Wednesday, June 29, 2022

OFW Profiles

Filipino Covid Heroes: How OFWs Show Heroism in Pandemic Fight

In addition to the skill and expertise of Filipinos bring to benefit their host countries, they also bear a considerable degree of risk and hazards at work. For example, seafarers deal with the risk of piracy in the seas of...

How Coronavirus Impacts Filipino Domestic Workers in Hong Kong

While the world is in the midst of a battle against an invisible enemy, there's an outpouring of gratitude towards frontline workers who risk their lives daily. Health workers, delivery personnel, and sanitation workers have been the recipients of...

4 Lessons OFWs Learned With Coronavirus Health Crisis

Some lessons are learned in school, others are in real-life experience, sometimes in a hard way. For us overseas Filipino workers, the learning process begins long before we start our first day at work abroad, and uncover new discoveries...

15 OFW Family Bonding Activities During Coronavirus Crisis

Filipinos often find a sliver of hope amid the tragedy unfolding in our lives. We live in a country beset with natural disasters such as earthquakes or super typhoons, or man-made disasters like water shortage, energy crisis or traffic...

OWWA’s ‘Hatid-Sundo’ Program for Stranded OFWs Suspended Amid Further Lockdowns

With more lockdowns announced in other parts of the country due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac announced the momentary suspension of the Hatid-Sundo service in Luzon beginning March 30 until further notice. “This...

9 Ways to Improve NAIA / Manila International Airport

For us overseas Filipino workers, our airports in the Philippines are the last touchpoint we pass through before we fly to our overseas workplaces. They are also the first ones we'd embrace upon our return to our motherland. There...

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...

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....
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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...
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