25 Countries Where Filipinos Are Not Allowed To Work

Are you planning to work abroad as an OFW? Many Filipinos have found good employment and earning opportunities abroad, whether as a professional or a skilled worker.  Filipinos are known for being industrious, trustworthy, and hardworking that is why it is not surprising to know that wherever there is a job to be done inContinue reading “25 Countries Where Filipinos Are Not Allowed To Work”

How to Have Your PSA Birth Certificate Corrected if You Live or Work Abroad

Filipinos who work or reside abroad whose PSA birth certificates have corrections need to have these addressed as soon as possible.  Inconsistencies in the details of your birth certificate can greatly affect your passport, immigration status, and validity of issued visas or travel permits.  When this happens, you might not be able to travel backContinue reading “How to Have Your PSA Birth Certificate Corrected if You Live or Work Abroad”

Advisory for Filipinos Travelling Overseas

Whether you are traveling for leisure, business, or employment, you must always exercise caution and vigilance for your safety and security.  The Department of Foreign Affairs released a list of reminders for every Pinoy to remember when traveling abroad, especially first-time travelers or those who are visiting a country for the first time.  We areContinue reading “Advisory for Filipinos Travelling Overseas”

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”

Who May Use the DFA’s Passport Courtesy Lanes?

Securing an appointment with the DFA to apply for a passport or have your old one renewed has proven to be quite a challenge for most.  Good thing the DFA has made courtesy lanes available for certain types of applicants. Here is the list of requirements in order to be eligible for the DFA’s courtesyContinue reading “Who May Use the DFA’s Passport Courtesy Lanes?”

The OFW’s Quick Guide to PhilHealth Membership and Benefits

Even Filipinos who work abroad, whether land-based or sea-based, must be covered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation or PhilHealth. Here is a quick guide that can help OFWs stay updated on their membership: How to register for membership: If currently in the Philippines: Visit the nearest PhilHealth Regional Office, Local Health Insurance Office, PhilHealthContinue reading “The OFW’s Quick Guide to PhilHealth Membership and Benefits”

How to Apply for an SSS Loan Restructuring If You are Unable to Visit an SSS Office

My brother’s SSS account has been in question for quite a few years now due to a salary loan that has remained unpaid since 2009.  I told him about the ongoing loan restructuring program being offered by the SSS and advised him to take some time off from work so he can visit an SSSContinue reading “How to Apply for an SSS Loan Restructuring If You are Unable to Visit an SSS Office”

What Can POEA Do For You? A Quick Guide for Aspiring OFWs

If you are planning on working abroad, one of the first things you need to take care of is your security.  Be wary of illegal recruiters and fake job agencies that can only get you in serious trouble with abusive employers abroad.  In order to avoid being in an OFW Horror Story, you need toContinue reading “What Can POEA Do For You? A Quick Guide for Aspiring OFWs”