NAIA Strikes Again: This OFW Woman Complains Her Balikbayan Box Allegedly Got Robbed


Another overseas FIilipino worker (OFW) has allegedly been victimized by unscrupulous personnel over at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The woman has even pleaded for help from President Rodrigo Duterte, asking that such acts may soon be stopped in the country. Read more

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Bad Habits That OFW Families Should Avoid


While working abroad may be the most financially-fulfilling option for many OFWs, it is not without its challenges. Being away from loved ones for extended time periods, harsh working conditions, and adapting to their host country’s unique culture are just some of the many difficulties that OFWs have to deal with each day. Read more

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Recruitment Firms Now Required By POEA To Report Condition of Deployed OFWs


In yet another move to ensure the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued a directive that now requires local recruitment firms to submit regular reports about the condition of land-based Filipino workers they have deployed abroad. Read more

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Guide On How To Apply For PCSO Medical Assistance


Through the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Filipinos who are hospitalized or are receiving medical treatment may apply for the Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP). Read more

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Telstra To Move 326 Call Center Jobs To The Philippines


Good news for Filipino job seekers looking for work opportunities in the call center industry.
Telstra Corporation, a major telecommunications company in Australia, has recently confirmed that they will be moving more the three hundred call center jobs to the Philippines. Read more

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Here’s How You Can Reduce Your High Blood Pressure In Just 5 Minutes


Depending on the nature of their work, it is not uncommon for some overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to encounter stress and lack of sleep on a daily basis. This, however, could lead to serious health problems in the future. Read more

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Pag-IBIG Foreclosed Properties for Sale This July 2016


Tired of renting and want to buy a house you can finally call your own? Or maybe invest your money in a property? Well, you might want to pay attention to what Pag-IBIG has in store. Read more

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Department of Health To Launch Depression and Suicide Prevention Hotline


Realizing the importance of dealing with mental health issues, the Department of Health (DOH) has recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF) and the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) for the Hopeline Project. Read more

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How To Apply For The SSS Educational Assistance Loan Program


Want to study but don’t have enough money for it? Aside from checking out available grants and scholarships, you can also approach the Social Security System (SSS) to ask for help.
SSS offers the Educational Assistance Loan Program (EALP) for members and their beneficiaries wherein they are allowed to borrow money for educational purposes.
In a Rappler interview, Emilio de Quiros Jr, SSS president and chief executive officer (CEO) said that the program was even improved to allow borrowers to loan bigger amount. He said:
“Members can now borrow up to P20,000 per semester or trimester, up from the previous limit of P15,000 for college degrees. For vocational-tech course, we likewise increased the maximum loanable amount to P10,000 from P7,500 per semester or trimester.”
Who Are Eligible For The EALP? Read more

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SSS Launches Loan Restructuring Program


The Social Security System (SSS) has officially announced a new program called the Loan Restructuring Program (LRP).
This program is intended for SSS members who still have past due calamity loans and other individuals with short-term member loans who work or live in disaster-prone areas as declared by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) or the national government.
Boobie Angela A. Ocay, SSS Assistant Vice President for Member Loans, said:
“The LRP is in response to the widespread clamor from individuals and organizations to alleviate the burden of calamity-stricken workers, who face difficulties in paying their SSS loans after suffering from natural and man-made disasters that have devastated our country in recent years.” Read more

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