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Monday, December 19, 2011

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Warns Illegal Manpower Exports

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday warned of stern action against any fraudulence regarding manpower export and said the government will not only cancel the recruiting license of offenders, but will also take other punitive measures against those responsible for frauds.

She issued the warning while addressing a discussion organised by Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), marking the International Migrants Day.

Foreign Minister Dipu Moni and chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud spoke on the occasion as special guests.

Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Secretary Dr Jafar Ahmed Khan gave the welcome address.

The premier said the government will not tolerate any sort of fraudulence regarding the export of manpower.

She mentioned that for the convenience of the workers seeking employment abroad, the government has established ‘Prabashi Kalyan Bank’ in last April. From this specialised bank the people will get soft loan, she said.

“From next month, the government will set up booths of this bank at Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet airports, and will open its branches in all divisional headquarters,” she added.

Hasina informed that the government has established an Endowment Fund with Tk 140 crore as seed money, and is spending money from its profit for skill development.

“We have also decided to build skilled manpower suiting the demand of manpower abroad. The Labour Wings of our missions have been asked to determine the demands of the respective countries,” she said.

She said nearly 8 million Bangladeshi citizens have been working around the world leaving their near and dear ones at home. They have been earning foreign currencies for the country. Their hard-earned foreign exchange is boosting the national economy.

In this connection, the prime minister said that the foreign employment sector has been playing an important role in the socio-economic development of Bangladesh.

Read the rest of the story at TheDailystar

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Women OFWs with unfinished contracts to avail of skills enhancement

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) specifically the women group who were unable to finish their work contracts abroad will have a chance at skills enhancement should they decide to avail of the seminar training workshop specifically designed by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Eastern Visayas.

Florence Panao, OWWA information officer disclosed that OWWA-8 has launched this month a new program for OFWs known as the “Entrepreneurial Development Program” or EDP.
The program, which begun yesterday, is aimed at helping distressed, abused, and maltreated women OFWs who came home with unfinished contracts.

The said group will be taught entrepreneurial skills to help them become productive being unsuccessful working abroad.

The women will learn skills which include manicure, pedicure and foot spa services in the all-free one week live-in seminar training workshop.
OFWs who finish the training will be given the needed equipment for use in starting the business they will be engaging in.

OFWs who want to avail of the training need only to bring a copy of their contract and proof of being active member of OWWA.

The training which started yesterday had 28 participants.

source: PIA

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DOJ clears 5 POEA execs of human trafficking raps

The Department of Justice (DOJ) junked human trafficking charges against five officers of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

In a 15-page decision, the DOJ said the evidence failed to prove the charges against POEA officers Alejandro Padaem, Jesus Gabriel Domingo, Marieta de la Cruz, Ernesto Vistro and Nascel Gabito.

Former POEA officer Stephen Cascolan accused his five former co-workers of conspiring with three recruitment agencies to illegally deploy 100 overseas Filipino workers, some of whom sought repatriation. According to Cascolan, the five POEA committed fraud when they included the agencies in the list of those with “good standing” despite an order canceling their licenses.

He also claimed that the delay in the implementation of the cancellation order caused undue harm to the OFWs, some of whom suffered abuses and sought immediate repatriation.

The DOJ said the evidence presented failed to prove that the accused intentionally delayed the implementation of the cancellation order to the three recruitment agencies.

“The complaint must show that the delay was intentional and intended to promote human trafficking, but evidence did not show it was intentional,” the DOJ pointed out.

In the absence of a declaration from the OFWs, the DOJ said the allegation appeared to be hearsay.

source: Philippine Star

Friday, December 2, 2011

OFW's In Saipan - Free Health Screening

The Philippine Consulate General announced that the 4th Quarter 2011 “Free Health Screening for OFWs” will be held tomorrow, Dec. 4, at the ground floor of the Marianas Business Plaza in Susupe.

Registration for the event will begin at 6:30am and the actual screening will be held from 7am to noon. This will be the last health screening for the year.

The free health screening program is conducted by the Consulate, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office, and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, in cooperation with the Filipino Volunteer Medical Team, CNMI Pharmacist Association, Hardt Eye Clinic, and other volunteers from the Filipino community.

Medical services to be provided are blood pressure, blood sugar, and eye vision checkups.

Those who want to avail of the blood sugar level checkup should refrain from taking solid and liquid food from midnight prior to actual testing until after blood samples are taken at the health screening.

Consul General Medardo Macaraig said the program aims to increase the level of awareness on diabetes prevention and control, hypertension prevention, and eye/vision pressure correction among Filipino workers on island.

“Through this project, the Philippine Consulate General hopes to reach more and serve even if in a modest way, the medical needs, while fostering the spirit of volunteerism in the true spirit of Filipino bayanihan [on] Saipan,” said Macaraig.

The last time a free health screening was conducted by the Consulate was on Sept. 4, during which 387 Filipino workers were served, 316 of whom had their blood sugar and blood pressure levels checked, and 17 were eye patients.

Those who want to avail of other consular services, including overseas absentee voters registration/certification, can proceed to the Consulate office at the 5th floor of the Marianas Business Plaza, which will remain open for the duration of the free health screening.

For more information, call 234-1850.

source: Saipan Tribune

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Reconsider Your Trips To Bangkok - DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), upon the advice of the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok, is asking travellers to Bangkok,Thailand to reconsider their need to travel, especially those who will undertake non-essential travel, due to the flooding situation in the city.

"The extent of the flooding situation in Bangkok is changing very rapidly. No one is certain what would happen between today and November 1, when the flooding is expected to peak due to the high tides and the large volume of water flowing from the northern provinces through the Chao Phraya river, which is now traversing Bangkok itself," the Embassy said.

It added that top officials of Thailand have asked residents to move their belongings to higher ground in preparation for possible flooding.

Transport services have been suspended in some parts of Bangkok. The bus and train stations have been jammed by crowds of people attempting to leave the city. Suvarnabhumi International Airport has also been jam-packed with people flying out of Thailand or to other provinces that are not flooded.

Filipinos who are already in Thailand are advised to keep a stock of foodstuff and water, keep lines of communication open, and to contact the Embassy immediately if they feel that they are in danger. The Embassy continues to provide assistance to Filipinos affected by the flooding in Bangkok

Friday, October 21, 2011

Maryville University Offers Online Graduate Nursing Program

Ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation's Best National Universities and by Forbes as one of the top universities in the nation, Maryville University is now offering nurses the opportunity to advance their education through three online programs. Two master's degrees are offered—Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)—as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

Offered through Maryville University's School of Health Professions, the graduate nursing program offers a streamlined curriculum designed to provide a set of core studies and practicum experiences to better prepare nurses for advanced nurse practitioner positions in primary healthcare.

All three programs begin with foundational principles and then advance to nurse practitioner courses—culminating in a capstone sequence. Clinical internship courses are supervised by preceptors (arranged by students and approved by program administration) and completed in healthcare facilities local to the student.

While each program focuses on the appropriately aged client at various stages of wellness and in various community settings, they all share a common goal of preparing nurses to positively influence the health and well-being of those in the community they serve. The nursing program pursues this goal by maintaining sensitivity to ongoing changes in the healthcare needs of our society.

Designed with practicing nurses in mind, the online program offers convenient, flexible courses that can be completed while continuing to work. The AGNP can be completed in as little as two years, the FNP in just over two years and the DNP in one-and-a-half years.

For more information, visit http://onlinenursingdegrees.maryville.edu or contact a school representative directly at 1-877-830-4636.

Source: Nursing.com

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Jobs In Singapore-Marketing and Communication Executive

Are you now looking for a Singapore company that will be able to offer the next step in your career? We are searching for talented and ambitious individuals who are eager and learn to work in a dynamic environment.

Job Position: MARKETING and COMMUNICATION EXECUTIVE

JOB DETAILS:

• Preparing and distributing organization memos and communications

• Develop marketing brochures, newsletters and coordinate/ coordinate/ arrange press releases

• Content management for local intranet

• Assist manager in marketing & leasing related issues

• Logistical support for employee meetings and events

• Support external communications programs as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Degree in Communications, Arts or Marketing

· Must be graduate from any of the following Universities:

UST, DLSU (Manila & St.Benilde), Ateneo De Manila University,

UP- Diliman , Mapua Institute of Technology

· Minimum 2 years of working experience in Communications or Marketing

· Experience in working in high-tech industry is advantageous

· Excellent writing, oral communication and organizational skills

· Great interpersonal skills, comfortable working across all levels

· Ability to work in a highly dynamic environment

· Sensitive to cultural diversity

· Proficiency in written and spoken Mandarin is advantageous

· Able to start work immediately or within short notice

· 35 years old below

· Male/Female

If you meet the above qualification, please submit personally the following requirements (2 Sets in A4 size bond paper)

Resume with detailed job description
Valid Passport (colored copy)
Diploma (colored copy)
Employment Certificate (if any available)
NBI Clearance
Picture 2x2 (4pcs)
Wholebody Picture in white background (2 pcs)
Long Brown and plastic envelop
CD copy containing MS Word format Resume, scanned copy of passport and diploma,


Only qualified applicants may initially send their updated MS Word format resume with photo / diploma/ passport copy to:

jmkresume.singapore5@gmail.com

Please indicate the POSITION applied and SCHOOL you graduated in the subject email for easy evaluation

Any further enquiries relating to the position, please call us at:
532-9264 / 532-7371

Agency Name: JAPAN MARUKO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
POEA License No.: POEA-261-LB-121510-R
Address: Unit 3 & 4 ESC Bldg., 153 San Francisco St. Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Tel. No.: 5329264 / 5327371

Thursday, October 13, 2011

OWWA-6 recognizes model OFW families

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) recently recognized the winners of Model Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Family Award for 2011.

OWWA-6 Dir. Samuel S. Madrid said the awardee for the Land-Based Category is the Alba Family from Talisay, Negros Occidental, while the Dalen Family, from Calinog Iloilo won the Sea-based Category.

Madrid said the annual search for Model Overseas Filipino Worker Family of the Year Award (MOFYA) is the government’s way of recognizing the contributions of these OFWs to the community and to the country.

He added that it is also a way of honoring them for their significant accomplishments and make their success stories serve as models for other OFWs to emulate.

Rizza Joy Mapa, OWWA information officer, said there were five nominees in all for Western Visayas: Ulpricio Gamayao from Dumangas and Hector Dalen from Calinog, for Sea-based category; Orlando Alba from Talisay, Negros Occidental, Rolando Arcasitas, Bacolod City and Ceferino Tongan, from San Jose Antique.

The three non-winners were given special awards: the Tongan family for Success in Managing Family finances; the Gamayao Family for Success in Civic/community Involvement; and, the Arcasitas family for Success in Children’s Education.

The nominees were evaluated according to indicators, like, Wholesome OFW Family; Civic/Community Involvement, Success in Children’s/Family Members’ Education, and Success in Managing Family Finances.

Meanwhile, in his speech during the awarding ceremonies, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog paid tribute to the OFWs, saying he, too, is married to an OFW, a nurse who works in Canada.

Mabilog said he appreciated the government, through OWWA, to recognize the efforts and exceptional achievements of the OFWs, as they face so many challenges and bear a lot of sacrifices in their work.

“Any recognition from government will surely make them proud and happy,” Mabilog said.

The MOFYA is already on its 7th year, and the region’s winners will represent Western Visayas in the MOFYA National Search this December.

source: PIA

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

No Maid Ban In Kuwait According To Phil Envoy

Philippine officials in Kuwait denied reports that the Philippine government is banning Filipino domestic workers from being deployed to Kuwait while new legislation is being ironed out to protect the workers.

In a report of "Kuwait Times," Ambassador Shulan Primavera belied news reports quoting "sources" that the Philippine was not allowing Filipino domestic workers to be deployed in Kuwait.

"The last update I received from the team that visited Kuwait last week was that the committee in the House of Representatives will review the Migrant Workers Act. So far, as we're talking, we haven't received any official statement or information from Manila, and all of my sources are denying it [that an official announcement has been issued]," Primavera said in an interview with Kuwait Times.

Source: GMANews.TV

Friday, September 16, 2011

Filipino Arrested in HK for Drug Trafficking

The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) that another Filipino national was arrested at the Hong Kong International Airport on August 21 for alleged drug-trafficking.

He was reportedly arrested after 26 kilograms of heroin was found in his luggage while enroute to mainland China.

The Filipino national, who used to work as an airport cab driver, was offered to go abroad to deliver goods.

This supports the new trend that drug syndicates prefer to recruit employed and more presentable mules who can very well conduct themselves before airport authorities.

The Consulate General is providing assistance to the Filipino national to ensure that his rights are respected.

It also appeals to the the public's support in the fight against this transnational crime.

Meanwhile, the DFA reiterates its appeal to all Filipinos to avoid accepting offers from individuals or groups to carry illegal drugs in their luggages or in their person when going abroad in exchange for money, as harsh penalties await them in their destinations.

The Philippine Government has a strong anti-illegal drug policy, and is closely cooperating with law enforcement agencies in other countries on efforts against anti-drugs trafficking. It is undertaking comprehensive and proactive measures to address the drug mules issue and to prevent the further victimization of Filipinos by international drug syndicates.

The DFA has been working closely with other concerned agencies on drug trafficking cases.

There are 71 Filipinos in China who were meted death penalties with two-year reprieves, which in Philippine legal parlance is equivalent to life imprisonment. In China, drug trafficking of 50 grams or more of illegal drugs is punishable by 15 years in prison, life imprisonment or death.

In most Muslim countries, drug trafficking is punishable by death.

source: Department of Foreign Affairs (Philippines)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Addressing The Different Canada Immigration Concerns For OFWs

Filipinos are dreamers, and one of the dreams that most Filipinos share with each other is to work or to live abroad. Many Filipinos equate foreign lands with wealth, with a good life, and with a bright future. No wonder we have a lot of Overseas Filipino Workers today, and no wonder many individuals and families today are planning to immigrate to another country, especially Canada.

We’ve heard a lot of stories about Canada – that it’s a very successful country, that even if you’re just an apple picker over there, you can already earn a lot. All these things make the prospect of immigrating to the said country truly appealing. But, there are still a lot of issues to clarify, a lot of understanding needed when it comes to the immigration process.

In this article, we look at the different concerns of individuals applying as immigrants and try to address them.

Concern 1: Long immigration processing time
Processing time for those aspiring to be immigrants can take a very long time. Some applicants have even waited for many years before their application was approved. But, the good news is that the processing procedure is a little speedy now – for some individuals. There is now what is called an “occupation list” in Canada, a list of jobs that are in demand in the country. If you have an experience in a job that is included in that list, you can apply and expect a speedy processing time – approximately one year. This is the shortest time, mind you, so don’t ever fall into schemes that promise to bring you to Canada in just a few months – those are not real.

Concern 2: The need for a job and for an employer
Many Filipinos think that you can only immigrate to Canada if you already have a job waiting there, with an employer who has already hired you. This is not true, however. Canada has its own set of guidelines covering immigration. As long as you meet these guidelines, you can transfer even without an employer.

Concern 3: Dual citizenship
Some Filipinos who have already obtained a Green Card, or a US citizenship, still aim to immigrate to Canada and be a Canadian citizen. There is no problem here because US and Canada are okay with dual citizenship. Therefore, you can both be an American and a Canadian.

Click here to read the full article.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Jobs in Maldives: Cake Decorator

Job Opening: Cake Decorator
Job Location: Maldives
Principal: BAKERS FANTASY

Job Description and Requirements

*Must have at least 1 year experience in decorating or designing cakes.
*Must be creative, hard working, positive thinking, can work under pressure.
* Walk in applicants are welcome to apply


INTERESTED APPLICANTS MAY EMAIL THEIR REQUIREMENTS/DOCUMENTS TO transoverseas.recruitment@yahoo.com

REQUIREMENTS :

1) Comprehensive Resume
2) School Credentials
3) Employment Certificate
4) Training Certificate
5) 2x2 Picture (3pcs.)
6) Passport Copy
7) Samples of work

Agency Name: TRANS OVERSEAS MANPOWER SERVICES INC.
POEA License No.: 044-LB-021203-R
Address: 1354 PJM Bldg., General Luna St. Paco, Manila, Metro Manila
Tel. No.: 4042616 / 5234095

Monday, July 11, 2011

Exit clearance: An OFW’s nightmare

Here is an article from an OFW who shares his experience with one of the most tedious requirements of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

I am now a full-fledged OFW. I share a common bond with thousands of overseas Filipino workers who had no choice but to get an exit clearance from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and, in the process, experienced what would possibly be one of our worst encounters with government bureaucracy.

I was told it was necessary to get a clearance because I already had a work visa stamped on my passport. Without the clearance, I was going to be stopped and questioned by airport immigration.

I did not care that the clearance would exempt me from the travel tax and the airport terminal fee. All I wanted was to be spared unnecessary stress at Philippine immigration on my flight out.

I had no idea that the process of getting this slip of paper—just a receipt actually of payment of one’s POEA, Owwa (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration) and PhilHealth fees—would be an agonizing experience.

Or that it would take me three days.

I arrived at the POEA main office just before 6:30 a.m. I came prepared. I had all the necessary documents with me, including photocopies and extra ID pictures. I anticipated a line, but since it was still early I thought I would be able to finish most of the process in just two hours—despite the slow bureaucratic process.

I approached a guard to inquire where I should fall in line. He gave me a number and told me to come back the next day. No, I said, there must be a mistake, I’m here to just get a referral form for my medical exam and a schedule for the pre-orientation departure seminar (PDOS).

“Yes,” he said patiently as he pointed to about 120 people sitting on plastic chairs at the first-floor lobby. “Those people there were here last week and got their numbers last week. You will have to wait for your turn tomorrow.”

I asked if I could just go ahead and have a medical exam to save time. He said no, the staff on the second floor will give you a slip which you’re supposed to give to an accredited clinic. Are you sure? I persisted.

Yes, he was. And I would find out later that that, indeed, was the process. But it was a step that some applicants wisely chose to ignore anyway.

Excitement in the air

The next day, I was back at the POEA, still early. When I showed the guard my number, he asked me to sit on one of the chairs. You will be called later, I was told. It was almost 8 a.m. when our group was finally told to go upstairs. All the counters were closed. Of course, it was not yet 8 a.m. after all.

At 10 minutes past 8, one counter finally opened. You could sense excitement in the air. After about five more minutes, one staff member made an announcement. We were supposed to place our documents in one folder—and we could use those she left on top of the counter.

After several more minutes, the other counters started opening. But I would find out that this did not mean people would start working. That would take several minutes more.

Read the entire article at Inquirer's Website

Friday, June 17, 2011

Remains of OFW who died mysteriously arrives home, family wants justice

The family of overseas Filipino worker Andy Dimacali is resolute that they would not let him die in vain. When asked if they are considering filing a complaint against officials, who, according to Crisanto and Dory Ann Dimacali and Jeff Macapinlac, did not lift a finger to help obtain justice for Andy, they replied with a resounding yes.


“We were told that we do not have a choice but to deal with them. They said that even if we ask for assistance from any government official, even the president, we would still have to ask for their help,” Dory Ann said.

Andy is an overseas Filipino worker from Saudi Arabia. His family last spoke with him around the last week of July 2010. During their last conversation, Andy told them that he was bound to return home in a few weeks time. But his family, and his partner Mary Jean Fallaria, with whom he has three children, have not heard from him since then.

When Fallaria inquired about Andy’s whereabouts at his recruitment agency Al Mustaqbal International Inc., they told her not to bother them because “his two year contract is not even up.” Around October 2010, when Andy’s contract had expired, agency employees told Fallaria that they, too, have not heard anything from him and that maybe, “he was already back in the country.” Fast forward to May 6, 2011, Fallaria received a letter from the Department of Foreign Affairs saying that her husband is dead.

Read the rest of the story at Bulatlat

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Jobs in Doha Qatar: Windows Server Administrator

Job Position:  Windows Server Administrator
Job Location:  Doha, Qatar

Employer/Principal: Fahad Services

Requirements/Qualifications:
# Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree , Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent.
# At least 2 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
# Applicants must be willing to work in Doha.
# Age any
# Must be hardworking, honest and responsible.
# Can work with minimum supervision.
# With good communication skills.

Please contact Philippine Agency:
HUMANIA INTERNATIONAL, INC.
MEZZ A PIERRE N PAUL BLG,505 A.MABINI & A.FLORES ERMITA, MANILA
Tel. No. : +632 3366687/ 3366683/0917-5232253
Website : http://www.humania.com.ph

Sunday, February 20, 2011

PHP Developer Needed In New Zealand

Principal: Immigration Direct
Job Location: New Zealand

Job Position: PHP Developer

Qualifications / Requirements
* with at least 2 years experience as Front-end PHP Developer
* with skills in PHP and HTML/CSS



POEA Agency:
CAREER PLANNERS SPECIALISTS INTERNATIONAL, INCORPORATED
POEA License No. : 087-LB-040408-R
Address : 561 Shaw Blvd 2nd Floor David Building II, Mandaluyong City Mandaluyong Metro Manila
Tel. No. : 7234485
Website : http://www.careerplanners.com.ph

Saturday, February 5, 2011

PDEA, PIA move to halt drug mules recruitment

With 689 Filipino drug mules or couriers presently languishing in jails outside the Philippines with a big number facing death penalty, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), in coordination with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), launched in this city the Anti-Drug Courier Program Visayas Cluster.

The launching was held February 3 at the Sarabia Manor Hotel here led by PDEA Undersecretary Gen. Jose S. Gutierrez, Jr. and PIA Director-General Atty. Jose A. Fabia, as one of the moves of PDEA to put an end to the recruitment of Filipino drug mules or couriers used by syndicates to deliver illegal drugs from one country to another for a fee.

According to the PDEA, of the 689 cases of apprehended drug couriers, 431 are females (63%) while 258 are males (37%). Seventy-nine (79) are currently facing death penalty in China, and of the 79 death penalty cases, 6 are facing death with no reprieve, while 73 are sentenced to death with 2-year reprieve.

“We have witnessed how the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) contributed to the economy of our country, but we also have a growing concern for Filipinos who are arrested and detained in other countries for couriering illegal drugs and narcotics to earn fast bucks,” USEC Gutierrez told PIA regional directors and information center managers from regions 6, 7 and 8 composing the Visayas cluster of the government agency.

Gladys Rosales, Director III of PDEA who briefed the participants on the current Drug Courier Problem, said the modus operandi of syndicates include recruiting Filipinos through a common Filipino friend, marrying potential recruits , meeting through casual acquaintance, offering $2,000 for every successful transaction and providing plane tickets for couriers.

Rosales said there are instances when syndicate members who marry their potential Filipina drug couriers impregnate first these women because laws in some countries involving pregnant women or those with babies are more compassionate, like in China.

Drug couriers arrested are mostly women. For potential drug couriers, syndicates are on the lookout for displaced OFWs, those looking for jobs abroad and those with poor educational background.

Some are also well-educated, but seeking easy money.

Drugs usually originate from Malaysia, Macau, Thailand, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam, and other countries, according to the PDEA.

Major destination of drugs are China, (90%), Hongkong (9%) and Taiwan (1%).

Presently, PDEA is relying on one government initiative to help stop recruitment of Filipino drug mules, or keeping them away from being victimized by syndicates – the Task Force Drug Couriers created Feb. 8, 2010 through AO 279.

Chaired by PDEA and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the task force has 11 member agencies including the PIA.

Through AO 279, the Task Force was able to conduct Operation Homerun on March 7-31, 2010 resulting in the apprehension of West African Drug Syndicate (WADS) and Operation Bull’s Eye conducted on November 25,2010 – January 8, 2011 resulting to apprehension of WADS members, seizure of 3 kgs. cocaine and rescue of 2 Filipina couriers.

Meanwhile, PIA, as TF member, is being looked up by PDEA as a major contributor in solving the problem on drug couriers.

USEC Gutierrez said the PIA could help prevent recruitment and further victimization of Filipinos by drug syndicates, through its news stories supporting PDEA’s anti-drug courier programs.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jobs For Filipinos In Singapore - Program Developer

Job Position: Program Developer
Job Location: Singapore

Requirements:

* Candidate must possess at least a Professional License (Passed Board/Bar/Professional License Exam), Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent.
* At least 5 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.
* Age: 30 - 40 years old

Philippine Agency:

GREENFIELDS INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES
Rm. 505 LBH Bldg. 1431 A. Mabini St., Ermita, Manila Manila Metro Manila
393-9343 / 393-9608
POEA License No. : 067-LB-032307-R
www.greenfieldsmanpower.com

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

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jobs in THE PALM, Dubai

Rising from the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf, this luxury 1539 room resort is situated on 113 acres. Opened in September 2008 this resort is an architectural wonder and one of Dubai's newest landmarks, located of the Palm Jumeirah.

Job Positions Available
Guest Service Agents (Receptionist)
Ticketing Attendants
Food and Beverage Attendants (M/F)
Guest Room Valets (Room Attendants)
Commis 3
Commis 3 (Pastry)
Commis 3 (Bakery)
Bartenders
Butlers
Host (Lost Chambers)
Lobby Hostess
F & B Hostess

Job Requirements:
Candidates MUST be impeccable grooming, be very guest oriented and have excellent command of the English Language. Minimum height for females is 5 foot 4 inches and for the males 5 foot 6 inches.
With minimum 2 years experience in 4 or 5 star hotel.

If you are interested in the above positions, please apply personally or you can send us your updated resume with a recent photo to atantishotel@ameinri.net for evaluation.

NO PLACEMENT FEE

Preliminary interview is on going, Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Talent Development Team from the Atlantis who will be in Manila on February 1, 2011.

Philippine Agency:
AMEIRINI OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT AGENCY INC.
Ground Floor LA Bldg. #861 Don Quijote St. cor. Espana Sampaloc Manila
POEA License: 318-LB-070402-R
Tel: 742-2628
www.ameinri.net

Bring the following:
2 sets of resume
Xerox copy of passport
2 pcs. 2x2 and whole body pictures

For Manpower Pooling Only * No fees to be Collected * Mag-Ingat sa Illegal Recruiter

Friday, January 21, 2011

Jobs For Filipinos in Taiwan: Factory Workers

Job Position: Factory Workers
Principal: EVERVISION ELECTRONICS CO. LTD
Job Location: Taiwan

Qualifications
-Female 20-26 YRS OLD
-155cm above in height, 60kg below in weight
-Vocational Level or College Graduate
-Not ex-Taiwan, no Tattoo, perfect vision
-Can listen, talk, read and write in English
-With or Without Local Experience

=TENTATIVE INTERVIEW WILL BE ON "02-15-2011/02-18-2011"

Philippine Agency
EYE QUEST INTERNATIONAL MANPOWER SERVICES INC.
Address: UNIT 304 VAREB MANSION 1679 A.MABINI COR. MALVAR ST.MALATE MANILA
Telephone: 5210853 / 5232407 / 5363754
POEA License Number: 171-LB-081407-R
Website: http://www.eqmanpower.com

For Manpower Pooling * Mag-ingat Sa Illegal Recruiter * No Fees To be Collected

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Retirement system for OFWs proposed

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) may soon look forward to lucrative businesses when they retire from work.

A party-list lawmaker has filed a bill which proposes a retirement system designed to provide OFWs with funds enough to run a business or other productive endeavors.

Rep. Rodante Marcoleta (Party-list, Alagad) filed House Bill 1334 establishing the Overseas Filipino Workers Social Security and Retirement System, which shall cover all documented OFWs who are duly registered with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Under the bill, the Overseas Filipino Workers Social Security and Retirement System or the "System" shall be responsible for providing retirement benefits and welfare assistance to OFWs and their dependents.

Marcoleta said the System shall also develop a savings plan by which OFWs can be encouraged collectively to contribute part of their earnings in order to protect them against the hazards of old-age, disability, sickness, and death.

"Under the System, a trust fund shall be establish which will constitute the contributions of OFWs," said Marcoleta.

The bill provides that when a covered OFW is separated from employment, the obligation to pay contributions from that employment shall cease at the end of the month of separation but he shall be credited with all contributions paid and shall be entitled to all benefits under this Act.

It further provides that all covered OFWs who had paid at least 120 monthly contributions prior to the semester of retirement and who has reached the age of 45 years shall be entitled to a monthly pension.

Upon the death of the retired OFW pensioner, his primary beneficiaries as of the date of his retirement shall be entitled to 80 percent of the monthly pension and his dependents to the dependent's pension as provided under the bill. (MRS-PRIB/PIA-NCR/sdl)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Egyptian, 2 Pinoys nabbed for duping aspiring OFWs

An Egyptian and two Filipinos were arrested in an entrapment operation by the Task Force Against Illegal Recruitment (TFAIR) for alleged illegal recruitment of aspiring overseas Filipino workers, Vice President Jejomar Binay said.

Binay, whose office supervises the TFAIR, said Egyptian Samir Mohamed Seif Alyazal, Lukniya Abdul Halim and Susan Fernandez Garcia (both Filipinos), were arrested by elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP-CIDG) last December 29, at the Great Eastern Hotel (Aberdeen Court) Makati City.

He said the suspects allegedly violated Republic Act 8042, or the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, after they tried to recruit workers without the authority and license to recruit from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

The complainants told the CIDG that Alyazal, Halim, and Garcia promised them jobs in Kuwait with a monthly salary of 700 Kuwait Dinar or more than P100,000.

Binay said preliminary investigation on the case will be on January 11. “We will not rest until we put an end to illegal recruitment and human trafficking in the Philippines," he added.

The vice president said the suspects are now at the PNP Detention Center in Camp Crame.

Last week, the TFAIR also filed estafa and illegal recruitment charges against two Britons and a Filipino for allegedly scamming around P1.7 million in processing and placement fees from aspiring OFWs.

The TFAIR is composed of the PNP, POEA, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). — Kimberly Jane Tan/LBG/RSJ, GMANews.TV

source: trafficking.org.ph

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Employment Opportunities in Libya, an Upcoming Career Destination

If you are interested in learning more about Employment Opportunities in Libya, an Upcoming Career Destination. Then check our complete Careers Employment section.

Libya is located in North Africa and is defined as an ‘Upper Middle Income Economy’ by the World Bank. It is surrounded by Mediterranean Sea, Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Algeria and Tunisia from all sides. The capital of Libya is Tripoli and it is the fourth largest country in Africa in terms of land area.

The economy of Libya is hugely dependent on oil revenue as it is an oil producing country. The Government is now trying to shift the focus from oil industry to others like teaching and education, nursing and healthcare, travel and tourism, hotel and aviation, real estate and construction, etc. The countries of Middle East region are known for their huge reserves of oil, petroleum and natural gas. The economies of these countries are, therefore, concentrated on these reserves for years while prospering from the export revenues. The governments of Middle East countries like Libya, Algeria, Iraq, Jordon, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Tunisia and others are now making efforts to diversify their economies.

The diversification of economy has helped in creating large number of jobs in Middle East. Such new career opportunities are available in almost all sectors and at all levels across the countries. For instance, jobs in Libya are generated due to the developmental plans carried throughout the industries. Also, Libya has low financial liabilities and strong medium-term growth prospects in various sectors. Moreover, it has been working consistently on the mission of rebuilding its economic and political links to the rest of the world after years of isolation.

Libya has been able to survive the period of global financial turmoil quite easily due to its minimal external liabilities. Much lesser disruption was caused to its developmental plans as compared to other developing countries. In fact, it was kind of a blessing in disguise for Libya’s economy as it became capable of pumping in the investments in Western world countries. With such huge amounts of money available, many job opportunities are available in Libya for natives and expatriates as well. According to sources, expatriate workers represent an estimated fifth of the labor force of the country. Finding jobs in Libya is not much trouble as job market is flourishing with more and more opportunities.

The companies in Libya prefer foreign workforce than the native ones and this is mainly because of the following two reasons:

There is a lack of specially-trained Libyans in the country and so, they are unable to meet the needs of the new labor market and
There are many Libyans who lack willingness to work at carpentry or metalwork shop or construction fields as they are looking for jobs matching their education.

Since, native professionals are not ready to take up jobs in Libya and are migrating in large numbers to other countries, the scope of employment for foreign nationals is even higher. Such high influx of foreigners has prompted officials to create a law according to which 30 % of all employees hired by foreign organizations must be Libyan nationals. But, traders and companies do not seem to be happy with the decision as they say it is difficult to find that percentage of Libyan workforce.

Ultimately, the focus remains on hiring expatriate manpower, raising the need and demand for foreign professionals. Libya jobs for well trained and highly skilled outsiders are available across all sectors and at all levels.

So, if you have a dream to work abroad like so many people and you are looking for high paying jobs in Middle East region, Libya may be your place. Libya is all set to emerge as a popular career destination soon.

Deepika Bansal writes on behalf of NaukriGulf.com, a leading job portal for jobs in Gulf Region, Jobs in Libya, Middle East jobs. Naukri.com’s foray into the Middle East is an Endeavour to provide established client base with services that best meet their international requirements as well as expand our operations on to a global arena.

Article source: Iarticle.org

Author: Brian Summers