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OFWs May Soon Get Bigger SSS Sick Benefits and Retirement Savings

The SSS is currently working with other government agencies to push for the increases

If you're working abroad, or know someone who does, better take note of this: the Social Security System (SSS) is working to push and finalize higher social security retirement benefits for OFWs."It was clear in the public forum that all stakeholders are united in providing ...

by Charlene J. Owen of  | May 14, 2019 08:00:00
Business Ideas

This Startup Helps Pinoy Women Find Online Jobs

Connected Women wants to empower women by providing them jobs they can do at home

The officers of Connected Women: CTO Bobby Jimenez, CEO Gina Romero, Business Development Head Ria San Gabriel and Senior Developer JC SorianoGina Romero remembers growing up with an OFW mom. From a young age, her mother had to seek work abroad as ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | September 13, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Jollibee Foods Plans to Open 100 Stores in Canada in the Next 5 Years

The fast-food giant currently has only three branches there

Long lines at a Jollibee branch in Canada. The fast-food giant is planning to open 100 stores there in the next five yearsThe Philippines’ famous bee is set to swarm the land of maple trees.Homegrown fast-food chain Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) is ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 14, 2018 04:00:00
News and Events

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
News and Events

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, engineering-related jobs were found to be the highest-paid specialization in 2017, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 17, 2018 07:00:00
News and Events

China Plans To Offer Up To $1,000 Salary For 100,000 OFWs

You might need to teach some English while you're at it

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is studying a proposal from the Chinese government that seeks to hire thousands of overseas Filipino workers in mainland China.DOLE Undersecretary Dominador Say said China wants to recruit around 100,000 house helpers who will all ...

by Andrei Medina and Andrei Medina for  | August 03, 2017 12:00:00

FranchiseTalk: What Duterte’s recent state visits mean for franchising

Local businesses stand to benefit from stronger economic ties with China, Japan

 President Rodrigo Duterte recently had state visits to China and Japan, with the intent of strengthening our economic ties with these two nations. In the case of Japan, in particular, it remains the largest source of foreign direct investments and the largest ...

by Sam Christopher Lim  | November 05, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

A freelancer’s shot in the dark: Looking into a Pinoy lensman’s career-risking move to Japan

A local food photographer proves that it is possible to build his dream career abroad

While his career continued to show promise in the Philippines, food and lifestyle photographer Justin de Jesus did what he considered to be the most sensible thing to do: he left to work in another country.It was a decision naturally criticized by ...

by Angelo Cantera  | November 05, 2016 12:00:00
Run & Grow

OFW Advice (Part 4): Get Your Family on Board

If you want long-term financial security for your family, they must practice your savings philosophy.

Microfinance is our core business in Alalay sa Kaunlaran Inc. (ASKI). However, over the years, we have seen that financing is not the only need of our fellow Filipino businessmen. This is why we considered developing the financial awareness of overseas Filipino ...

by Rolando Victoria, as told to Mari-An C. Santos  | July 18, 2016 08:00:00
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
Business Ideas

Former OFW finds hope in local coffee farming

Here's another inspiring story of an ex-overseas Filipino worker who decided to come home for good to pursue opportunities in local agribusiness.

Like many other Filipinos, 40-year-old Arvin Lagura thought that the pastures outside the country are greener than what his humble hometown of Tagbina in Surigao del Sur had to offer. Thus, he ventured into the vast oceans as a seaman for seven ...

by Carlo P. Mallo and Carlo P. Mallo  | May 11, 2015 08:00:00
Business Ideas

OFW's housing firm caters to Pinoys abroad who want property back home

This local real estate business has started targeting OFWs who want to buy homes back in the Philippines as investments or as dwellings for their families.

Although Melesa 'Elsie' Chua had been a successful banker, manufacturing executive, and real estate developer in the Philippines, she still opted to become an OFW to seek greener pastures.Now, she spends most of her time in the Middle East, selling homes in ...

by Jimbo Owen Gulle and Jimbo Owen Gulle  | May 04, 2015 12:00:00
News and Events

Biz News Roundup: Pacquiao champions list of top taxpayers; rice tops list of consumer goods; OFW families invest remittances less

Rep. Manny Pacquiao was the top taxpayer in 2013; a recent FNRI survey reveals top food commodities patronized by local consumers; and many OFW families are now not able to invest a portion of remittances from abroad.

Several weeks before what is considered as his most important boxing match, top boxer and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao was officially declared as the top taxpayer in the country. This is according to the latest data, covering individual taxpayers in 2013, from ...

by James Humarang  | March 30, 2015 02:00:00