Tuesday, January 31, 2012

License of 2 recruitment agencies cancelled

Due to excessive collection of placement fees, two recuitment agencies' licenses were ordered cancelled last week by the POEA.  It concerns violations of job orders in Taiwan.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Online One-Stop Shop for registering businesses

The Philippine Business Registry (PBR) was launched yesterday, according to the DTI website. The PBR is a one-stop-shop online registration system for would-be entrepreneurs.

Friday, January 27, 2012

DFA Mobile Passport Services schedule for March-April 2012

DFA logo from DFA websiteFor those who want to renew their passports or apply for new ones without going to the DFA Passport Office, the DFA announced in their website their Mobile Passport Services schedule for March and April 2012.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

OFW Online Counselling

OFW Online screen shot
OFW Online screen shot
Are you an OFW or OFW family member that needs someone to talk to? 

The OFW Online website offers free services for the OFW which include Counselling Services, providing Family chatroom services, and forums for discussions/linking with other OFWs.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

NAIA Terminal Fee rollback

Manila International Airport Authority logoThe NAIA Terminal Fee for international travellers will be reduced to the original PhP550 pesos starting on February 1, 2012.

As reported in the MIAA website, the additional PhP200 pesos was reportedly used to buy security equipment for NAIA 1, 2 and 3 since February 2007.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Online petition against OFW PHilHealth premium hike

An online petition was put up by Migrante-Middle East to stop the rate hike of PhilHealth premiums. PhilHealth will increase the monthly premiums to PhP2,400 from the current PhP900.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Online books, worldwide free shipping?

BookDepository.com logo in TheOFWCenterScenario 1: Need a specific book for an upcoming job and can't find it locally?
Scenario 2: Need a bestselling book but it just ran out in your local "suking tindahan"?
Scenario 3: Need a good book and you're just plain lazy to look for it?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

MMDA Traffic Navigator System

MMDA Traffic website screenshot in TheOFWCenter
A screen grab from the MMDA-TV5 traffic website
If you're back in the Philippines and will be travelling within Metro Manila, a convenient traffic monitoring website was created by the MMDA, in partnership with TV5, to help motorists avoid traffic bottlenecks.

The website basically displays major Metro Manila highways/boulevards and its major intersections in three colors: Green for light traffic, Yellow for moderate traffic and Red for heavy traffic.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Keeping New Year Financial Resolutions

Financial resolutions picture in TheOFWCenterHow to keep your financial resolutions for 2012?

First things first, financial freedom is just one of the tools to reach your ultimate goals in life such as more time for your loving family, more time to exercise for a healthy body, and more ways to be a helping hand for people in need.