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It was shown on the news recently that six Filipinos met an accident in Afghanistan. It was a surprise for everyone because there is an existing Labor Deployment Ban in that country.
In case you are not aware, the Philippines has an existing Labor Deployment Ban in five countries. They are:
This ban has been imposed since 2005 and has not been lifted up to the present day.
The reason for these bans is that these countries has been deemed by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to be highly unsafe for workers. This is due to either an existing war with a neighboring country, a civil war, or tribal war.
You can refer to the DFA advisory here: http://www.dfa.gov.ph/main/index.php/ofw-deployment-bans
A recent survey by ING, a global financial services group, reveals that local investor confidence in the Philippine economy is the highest among Southeast Asian Countries and the second highest among Pan-Asian countries.
And this despite the continued slowdown of the US Economy and also European Economies.
A key factor sited that this is due to a healthy local economy.
ING says, “The Philippines, along with many emerging market economies, is increasingly becoming more resilient to external developments. Record-high OFW (overseas Filipino worker) remittances and the strengthening of the peso against the US dollar have made a strong case for consumption-driven growth,” ING said.
Once again OFWs are helping the country by having dollars earned abroad get spent locally thereby also helping local businesses.
ING Official Website: http://www.ing.com
News Originally Reported at Business World Online (http://www.bworldonline.com/main/content.php?id=19775)
On August 20, 2010 the POEA has published a news release warning Philippine Recruitment Agencies from charging placement fees for workers bound for Guam, USA. This includes jobs falling under the H-2B Visa or non-agricultural temporary workers.
This policy is contained in Memorandum Circular No. 20 issued September 2009. This policy is inline with United States of America law that prohibits charging of placement fees from workers.
Violation of this policy will result in the cancellation of license of an Agency.
Other countries that has similar rules are United Kingdom, Ireland, Israel, some parts of Canada, Manitoba, British Columbia, Seskatchewan, and Netherlands.
Prime Medical Center in Dubai will be conducting a free medical consultation and checkup every friday during the Ramadan for Filipino Overseas Workers.
The consultation will be held from 2pm to 6pm at the following branches and dates.
August 20 – BurJuman Metro station along the Trade Center Road towards Creekside in Bur Dubai
August 27 – Salahuddin Road opposite Reef Mall in Deira
September 3 – inside Jumeirah Plaza along Beach Road in Jumeirah
Dr. Daffodils Guevarra, a Filipina medical practitioner will be available during the consultation. She has experience in general medical cases like hypertension, diabetes, asthma, back/neck/shoulder pains, and chest pains.
There has been a recent news that Sudan prohibits foreign housemaids in their country. If you are not familiar with Sudan, it is a country located northeast of Africa. It is the largest African country and tenth largest in the world by land area.
It is okay to work there as engineers, teachers, or construction workers. But be warned incase someone is trying to recruit you as housemaid.
You can read the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) public advisory here: Paalala sa mga nais magtrabaho sa Sudan bilang kasambahay.