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The Philippines Vice President Binay is supporting the call for the creation of an OFW Bank. The primary purpose of the bank is to help Filipino workers abroad save more money on the remittances they send home by charging less than existing commercial banks.
Currently, there have been complaints about commercial banks charging expensive remittance fee.
The government has seen this proposal advantageous as the OFW remittance grew by 7.9 percent in 2010 and is expected to grow by 8 percent this year.
The bulk of remittances came from the US, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Japan, the UK, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Italy, Germany and Norway.
The POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has issued Advisory No. 35 accepting applicants for jobs as Care Givers and Nurses to Japan. Their preference are people between the age of 20 to 35 years old.
This requirement is in cooperation with JICWELS (Japan International Cooperation of Welfare Services).
Last day of application is tomorrow January 6, 2011. So you better hurry and submit your application if you want to take advantage of this opportunity.
You can submit your documents at Manpower Registry Division,
Ground Floor, POEA Building, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City or register online at their website at http://www.eregister.poea.gov.ph
Document Requirements are as follows:
- A detailed resume with one piece 2×2 picture
- College diploma (for caregiver applicant, diploma should be authenticated)
- Transcript of Records
- Valid PRC ID
- Employment Certificates (for Nurse applicants)
- Valid TESDA Certificate on Caregiving
- Valid passport
- Valid NBI Clearance (for travel abroad)
POEA Advisory No. 35
For Filipino Catholics working in the United Arab Emirates, there will be evening masses in some of your local churches.
Atleast two Catholic Churches have confirmed. They are St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oud Metha, Dubai and St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Yarmook, Sharjah.
Mass schedule starts tonight, December 15 and will be until December 23.
It will be held every 7:30 pm at St. Mary’s and 8 pm at St. Michael’s.
Good News for Filipino’s Working Abroad and their families, Section 22 of Republic Act 10022 is now in effect. It amends Republic Act 8042 also know as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipino Act.
This means that OFWs will no longer be charged the Documentary Stamp Tax whenever they send remittance to the Philippines.
To avail of this benefit OFW beneficiaries or Recipients must show a Proof of Entitlement. You can get the Proof of Entitlement at the POEA office.
You can refer to the POEA Advisory for more details regarding this benefit.
Overseas Filipino Workers will be gathering in Brunei this December 5 for the annual Pasko ng Pinoy celebration.
This event is being organized by the Filipino Association in Brunei, Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO), and the Philippine Embassy.
It will be held at Rizqun Hotel in Gadong, Brunei. The hotel is 10 minutes away from the Brunei International Airport and Bandar Seri Begawan.
The aim of the event is to celebrate is to ease homesickness and to promote camaraderie among Filipino workers in the country.
Various prices will be given for the participants in the lantern making contest, best choir contest, children’s game show, and raffle draws.
One of the prices is a four Brunei-Manila-Brunei return air tickets that is being sponsored by Cebu Pacific Airlines. There are also cash prices to be given away sponsored by Western Union, LBC, Landbank, Baiduri Bank, I-Remit, IPHO, Jollibee and Tinkerbell Learning School
Filipino workers in Brunei are encouraged to attend to gain new friends and to learn more about the community.