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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has clarified that there is no Overseas Filipino Worker deployment ban in Korea. Recruitment agencies may still process job requirements for the country.
However, there is a temporary suspension for OFWs going to North and South Korea because of the recent tension that is developing in the peninsula.
OFW Deployment will resume starting December 7 as soon as Special Envoy Roy Cimatu gives his go signal.
Incase the tension escalates, the government has prepared a 25 million pesos fund to evacuate Filipino citizens.
The Bureau of Customs will not charge duties for one electronic item that OFWs will bring in the country in the spirit of Christmas.
According to Custom Commissioner Lito Alvarez he has told his collectors, examiners, and appraisers to be more considerate to our Balikbayans and vacationing Overseas Filipino Workers.
Normally there is an Ad Valorem tax imposed on electronic items that costs more than Php 10,000.
This is quite a nice Christmas present coming from the Bureau of Customs.
But sirs and madams, can we increase the number of tax free items to five?
Anyway, an early Merry Christmas from us. *Smiles*
We are very excited to share the news of our first batch of workers to be deployed in Guam tonight.
Last September, the US Government has finally approved the improvement and construction of new infrastructures for their naval facility in the Island. The military buildup is expected to require atleast 10,000 workers. 6,000 would come from outside the US and the rest would be workers already in the island.
The government agencies and local recruitment firms has been anticipating this project since 2007. And we are fortunate to be tapped this early. (POEA has reported that the OFW deployment would be at full swing late 2011).
Keep sending us your resume as we are expecting more worker requirements to come during the months ahead.
Frederick Lomibao has been awarded with The Outstanding Foreign Experts Award in China. He received the award from Governor Chen Zhenggao of Liaoning Province.
Frederick Lomibao was recognized for outstanding contribution to the economic, scientific, technological, educational, and cultural development of the province.
Frederick has been teaching english for six years in a private school in Yingkou City.
Congratulations Frederick. It makes Filipinos proud that Filipino OFWs are recognized for their contribution to global development. Props to China for having this initiative.
The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh will conduct a special enrollment of passports at the International Philippine School in Al-Khobar on November 4 and 5.
This is a continuation of the passport enrollment held last October 14-15 20101 under the Embassy on Wheels project.
Last October the project was able to serve OFWs in Al-Khobar. But due to overwhelming response from the Filipino community not all of the epassport applications were completed due to lack of time.
The Embassy on Wheels project of the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh was started to provide consular functions to OFWs who are too far from the Riyadh office. Most of the staff who manages the project are volunteers and leaders of the different Filipino communities in Saudi Arabia.
Please refer to Philippine Embassy in Riyadh Website for further details.