Saturday, December 3, 2022

OFW Profiles

DTI Accredited Balikbayan Box Cargo Forwarders

The Department of Trade and Industry released the list of Philippine accredited cargo forwarders as of August 2021. For a list of addresses and contact numbers, please refer to the following file: List of DTI accredited cargo forwarders Foreign Agent Local Freight Forwarding...

Labor Rights of Domestic Workers in Hong Kong

Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong are protected by law and the Standard Employment Contract -- no other paperwork -- is the only document recognized by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region when it comes to...

6 Tips for OFWs on Vacation in the Philippines

One of the first planned activities of OFWs following years of working abroad is going on a trip or vacation. Getting a few days off is a well-deserved break and a breathing space that every OFW can offer to...

Modern Day Heroes: 5 Reasons Why OFWs Get Such Title

As of 2019, there were over 12 million Filipinos overseas working or residing as citizens in other countries. Many have called them modern day heroes. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are claimed to be the country’s modern-day heroes. There are many...

Cebu Pacific vs. Philippine Airlines

Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines are the two biggest air carriers in the Philippines, offering both domestic and international flights. Each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages which clients have to know about. If you have special preferences...

10 Things OFWs Usually Do During Days Off

How do you spend your time off? It depends on who you ask. Filipinos abroad have plenty of opportunities to do during their rest day, a term that's often a misnomer and should be replaced with a free day. Spend...

7 Signs of a Bad Employer of Domestic Helpers

Domestic workers are among the lowest-paid sectors among overseas Filipino workers. Many of them are not aware of their rights and privileges, so they are subjected to abuse and maltreatment. If placement agencies abuse them by charging excessive fees,...

5 OFW Christmas Wishes

Overseas Filipino workers have always been playing the role of Santa Claus, sending money, balikbayan boxes, and other gifts to families in the Philippines. This role is extended beyond what Santa Claus would do because OFWs perform these tasks...

How To Avoid Balikbayan Box Scams

Filipinos like to send balikbayan boxes back home especially on the holidays or before they come to visit. These generally contain a variety of gifts and souvenirs that are given to family and friends upon their return. The boxes...

Most Common Items Found in an OFW Balikbayan Box

A balikbayan box is always a joy to see for Filipino families with some members living or working abroad. The box generally contains a variety of purely imported gifts. Filipinos are particularly fond of imported items, knowing these to...
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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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