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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has been introducing new and upgraded programs for OFWs lately. There’s the OWWA scholarship program, which caters to OFW dependents. And now, there’s also an enhanced livelihood program for OFW returnees. The “Balik Pilipinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!” (BPBH) program is designed for OFWs who have come back to the Philippines… Read More

Beautiful beach and sea at sunset in Dubai

There are around 450,000 Filipinos in Dubai out of more than 10 million total OFWs around the world and more than 20% of the total OFWs in the entire UAE. Are you one of us? Are you an OFW based in Dubai too? Or, Are you planning or interested to come here to try your… Read More

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PhilHealth is a health insurance program mandated by the government of the Philippines. Formally known as the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, it was established in 1995 to provide universal health coverage to Filipinos both inside and outside the country. While workers in the Philippines are generally required to be a PhilHealth member, the same is… Read More

Many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) dream of putting up their own business in the future. Running a business can help you generate additional income for the family. It also allows you to “be your own boss” – in charge of your time, energy, and money. You may be thinking, “What kind of business should I… Read More

There are over two million Filipinos working in different parts of the word, and the number keeps getting higher by the day. These Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) often leave the country in search of “greener pastures” as well as to support their families. By the time their contract ends, some Pinoys are able to save… Read More

ofw success

These days, more and more Filipinos are going abroad to search for “greener pastures” and to provide for their families back home. Some of them are able to save and invest their money into buying a new house, a new car, and even starting their own business. However, not all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) become… Read More

dubai-ofw

I’ve been working as an expat in the UAE in the last 2 years and have heard plenty of stories from various kababayans living abroad. There 700,000 plus Filipinos working in the UAE, everyone has their own story, but it all boils down to one reason – to provide for their families. But along with that desire, I’ve… Read More

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Warning to OFWs and tourists, reports of a “bullet” scam have been circulating on the internet wherein NAIA airport staff are reportedly victimizing unsuspecting travellers. We have read 3 incidents about a “Laglag Bala” modus operandi that have gone viral on Social Media. In these 3 incidents, NAIA airport staff allegedly plants a bullet in a… Read More