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.
China is the second largest state in the world and the most populous one. With its vast land area, countless of tourist attractions are available. Man-made and natural wonders have populated the country from Northern to Southern part. With its rich history and abundant attractions, a visit to China is on the top of the list. But, not everyone can easily enter China, most of world’s nationalities have to acquire visa to enter. Filipinos, for one, are required a visa to enter, but, there are some places in China Filipinos Can Visit Without Visa.Read More
Singapore is one of the best Asian countries to work abroad. Competitive salary, nice working environment, viable community, and comfort are what set it apart from other countries. With its growing economy, the demand for manpower is on the rise. The country is welcoming expats with open arms and is willing to work hand in hand for the betterment of their economy and in return give expats a better future.Read More
Japan is one of the most sought after countries for Filipinos looking for jobs abroad. With a competitive compensation, friendliness to expatriates and impeccable working environment, Japan is an ideal place to make a living. With the high demand for manpower, a lot of POEA Accredited Agencies for Japan have opened wide range of job opportunities for Filipinos.Read More
The Philippines currently ranked number 76 tied with Cape Verde at The Henley and Partners Visa Restrictions Index 2016 with Germany topping the list. The Visa Restrictions Index is a ranking of countries based on the travel freedom its citizens enjoy. How convenient it would be to travel to whichever country you desire without the hassle of getting visa and worrying about getting approved? Currently, the Philippines can enter to 61 countries and territories without a visa or visa on arrival, that’s 61 out of 218 countries and territories, quite not there yet.
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
Half past seven, I was awoken by familiar sounds I haven’t heard in a long time; crowing of rooster, cow’s mooing, birds tweeting and my parents early-morning conversation which had brought me a pang of nostalgia and at the same time comfort and happiness. These and the scent of grilled pork accompanied by cool weather had me jumping out of my bed.
Tagaytay City which belongs to Cavite, a province in the southern part of Manila, is considered as the other “Summer Capital of the Philippines” due to its cool temperature, high altitude location and numerous tourist spots. It is here where you can get the most picturesque view of one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, the Taal Volcano. Whether planned or unplanned trip, Tagaytay is a place to go if you are looking for a short break away from the city, or if you want to temporarily release stress, or if you are just on a road trip mission.
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