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Friday, May 05, 2017

Domestic Worker Rights Favored In The 2017 UAE Labor Law

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

In the United Arab Emirates, there are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65% lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah.
UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit.
The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off.
The previous categories of the domestic workers are
Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.

The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories:

Housemaids

Private Sailor

Watchman

Security Guards

Household Shepherd

Family Chauffeur

Household Horse Groomer

Household Falcon Trainer

Domestic Labours

Housekeepers

Private Coach

Private Teacher

Babysitter

Household Farmer

Private Nurse

Private PRO

Private Agriculture engineer



Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:
 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS

 In the United Arab Emirates, There are over 750,000 household workers mostly from the Philippines. Among 65%  lives in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and, Sharjah. UAE Law is going to provide special rights for the workers that have been already approved by the UAE Cabinet and signed to be a full pledged law by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan which includes 30 days annual leave with full pay, a weekly day off, daily rest at least 12 Hours, 8 hours of work and most important the right to keep original passport, Emirates ID or work permit. {EMBED VIDEO 1 HERE NOW!} The new Law also states that recruitment agencies have to ensure that domestic workers are made aware of the terms and conditions of their employment and their every right even before their deployment. This should include the nature of work, the workplace, the remuneration and the duration of daily and weekly off. The previous categories of the domestic workers are Maid, Household farmer, and Family Chauffeur.  The new law has defined domestic workers into the following categories: Housemaids  Private Sailor  Watchman Security Guards Household Shepherd Family Chauffeur  Household Horse Groomer Household Falcon Trainer  Domestic Labours  Housekeepers Private Coach Private Teacher Babysitter Household Farmer Private Nurse Private PRO  Private Agriculture engineer   Here are the new law crafted by UAE lawmakers  and to  be implemented by the UAE government this year:                            The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day. Recommended:  Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.  Meanwhile, the LTO Chief has uttered support to the program of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) which is the establishment of the Driver's Academy which will begin this month  Public Utility Drivers will be required to attend the one to two days classes. At the academy, they will learn the traffic rules and regulations, LTFRB policies, and they will also be taught on how to avoid road rage. Grab and Uber drivers will also be required to undergo the same training.  LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that they will conduct an exam after the training and if the drivers passed, they will be given an ID Card.  The list of the passers will be then listed to their database. The operators will be able to check the status of the drivers they are hiring. Recommended:    Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS   The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.   Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS Starting this August, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) will possibly release the driver's license with validity of 5 years as President Duterte earlier promised.  LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver's license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.       Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include: Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against? Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS  ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS
The new labor law, if fully implemented, will improve the condition of thousands of domestic workers including the OFWs. it will be even better if it will be adopted by the neighboring GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait where numerous cases of abuse and maltreatment happen every day.

 The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits. 
If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.


Benefits include:

Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?

Transfer to other employer   An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period.  Part time jobs are now allowed   Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday.   Staying out of Country, still can come back?  Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine.    Newborn RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth or the date of entering the country, if the parents hold a valid Qatari RP.  No medical check up Anyone who enters the country on a visit visa or for other purposes are not required to undergo the mandatory medical check-up if they stay for a period not more than 30 days. Foreigners are not allowed to stay in the country after expiry of their visa if not renewed.   E gates for all  Expatriates living in Qatar can leave and enter the country using their Qatari IDs through the e-gates.  Exit Permit Grievances Committee According to Law No 21 of 2015 regulating entry, exit and residency of expatriates, which was enforced on December 13, last year, expatriate worker can leave the country immediately after his employer inform the competent authorities about his consent for exit. In case the employer objected, the employee can lodge a complaint with the Exit Permit Grievances Committee which will take a decision within three working days.  Change job before or after contract , complete freedom  Expatriate worker can change his job before the end of his work contract with or without the consent of his employer, if the contract period ended or after five years if the contract is open ended. With approval from the competent authority, the worker also can change his job if the employer died or the company vanished for any reason.   Three months for RP process  The employer must process the RP of his employees within 90 days from the date of his entry to the country.  Expat must leave within 90 days of visa expiry The employer must return the travel document (passport) to the employee after finishing the RP formalities unless the employee makes a written request to keep it with the employer. The employer must report to the authorities concerned within 24 hours if the worker left his job, refused to leave the country after cancellation of his RP, passed three months since its expiry or his visit visa ended.  If the visa or residency permit becomes invalid the expat needs to leave the country within 90 days from the date of its expiry. The expat must not violate terms and the purpose for which he/she has been granted the residency permit and should not work with another employer without permission of his original employer. In case of a dispute the Interior Minister or his representative has the right to allow an expatriate worker to work with another employer temporarily with approval from the Ministry of Administrative Development,Labour and Social Affairs. Source:qatarday.com Recommended:      The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.  If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.  Benefits include:  Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;   Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);   Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and  Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.  Gina Lopez Confirmation as DENR Secretary Rejected; Who Voted For Her and Who Voted Against?   ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS


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