Thursday, September 22, 2022

OFW Profiles

One Health Pass for Returning OFWs and International Travelers to the Philippines

The coronavirus pandemic has made worldwide travel more complex as travelers need to submit additional requirements. The Philippines also adopts a similar approach for incoming travelers passing through its borders. Beginning September 1, 2021, the Bureau of Quarantine and the...

11 Side Hustle Jobs of Security Guards

The mere sight of blue-uniformed security guards evokes a feeling of courtesy, respectfulness, and dedication to service while on duty. You see them everywhere, posting at the shopping mall entrances, gates of high-rise condominiums, and even government offices. It's...

Sending Balikbayan Box to Philippines During Time of Pandemic

How is sending a balikbayan box to the Philippines during a pandemic differ from a not-too-distant past? Despite the significant impact the coronavirus pandemic has brought to the world, life goes on, as they say. This includes trying to live...

OFW Statistics: 13 Facts & Figures About Overseas Filipino Workers

OFW statistics about Filipinos working and living abroad, their lifestyles, and demographic data continue to change. The desire to work abroad remains high, although the coronavirus pandemic has also forced thousands of overseas Filipino workers to return home. Here...

OFW Savings: Overseas Filipinos Fail to Save For Themselves During Pandemic

It's hard to generate OFW savings during this era of pandemics. Every month, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Filipinos abroad continue to send home remittances worth above $2 billion. And why not? They have families, about 12% of Filipino households,...

5 Bad Filipino Party Habits That Need to Stop

Every new year, we Filipinos try to move on and be better than the previous one. Even before the new year kicked in, the new normal has already been taking shape. Yet as the new year rolls on, we...

Why Disqualified OFW Families Deserve Government Aid in Time of Pandemic

Many overseas Filipino workers have lost their jobs, had their incomes slashed, or been afflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, even as they become displaced as locally stranded individuals when they return to the Philippines, their families cannot avail...

OWWA Scholarship: OFW Dependent Scholarship Program

Requirements: Filled out the application form 1x1 ID photo For land-based OFWs: Photocopy of Name and photo Latest visa stamp Latest departure and arrival stamp For sea-based OFWs: Photocopy of Name and photo Latest embarkation and disembarkation stamp Proof...

3 Ways the Strict HK Social Distancing Laws Impact Domestic Workers

Social distancing during days off On August 2, 2020, Sunday, Filipino domestic workers typically take their days off. On a fine day, they gather at their designated areas in parks, streets, and even pedestrian bridges. A stricter rule imposed on...

Survey: How Did COVID-19 Impact Well-Being of OFWs?

How has the Covid-19 crisis affected you? It is really important to find out how migrant workers are affected by the global pandemic to ensure their safety and well-being. Academic researchers from the University of Sunderland in the United...
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Games We Played as a Kid: Pinoy Children in the Past

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