• POEA and OEC
    Illegal activities behind POEA and OEC processing
    Posted in: News

    An Overseas Employment Certificate or (OEC) is one of the most important documents required from an OFW in order to leave the country. However, this document is also one reason why many Filipinos fall as victims into the hands of illegal recruiters. Ever since illegal recruitment in the Philippines has made it harder for the […]

  • Online passport application
    Online passport application for renewal
    Posted in: Guide

    The creation of online passport application is considered as a milestone for the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Filipinos residing in the Philippines and working abroad can now apply for a passport renewal anytime and anywhere in the world. This service was opened last September and Filipinos are now enjoying this privilege. However, there are […]

  • most common challenges OFWs face
    List of most common challenges OFWs face when going abroad
    Posted in: Guide

    Working abroad is not always a bed of roses. The pay may be lucrative, but the reality of staying away from family and friends for several years can be daunting for any OFW.  Going to another country may seem like an adventure; nevertheless, the day-to-day grind of staying in a foreign place can put a […]

  • aluminum and wooden sticks
    Filipino worker died in Taiwan after an altercation with Indonesians
    Posted in: Story

    The six Indonesians used aluminum and wooden sticks they grabbed from the boat’s stairwell to attack the four Filipinos, police said, without disclosing the motive behind the attack. They then conducted a search of the boat and its toilet and ended up arresting six Indonesian crew members while seizing three aluminum sticks and five wooden […]

  • OEC processing suspended
    OEC processing suspended for new applicants
    Posted in: News

    Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) suspended the processing of Overseas Employment Certificates (OEC) for new applicants from November 13, 2017. “We are taking this important actions in view of persistent reports of illegal recruitment activities, including direct hires, to protect the public”, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in a press conference held at […]

  • object stuck inside kids nose
    Parents found object stuck inside kids noses
    Posted in: Story

    Two Facebook users shared their experiences when they realized that their children had an object stuck inside their noses. In one Facebook entry, a mother shared how she noticed her child having difficulty breathing and a smelly discharge. When she took a look, she noticed a silver-colored object inside the nose; she tried to pull […]

  • cabbin cottage house design
    Converting a simple house design to cottage style bahay
    Posted in: Guide

    Converting a simple house design from conventional brick-and-mortar to cottage style home provides glamour and uniqueness regardless of shape and size. This is an attractive home concept which can be suggested to the OFWs who are inclined to natural forestry and mountain viewing. The cottage-style house design appears to be appropriate to prospective locations near […]