How To Apply For The OFW e-Card

Is there an OFW in the family? Have you been working overseas for quite a few years now?  The Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) has some good news for our Bagong Bayani with the introduction of the OFW e-Card!  Here’s how you can get one. What is the OFW e-Card? This is a new identificationContinue reading “How To Apply For The OFW e-Card”

What You Need to Know About Your 13th Month Pay

Are you excited to receive this year’s 13th-month pay?  I know a lot of employees are eagerly awaiting the release of this yearly windfall.  It is always good to have extra funds for the holidays. Today we will be sharing with you the top 10 things you need to know about your 13th-month pay.  If this isContinue reading “What You Need to Know About Your 13th Month Pay”

What We Need to Know About Separation Pay in the Philippines

An employee is entitled to a separation pay after he resigns from his job.  But why do some get more than others, even when both had the same number of years in service and are receiving almost the same monthly salaries? Here is a summary of how a resigning employee’s separation pay is determined byContinue reading “What We Need to Know About Separation Pay in the Philippines”

Mandatory Employee Benefits in the Philippines

The Department of Labor and Employment is responsible in implementing policies, programs, and services to protect the Filipino rights and privileges as an employee, worker, or laborer.  It is tasked with the enforcement of the provisions of the Labor Code. If you are a first-time employee, or one who has yet to be acquainted withContinue reading “Mandatory Employee Benefits in the Philippines”

New Wage Order for Metro Manila Workers: 5 Things We Need to Know

Good news to minimum wage earners in the private sectors in Metro Manila!  Yesterday, the government announced that minimum wage earners are set to receive an additional Php 21.00 per day in their basic wage beginning October 5, 2017.  In the same manner, workers in the agriculture, retail/service establishments employing 15 workers or less, andContinue reading “New Wage Order for Metro Manila Workers: 5 Things We Need to Know”

How to Get an I-DOLE OFW ID Card

Last July 2017, the Department of Labor and Employment launched a new ID system for OFWs called the I-DOLE.  This ID allows OFWs to do away with the long and tedious process of applying for the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) that they need to secure in order prove their legitimacy as Filipino workers. Apart fromContinue reading “How to Get an I-DOLE OFW ID Card”

Wage and Wage Benefits in the Philippines

One of the most common questions we receive from our readers is regarding compensation and benefits in the Philippines.  We summarized the details of wage benefits implemented by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the country.  Here you will find the complete information on the different “pays” and leave benefits that employees areContinue reading “Wage and Wage Benefits in the Philippines”

How To Apply for an SSS OFW Housing Loan

Filipinos seize work opportunities abroad in the hope that they can double their income and be able to provide handsomely for their loved ones in the Philippines.  Foremost in an Overseas Filipino Worker’s agenda is to purchase a house and lot, a family vehicle, and secure their children’s educational funds.  The Philippine government has consistentlyContinue reading “How To Apply for an SSS OFW Housing Loan”