Up to 88% of OFWs have no definite plans as to when will they retire – survey

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A survey commissioned by an insurance company revealed that most of our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have no definite plans or timeline for their retirement. Sun Life of Canada Philippines, Inc. (Sun Life) revealed that they have sponsored a survey conducted August 30 to October 3 last year among 300 respondents comprising of OFWs (excluding … Read more

POEA warns OFWs on use of fake medical certificates

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Don’t use fake medical certificates when applying for jobs abroad, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration(POEA) warned job seekers. POEA has issued Advisory No. 56, Series of 2018 warning prospective applicants against the use of fraudulent medical certification after receiving numerous reports of individuals making money out of this illegal act. In the advisory, POEA said … Read more

PRC to hold special board exams for OFWs in Oman and Singapore


Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that it will hold special board exams for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Muscat, Oman and Singapore. Also known as Special Professional Licensure Examination (SPLE), it will be conducted by the agency on August 24, 25 and 26, 2018. Interested applicants may now apply through Online Application System (OAS) at … Read more

POEA warns OFWs on investment scams

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has advised overseas Filipino workers to be cautious in dealing with persons or group of persons that offer “high-yielding” investments. A group of OFWs currently working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported that they were recruited by Sangguniang Masang Pilipino International Incorporated (SMPII), a Philippine-based non-profit organization and encouraged … Read more

DOLE resumes OEC processing

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Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) may now process their Overseas Employment Certificates (OEC) after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) lifted its suspension. In a Labor Advisory No. 16 series of 2017 issued on Monday, December 4, secretary Silvestre Bello said that the 15-working day suspension of OEC acceptance and processing is now over and … Read more