Sunday, December 5, 2021

OFW Families

How Much Should I Pay for My SSS Contribution?

Self employed, voluntary members and overseas Filipino workers who have already paid their contributions in advance for the applicable months onwards based on the old contribution scheduled are advised as follows: 1. Those with advance payments at the minimum MSC...

OFW Tax: Are OFWs Required to File Income Tax Returns?

There are too many questions about tax nowadays and too few people who answer them satisfactorily. Given that ignorance of the law is no excuse, people are oftentimes skeptical of what is taxable and what is not, as well...

4 Disgusting Family Habits That’s Bad for OFWs

Filipinos risk lives and go out of their comfort zones (comfort with family, access to favorite dishes, or TV drama) to work abroad. And for a good reason: we all want the best for our families, something we cannot...

10 Bad Experiences of OFWs Spending Holidays in the Philippines

The Philippines is undeniably one of the best places in the world to unwind and explore. However, as with any other destination, there are both highs and lows -- and returning citizens are no exception. Here are some of...

Six Reminders If You Have a Stay-at-home Husband

The feminization of the workforce, especially the international migrant workforce, has altered the traditional family set-up. As more and more women get gainfully employed, more and more men become stay-at-home husbands or househusbands. They are left at home to...

9 Money Mistakes OFWs Are Often Guilty Of

The number of overseas Filipino workers have continuously been increasing in number over the years. OFWs are said to have contributed significantly to the Philippines' economy due to their valuable remittances. Thus, they are tagged as the country's heroes...

4 Reasons Why Some OFWs Return Home Without Savings

Contrary to many expectations that once a Filipino goes abroad and get paid salary higher than back home, many overseas Filipino workers go home barely able to save money. Why is it so? In ideal situations, a Filipino spends...

4 Bad Habits of OFW Families

Filipinos risk lives and go out of their comfort zones (comfort with family, access to favorite dishes or TV drama) to work abroad. And for good reason: we all want the best for our families, something we cannot easily...

The Orphans We Left Behind

In July 2011, when I got home from Libya after a long, arduous journey due to the war, I visited my son's school. His Grade 5 teacher pulled me to a corner, and in a hushed tone, said, "It's good...

OFW Families Warned Vs Gangs Posing As Insurance, Recruitment, Government Agents

Police authorities have issued warning against a criminal group preying mostly on families of seafarers and overseas Filipino workers. A group was believed to be operating in Iloilo and nearby areas, tricks relatives of OFWs that they are involved in...
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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...
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