue as as to if you are with a very good company or a nasty one. You'll be able to check for company status by a couple of attainable sources. There are on-line boards where different mother and father may offer their opinions about certain agencies. There are also review and rating sites the place agency companies might commented upon at length. Mother and father even have the easy possibility of asking other mother and father for company recommendations.

You may also wish to test official associations. Some formal organizations have been set up specifically for sitters, nannies and agencies. Many of those skilled organizations have lists of nicely-really useful agencies that you simply might wish to try.

Guarantees / Liability of the Agency

Do not think that every little thing might be fantastic once you get your sitter. There's always the likelihood that you'll not be joyful along with your sitter. Some sitters may additionally should terminate their contracts at an earlier time due to emergency reasons or family concerns. You should think of this as a really actual possibility. Discover out in case your company has any contingency measures for such events. Will your company send you a replacement? Do it's a must to pay new fees for the replacement?

Your child safety depends on how you will choose the best baby sitter that will fit to your child. Therefore choose only proven baby sitter agency in your area.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

POLO HK Launches Online Job Hunting Site

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) yesterday announced that the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Hongkong has launched its internet-based job-hunting search engine to help Filipino workers look for jobs that match their skills.

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz said “this is part of our continuing efforts to give accessible, efficient and effective services to our clients, especially, household service workers (HSW), in line with the 22-point labor and employment agenda of President Benigno S. Aquino III”.

She said this program is one of DOLE’s employment strategies that focuses on systematic employment opportunity measures and facilitation of job opportunities for our workers abroad.

“This is a first step in the Department’s continuing agenda to bring the much-needed government services closer to our people, particularly to our overseas foreign workers (OFW),” the labor chief said.

“Very soon all POLOs all over the world will launch a similar on-line job mapping site,” Baldoz said.

Philippine Labor Attaché to Hong Kong Romulo V. Salud, in his report to Secretary Baldoz said Filipino HSWs may access the website,, an internet-based profile posting mechanism for job hunting, which is similar to, and

The on-line registration is free of charge with an assurance that the information will be provided only to accredited placement agencies in POLO-Hong Kong.

“With the site, HSWs who are still employed, those who have finished their contracts, as well as those whose contracts were prematurely terminated can post their respective information in the internet, which will be screened and approved by the POLO,” he said.

“The system can only be used while the OFW or applicant still has a valid visa to stay in Hongkong,” Salud added that information of screened applicants will only be made available to accredited Hongkong employment agencies.

He said the agencies will contact the HSWs once they already have prospected employers for them.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Two Filipino Engineers Could Be Jailed in Saudi

Two Filipino Engineers in Saudi Arabia have been threatened by their employer that they could not return back to the Philippines after submitting a case before a courtroom against the latter last month, a migrant staff' right group disclosed.

Migrante representatives in Eastern region chapter stated Gerardo Almonte, and Mark Davis, both mechanical engineers, have sought the group's assist after Mohd Al Haider Group of Corporations based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, refused to provide them an exit clearance.

The two, who labored for the company since August 2008, have filed their resignation letters, telling their employer that they'd no longer be renewing their contract because they'd be returning to the Philippines for "good."

However instead of issuing an exit clearance to Almonte and Davis, the employer even threatened to file a case in opposition to them, stopping them from returning to their country.

Migrante has already endorsed the case to Department Of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz for acceptable action.

POEA Jobs: Private Nurse Needed In Qatar

Job Position: Private Nurse
Location: Doha Qatar


* Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree , Nursing or equivalent.
* At least 1 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
* Applicants must be willing to work in Doha.
* Good communication skills in English.
* Must be hardworking, honest and responsible.
* Can work well with others.
* Age: 23 - 38 years old
* 5 Full-Time positions available.

Contact Numbers: 4006697/ 4508763
POEA License Numbers: 255-lb-111607-R

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

POEA Jobs Abroad: Mobile Repair Technician

Position: 9 Mobile Repair Technician
Job Location: Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
Employer / Principal: Smart Tone Enterprise

Job Description:

* Experienced in mobile repair technician, hardware and software.
* Changing of mobile housing
* Male or Female 23 - 28 years old.

POEA License No.: POEA-017-LB-011408-R
Address: Unit 301 ECRDC Condo. # 496 Barangka Drive Cor. Talumpong St. Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Tel. No.: (632) 5339946 / 5312374

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Applications Developer Needed In Sauidi Arabia

Position: Applications Developer
Country: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Interview: Oct 4, 2010 - Oct 31, 2010

Job Description and Requirements
Education: Bachelors Degree or Equivalent Technical Training in Programming
Training: RPG, COBOL and SQL Programming Languages
Field of Specialty: IBM AS/ 400 environment

POEA License No.: 087-LB-040408-R
Address: 561 Shaw Blvd 2nd Floor David Building II, Mandaluyong City Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Tel. No.: 7234485

Monday, October 4, 2010

POEA Jobs: Nurses For UK / Worker Care (with IELTS)

Position: Nurses for U.K / WORKER CARE ( with IELTS)

* Registered Nurse/Under board or Midwife & any 4 yr, Degree Holder
* with 2 years Experience as Staff Nurse/Health care assistant in a hospital setting, caring for general and elderly patients.

* Resume, college Records, PRC Records (if RN), reference Letters, training & other Certificates, Passport NBI & Police Clearances (1Sets in A4 size clear [copies])

You can directly send your resume at

or call / text 7122958,7118607/09215483165 for interview schedules available.

POEA Licensed Agency:
73 E. Rodriguez Ave. Quezon – 7122958 , 7118607, 7122839 Fax (632)7122839
E-mail address: &
POEA License No. 234-LB-101807-R

Sunday, September 26, 2010

How to get on a Australian Working Holiday Visa

Video Description: Top tips for Brit backpackers in Australia regarding working holiday visas

Friday, September 24, 2010

Graphic Engineer Needed In Saudi Arabia

Location:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


- Under the general supervision of the Section Head, the Graphics Engineer develops tile design patterns through the use of computer

- Should preferably be a BS in Fine Arts / Computer Graphics with three (3) years experience as a Grpahic Engineer in a ceramic industry. Should have proven ability in computers


- Experience: 3 years job related

- Develops tile design patterns through ADOBE PHOTOSHOP and ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
- prepares art work and design patterns and performs color separation through input devices such as scanners, digital camera, image setter, etc.
- Prepares layout of tie designs through the use of computer
- Performs other duties as assigned

- Maintains good relations with personnels in laboratory, sales and marketing departments

- Works under general supervision

- Indoor, exposure to chemicals related to photography

POEA Licensed Agency:
JS Contractor Inc.
JS Contractor Bldg 423 Magallanes St.,  Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila
5277955 to 57
POEA 433-LB-030104-R

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Monday, September 20, 2010

POEA JOBS Abroad: Private Nurse Needed

Position:  Private Nurse (Home Based)
Location:  Doha, Qatar

# Candidate must possess at least a Professional License (Passed Board/Bar/Professional License Exam), Nursing or equivalent.

# At least 3 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
# Applicants must be willing to work in Doha.
# Good communication skills.
# Age: 23 - 45 years old

Contact Recruitment Agency:
Trans Overseas Manpower Services, Inc.
POEA License#: 044-LB-021203-R
1354 PJM Bldg., General Luna St., Paco, Manila, Philippines
Tel. Nos.: (+00632) 5234095 / 4042616 / 5363769
Email: *

Saturday, September 18, 2010

POEA JOBS ABROAD: Latest Jobs In Canada, UK, Taiwan

Chefs Jobs. Cooks Job. Heavy Equipment Mechanic Job. Senior Carer Jobs. Dressmaker Jobs. Domestic Helper Jobs.

About International Job Recruitment Agency Inc. (IJOBS):

International Job Recruitment Agency Inc. (I-JOBS) is a company engaged in the business of recruitment and placement of Professional and Skilled Workers Overseas. iJOBS is duly registered with the Philippine Overseas and Employment Administration (POEA), with license number POEA-023-LB-01208-R under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

iJOBS has access to the latest jobs in the USA, in the European countries, the Middle East, and across the globe. We let the Filipinos know of the suitable vacancies abroad, utilizing our comprehensive knowledge in placement and career opportunities. Based in Parañaque City, and with associates and partners throughout the Philippines, we employ a full database of employment vacancies for:

1. Job Title: Chefs, Cooks
Location: Canada
Principal/Project: The Sharkey’s Restaurant Co.
Proposed Salary: Negotiable

* Male, Female
* 25 – 45 years old
* Vocational Diploma, Short Course Certificate
* 3 years of working experience in the related position

2. Job Title: Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Location: Ontario, Canada
Principal/Project: McDowell Brothers
Proposed Salary: Negotiable

Qualification:  Male * 25 – 45 years old  * Vocational Diploma, Short Course Certificate  * 5 years of working experience

3. Job Title: Filipino Cooks
Location: Port Vila, Vanuatu
Principal/Project: Vanuatu Project
Salary Offer: US $500

Qualification:  Male, Female  * 30 – 45 years old  * Vocational Diploma, Short Course Certificate  * 2 years of working experience

Note:  Free food & accommodation  * Free Airfare  * With Medical Insurance  * No Salary Deduction  * With 3 weeks paid annual leave  * 5 years contract yearly renewable

4. Job Title: Senior Carer (Work Visa)
Location: Essex East London, UK
Vacancies: 6
Principal/Project: Care Home UK

Qualification:  Female  *  Passed Board, Professional License Exam  *  2 years of working experience

5. Job Title: Dressmakers
Location: Port Vila, Vanuatu
Principal/Project: Vanuatu Project

Qualification:  Male, Female  * 25 – 45 years old  * Vocational Diploma, Short Course Certificate  * 4 years of working experience

6. Job Title: Domestic Helper
Location: Taiwan
Principal/Project: For a Private Business Man

Qualification:   Female  * 35 – 45 years old  * College Degree  * 2 years of working experience


1.  Please email your resume in MS WORD Format ONLY. It is mandatory to submit in person the below documents.

2.  Resume with hard and soft copy (Note: this is mandatory)

3.  Diploma (High School, College & Masters Degree or PhD)

4.  Transcript of Records

5.  Board Certificate (If applicable)

6.  Board Rating (If applicable)

7.  PRC ID/License (Back-to-back)

8.  Training and Seminars Certificates

9.  NBI Clearance

10.  Passport

11.  Birth Certificate

12. Marriage Certificate (If applicable)

13. 2×2 Pictures, 4 Pieces

14. Long Brown Envelope (2 Pieces)

15. Recent Medical Report (Mandatory)

Unit C 21/f Washington Tower, Pacific Avenue, Asiaworld City, Parañaque City, Manila
Trunk line: No. (+632) 301-1090

Branch Office:
Suite 2011, Golden Peak Hotel and Suites, Gorordo Ave., Corner Escario St., Cebu City
Tel # (+6332) 2340902 / 2340903
Fax # (+6332) 2318090

Thursday, September 16, 2010

POEA Jobs Abroad in USA: Med-Spa Physicians,


Jobs Openings For USA:


* Male, Female
* Two years related experience
* Valid and current Philippines medical license
* Minimum 2 years clinical experience
* Comfortable with giving presentations/speaking in front of large groups
* Comfortable with a sales-based job

Location: USA


* Male
* One years related experience
* With shipboard experience

Location: USA
* Male
* One years related experience
* With shipboard experience

25th & A.C Delgado Streets Port Area, Manila
Tel. No. 5275307

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

POEA Advisory: How To Avoid Illegal Recruitment

Majority of Filipino workforce dreamed of working abroad. That is why many are giving up a lot of their resources or assets just to work abroad. But despite of this there many people are taking advantages.

This article will explain how aspiring Overseas Filipino Workers can avoid illegal recruitment.

1. Apply only to recruitment agencies that are licensed or accredited by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Not all recruitment agencies in the Philippines are allowed to deploy Filipinos abroad, a recruitment agency need to comply with the different requirements by the POEA such as the escrow account, business licenses, etc.

2. Deal only with licensed agencies with job orders.

3. Deal only with persons who is authorized representative of a licensed agency. One of the policy of POEA for the licensed recruitment agency is for them to register their employees with the POEA. Even if an employee is working with a licensed agency, he is needs to be reported with the POEA.

4. Transact business inside the registered address of the agency. If recruitment is conducted in the province, check if the agency has a provincial recruitment authority

5. Pay not more than the allowed placement fee. It should be equivalent to one month salary, exclusive of documentation and processing costs.

6. Do not pay any placement fee unless you have a valid employment contract and an official receipt.

7. Do not be enticed by ads or brochures requiring you to reply to a Post Office (P.O.) Box, and to enclose payment for processing of papers.

8. Do not deal with training centers and travel agencies, which promise overseas employment.

9. Do not accept a tourist visa.

10. Do not deal with fixers.
With the ten tips above your chances of being recruited illegally becomes slim.  Just keep the list always in your mind if somebody is trying to recruit you.

Pinoy Workers Cancelling Contracts In Hong Kong

Recruitment Agency in the Philippines have expressed concern over reviews that a number of overseas Filipino workers going to Hong Kong have back-out from their employment contracts following the August 23 hostage tragedy in Manila where the place eight HongKong Tourists have been killed.

In an announcement on Sunday, the Society of Hong Kong-Accredited Recruiters of the Philippines (SHARP) mentioned its member-agencies are alarmed that Filipino candidates have additionally been apprehensive of taking jobs in Hong Kong.

“Some departing workers for Hong Kong have withdrawn their contracts and many applicants are now hesitant to apply for [jobs in] Hong Kong," mentioned SHARP president Alfredo Palmiery without providing numbers.

Palmiery nevertheless stated their counterpart associations in Hong Kong consider the August 23 hostage-taking incident won't affect the standing of Filipino workers there.
He, however, warned that Hong Kong employers may be pressured to get different nationalities for family employees if departing Filipino workers continue canceling their employment contracts, and if there would be fewer job applicants from the country.

“In reality, there are more Indonesian helpers now in Hong Kong than Filipinos," he added.

For his or her part, Hong Kong employers have assured candidates that Hong Kong employers will nonetheless rent Filipino workers.

In the same statement, Thomas Chan, president of the Hong Kong Federation of Employment Businesses, said that no job order or contract has been canceled up to now by employers of his member-agencies.

“Hong Kong employers will continue to hire Filipino household workers," mentioned Chan.

Tony Lau, president of the Normal Chamber of Manpower Businesses, in the meantime, stated none of his member-agencies have reported instances of terminated workers after the hostage-taking incident.

“Employers still want Filipino household workers because of their proven reliability and loyalty to the employers. Many employers prefer them over those of other nationalities primarily because of their proficiency in English language," Lau said.

If OFWs continue canceling their employment in Hong Kong, nevertheless, Palmiery mentioned the Philippines may lose the Hong Kong market, which will pose “great" results on the Philippine economy.

“Many Philippine businesses based in Hong Kong, [such as] remittance centers, banks and real estate companies would definitely be affected," Palmiery said.

Government records present some one hundred thousand Filipino staff were deployed in Hong Kong in 2009, about 25,000 majority are household workers. Filipinos in the area sent in some $340 million in remittances last year.

“Hong Kong is the best destination for Filipino household workers. Aside from its proximity to the Philippines and the high salary (of workers), there are very few welfare cases compared to those in the Middle East," Palmiery further added.

Monday, September 13, 2010

POEA Advisory: Charging Of Placement Fees Not Allowed To Guam Based Workers

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration warned anew Philippine recruitment agencies from charging placement fees from
applicants bound for the US, including Guam for jobs falling under the
H-2B visa category or non-agricultural temporary worker.

The policy, contained in POEA Memorandum Circular No. 10 Series of
2009 issued in September last year is in line with US Government regulations which forbids the charging of recruitment or placement fees from a worker as a condition for employment under an H-2B visa.

POEA has adopted a policy that prohibits charging of placement fees from workers applying for jobs in countries that do not allow charging of such fees since 2001. The US, including Guam, is now one such country that forbids the charging of placement fees from workers. Other countries that prohibit the collection of placement fees from workers are United Kingdom, Ireland, Israel, some parts of Canada like Alberta,
Manitoba, British Columbia, Seskatchewan, and Netherlands.

Administrator Jennifer Jardin-Manalili said that administrative charges carrying a penalty of cancellation of license shall immediately be filed against recruitment agencies found violating the no-placement fee policy
in these countries.

Manalili also urged jobseekers to visit the POEA website or call POEA hotlines 722-1144 / 7221155 or text 2917 for any developments on the Guam labor market.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

POEA Jobs Abroad: IT Technician

Position: IT Technician
Job Location: Saudi Arabia

Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree , Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent.At least 5 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.Age 28 - 45 years oldMust be hard working.Can work with minimum supervision.With good communication skills.Full-Time positions available.

POEA Licensed Agency
Rapid Manpower Consultants, Inc.
2/F Physian's Tower, 533 United Nations Ave. Cor. San Carlos Sts.
Ermita Manila
Tel. No. :
5259110, 5259111, 5256684, 5256687
POEA License No. :

Thursday, September 2, 2010

DOLE pushes for intensified Japanese Language Training Program for Overseas Filipino Workers

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda D. Baldoz said the intensified language training for aspiring OFW nurses and caregivers for Japan will raise the jobseekers probability of the tough licensure examinations set by the host country for foreign medical workers.

Baldoz recalled that latest information indicated simply 1.2 percent of overseas jobseekers have passed the exams and that no foreign jobseeker passed last year’s exams due to the difficulty of the examinees to comprehend kanji and technical language written in Japanese.

In order to remedy the crisis, Baldoz sought the suggestions of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Tokyo, Japan to address the problem and came up with a number of solutions.

POLO-Tokyo Officer-in-Charge and Welfare Officer Maria Luz Talento said the language training programs should concentrate on communication skills more than simply language skills, adding that even though candidate nurses and caregivers are able to speak Japanese which clearly benefits their hospitals and/or welfare institutions, it cannot make up for an inability to communicate verbally (and in writing) with their co-workers and immediate superiors in their place of work.

Talento stated an occupation-specific language and communication skills training program is necessary not just to redress conflict and prevent miscommunications, but also to obtain jobs and retain them as well.

The POLO head said a successful occupation-specific language and communication skills training program should include some form of labor market support including but not limited to, orientations about workplace diversity, Japanese legal system, and Japanese workplace culture with topics on verbal and non-verbal communication, work values and expectations, and work relationship.

Talento also mentioned that the reason for the coming back home of the 18 Filipinos are not because that they are discouraged of not passing the exams but rather because of personal (family) and/or health reasons, adding that based on interviews made with the Overseas Filipino Workers, mainly all of them even suggested that their partaking to their first examination was a “valuable learning experience for them to get a feel of the examinations.”

Talento said the OFWs did not divulge, in any way or manner, that they are being discouraged as a result of their slim prospects of passing the Japanese licensure examinations.

Source: Labor Communications Office

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

POEA JOBS ABROAD Singapore: Staff Nurses

POEA Jobs Abroad Singapore

Position: Staff Nurse and Assistant Nurse

EMPLOYER'S INTERVIEW will be on September 27-28, 2010 and SNB EXAM will be on SEPTEMBER 29, 2010.

Ø Female, 22 to 34 years old
Ø With at least 3 years experience in a 200 or more bed capacity hospital as a STAFF NURSE after Post Registration from PRC.
Ø Must have experience and exposure in WARD-BASED SETTING.
Ø Preferably with exposures in ICU, OR, ER, CARDIAC-LAB, MED-SURGICAL WARDS.
Ø BMI: 18 – 22
Ø Volunteer, probationary, reliever, contractual, trainee nurse is not counted as experience.

Ø S$ 1400.00/mo. plus S$ 350.00/mo. housing allowance

Ø Female, 22 to 34 years old
Ø With at least 1 year experience in a 100 or more bed capacity hospital as a STAFF NURSE after Post Registration from PRC.
Ø Must have experience and exposure in WARD-BASED SETTING.
Ø Preferably with exposures in ICU, OR, ER, CARDIAC-LAB, MED-SURGICAL WARDS.
Ø BMI: 18 – 22
Ø Volunteer, probationary, reliever, contractual, trainee nurse is not counted as experience.

Ø S$ 900.00/mo. plus S$ 350.00/mo. housing allowance

Ø 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.
Ø Transcript of Record w/ Related Learning Experience.
Ø PRC Board Certificate/Board Rating with breakdown/valid PRC ID License
Ø Marriage Contract (if applicable)
Ø Passport must be valid for more than 2 years.
Ø 8 pcs. passport size photos with white background
Ø 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 or by Medical Director.

Ø 2 yrs contract

If you have friends/colleagues,pls refer them to us and advise them to apply online at or e-mail at or they may send their 3 sets of complete documents as stated through courier, photocopied on an A-4 size bond paper, clear copies.

POEA License: 282-LB-101703-R
Address: 5th Flr. Paragon Tower 531A Flores St. Ermita, Manila
Tel. No.: (632)523-5665/ (632)523-5632



Sunday, August 22, 2010

Warning: Beware of Fake Labor Inspectors

Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante forewarns employers in Metro Manila of the modus operandi of “pseudo” labor inspectors who ride the tide of project LEAP to extort money from companies found with violations on core labor standards.

DOLE implements Project Labor Enforcement and Action Program (LEAP) to achieve a 70 percent target in employer’s compliance with the minimum wage and other labor standards. Project LEAP is an intensive inspection program that uses a zonal approach in spot checking establishments employing 10-199 workers.

For three weeks now, DOLE-NCR is inspecting establishments in the Metro Manila to find out if companies are complying with core labor standards and impose corrective measures for violators in line with the labor and employment agenda of Pres. Benigno Simeom C. Aquino III.

“Our Labor Inspectors are issued with a corresponding DOLE ID, the Project LEAP ID and brings with them the duly signed Inspection Authority as they perform their duty. Very soon, employers can also check at the DOLE-NCR website the names and pictures of inspectors involved in Project LEAP so they can avoid fake individuals pretending to be Labor Inspectors who extort money from them. We are in the process of refining some technicalities in the posting of their pictures in the website to effect transparency in inspection,” said Director Agravante.

While awaiting for the web postings, employers can call the DOLE-NCR Technical Support and Service Division on Labor Relations and Labor Standards (TSSD-LRLS) at telephone number 339-2017 or the Bureau of Working Conditions (BWC) at telephone number 527-3000 local 307 to 308 to check the identity of Labor Inspectors who visit their establishments.

Currently, there are 56 labor inspectors visiting different establishments in the cities of Makati and Pasay, the inspection team will move from one district to another in the succeeding months. The DOLE-NCR Inspectorate is augmented by labor inspectors coming from other regions like Cordillera Administrative Region, Region 1, Region V and from the Bureau of Working Conditions.

More than 6,000 establishments in Metro Manila will be subject for inspection until the end of November 2010. Labor Inspectors will verify employers compliance as to; minimum wage, 13th month pay, holiday, premium, overtime and night differential pay, leave and other benefits like SSS, Pag-ibig and Philhealth contributions. Firms found with violations will be issued with a Compliance Order and a labor standards case will be filed in the event the employer fails to correct them.

During the first two weeks of Project LEAP in Makati and Pasay, there were 1,001 establishments inspected out of the 1,100 target or a 91% accomplishment rate. Three hundred fifty four (354) were found with Labor Standards violations, six hundred forty seven (647) were Labor Standards compliant, and thirteen (13) establishments complied with plant level corrections, which brings the compliance rate to 65.93%.

Friday, August 20, 2010

POEA Job Opening: Call Center Agents

Position: Call Center Agent
Location: United Arab Emirates, Qatar
Employer: Nasser Bin Khaled Al-Thani & Sons

* Candidate must possess at least College Level (Undergraduate).
* At least 3 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
* Good communication skills.
* Must be hardworking and responsible.
* Can work under pressure.
* Fast Learner.
* Age: not more than 30 years old
* 3 positions available.

POEA Agency:
ABC Global Employment & Manpower Services ( Smith Bell )
POEA License#: 072-LB-032707-R
ABC Global Employment & Manpower Services ( Smith Bell )
Unit 2004 OMM Citra Bldg., Sna Miguel Ave. Ortigas City 1231.
Tel No/s : 6367092 LOC 112
Email Address :
Website :

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What is UK Immigration Law Tier 4 Student Visa?

The United Kingdom recently expressed the latest immigration law rules concerning the student visa under the points based systems in the Tier 4 changes. These changes were designed to give illegal students a difficult time from coming in and out of the United Kingdom. These changes were made in January 2010 after the previous year's evaluation of such laws as breaking it upsets the economic balance, and these violators will be imprisoned or deported.
Here are the latest UK immigration law under the UK Tier 4 Student visa:
  • Applicants must have English capacity under the General Certificate of Secondary Education or GCSE in order to enter UK bearing a student visa.
  • Entry is strict and you should have a top level course in college or equivalent in the United Kingdom accredited educational institutions.
  • You are not allowed to take dependants within six months.
  • If your education is lower than undergraduate or foundation degree level your dependants is prohibited to work in the United Kingdom.
If you recall, the usual point based systems implemented by the British government was to present a meticulous system to allow individuals to gain entry to the UK to study, live, or work and the capacity to be flexible in many changes imposed by the British government. You see the government may change its policies of allowing students to come to the UK to legally work and study. If you can make it in the UK, you can make it everywhere so the robust UK immigration laws are in place to protect you as well.
If you think that was everything about the latest UK Immigration law for students, Tier 4, there is more. Here they are:
  • In addition to the new rules above, you are prohibited to study in a lower degree level especially if it involves a work placement unless the course is offered by an accredited colleges or university and with a trusted sponsor that provided the training.
  • If an individual wishes to study in Britain or in the UK, with a course below undergraduate or foundation degree level, you must pass a test to show your abilities for the English language.
  • The highly trusted sponsors provided for foreign students have become more challenging. These trusted sponsored are the government funded universities or colleges. All applicants must accomplish all requirements stipulated in the UK immigration laws.
Due to the rigorous immigration law, more and more foreign students are finding it very difficult to study in the UK because the United Kingdom has expressed that foreign students who study in these colleges and universities should be on the level financially, academically, and socially. These students must be financially independent to be self-sufficient. The latest UK immigration law under Tier 4 will ensure genuine international students to bring in economic stability being the future workforces that would be the economic bulwarks of the government. These legitimate students are also provided with the best provisions the UK government has to give, that is why the system that screens these students are changing with the hopes ofgetting positive impact in the workforce and the economy. Visit your trusted solicitor now at for more information.
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Nanny Jobs in the French Alps

This is a not to be missed opportunity to combine your love of working with children with your passion for the snow! If you are a bubbly, enthusiastic, hardworking individual with a great sense of fun we would love to hear from you.
We are looking for qualified nannies (NNEB, BTEC, NVQ or equivalent) with up to date first aid to work with children aged 3 months and upwards.
You will be responsible for making sure the children have a safe, fun-filled holiday. You will organise and supervise both indoor and outdoor snow-based activities. You will need initiative and imagination to keep them entertained indoors or out. You will also need basic cooking skills and a first aid qualification.
Applicants MUST hold an EU passport, have a UK National Insurance number and UK bank account.
If you feel that you have the right fun-loving but responsible attitude to become a Snow Angel Nanny please send a covering letter and CV or contact Alexandra on 07509265564.
Please note, all references will be followed up.
Nationalities Accepted: Eligible to work in the EU
Expires: May 1, 2011

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Landbank profit surges 28%

State-run Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) yesterday said its net income surged by more than a quarter in the first half of the year on the back of hefty gains from loans and investments and prudent management of expenses.

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Senator Loren Legarda, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations today said she will push for the immediate activation of Overseas Filipino Workers Help Desks in our Philippine embassies, consulates and missions all over the world.

"These OFW 24/7 Help Desks should be of service 24 hours, seven days a week to be a reliable and response - ready link for the millions of Filipinos who have sought employment in foreign lands, forced to adapt to new cultures and environments, especially the numerous distressed who are maltreated by their employers just to give their families a better life here at home."

Legarda cited. "At present, there is an estimated 8.7 to 11 million Overseas Filipinos worldwide, equivalent to about 11% of the total population."

"There are persistent reports of Overseas Filipino Workers, both blue collar and white collar, facing significant obstacles including illegal recruitment, mysterious deaths, racial profiling, racial discrimination and kidnapping."

"In some countries, such as in Singapore and in Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, OFWs have complained that their compensations were withheld, while others have had their documents confiscated or stolen."

"Domestic helpers have been physically and sexually abused, made into "drug mules" and even murdered. Well-known cases include those of Flor Contemplacion and Sarah Balabagan."

"Our OFW 24/7 Help Desks should be their "home away from home" facilitating the quick deliverance of assistance," Legarda stressed.

"An estimated 3,700 OFWs are now leaving daily to work abroad as the OFW - related problems continue to pour in."

"Our Philippine embassy, consulates and missions to whose care our Overseas Filipino Workers are entrusted must implement measures and reorganize staffing responsibilities to make possible this 24 hour 7 day a week assistance."

Legarda concluded, "With these OFW 24/7 Help Desks, we hope there will be no more arrivals in our airports of battered OFWs in wheelchairs and coffins."