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Pinoy Tourists Stopped at NAIA for Planning to Work in UAE 2

Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) recently stopped 30 Filipinos from traveling to the UAE. The reason? They were undocumented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) disguised as tourists, planning to work in the Middle East. ALSO READ: Filipina Jumps off 3rd Floor in Dubai to Escape Agency According to Bureau of Immigration (BI)… Read more

DOLE Clarifies Issue on Deportation of OFWs from UAE 3

Amid recent “news” announcing that the UAE will deport foreign workers starting this April, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has stated that there is no such thing… no deportation of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) will be happening anytime soon! ALSO READ: Up to AED 1 Million Fine for Sharing “Fake News” Based on a… Read more

bayanihan festival 2018 2

If you are a Filipino living in Dubai and the northern emirates, we’ve got fantastic news! Get ready for a fun-filled celebration at the “Bayanihan Festival” this coming December 21, 2018. ALSO READ: How to Overcome Homesickness as an OFW Through his official Facebook page, Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes invites all kababayans to this… Read more

Looking for job opportunities abroad? Now is the best time to apply! Based on the latest job postings by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), thousands of jobs await qualified Filipino applicants in various countries. Currently, more than 10,000 job opportunities are available in the UAE, Hong Kong, UK, and Saudi Arabia. If you are an… Read more

The current administration, under President Rodrigo Duterte, has been consistently supportive of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Early this year, he led the launching of the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB). Just recently, he vowed to end the abuse on OFWs in the Middle East. The President made this promise last April 14th after meeting Pahima Alagasi,… Read more

The House of Representatives in the Philippines recently formed a technical working group (TWG) that will consolidate three related bills. The common goal of these bills is to provide retirement benefits as well as welfare assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). At present, working Filipinos — including OFWs — can take advantage of savings and… Read more

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will conduct training on information technology, business management, and other fields this coming April 5 & 6, 2018. The 2-day training will be held in all TESDA branches around the Philippines. The event is a great opportunity for returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to upgrade their skills.… Read more

Previously, when an Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) comes to the Philippines for a vacation, he or she has to renew the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) before returning abroad. This can be a time-consuming process, given the limited time he or she has while in the country. Fortunately, the new OFW ID issued by the Department of Labor… Read more

There are around 10 million Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the world today. They work in various jobs in Dubai, Hong Kong, Canada, United Kingdom, and many other places. Most — if not all — regularly send money to their families back home in the Philippines. With so many OFWs, have you ever wondered exactly… Read more

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

Philhealth form 2

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