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Friday, February 24, 2017

OWWA and Landbank Offers Loan for OFWs


Here's another opportunity for OFWs who wants to pursue business in the Philippines.  The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) have relaunched its reintegrated program for OFWs with a guaranteed fund of P1 billion pesos.  Philippine Labour Attache for Dubai and the Northern Emirates Ofelia Domingo confirmed that the integration program was relaunched last week.  Dominggo said an interested party must be an active OWWA member whose membership dues are updated.  Former OFWs are now being considered, who have been in the Philippines for three years since re-settlement.
Here's another opportunity for OFWs who wants to pursue business in the Philippines.

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) have relaunched its reintegrated program for OFWs with a guaranteed fund of P1 
billion pesos.



Philippine Labour Attache for Dubai and the Northern Emirates Ofelia Domingo confirmed that the integration program was relaunched last week.

Dominggo said an interested party must be an active OWWA member whose membership dues are updated.

Former OFWs are now being considered, who have been in the Philippines for three years since re-settlement.



The loanable amount for either sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation has been lowered down to P100,000 to P2,000,000 from P300,000 to P2,000,000.

Still, the loan is payable in seven years with a grace period of two years. The interest rate is 7.5 percent for a maximum of seven years.

Interested parties are advised to open an LBP auto debit savings account.

Within two months, the loan may be approved upon the submission of requirements particularly a feasibility study and collaterals.

With this, Dominggo is calling OFWs to take advantage of the many opportunities they get while working abroad and invest it in a "well planned additional sources of income."

The integration program was originally introduced to OFWs in 2010.


Interested?

Here's a process. It is quite a long one but worth it when your loan is approved and you can start your own business.

1. Get a certification in OWWA Office in your are saying that you are bona fide overseas Filipino worker. OWWA will require you to attend its Enterprise Development Training. This seminar will teach the basics of business and write a business plan.



2. With your OWWA certification, go to the nearest Land Bank for more information and evaluation of your project proposal. 
You will need to fill out the following Land Bank documents:
  • Financial Assistance Application Form
  • Personal Data Sheet
  • Customer Information Sheet.

3. You will need to submit your Statement of Assets and Liabilities. This is a document which states what your properties are (i.e., land, cars, bank accounts, etc.) and debts. You will also need to submit an Authorization to Verify Deposits and Borrowings so Land Bank can check your bank deposits and borrowings with other financial institutions to see if you’re credit-worthy.

Other documents you need to submit:

  • 2 x 2 pictures of applicants
  • Marriage certificate
  • Mayor’s permit
  • DTI Registration
  • Business Profile
  • Confirmed market or purchase order that will generate a monthly net income of P10,000.00
  • Project feasibility study (business plan)
  • Picture of project site
  • List of suppliers (with address and telephone numbers)
  • List of business competitors (with addresses)
  • Lease contract
  • Proof of billing address (water bill, electric)
If applicable: income tax return, audited financial statements for the last three years (for corporations and partnerships), latest interim financial statements, environmental compliance certificate

For loans with a fixed asset acquisition purpose: xerox copy of land title offered as collateral, tax declaration (lot & improvements), official receipts & certificate of realty tax payment, lot plan and vicinity map, three quotations for the proposed to be acquired vehicle, three quotations for the proposed to be acquired machinery




SUCCESS STORY OF OFWs THROUGH INTEGRATION PROGRAM

1. Gilbert Barrera, a former OFW in Brunei Darussalam who, after having failed in a few and varied start-ups, went into the tailoring business by using a “donated sewing machine.” 

He secured the LBP loan package and attended the required Entrepreneurial Development Training at the CALABARZON OWWA-Regional Office in 2012.


(Former OFW Gilbert Barrera with his business) CTO OWWA

(Sample products of Given Grace Fashion managed by former OFW Gilbert Barrera) CTO OWWA

Barrera has become the employer of 60 sewers and tailors earning as much as P3,000 per week.

Today, he already cleared his bank loan. He also owns three real estate properties, a van and provides a scholarship to five students.


2. Manolito Briones - A 25 years seafarer-turned-hotel waiter in the US. In 2010 he was diagnosed with health problems.

Based on OWWA Files, Manolito had savings from his OFW life. He and his wife carefully scrutinized another OFW reintegration program from the OWWA, in tandem with the LBP and the Development Bank of the Philippines.

In 2012, LBP gave him a loan of P320,000.

Now, he and his family own a fresh flower shop in Manila.

(Lara’s Flower Shop owned by OFW Manolito Briones. The shop is located in the infamous Dangwa, Sampaloc Manila.)


(One of the flower arrangers)

(The workers of Mr. Briones inside their cozy flower shop stall)

SEE ALSO:

OFWs, soon you can pay OWWA membership thru LandBank online

OWWA's SEnA Program vows to give fast and efficient service to OFWs

OWWA TO OFWS: BE AN ACTIVE MEMBERS TO GET BENEFITS

WHAT ARE YOUR OWWA Benefits And How To Avail Them?

OFWs TO BENEFIT OWWA REBATE PROGRAM, MEDPLUS PROGRAM THIS YEAR

WATCH VIDEO: OWWA AND DTI OFFER UP TO P2 MILLION LOAN FOR OFW






©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

Multi-Purpose NBI Clearance to be Issued Soon

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez proposed that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will be soon issuing only one “multi-purpose clearance” for all types of requests, following significant reforms.     Alvarez said that Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, who has administrative control over the NBI, had issued a directive for the purpose of issuing the new multi-purpose clearance.   The old practice of issuing different clearances for specific purposes, the usual separate applications for domestic employment, travel abroad, gun licensing and many others, will be replaced with a single clearance to be used in all of the transactions requiring the NBI clearance,  making it easier for people to obtain and use it.  The NBI is directed to change the format of all NBI clearances to bear the phrase “Issued for whatever legal purpose” instead of an specific purpose.  The NBI is also ordered to replace all existing formats with the new multi-purpose clearance as stated under the new circular.            Last Feb. 15, DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre issued a Department Circular 017, directing NBI Director Dante Gierran to scrap the present specific-purpose clearance and instead issue a multi-purpose clearance. According to Alvarez, the proposed reform will not only spare the people from difficulties of getting the NBI clearance but it can also save time and money.  Department Circular 017 Issued by the DOJ                The implementation of the new multi-purpose NBI clearance will begin 15 days after appropriate notices have been published in at least two publications or newspapers of general circulation.  Alvarez had also asked the NBI to modernize its system not only to increase efficiency but also to address other problems in the clearance procedures in addition to implementing a multi-purpose clearance. RECOMMENDED:  ASEAN LEADERS TO CREATE PROTECTION RULES FOR MIGRANT WORKERS  OFW GETS HARSH WORDS FROM OWN BROTHER  10 TIPS ON HOW TO SPOT A FAKE NEWS  BEFORE YOU GET MARRIED,BE AWARE OF THIS  ISRAEL TO HIRE HUNDREDS OF FILIPINOS FOR HOTEL JOBS  MALLS WITH OSSCO AND OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES  DOMESTIC ABUSE EXPOSED ON SOCIAL MEDIA  HSW IN KUWAIT: NO SALARY FOR 9 YEARS  DEATH COMPENSATION FOR SAUDI EXPATS  ON JAKATIA PAWA'S EXECUTION: "WE DID EVERYTHING.." -DFA  BELLO ASSURES DECISION ON MORATORIUM MAY COME OUT ANYTIME SOON  SEN. JOEL VILLANUEVA  SUPPORTS DEPLOYMENT BAN ON HSWS IN KUWAIT  AT LEAST 71 OFWS ON DEATH ROW ABROAD  DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM, NOW! -OFW GROUPS  BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT YOUR HSWS  PRESIDENT DUTERTE WILL VISIT UAE AND KSA, HERE'S WHY  MANPOWER AGENCIES AND RECRUITMENT COMPANIES TO BE HIT DIRECTLY BY HSW DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM IN KUWAIT  UAE TO START IMPLEMENTING 5%VAT STARTING 2018  REMEMBER THIS 7 THINGS IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR HOUSEKEEPING JOB IN JAPAN  KENYA , THE LEAST TOXIC COUNTRY IN THE WORLD; SAUDI ARABIA, MOST TOXIC  "JUNIOR CITIZEN "  BILL TO BENEFIT POOR FAMILIES





Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez proposal that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to issue only one “multi-purpose clearance” for all types of requests, following significant reforms will be implemented soon.




Alvarez said that Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, who has administrative control over the NBI, had issued a directive for the purpose of issuing the new multi-purpose clearance.

 The old practice of issuing different clearances for specific purposes, 
the usual separate applications for domestic employment, travel abroad, gun licensing and many others, will be replaced with a single clearance to be used in all of the transactions requiring the NBI clearance,  making it easier for people to obtain and use it.

The NBI is directed to change the format of all NBI clearances to bear the phrase “Issued for whatever legal purpose” instead of an specific purpose. 
The NBI is also ordered to replace all existing formats with the new multi-purpose clearance as stated under the new circular.




Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez proposed that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will be soon issuing only one “multi-purpose clearance” for all types of requests, following significant reforms.     Alvarez said that Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, who has administrative control over the NBI, had issued a directive for the purpose of issuing the new multi-purpose clearance.   The old practice of issuing different clearances for specific purposes, the usual separate applications for domestic employment, travel abroad, gun licensing and many others, will be replaced with a single clearance to be used in all of the transactions requiring the NBI clearance,  making it easier for people to obtain and use it.  The NBI is directed to change the format of all NBI clearances to bear the phrase “Issued for whatever legal purpose” instead of an specific purpose.  The NBI is also ordered to replace all existing formats with the new multi-purpose clearance as stated under the new circular.            Last Feb. 15, DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre issued a Department Circular 017, directing NBI Director Dante Gierran to scrap the present specific-purpose clearance and instead issue a multi-purpose clearance. According to Alvarez, the proposed reform will not only spare the people from difficulties of getting the NBI clearance but it can also save time and money.  Department Circular 017 Issued by the DOJ                The implementation of the new multi-purpose NBI clearance will begin 15 days after appropriate notices have been published in at least two publications or newspapers of general circulation.  Alvarez had also asked the NBI to modernize its system not only to increase efficiency but also to address other problems in the clearance procedures in addition to implementing a multi-purpose clearance. RECOMMENDED:  ASEAN LEADERS TO CREATE PROTECTION RULES FOR MIGRANT WORKERS  OFW GETS HARSH WORDS FROM OWN BROTHER  10 TIPS ON HOW TO SPOT A FAKE NEWS  BEFORE YOU GET MARRIED,BE AWARE OF THIS  ISRAEL TO HIRE HUNDREDS OF FILIPINOS FOR HOTEL JOBS  MALLS WITH OSSCO AND OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES  DOMESTIC ABUSE EXPOSED ON SOCIAL MEDIA  HSW IN KUWAIT: NO SALARY FOR 9 YEARS  DEATH COMPENSATION FOR SAUDI EXPATS  ON JAKATIA PAWA'S EXECUTION: "WE DID EVERYTHING.." -DFA  BELLO ASSURES DECISION ON MORATORIUM MAY COME OUT ANYTIME SOON  SEN. JOEL VILLANUEVA  SUPPORTS DEPLOYMENT BAN ON HSWS IN KUWAIT  AT LEAST 71 OFWS ON DEATH ROW ABROAD  DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM, NOW! -OFW GROUPS  BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT YOUR HSWS  PRESIDENT DUTERTE WILL VISIT UAE AND KSA, HERE'S WHY  MANPOWER AGENCIES AND RECRUITMENT COMPANIES TO BE HIT DIRECTLY BY HSW DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM IN KUWAIT  UAE TO START IMPLEMENTING 5%VAT STARTING 2018  REMEMBER THIS 7 THINGS IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR HOUSEKEEPING JOB IN JAPAN  KENYA , THE LEAST TOXIC COUNTRY IN THE WORLD; SAUDI ARABIA, MOST TOXIC  "JUNIOR CITIZEN "  BILL TO BENEFIT POOR FAMILIES



Last Feb. 15, DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre issued a Department Circular 017, directing NBI Director Dante Gierran to scrap the present specific-purpose clearance and instead issue a multi-purpose clearance. According to Alvarez, the proposed reform will not only spare the people from difficulties of getting the NBI clearance but it can also save time and money.

Department Circular 017 Issued by the DOJ
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez proposed that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will be soon issuing only one “multi-purpose clearance” for all types of requests, following significant reforms.     Alvarez said that Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, who has administrative control over the NBI, had issued a directive for the purpose of issuing the new multi-purpose clearance.   The old practice of issuing different clearances for specific purposes, the usual separate applications for domestic employment, travel abroad, gun licensing and many others, will be replaced with a single clearance to be used in all of the transactions requiring the NBI clearance,  making it easier for people to obtain and use it.  The NBI is directed to change the format of all NBI clearances to bear the phrase “Issued for whatever legal purpose” instead of an specific purpose.  The NBI is also ordered to replace all existing formats with the new multi-purpose clearance as stated under the new circular.            Last Feb. 15, DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre issued a Department Circular 017, directing NBI Director Dante Gierran to scrap the present specific-purpose clearance and instead issue a multi-purpose clearance. According to Alvarez, the proposed reform will not only spare the people from difficulties of getting the NBI clearance but it can also save time and money.  Department Circular 017 Issued by the DOJ                The implementation of the new multi-purpose NBI clearance will begin 15 days after appropriate notices have been published in at least two publications or newspapers of general circulation.  Alvarez had also asked the NBI to modernize its system not only to increase efficiency but also to address other problems in the clearance procedures in addition to implementing a multi-purpose clearance. RECOMMENDED:  ASEAN LEADERS TO CREATE PROTECTION RULES FOR MIGRANT WORKERS  OFW GETS HARSH WORDS FROM OWN BROTHER  10 TIPS ON HOW TO SPOT A FAKE NEWS  BEFORE YOU GET MARRIED,BE AWARE OF THIS  ISRAEL TO HIRE HUNDREDS OF FILIPINOS FOR HOTEL JOBS  MALLS WITH OSSCO AND OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES  DOMESTIC ABUSE EXPOSED ON SOCIAL MEDIA  HSW IN KUWAIT: NO SALARY FOR 9 YEARS  DEATH COMPENSATION FOR SAUDI EXPATS  ON JAKATIA PAWA'S EXECUTION: "WE DID EVERYTHING.." -DFA  BELLO ASSURES DECISION ON MORATORIUM MAY COME OUT ANYTIME SOON  SEN. JOEL VILLANUEVA  SUPPORTS DEPLOYMENT BAN ON HSWS IN KUWAIT  AT LEAST 71 OFWS ON DEATH ROW ABROAD  DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM, NOW! -OFW GROUPS  BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT YOUR HSWS  PRESIDENT DUTERTE WILL VISIT UAE AND KSA, HERE'S WHY  MANPOWER AGENCIES AND RECRUITMENT COMPANIES TO BE HIT DIRECTLY BY HSW DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM IN KUWAIT  UAE TO START IMPLEMENTING 5%VAT STARTING 2018  REMEMBER THIS 7 THINGS IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR HOUSEKEEPING JOB IN JAPAN  KENYA , THE LEAST TOXIC COUNTRY IN THE WORLD; SAUDI ARABIA, MOST TOXIC  "JUNIOR CITIZEN "  BILL TO BENEFIT POOR FAMILIES
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez proposed that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will be soon issuing only one “multi-purpose clearance” for all types of requests, following significant reforms.     Alvarez said that Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, who has administrative control over the NBI, had issued a directive for the purpose of issuing the new multi-purpose clearance.   The old practice of issuing different clearances for specific purposes, the usual separate applications for domestic employment, travel abroad, gun licensing and many others, will be replaced with a single clearance to be used in all of the transactions requiring the NBI clearance,  making it easier for people to obtain and use it.  The NBI is directed to change the format of all NBI clearances to bear the phrase “Issued for whatever legal purpose” instead of an specific purpose.  The NBI is also ordered to replace all existing formats with the new multi-purpose clearance as stated under the new circular.            Last Feb. 15, DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre issued a Department Circular 017, directing NBI Director Dante Gierran to scrap the present specific-purpose clearance and instead issue a multi-purpose clearance. According to Alvarez, the proposed reform will not only spare the people from difficulties of getting the NBI clearance but it can also save time and money.  Department Circular 017 Issued by the DOJ                The implementation of the new multi-purpose NBI clearance will begin 15 days after appropriate notices have been published in at least two publications or newspapers of general circulation.  Alvarez had also asked the NBI to modernize its system not only to increase efficiency but also to address other problems in the clearance procedures in addition to implementing a multi-purpose clearance. RECOMMENDED:  ASEAN LEADERS TO CREATE PROTECTION RULES FOR MIGRANT WORKERS  OFW GETS HARSH WORDS FROM OWN BROTHER  10 TIPS ON HOW TO SPOT A FAKE NEWS  BEFORE YOU GET MARRIED,BE AWARE OF THIS  ISRAEL TO HIRE HUNDREDS OF FILIPINOS FOR HOTEL JOBS  MALLS WITH OSSCO AND OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES  DOMESTIC ABUSE EXPOSED ON SOCIAL MEDIA  HSW IN KUWAIT: NO SALARY FOR 9 YEARS  DEATH COMPENSATION FOR SAUDI EXPATS  ON JAKATIA PAWA'S EXECUTION: "WE DID EVERYTHING.." -DFA  BELLO ASSURES DECISION ON MORATORIUM MAY COME OUT ANYTIME SOON  SEN. JOEL VILLANUEVA  SUPPORTS DEPLOYMENT BAN ON HSWS IN KUWAIT  AT LEAST 71 OFWS ON DEATH ROW ABROAD  DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM, NOW! -OFW GROUPS  BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT YOUR HSWS  PRESIDENT DUTERTE WILL VISIT UAE AND KSA, HERE'S WHY  MANPOWER AGENCIES AND RECRUITMENT COMPANIES TO BE HIT DIRECTLY BY HSW DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM IN KUWAIT  UAE TO START IMPLEMENTING 5%VAT STARTING 2018  REMEMBER THIS 7 THINGS IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR HOUSEKEEPING JOB IN JAPAN  KENYA , THE LEAST TOXIC COUNTRY IN THE WORLD; SAUDI ARABIA, MOST TOXIC  "JUNIOR CITIZEN "  BILL TO BENEFIT POOR FAMILIES













The implementation of the new multi-purpose NBI clearance will begin 15 days after appropriate notices have been published in at least two publications or newspapers of general circulation.

Alvarez had also asked the NBI to modernize its system not only to increase efficiency but also to address other problems in the clearance procedures in addition to implementing a multi-purpose clearance.

RECOMMENDED:

ASEAN LEADERS TO CREATE PROTECTION RULES FOR MIGRANT WORKERS

OFW GETS HARSH WORDS FROM OWN BROTHER

10 TIPS ON HOW TO SPOT A FAKE NEWS

BEFORE YOU GET MARRIED,BE AWARE OF THIS

ISRAEL TO HIRE HUNDREDS OF FILIPINOS FOR HOTEL JOBS

MALLS WITH OSSCO AND OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES

DOMESTIC ABUSE EXPOSED ON SOCIAL MEDIA

HSW IN KUWAIT: NO SALARY FOR 9 YEARS

DEATH COMPENSATION FOR SAUDI EXPATS

ON JAKATIA PAWA'S EXECUTION: "WE DID EVERYTHING.." -DFA

BELLO ASSURES DECISION ON MORATORIUM MAY COME OUT ANYTIME SOON

SEN. JOEL VILLANUEVA  SUPPORTS DEPLOYMENT BAN ON HSWS IN KUWAIT

AT LEAST 71 OFWS ON DEATH ROW ABROAD

DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM, NOW! -OFW GROUPS

BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT YOUR HSWS

PRESIDENT DUTERTE WILL VISIT UAE AND KSA, HERE'S WHY

MANPOWER AGENCIES AND RECRUITMENT COMPANIES TO BE HIT DIRECTLY BY HSW DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM IN KUWAIT

UAE TO START IMPLEMENTING 5%VAT STARTING 2018

REMEMBER THIS 7 THINGS IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR HOUSEKEEPING JOB IN JAPAN

KENYA , THE LEAST TOXIC COUNTRY IN THE WORLD; SAUDI ARABIA, MOST TOXIC

"JUNIOR CITIZEN "  BILL TO BENEFIT POOR FAMILIES
©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

Thursday, February 23, 2017

10 Tips on How to Spot a Fake News

Satirical and fake sites really exist and there's a lot of them, but are clearly labeled as exaggerated and humorous by the writers and owners.  Most of the people fall into a trap of sharing them without even knowing that they are sharing fake informations.  Now, how do we spot a fake ?  For those who do not see the thin line between satire and legitimate posts especially in social media, these 10 pointers might be of great help to you and to the entire internet population.  Read on!  1. Headline and contents mismatch.  One way that fake news gets amplified and spread is that busy [or lazy?] readers may not read past the headline or browse through the entire article before sharing it . Fake news publishers  often take advantage of  this tendency. The next time you encounter an article with titles not matching the contents, dump it at once! It's a fake!       2. Pay attention to the domain and URL  Reputable news organizations usually own their domains and they have a standard look that you are probably familiar with. Sites with such endings like .com.co should make you raise your eyebrows and tip you off that you need to dig around more to see if they can be trusted. This is true even when the site looks professional and has semi-recognizable logos.   For example, abcnews.com is a legitimate news source, but abcnews.com.co is not, despite its similar appearance.   3. Check What News Outlet Published It   Unfamiliar websites with lots of ads and "sensationalized" headlines should draw immediate skepticism. Check the site’s name in google and checking out other articles posted in it should also help determine whether it is trustworthy or not.    Some fake news sites are outrightly saying that they are satire or don’t contain factual information. Others are made like a doppelganger to legitimate sites. Check the URL names of suspected pages, making sure that it’s not a hoax site mimicking a reputable source.    4. Read the "About Us" section   Be wary of the information about the news outlet, the company that runs it, members of leadership, and the mission statement and ethics behind an organization. The should be using a straightforward language.  If it's fancy and seems overblown, you should be skeptical.    5. Look At What Links And Sources Are Used   If an article lack of links or sources for claims is an obvious warning sign that the post is a fake. These sites may also provide numerous links to sites that appear to back up their claims, but these are self-made to spread bogus formation. Check if the links actually come from reliable sources.         6. Check The Publish Date And Time   Another common element in fake news is that they recycle old articles or events and lead people to believe they just happened. Checking the published time stamp is something that readers can do to prevent being misled. However, sometimes the date of an article is current, but the events described within it are old. Click through links and read carefully to determine when the event described actually happened.        7. Check the Comments   A lot of these fake and misleading articles and news are shared on social media platforms. Headlines are meant to get the reader's attention. It is often written in exaggerated language with the intention of being misleading and then attached to  completely different stories or just not true. Read the readers comments on Facebook or Twitter. If a lot of these comments claim that the article is fake or misleading, it should give you a heads-up.         8. Look Out For Questionable Quotes And Photos   It is important  that you know who says what. Fake news writers can easily invent false quotes,  attributing them to major public figures. Be skeptical of shocking or suspicious quotes, and search to see if they have been reported elsewhere. Find a video if possible. Google may come handy anytime. It is also extremely easy to attach a quote in anybodys image. Again, keep a keen eye and do not just give in to these tricks. Find a legitimate source..   9. Check if it's the Only Outlet that Reports a Particular Story  If it doesn't have a verifiable source and the story could not be read anywhere else but that site, it is most likely fake. Leave the site at once and never look back.   10. Make Sure it is not on the List Of Unreliable News Sites  Dr. Melissa Zimdars an associate professor at Merrimack College in Massachusetts  has a list of satirical, fake sites and click baits. If you are uncertain about the site that you visit, refer to the list by clicking here.     Anybody can fall victim to these fake news trap. The most important for these fakers to end is to be vigilant and keep your awareness of what is really happening around you.  Read the article in its entirety before sharing it.    And if you see your friends sharing a satirical article or a fake news, kindly tell them that it is fake and don't shy away in doing so. Everybody should be responsible in what they share and it is important that you share  something that is true and useful.  RECOMMENDED:  BEFORE YOU GET MARRIED,BE AWARE OF THIS  ISRAEL TO HIRE HUNDREDS OF FILIPINOS FOR HOTEL JOBS  MALLS WITH OSSCO AND OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES  DOMESTIC ABUSE EXPOSED ON SOCIAL MEDIA  HSW IN KUWAIT: NO SALARY FOR 9 YEARS  DEATH COMPENSATION FOR SAUDI EXPATS  ON JAKATIA PAWA'S EXECUTION: "WE DID EVERYTHING.." -DFA  BELLO ASSURES DECISION ON MORATORIUM MAY COME OUT ANYTIME SOON  SEN. JOEL VILLANUEVA  SUPPORTS DEPLOYMENT BAN ON HSWS IN KUWAIT  AT LEAST 71 OFWS ON DEATH ROW ABROAD  DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM, NOW! -OFW GROUPS  BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT YOUR HSWS  PRESIDENT DUTERTE WILL VISIT UAE AND KSA, HERE'S WHY  MANPOWER AGENCIES AND RECRUITMENT COMPANIES TO BE HIT DIRECTLY BY HSW DEPLOYMENT MORATORIUM IN KUWAIT  UAE TO START IMPLEMENTING 5%VAT STARTING 2018  REMEMBER THIS 7 THINGS IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR HOUSEKEEPING JOB IN JAPAN  KENYA , THE LEAST TOXIC COUNTRY IN THE WORLD; SAUDI ARABIA, MOST TOXIC  "JUNIOR CITIZEN "  BILL TO BENEFIT POOR FAMILIES






Satirical and fake sites really exist and there's a lot of them, but are clearly labeled as exaggerated and humorous by the writers and owners. 
Most of the people fall into a trap of sharing them without even knowing that they are sharing fake informations.

Now, how do we spot a fake ?

For those who do not see the thin line between satire and legitimate posts especially in social media, these 10 pointers might be of great help to you and to the entire internet population.

Read on!

1. Headline and contents mismatch.

One way that fake news gets amplified and spread is that busy [or lazy?] readers may not read past the headline or browse through the entire article before sharing it . Fake news publishers  often take advantage of  this tendency. The next time you encounter an article with titles not matching the contents, dump it at once! It's a fake! 





2. Pay attention to the domain and URL

Reputable news organizations usually own their domains and they have a standard look that you are probably familiar with. Sites with such endings like .com.co should make you raise your eyebrows and tip you off that you need to dig around more to see if they can be trusted. This is true even when the site looks professional and has semi-recognizable logos.

For example, abcnews.com is a legitimate news source, but abcnews.com.co is not, despite its similar appearance.


3. Check What News Outlet Published It

Unfamiliar websites with lots of ads and "sensationalized" headlines should draw immediate skepticism. Check the site’s name in google and checking out other articles posted in it should also help determine whether it is trustworthy or not. 


Some fake news sites are outrightly saying that they are satire or don’t contain factual information. Others are made like a doppelganger to legitimate sites. Check the URL names of suspected pages, making sure that it’s not a hoax site mimicking a reputable source.

4. Read the "About Us" section


Be wary of the information about the news outlet, the company that runs it, members of leadership, and the mission statement and ethics behind an organization. The should be using a straightforward language.
 If it's fancy and seems overblown, you should be skeptical. 


5. Look At What Links And Sources Are Used

If an article lack of links or sources for claims is an obvious warning sign that the post is a fake. These sites may also provide numerous links to sites that appear to back up their claims, but these are self-made to spread bogus formation. Check if the links actually come from reliable sources.








6. Check The Publish Date And Time


Another common element in fake news is that they recycle old articles or events and lead people to believe they just happened. Checking the published time stamp is something that readers can do to prevent being misled.
However, sometimes the date of an article is current, but the events described within it are old. Click through links and read carefully to determine when the event described actually happened. 






7. Check the Comments


A lot of these fake and misleading articles and news are shared on social media platforms. Headlines are meant to get the reader's attention. It is often written in exaggerated language with the intention of being misleading and then attached to  completely different stories or just not true. Read the readers comments on Facebook or Twitter. If a lot of these comments claim that the article is fake or misleading, it should give you a heads-up.








8. Look Out For Questionable Quotes And Photos

It is important  that you know who says what.
Fake news writers can easily invent false quotes,  attributing them to major public figures. Be skeptical of shocking or suspicious quotes, and search to see if they have been reported elsewhere. Find a video if possible. Google may come in handy anytime.
It is also extremely easy to attach a quote in anybodys image. Again, keep a keen eye and do not just give in to these tricks. Find  legitimate sources.


9. Check if it's the Only Outlet that Reports a Particular Story

If it doesn't have a verifiable source and the story could not be read anywhere else but that site, it is most likely fake. Leave the site at once and never look back.


10. Make Sure it is not on the List Of Unreliable News Sites

Dr. Melissa Zimdars an associate professor at Merrimack College in Massachusetts  has a list of satirical, fake sites and click baits. If you are uncertain about the site that you visit, refer to the list by clicking here.




Anybody can fall victim to these fake news trap. The most important for these fakers to end is to be vigilant and keep your awareness of what is really happening around you.

Read the article in its entirety before sharing it.



And if you see your friends sharing a satirical article or a fake news, kindly tell them that it is a fake and don't shy away in doing so. Everybody should be responsible in what they share and it is important that you share  something that is true and useful.


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