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UAE Pinoys, 3rd top money senders

UAE Pinoys, 3rd top money senders

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Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) sent home the third biggest remittances among other expatriates working in the UAE last year. Filipino workers in the UAE sent Dh3.2 billion or around 7.9 percent of the entire remittances from the emirates. This is the third biggest remittance sent home by expatriates in the UAE, according to Wall Street Exchange. Overseas Filipino workers around the world sent home $9.74 billion from January to April this year, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was in the top four sources of remittances, according to Central Bank of the Philippines (CBP). CBP said the United States was the number one source of remittances, followed by Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UAE, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong and Germany, respectively. Remittances from these count...
Filipinos need to meet this to work in UAE

Filipinos need to meet this to work in UAE

OFW, UAE NEWS
The program is spearheaded by the central bank of the Republic of the Philippines. The Philippines government has introduced a new programme for Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that will require them to attend a financial literacy seminar. This will make it mandatory for Filipinos aspiring to work in the UAE and other foreign countries to undergo training on managing their finances, under the Pinanysal na Talino at Kaalaman (PiTaKa) programme. The programme is spearheaded by the central bank of the Republic of the Philippines, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), in partnership with Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and the BDO Foundation. The programme will be a part of the Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar and Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar of OFWs who will ...
Philippine Gov’t to Issue 105 Million National IDs to Filipinos by 2022

Philippine Gov’t to Issue 105 Million National IDs to Filipinos by 2022

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By 2022, the Philippine government is expected to have fully implemented the national ID system and issued IDs to 105 million Filipinos, according to Ernesto Pernia, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and Chief of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The statement was made on Monday, July 1, during the pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) Economic and Infrastructure Forum held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. Pernia shared that the technologies needed for implementing the national ID system or Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) are now being procured. Philippine Gov’t Gears Up for National ID Implementation “We are fast-tracking the implementation of the ID system,” said Pernia, as quoted by Inquirer.net. “We are now
UAE Law Says No BAN On Expats Who Are All Under This Specifi Criteria!

UAE Law Says No BAN On Expats Who Are All Under This Specifi Criteria!

OFW, UAE NEWS
If a contract is revoked by the worker for reasons other than those specified in article 121, he will be required to compensate the employer for any prejudice the latter sustains as a result.No ban if you finish 2 years of employment I have been working at a medical centre as an insurance clerk for the last three years. After completing my first limited period two-year contract, the company renewed it with a revised salary of Dh4,550 per month. I am not happy with the growth prospects offered by the company. I have got a better offer, but I am not sure if I will get a labour ban. If I do, is there any way to get it lifted? Since your contract is of limited duration, you will be liable to compensate your employer with an amount not exceeding your 45 days’ remuneration in case you
Filipinos should Not Carry these things to U.A.E, Violators Face Strict Penalties

Filipinos should Not Carry these things to U.A.E, Violators Face Strict Penalties

OFW, UAE NEWS
Filipinos should double check their luggage before boarding flights to the UAE to make sure that things banned by the gulf country is not in the baggage as a slight mistake would lead to imprisonment and deportation.The violators face strict penalties including imprisonment followed by deportation. Many Indians travelling to the UAE buy medicines from India because they are less expensive there. But they are usually unaware of the drugs that are banned in the UAE, and end up landing in jail after carrying these drugs into the country.Cooked and home-made food are also banned. The violators face strict penalties, including imprisonment followed by deportation. The Consul General of India in Dubai has published detailed guidelines on banned items on its website. All kinds of narcotic ...
Filipinos are Banned From Working in These Countries

Filipinos are Banned From Working in These Countries

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They were deemed ‘off-limits’ in an advisory The Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA) has reminded Filipino expats across the world, the UAE included, that 24 countries still remain off-limits to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for 2018. According to the POEA memo retrieved by the Manila Bulletin, Advisory 21 series of 2017 said that 24 countries and territories were placed under a pending deployment ban due to their unsuitable security and economic conditions which could endanger the lives of Filipinos. “Except when specified, the coverage of this advisory shall apply to land-based deployment and will remain valid unless updated by subsequent issuance(s),” the POEA said. Of the 24 countries and territories, total deployment ban was imposed on nine countries due to
27 Filipino Girls Rescued from Sex Trafficking

27 Filipino Girls Rescued from Sex Trafficking

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is warning Filipinos seeking jobs abroad against sex trafficking syndicates using social media such as Facebook and twitter to offer work in Malaysia, Singapore, and other Job countries. The DFA issued the warning after the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur deported 27 Filipinos (women) on Wednesday, who were earlier rescued from a sex trafficking syndicate operating in Malaysia, Johor Bahru which is just 1 hour away from Singapore. Think Twice before applying for Jobs on Social Media: The Secretary to Foreign Affairs and a Politician Alan Peter S. Cayetano said: “There are numerous cases of Filipino jobseekers who apply for these online job offers but end up in virtual bondage in a number of countries abroad. He more added: “We urge our k
Pinay Housemaid Charged for Molesting Employer’s 5-year-old Girl

Pinay Housemaid Charged for Molesting Employer’s 5-year-old Girl

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On Sunday, March 17, the Dubai Court of First Instance, heard the case of a housemaid who had been arrested for sexually molesting her employer’s 5-year-old daughter. The defendant, a 27-year-old Filipina housemaid, had admitted to touching the young girl inappropriately. Hence, she was charged with sexual abuse by the Dubai Court. Nanny Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Employer’s Daughter Last month, the girl’s mother, a 26-year-old Syrian, was surprised when her daughter touched her inappropriately. When she asked her daughter about it, the girl said that the housemaid had done the same thing to her — turning the mother’s surprise into shock. When the mother questioned the housemaid about it, she reportedly admitted to committing the inappropriate act. Hence, the mother told he
New Mall to Hire More than 2,000 Workers

New Mall to Hire More than 2,000 Workers

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Majid Al Futtaim, a leading retail pioneer in the MENA region, is getting ready to open its first shopping mall in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE… My City Centre Masdar. Yay! ALSAs the name suggests, the AED 300 million community mall is located in Masdar City. Set to open in the second quarter of 2019, construction of the mall has created 1,500 new jobs during its “build out” phase — plus 2,000 more employment opportunities after the grand opening! New Mall to Hire More than 2000 Workers Upon Opening 1 My City Centre Masdar to Hire Over 2K Employees Based on the latest press release from Majid Al Futtaim, My City Centre Masdar shall: Feature more than 70 stores, including a Carrefour Hypermarket Include a variety of dining options for Masdar City residents & tourists
OFW Bound for UAE with Fake Documents Arrested by Immigration

OFW Bound for UAE with Fake Documents Arrested by Immigration

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Among the many things that immigration officials both in the Philippines and abroad are particularly concerned with are the use of fake travel documents, because this can be related to a number of serious cases, such as human and drug trafficking, exploitation, and other grave crimes. This is especially important to detect because while cases may come few and far in between, the extent and the effect of this becomes a system that could potentially wreak havoc here and abroad. OFW bound for UAE with Fake Documents Arrested by Immigration Credits: UNTV UAE-bound OFW Arrested at NAIA for Use of Fake Travel Documents Immigration officers arrested an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was bound for the UAE because of the use of fake travel documents at the Ninoy Aquino International A...