Sponsored Links
SEARCH THIS SITE
JBSOLIS is a site for overseas Filipino workers, Philhealth and insurances, OWWA, PAG-IBIG, bank and cash loans, foreclosed properties, small house designs, local and overseas job listings.
EXCHANGE RATE HERE, CHOOSE CURRENCY
Advertisement

Monday, December 29, 2014

Wrap Your Baggages to and from the Philippines?

Please share this very important message especially to our fellow OFWs going home for vacation or going back here or anywhere in the Middle East 
We have heard different stories from OFWs who are travelling for vacation, or returning after annual vacation complained about their baggages being ripped, some valuables were stolen, or worst, some were arrested for allegedly carrying dangerous drugs or prohibited items like bullets in NAIA which are often placed by syndicates and gangs in order to extort money or to traffic illegal drugs. 
The following are some of the things you can do to protect yourself from being a victim of theft and 

If you are buying new luggage bags, you can opt for PC (polycarbonate) bags or hard shell bag. The material of these kind of bags are difficult to rip off with knife, unlike the luggage bags made of canvass or fabric. Shell bags that have secure locks instead of zippers are also a much better choice .

 Shell bags that have secure locks instead of zippers are also a much better choice . 
Watch this video how easily they can tamper a zipped luggage although it is already locked. 





To avoid this from happening, and ending up with  ripped or lost baggage items, we recommend to you to have it wrapped with cling film or plastic wrap. Here in Saudi Arabia, there are service stations that does plastic wrapping with SAR 20 charge for each baggage. In return, you get added security that your bags, luggage and boxes are free of scratches or damages, and the content are safer not to be opened by someone at the airport. In Saudi Arabia and Middle East airports you can find many kiosk or service stations for baggage wrapping  at the departure areas. If there is none in your area, you can buy a roll of CLING FILM or clear plastic wrap that is available from the grocery section and wrap it around the bags, or boxes several times to seal and protect your luggage from hands of thieves, drug syndicates or gangs who might either take items from your bag or place prohibited items that could land you in jail. 


If you are going back to your host country from the Philippines, it is a must, and we highly recommend that you wrap your baggages and plead for everybody to share this recommendation because this is important, and vital for the safety of our love ones travelling abroad.  For SR 10, we were able to buy a roll of cling wrap, enough to cover 3 luggages. 
Many international airports are also offering this service like Secure Wrap in many airports in the USA.  




©2014 THOUGHTSKOTO

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Infographics from POEA, Verification of OEC


Click the image for a larger picture. 

VALIDATION OF EXIT CLEARANCE AT NAIA TERMINAL 1
Guide for OFWs and Seafarers


Departure Area, Third Floor

1. Submit your OEC or E-Receipt for validation at the POEA-LAC., OFW Lounge. 
{Separate counters for seafarers and land-based workers.}

2. Check-in at your airline counter (including your luggage).

3. Get terminal fee exemption from the OFW counter

4. Proceed to the Bureau of Immigration counters

*********************************************************

VALIDATION OF EXIT CLEARANCE AT NAIA TERMINAL 2
Guide for OFWs and Seafarers


Departure Area, Second Floor

1. Submit your OEC or E-Receipt for validation at the POEA Labor Assistance Counter. 

2. Check-in at your airline counter (including your luggage).

3. Get terminal fee exemption from the OFW counter 

4. Proceed to the Bureau of Immigration counters

*****************************************************




VALIDATION OF EXIT CLEARANCE AT NAIA TERMINAL 3
Guide for OFWs and Seafarers



Departure Area
Second Floor

1. Submit your OEC or E-Receipt for validation at the POEA Labor Assistance Counter. 

2. Check-in at your airline counter (including your luggage).

3. Get terminal fee exemption from the OFW counter 

4. Proceed to the Bureau of Immigration counters

*************************************************

GUIDELINES ON THE SPECIAL VALIDATION
OF EXIT CLEARANCE OF SEAFARERS

1. Deploying manning agencies shall provide the Labor
Assistance Center a list of names, OEC/E-receipt serial
numbers and departure dates of their seafarers.
lac_poea@yahoo.com; lac_poea@gmail.com
NAIA Terminal 1: 877-1109 loc. 3703
LAC mobile number: 0917-5540390

2. A team or group leader of departing seafarers shall
present the above-cited list and the OEC/E-receipts
issued to workers for cross checking purposes by the
LAC evaluators.

3. For manning agencies with two or more seafarers in
their crew list, only a team or group leader shall be
required to proceed to the LAC counter for validation of
the seafarers’ exit clearances. The other seafarers in a
group are not required anymore to be present or to stay
inside the LAC counter to avoid long queuing and
unnecessary congestion.

4. All manning agencies shall advise their seafarers to
proceed to the OFW lounge for validation of their exit
clearances at the LAC counters at NAIA Terminals 1, 2
and 3 at least three to four (3-4) hours before the
appointed time of departure

Download here for source: POEA

©2014 THOUGHTSKOTO

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Pag-Ibig Offers Solar Power Loan


One of the ways where our homes can use green energy, or energy that is clean, safe and cost efficient is having solar panel installed in your own homes. 



That light can then be converted into electricity through the use of solar panels 

Solar panels can be mounted on roof, ground, or on fixed racks or poles above the ground. 


Solar power is becoming more popular now but for those who doesn't have background or knowledge to set-up their own solar power system the installation can be pricey. 

The price range to install usually range from Php 20,000 to Php 500,000. But can be cheaper for those who can do the installation by themselves. 


Right now, Pag-Ibig is offering loan for those who would like to set-up their solar power. They are offering help to finance the installation of  solar panels in your home through Home Improvement Loan. To save on installation cost  you also  have the option to loan for the purchase of materials like solar panels which you can install yourself. 









Right now, the Pag-Ibig Fund is offering financing option or home improvement loan  so that more households can afford to install solar panels.

©2014 THOUGHTSKOTO