OFW group calls for return of P13M overcharged by POEA, slams ‘institutionalized mulcting’

Bonjour. Mabuhay. This is news… Migrante International has another bone to pick with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The Commission on Audit (CoA) recently released its report on the POEA’s “Balik Manggagawa Program” and implied that the agency has been overcharging overseas Filipino workers by at least P13 million ($ 302,326 ). In itsContinue reading “OFW group calls for return of P13M overcharged by POEA, slams ‘institutionalized mulcting’”

DFA to conduct mobile passporting in Batanes

Bonjour. Mabuhay. News update for those who may find this info useful: The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Manila is in the province of Batanes to conduct mobile passport service (MPS) from January 20 to January 22 at the provincial capitol. Gov. Vicente S. Gato requested the conduct of MPS in the province to assistContinue reading “DFA to conduct mobile passporting in Batanes”

NSO 2012 TIP #1

Bonjour. Mabuhay. It’s still the early part of the year and the traditional mad rush to get passports, birth certificates, and other documents will soon start off like a cacophony of sounds and dazzling lights. Year in and year out, Pinoys are mentally bound by the habit of rushing on the extreme point of need,Continue reading “NSO 2012 TIP #1”

POEA News: Labor undersecretary is new POEA chief

Bonjour. Mabuhay. In connection to an earlier post indicating POEA Adm Carlos Cao, here’s more information for you OFWs to review on. ========================================== Labor Undersecretary Hans Cacdac is the new head of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) beginning on Monday.       Government officials, who declined to be identified, said Cacdac had already taken his oathContinue reading “POEA News: Labor undersecretary is new POEA chief”

POEA News: POEA boss sees writing on wall, starts packing

Bonjour. Mabuhay. It’s a New Year, and yet it seems we will be getting the same kind of news from time to time. Here’s looking forward to a really good year for everyone, kahit na we continue to hope things work out for our country. Read on…   ===================== While there has been no officialContinue reading “POEA News: POEA boss sees writing on wall, starts packing”