Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Pinoy OFW

OWWA Rebate: 6 Steps on How to Claim Back Your Contribution

The Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) has released funds amounting to a total of P26 million to 10,512 long-time members under the OWWA Rebate Program, according to OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac. What is an OWWA rebate? As a member of...

4 Reasons Why Many OFWs Fail to Save Money

Contrary to many expectations that once a Filipino goes abroad and gets paid a salary higher than back home, many overseas Filipino workers go home and fail to save hard-earned money. Why is it so? In ideal situations, a Filipino...

5 Important Reasons Why OFWs Need to Apply for Financial Loans

One common misconception about overseas Filipino workers is that once they start their employment abroad, they are free from debt mainly because they receive better wages, or start investing to maximize their income. Although this is true for some OFWs...

How to Apply for Board Exam Online

Recent graduates who wish to take the Professional Regulation Commission's licensure exams can now register online. Through PRC's online portal online.prc.gov.ph, it is now convenient to lodge applications without going to authorized offices. This guide covers the procedure of signing up...

How to Send Money Without Paying Remittance Fee

According to the International Labor Organization’s Global Estimates on Migrant Workers, 2015, there are 11.5 million migrant workers worldwide, from which 27.4 percent are employed in the Arab states. Many of these workers -- a significant number are from India,...

OFW Heroes: 8 Examples of Heroic Acts OFWs Do Beyond Their Jobs

Though many of us will consider that the existence of OFW heroes is already a cliche, we'll never get fed up with this noble label. Such context often refers to Filipino workers abroad as saviors for the Philippines as...

SIRB Application: How to Apply for Seaman’s Book

While most of us land-based worksites hold on to our passports ever so dearly, seafarers and those who board local or international ships hold a different document called Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB), commonly known as Seaman’s book....

7 Things You Need to Know About OFW Medical Exams

Medical exams are a standard requirement for employment, especially for overseas jobs. A visit to the laboratory to check for stool, blood, and urine sample plus other tests is one way to find out whether or not an applicant...

9 Frugal Ways to Save Money On Christmas

Christmas is a great time to spend with friends and family. But it also means more expenses to prepare food, gifts, and other things related to Christmas. If you received your Christmas bonus then that’s great. But whether we...

7 Wise Ways to Spend Your Salary Bonus

It goes by different names: performance bonus, salary bonus, Christmas bonus, and whatever other names it may be. But the feeling is the same: gladness over receiving extra compensation on top of your monthly wage. Maybe you anticipate receiving it,...

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Filipino Nurse in the USA: Joanne Vilchez-Baysa

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