Friday, December 2, 2022

Asia Pacific

Long Service Payment Calculation: How Much Can HK Domestic Helper Get?

As of October 1, 2021, newly hired foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong are entitled to a minimum allowable wage of HK$4,630 per month. But if the working relationship between the helper and her employers deteriorates under incompetence, incapacity...

Working in Singapore: 10 Things Filipinos Need to Know Before Working There

Working in Singapore is a preference for many Filipinos. It is just a few hours flight from the Philippines and shares the same timezone and climate so adjustment is just fine. It happens to be a progressive island nation,...

A Sunday Life for Filipino Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong

There are plenty of benefits to working in the special administrative region of China. First, it is just a couple of hours away from Manila by air and there is no timezone difference, which means it is easier to...

Balikbayan Box Companies Filipinos in Hong Kong Should Avoid

Two cargo forwarding companies based in Hong Kong are among companies blacklisted foreign forwarders and consolidators by the Department of Trade and Industry  (DTI) in its July 2016 advisory. The list was compiled by the DTI based on complaints of undelivered and mishandled balikbayan...

Emotions Stumbling Block in OFW Financial Success

It is a well-established fact that Filipinos working abroad send money to families in the Philippines. In fact, in March 2016, they sent home a record-high $2.7 billion. However, in many cases, sending money to Filipinos has been a result...

Is P66,000 Monthly Japan Domestic Worker Salary Worth It?

Japan's announcement that it is willing to hire Filipino domestic workers has become a welcome news to many Filipinos worldwide. Earning a salary much higher -- pegged at US$1,500 or about P66,000 -- than most other countries is a...

26 Employment Agencies Approved by POEA for New Zealand Jobs

Without a direct government to government hiring arrangement between the Philippines and New Zealand, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) disclosed the list of recruitment agencies authorized to handle job orders from New Zealand. Former POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac...

9 Ways You Can Land a Job in Thailand

Many Filipinos want to work overseas but choose to be close to home. No wonder there are many OFWs based in Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau and Taiwan, locations that are within three hours flight from the Philippines. Given such preference,...

11 Pros and Cons As a Taiwan Factory Worker

Being an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in Taiwan has its shares of advantages and disadvantages, just like anywhere else. Taiwan hires Filipino domestic helpers and factory workers because of diligence at work and the affordability of labor costs. For...

Why More Singapore Employees Hire Detectives to Spy on Helpers

More employers are hiring private detectives to spy on their helpers. One of them is 27-year-old Shoba Devi, who got suspicious when her Filipina domestic worker started long phone conversations late at night. Devi, an unmarried administrative assistant who lives...
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Filipino Nurse in the USA: Joanne Vilchez-Baysa

Hi everyone, my name is Joanne Vilchez Baysa, born in Zamboanga del Norte and working as a staff nurse...
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