It’s a new year and you are probably thinking about setting your plans and goals for this year and making it happen. Or you probably set these goals last year but failed to do and now swearing to do it? Well, nothing to be ashamed of. Been there, done that! A new year is like a new page on a book that is not yet written but you know pretty much what you want to write. You just have to make it happen. If one of your goals this year is to work abroad and couldn’t figure out where, then, this might help you. We listed down the top 5 Asian Cities to Work as an Expat this 2018.Read More
Working abroad is never easy, but, working somewhere beautiful can lessen the difficulty. Imagine working in a country so laid back that serenity is within reach. Add to that a handsome compensation and a chance to travel the magnificent place. Who wouldn’t take it? New Zealand is one of those countries, Filipinos dream of working. I myself always wanted to work and visit the country.Read More
The previous administration of the Philippines has made acquiring Overseas Employment Certificate easy by introducing OEC Online Application. This has provided OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers), like me, easy accessed to OEC requirements that exempt us from paying terminal fee and travel tax. The current administration has taken it to a new level by making it free. Yes, OEC has, since September, been free.
Working in Singapore is a goal for most people wanting to work abroad. High compensation and harmonious working environment are what tempted people to find jobs in the country. Recently, many Filipinos are applying for jobs regardless of industries, because, Singapore has a great demand of manpower. There are lots of job opportunities available for expatriates, they just have to show they are capable of doing the job. With lots of opportunities, different methods and ways to apply are available. One of the ways is to apply at any Philippine Accredited Recruitment Agencies in Singapore.Read More
Venetian Macau is arguably the most popular hotel in Macau receiving more or less 80 thousand people a day. The hotel has been considered as one of the most visited attractions in Macau and has largely contributed to the ever-growing tourism business of the city. Venetian Macau opened on August 28, 2007, and since then, it has attracted its share of tourists wanting and curious to visit Macau.Read More
Macau has seen its rise to prominence as a tourist destination and at the same time as second home to expatriates from different countries over the years. With its diminutive size, it has been home to some of the largest and most extravagant hotel casinos in the world and it has shown no signs of stopping. This year alone, two big resort hotels are set to open adding to the already rich and populated casino hotspot the city is known for. Throughout the years, Macau has been catering to people looking for greener pasture and helping them making their lives better.
I’ve mentioned not only once on my previous posts that, Overseas Filipino Workers who are coming back home for a short vacation and who wanted to be exempted to terminal fee and taxes need to have an Overseas Employment Certificate or OEC that is quite frankly not easy to get especially if the nearest Philippine Consulate is an hour or two-hour ride away. But, thanks to the government’s initiative in implementing the online application, it has made OFWs’ life, a lot easier.Read More
Balikbayan is a Filipino term for “returning Filipino” to the Philippines. If a Filipino is lucky to be working in Asia or some close countries, he/she can come home once a year or even twice. But, for some who are working in the Middle East, Europe or in America, it’ll take years before they can go home and be with their families. All OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) work hard to give their families back home a better future, even if that means suffering from homesickness and exhaustion. There is no better feeling for an OFW than knowing that after these long excruciating years, he/she will finally be back in the arms of his/her family even for a short period of time.Read More
So, I am having my much awaited vacation in the Philippines in a day to attend my brother’s “big day” and I’m pretty excited. Aside from the usual routine of packing your luggage, buying things to be brought back home for the family, making sure you got everything you need for the next 5 days or so, we OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) have another thing on our plate to do before going back home and that is getting an OEC or the Overseas Employment Certificate. Okay, getting an OEC is necessary not because not having this means we cannot return back to our jobs abroad but because having an OEC makes you exempted from paying terminal fee and travel tax which are not really cheap.Read More
Nowadays, what we see on TV, movies or any social media sites about working abroad are mostly about the sorry plight, the hardships, the discrimination, homesickness, the difficulties, and the different challenges OFWs are facing, albeit these are all the truth, that is only one side of the coin. Working abroad for most people, is not entirely a choice, but rather the “only” choice. In most cases, the cons outweigh the pros but for a moment let us forget the disadvantages and let us take a look at the other side of the coin, the advantages.