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OFW Ban to Kuwait: Are Remittances Behind Why Gov’t Moved Only Now?

Deployments surged 50% in two years despite absence of labor protection deal

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ordered a total ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Kuwait on February 12.Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the total deployment ban came after reports of abuse and death of OFWs ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | February 26, 2018 10:00:00
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Want a Salary of Up to Php99K a Month? Here’s a List of the Highest-Paying Jobs for Pinoys Abroad

Asia and the US need engineers and technicians but Middle East wants healthcare professionals

It looks like Filipino engineers have the best options when looking for the best-paying jobs in other countries.In the latest overseas jobs and salary report by the online job marketplace WorkAbroad.ph, engineering-related jobs were found to be the highest-paid specialization in 2017, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 17, 2018 07:00:00
Run & Grow

OFW Advice (Part 3): Invest wisely, and as early as possible

Don’t wait: It’s always a good time to get started when it comes to investments.

For starters, my first teachers were an academic and an entrepreneur. My father was a tenured professor in the Asian Institute of Management; and my mother, the manager of our home and our own brokerage firm, Regina Capital Development Corporation (RCDC).Early on, ...

by Luis Gerard Limlingan  | July 17, 2016 05:00:00
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OFW Advice (Part 2): Get out of debt

Debt happens. What’s important is what you do to get out of it.

 Throughout the years, I have gone back and forth to speak to our overseas Filipinos in the Middle East and Asia. I have heard many stories of their hardships and challenges. Unfortunately, Filipinos are very trusting and are in dire need of ...

by Randell Tiongson as told to Mari-An C. Santos  | July 15, 2016 05:00:00
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OFW Advice (Part 1): Track the money

Take control of your finances, so that it’ll always be there when you need it.

 Having been invited to different European cities and Middle Eastern cities, I would say that I have spoken to a total of 10,000 Filipinos working overseas. Filipinos are extremely hardworking and family-oriented, so much so that they are willing to sacrifice in ...

by Francis Kong as told to Mari-An C. Santos  | July 13, 2016 07:00:00
Run & Grow

How Novellino made wine drinking appealing to the young Filipino market

It’s the sweetness that lead to the success of this Filipino brand of wine.

Check every corner of Manila and one can sure see a group of men with a table setup ready to drink their daily dose of alcohol in the forms of beer or gin.While drinking has become second nature to Filipinos, wines—a taste ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 24, 2016 05:00:00
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Bottom line: PAL’s new route, Facebook Safety Check

PAL flies to Doha Qatar on March 28, while Facebook mistakenly sends Safety Check notification.

PAL flies to Doha, QatarFlag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is starting to fly to Doha, Qatar Monday, March 28.The weekly service will fly to the Middle East destination five times a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). PAL will utilize its ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 28, 2016 08:00:00
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9 enhanced features that make PhilJobNet site more useful

The enhanced government site now fast tracks jobseekers' search for jobs as well as employers' hunt for qualified workers.

MANILA Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) relaunched on Thursday, the enhanced PhilJobNet, the government’s official website/portal for job search, job matching, and labor market information. The enhanced site now fast tracks jobseekers’ search for jobs as well as employers’ ...

by James Humarang  | March 10, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Lessons from OFWs-turned-successful entrepreneurs

Take it from these OFWs who decided to return home and aim to succeed in entrepreneurship.

It is not surprising that the number of Filipinos who prefer to leave the country to find greener pastures abroad continues to increase. Based on data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, there were about 2.3 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in 2014, ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | August 25, 2015 07:00:00
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