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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

TESDA To Conduct Onsite Assessment For OFWs In The Middle East


The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has announced that it is going to give an on-site assessment to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are bound for the Middle East.  Secretary Guiling "Gene" Mamondiong, TESDA Director-General said that the Onsite Assessment Program (OAP) aims to find out if the OFWs possess the competencies required in a preferred work.  Mamondiong disclosed that a delegation from TESDA will go to the Middle East to conduct the onsite assessment in coordination with the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO).  The TESDA onsite assessment is scheduled at Comsofil in Riyadh; POLO, Dubai;  ICSA, Kuwait City and Total Care International in Jeddah. OFWs who are interested in the onsite assessment may visit the POLO in the scheduled areas. Jeddah and Dubai have already submitted a list of assessment candidates, Mamondiong said.  Workers may take the assessment in the following qualifications:   Riyadh:  Technical Drafting NC II;  Visual Graphics Design NC II  and Computer Systems Servicing NC II for    Dubai:  Technical Drafting NC II,  Visual Graphics Design NC III,  Massage Therapy NC II and Caregiving NC II.   Kuwait: Technical Drafting NC II  Visual Graphics Design NC III  Computer Systems Servicing NC II.   Jeddah:  Massage Therapy NC II   Caregiving NC II.


The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has announced that it is going to give an on-site assessment to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are bound for the Middle East.

Secretary Guiling "Gene" Mamondiong, TESDA Director-General said that the Onsite Assessment Program (OAP) aims to find out if the OFWs possess the competencies required in a preferred work.

Mamondiong disclosed that a delegation from TESDA will go to the Middle East to conduct the onsite assessment in coordination with the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO).

The TESDA onsite assessment is scheduled at Comsofil in Riyadh; POLO, Dubai; 
ICSA, Kuwait City 
and Total Care International in Jeddah.
OFWs who are interested in the onsite assessment may visit the POLO in the scheduled areas. Jeddah and Dubai have already submitted a list of assessment candidates, Mamondiong said.

Workers may take the assessment in the following qualifications: 

Riyadh: 
Technical Drafting NC II; 
Visual Graphics Design NC II
 and Computer Systems Servicing NC II for 

 Dubai: 
Technical Drafting NC II, 
Visual Graphics Design NC III,
 Massage Therapy NC II and Caregiving NC II.

 Kuwait:
Technical Drafting NC II 
Visual Graphics Design NC III 
Computer Systems Servicing NC II.

 Jeddah: 
Massage Therapy NC II 
 Caregiving NC II.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has announced that it is going to give an on-site assessment to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are bound for the Middle East.  Secretary Guiling "Gene" Mamondiong, TESDA Director-General said that the Onsite Assessment Program (OAP) aims to find out if the OFWs possess the competencies required in a preferred work.  Mamondiong disclosed that a delegation from TESDA will go to the Middle East to conduct the onsite assessment in coordination with the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLO).  The TESDA onsite assessment is scheduled at Comsofil in Riyadh; POLO, Dubai;  ICSA, Kuwait City and Total Care International in Jeddah. OFWs who are interested in the onsite assessment may visit the POLO in the scheduled areas. Jeddah and Dubai have already submitted a list of assessment candidates, Mamondiong said.  Workers may take the assessment in the following qualifications:   Riyadh:  Technical Drafting NC II;  Visual Graphics Design NC II  and Computer Systems Servicing NC II for    Dubai:  Technical Drafting NC II,  Visual Graphics Design NC III,  Massage Therapy NC II and Caregiving NC II.   Kuwait: Technical Drafting NC II  Visual Graphics Design NC III  Computer Systems Servicing NC II.   Jeddah:  Massage Therapy NC II   Caregiving NC II.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

90-Day Amnesty For Illegal Workers In Saudi Arabia Starts. Read To See If You Are Qualified

The Saudi Arabian government has begun implementing the “A Nation Without Illegal Expatriates” national campaign, a program launched through the General Directorate for Passports of the Ministry for Interior. Starting yesterday, 29th of March, undocumented workers in Saudi Arabia can go to their city branch of the Passport Department, locally known as "Jawazat," to finalize their departure procedures. A special section has been designated for amnesty seekers at the General Services Center that will implement the 90-day campaign, which will include all provinces.  The initiative was granted by the Interior Ministry for undocumented workers to correct their status and leave the country without risk of detention or penalty. Beneficiaries of the 90-day grace period include:  over-stayers who came to the Kingdom for a Haj or Umrah visit or transit residents with expired iqamas before March 29 pilgrims without Haj permits workers with a work permit but no iqama ID or residence card before March 29 infiltrators into the Kingdom’s territory runaway workers (huroob) who have a regular residence permit or iqama ID workers who want to take advantage of the grace period but do not know their employer According to Lt. Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, spokesman of the General Directorate of Passports (GDP), overstayers caught after the 90-day grace period will risk paying fines. “Violators who don’t initiate correcting their status and get detained will be subject to enforcing the rules and regulations of the labor law and residency system.” To take advantage of the campaign, the violating expatriate must leave the country before the 90-day deadline is over. Penalties for violating the residency system includes a prison sentence and fines that can range from SR15,000 to SR100,000, plus deportation after serving prison sentence. Immigration officials also said that this amnesty may be the last opportunity for illegals to gain amnesty since the objective of the campaign is to rid the country of illegal residents completely. A similar campaign took place in 2013 to legalize the status of undocumented workers. A 90-day amnesty was announced in April 2013 before the late King Abdullah extended the grace period to November 2013. More than 2.5 million violators left the country under that campaign. According to the campaign, workers can return to the Kingdom on condition they pursue legal methods to gain entry.


The Saudi Arabian government has begun implementing the “A Nation Without Illegal Expatriates” national campaign, a program launched through the General Directorate for Passports of the Ministry for Interior. Starting yesterday, 29th of March, undocumented workers in Saudi Arabia can go to their city branch of the Passport Department, locally known as "Jawazat," to finalize their departure procedures. A special section has been designated for amnesty seekers at the General Services Center that will implement the 90-day campaign, which will include all provinces.  The initiative was granted by the Interior Ministry for undocumented workers to correct their status and leave the country without risk of detention or penalty. Beneficiaries of the 90-day grace period include:  over-stayers who came to the Kingdom for a Haj or Umrah visit or transit residents with expired iqamas before March 29 pilgrims without Haj permits workers with a work permit but no iqama ID or residence card before March 29 infiltrators into the Kingdom’s territory runaway workers (huroob) who have a regular residence permit or iqama ID workers who want to take advantage of the grace period but do not know their employer According to Lt. Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, spokesman of the General Directorate of Passports (GDP), overstayers caught after the 90-day grace period will risk paying fines. “Violators who don’t initiate correcting their status and get detained will be subject to enforcing the rules and regulations of the labor law and residency system.” To take advantage of the campaign, the violating expatriate must leave the country before the 90-day deadline is over. Penalties for violating the residency system includes a prison sentence and fines that can range from SR15,000 to SR100,000, plus deportation after serving prison sentence. Immigration officials also said that this amnesty may be the last opportunity for illegals to gain amnesty since the objective of the campaign is to rid the country of illegal residents completely. A similar campaign took place in 2013 to legalize the status of undocumented workers. A 90-day amnesty was announced in April 2013 before the late King Abdullah extended the grace period to November 2013. More than 2.5 million violators left the country under that campaign. According to the campaign, workers can return to the Kingdom on condition they pursue legal methods to gain entry.

The Saudi Arabian government has begun implementing the “A Nation Without Illegal Expatriates” national campaign, a program launched through the General Directorate for Passports of the Ministry for Interior.
Starting yesterday, 29th of March, undocumented workers in Saudi Arabia can go to their city branch of the Passport Department, locally known as "Jawazat," to finalize their departure procedures.



The Saudi Arabian government has begun implementing the “A Nation Without Illegal Expatriates” national campaign, a program launched through the General Directorate for Passports of the Ministry for Interior. Starting yesterday, 29th of March, undocumented workers in Saudi Arabia can go to their city branch of the Passport Department, locally known as "Jawazat," to finalize their departure procedures. A special section has been designated for amnesty seekers at the General Services Center that will implement the 90-day campaign, which will include all provinces.  The initiative was granted by the Interior Ministry for undocumented workers to correct their status and leave the country without risk of detention or penalty. Beneficiaries of the 90-day grace period include:  over-stayers who came to the Kingdom for a Haj or Umrah visit or transit residents with expired iqamas before March 29 pilgrims without Haj permits workers with a work permit but no iqama ID or residence card before March 29 infiltrators into the Kingdom’s territory runaway workers (huroob) who have a regular residence permit or iqama ID workers who want to take advantage of the grace period but do not know their employer According to Lt. Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, spokesman of the General Directorate of Passports (GDP), overstayers caught after the 90-day grace period will risk paying fines. “Violators who don’t initiate correcting their status and get detained will be subject to enforcing the rules and regulations of the labor law and residency system.” To take advantage of the campaign, the violating expatriate must leave the country before the 90-day deadline is over. Penalties for violating the residency system includes a prison sentence and fines that can range from SR15,000 to SR100,000, plus deportation after serving prison sentence. Immigration officials also said that this amnesty may be the last opportunity for illegals to gain amnesty since the objective of the campaign is to rid the country of illegal residents completely. A similar campaign took place in 2013 to legalize the status of undocumented workers. A 90-day amnesty was announced in April 2013 before the late King Abdullah extended the grace period to November 2013. More than 2.5 million violators left the country under that campaign. According to the campaign, workers can return to the Kingdom on condition they pursue legal methods to gain entry.

The GDP sent text messages to residents a few days before the start of the campaign, warning about the consequences of ignoring the Amnesty.



The Saudi Arabian government has begun implementing the “A Nation Without Illegal Expatriates” national campaign, a program launched through the General Directorate for Passports of the Ministry for Interior. Starting yesterday, 29th of March, undocumented workers in Saudi Arabia can go to their city branch of the Passport Department, locally known as "Jawazat," to finalize their departure procedures. A special section has been designated for amnesty seekers at the General Services Center that will implement the 90-day campaign, which will include all provinces.  The initiative was granted by the Interior Ministry for undocumented workers to correct their status and leave the country without risk of detention or penalty. Beneficiaries of the 90-day grace period include:  over-stayers who came to the Kingdom for a Haj or Umrah visit or transit residents with expired iqamas before March 29 pilgrims without Haj permits workers with a work permit but no iqama ID or residence card before March 29 infiltrators into the Kingdom’s territory runaway workers (huroob) who have a regular residence permit or iqama ID workers who want to take advantage of the grace period but do not know their employer According to Lt. Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, spokesman of the General Directorate of Passports (GDP), overstayers caught after the 90-day grace period will risk paying fines. “Violators who don’t initiate correcting their status and get detained will be subject to enforcing the rules and regulations of the labor law and residency system.” To take advantage of the campaign, the violating expatriate must leave the country before the 90-day deadline is over. Penalties for violating the residency system includes a prison sentence and fines that can range from SR15,000 to SR100,000, plus deportation after serving prison sentence. Immigration officials also said that this amnesty may be the last opportunity for illegals to gain amnesty since the objective of the campaign is to rid the country of illegal residents completely. A similar campaign took place in 2013 to legalize the status of undocumented workers. A 90-day amnesty was announced in April 2013 before the late King Abdullah extended the grace period to November 2013. More than 2.5 million violators left the country under that campaign. According to the campaign, workers can return to the Kingdom on condition they pursue legal methods to gain entry.

Text messages were again sent to all residents informing them of the start of the 90-day grace period.


A special section has been designated for amnesty seekers at the General Services Center that will implement the 90-day campaign, which will include all provinces.

The initiative was granted by the Interior Ministry for undocumented workers to correct their status and leave the country without risk of detention or penalty.


According to the campaign, workers can return to the Kingdom on condition they pursue legal methods to gain entry.



Beneficiaries of the 90-day grace period include:
  • over-stayers who came to the Kingdom for a Haj or Umrah visit or transit
  • residents with expired iqamas before March 29
  • pilgrims without Haj permits
  • workers with a work permit but no iqama ID or residence card before March 29
  • infiltrators into the Kingdom’s territory
  • runaway workers (huroob) who have a regular residence permit or iqama ID
  • workers who want to take advantage of the grace period but do not know their employer


According to the campaign, workers can return to the Kingdom on condition they pursue legal methods to gain entry.
Immigration Counters at Jeddah International Airport 


According to Lt. Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, spokesman of the General Directorate of Passports (GDP), overstayers caught after the 90-day grace period will risk paying fines. “Violators who don’t initiate correcting their status and get detained will be subject to enforcing the rules and regulations of the labor law and residency system.”
The Saudi Arabian government has begun implementing the “A Nation Without Illegal Expatriates” national campaign, a program launched through the General Directorate for Passports of the Ministry for Interior. Starting yesterday, 29th of March, undocumented workers in Saudi Arabia can go to their city branch of the Passport Department, locally known as "Jawazat," to finalize their departure procedures. A special section has been designated for amnesty seekers at the General Services Center that will implement the 90-day campaign, which will include all provinces.  The initiative was granted by the Interior Ministry for undocumented workers to correct their status and leave the country without risk of detention or penalty. Beneficiaries of the 90-day grace period include:  over-stayers who came to the Kingdom for a Haj or Umrah visit or transit residents with expired iqamas before March 29 pilgrims without Haj permits workers with a work permit but no iqama ID or residence card before March 29 infiltrators into the Kingdom’s territory runaway workers (huroob) who have a regular residence permit or iqama ID workers who want to take advantage of the grace period but do not know their employer According to Lt. Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, spokesman of the General Directorate of Passports (GDP), overstayers caught after the 90-day grace period will risk paying fines. “Violators who don’t initiate correcting their status and get detained will be subject to enforcing the rules and regulations of the labor law and residency system.” To take advantage of the campaign, the violating expatriate must leave the country before the 90-day deadline is over. Penalties for violating the residency system includes a prison sentence and fines that can range from SR15,000 to SR100,000, plus deportation after serving prison sentence. Immigration officials also said that this amnesty may be the last opportunity for illegals to gain amnesty since the objective of the campaign is to rid the country of illegal residents completely. A similar campaign took place in 2013 to legalize the status of undocumented workers. A 90-day amnesty was announced in April 2013 before the late King Abdullah extended the grace period to November 2013. More than 2.5 million violators left the country under that campaign. According to the campaign, workers can return to the Kingdom on condition they pursue legal methods to gain entry.

To take advantage of the campaign, the violating expatriate must leave the country before the 90-day deadline is over.

Penalties for violating the residency system includes a prison sentence and fines that can range from SR15,000 to SR100,000, plus deportation after serving prison sentence.





Immigration officials also said that this amnesty may be the last opportunity for illegals to gain amnesty since the objective of the campaign is to rid the country of illegal residents completely.

A similar campaign took place in 2013 to legalize the status of undocumented workers. A 90-day amnesty was announced in April 2013 before the late King Abdullah extended the grace period to November 2013. More than 2.5 million violators left the country under that campaign.


According to the campaign, workers can return to the Kingdom on condition they pursue legal methods to gain entry.
All Foreign Workers and Their Dependents Are Fingerprinted Upon Arrival in KSA

According to the campaign, workers can return to the Kingdom on condition they pursue legal methods to gain entry.


Philippine embassy officials, on the other hand, have not provided specific information regarding the process or application. They did however provide advisories regarding the Amnesty.

The Saudi Arabian government has begun implementing the “A Nation Without Illegal Expatriates” national campaign, a program launched through the General Directorate for Passports of the Ministry for Interior. Starting yesterday, 29th of March, undocumented workers in Saudi Arabia can go to their city branch of the Passport Department, locally known as "Jawazat," to finalize their departure procedures. A special section has been designated for amnesty seekers at the General Services Center that will implement the 90-day campaign, which will include all provinces.  The initiative was granted by the Interior Ministry for undocumented workers to correct their status and leave the country without risk of detention or penalty. Beneficiaries of the 90-day grace period include:  over-stayers who came to the Kingdom for a Haj or Umrah visit or transit residents with expired iqamas before March 29 pilgrims without Haj permits workers with a work permit but no iqama ID or residence card before March 29 infiltrators into the Kingdom’s territory runaway workers (huroob) who have a regular residence permit or iqama ID workers who want to take advantage of the grace period but do not know their employer According to Lt. Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, spokesman of the General Directorate of Passports (GDP), overstayers caught after the 90-day grace period will risk paying fines. “Violators who don’t initiate correcting their status and get detained will be subject to enforcing the rules and regulations of the labor law and residency system.” To take advantage of the campaign, the violating expatriate must leave the country before the 90-day deadline is over. Penalties for violating the residency system includes a prison sentence and fines that can range from SR15,000 to SR100,000, plus deportation after serving prison sentence. Immigration officials also said that this amnesty may be the last opportunity for illegals to gain amnesty since the objective of the campaign is to rid the country of illegal residents completely. A similar campaign took place in 2013 to legalize the status of undocumented workers. A 90-day amnesty was announced in April 2013 before the late King Abdullah extended the grace period to November 2013. More than 2.5 million violators left the country under that campaign. According to the campaign, workers can return to the Kingdom on condition they pursue legal methods to gain entry.

The Jeddah Consulate further announced extended open hours/days to facilitate inquiries and applications.
The Saudi Arabian government has begun implementing the “A Nation Without Illegal Expatriates” national campaign, a program launched through the General Directorate for Passports of the Ministry for Interior. Starting yesterday, 29th of March, undocumented workers in Saudi Arabia can go to their city branch of the Passport Department, locally known as "Jawazat," to finalize their departure procedures. A special section has been designated for amnesty seekers at the General Services Center that will implement the 90-day campaign, which will include all provinces.  The initiative was granted by the Interior Ministry for undocumented workers to correct their status and leave the country without risk of detention or penalty. Beneficiaries of the 90-day grace period include:  over-stayers who came to the Kingdom for a Haj or Umrah visit or transit residents with expired iqamas before March 29 pilgrims without Haj permits workers with a work permit but no iqama ID or residence card before March 29 infiltrators into the Kingdom’s territory runaway workers (huroob) who have a regular residence permit or iqama ID workers who want to take advantage of the grace period but do not know their employer According to Lt. Col. Talal Al-Shalhoub, spokesman of the General Directorate of Passports (GDP), overstayers caught after the 90-day grace period will risk paying fines. “Violators who don’t initiate correcting their status and get detained will be subject to enforcing the rules and regulations of the labor law and residency system.” To take advantage of the campaign, the violating expatriate must leave the country before the 90-day deadline is over. Penalties for violating the residency system includes a prison sentence and fines that can range from SR15,000 to SR100,000, plus deportation after serving prison sentence. Immigration officials also said that this amnesty may be the last opportunity for illegals to gain amnesty since the objective of the campaign is to rid the country of illegal residents completely. A similar campaign took place in 2013 to legalize the status of undocumented workers. A 90-day amnesty was announced in April 2013 before the late King Abdullah extended the grace period to November 2013. More than 2.5 million violators left the country under that campaign. According to the campaign, workers can return to the Kingdom on condition they pursue legal methods to gain entry.

TAGALOG: 10 Steps on How to Avail Online Appointment of Saudi Arabia Amnesty Program

The 90 day amnesty period is ongoing in Saudi Arabia after it started last March 29. In line with this, the Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines in Jeddah has issued a Public Advisory Number 11 Series of 2017.  The public advisory outlined the procedures and requirements on how to avail the Amnesty Program of the Saudi Government.  The following are the requirement and procedures for Filipinos on how to avail amnesty program of the Saudi Government.


WHO WILL BENEFIT WITH THE AMNESTY NOW IN KSA?
Who will benefit the amnesty now in KSA?  "Nation without violation", a statement made with the announcement of the Ministry of Interior thru Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Naif Al saud, who is also the Deputy Minister the mentioned. Their campaign of amnesty  will start March 29, 2017.  Please be reminded that the amnesty is applicable to those expats with following situation without police cases.  Who are considered illegal workers?  1. Those expats who overstayed their Hajj and Umrah visit  2. Those expats who took pilgrims without permit.  3. Those expats who entered the KSA border illegally.  4. Expats who has expired visa.  5. Expats who has work permit but without iqama.  6. Those expats who ran away from their company.  Most likely you may go to deportation department (Al wafideen ) Present any kind of documents available such as copy of passport with  border number, copy of iqama. Those who do not have passport with them you may go to the embassy and apply for a travel permit. Do not bring your  luggage's. You will only process the procedure.   Read more from the link for more information.

Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Interior,Prince Mohammed bin Naif Al Saud, stated in his speech during “A Nation Without Violations” campaign inauguration, that the program focuses on solving the residency and labor law violators status. It will also will also help individuals who wish to solve their violations and avoid sanctions.         The Crown Prince asked for the cooperation of the residents for the goals of the campaign to be met.  He also urged violators to take advantage of the 90 days opportunity which will begin on March 29 up to June 29 this year.   He directed authorities to facilitate the procedures for the  people who will take the initiative  to leave the country within the amnesty period and relieve them from all sanctions. Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia meeting with US President Donald Trump  Recommended: Why OFWs Remain in Neck-deep Debts After Years Of Working Abroad? From beginning to the end, the real life of OFWs are colorful indeed.  To work outside the country, they invest too much, spend a lot. They start making loans for the processing of their needed documents to work abroad.  From application until they can actually leave the country, they spend big sum of money for it.  But after they were being able to finally work abroad, the story did not just end there. More often than not, the big sum of cash  they used to pay the recruitment agency fees cause them to suffer from indebtedness.  They were being charged and burdened with too much fees, which are not even compliant with the law. Because of their eagerness to work overseas, they immerse themselves to high interest loans for the sake of working abroad. The recruitment agencies play a big role why the OFWs are suffering from neck-deep debts. Even some licensed agencies, they freely exploit the vulnerability of the OFWs. Due to their greed to collect more cash from every OFWs that they deploy, it results to making the life of OFWs more miserable by burying them in debts.  The result of high fees collected by the agencies can even last even the OFWs have been deployed abroad. Some employers deduct it to their salaries for a number of months, leaving the OFWs broke when their much awaited salary comes.  But it doesn't end there. Some of these agencies conspire with their counterpart agencies to urge the foreign employers to cut the salary of the poor OFWs in their favor. That is of course, beyond the expectation of the OFWs.   Even before they leave, the promised salary is already computed and allocated. They have already planned how much they are going to send to their family back home. If the employer would cut the amount of the salary they are expecting to receive, the planned remittance will surely suffer, it includes the loans that they promised to be paid immediately on time when they finally work abroad.  There is such a situation that their family in the Philippines carry the burden of paying for these loans made by the OFW. For example. An OFW father that has found a mistress, which is a fellow OFW, who turned his back  to his family  and to his obligations to pay his loans made for the recruitment fees. The result, the poor family back home, aside from not receiving any remittance, they will be the ones who are obliged to pay the loans made by the OFW, adding weight to the emotional burden they already had aside from their daily needs.      Read: Common Money Mistakes Why Ofws remain Broke After Years Of Working Abroad   Source: Bandera/inquirer.net NATIONAL PORTAL AND NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN TO  SPEED UP INTERNET SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES  NATIONWIDE SMOKING BAN SIGNED BY PRESIDENT DUTERTE   EMIRATES ID CAN NOW BE USED AS HEALTH INSURANCE CARD  TODAY'S NEWS THAT WILL REVIVE YOUR TRUST TO THE PHIL GOVERNMENT  BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!  RELOCATING NAIA  THE HORROR AND TERROR OF BEING A HOUSEMAID IN SAUDI ARABIA  DUTERTE WARNING  NEW BAGGAGE RULES FOR DUBAI AIRPORT    HUGE FISH SIGHTINGS  From beginning to the end, the real life of OFWs are colorful indeed. To work outside the country, they invest too much, spend a lot. They start making loans for the processing of their needed documents to work abroad.  NATIONAL PORTAL AND NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN TO  SPEED UP INTERNET SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES In a Facebook post of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, he said that after a presentation made by Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Pres. Duterte emphasized the need for faster communications in the country.Pres. Duterte earlier said he would like the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) "to develop a national broadband plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed." As a response to the President's SONA statement, Salalima presented the  DICT's national broadband plan that aims to push for free WiFi access to more areas in the countryside.  Good news to the Filipinos whose business and livelihood rely on good and fast internet connection such as stocks trading and online marketing. President Rodrigo Duterte  has already approved the establishment of  the National Government Portal and a National Broadband Plan during the 13th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang today. In a facebook post of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, he said that after a presentation made by Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Pres. Duterte emphasized the need for faster communications in the country. Pres. Duterte earlier said he would like the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) "to develop a national broadband plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed." As a response to the President's SONA statement, Salalima presented the  DICT's national broadband plan that aims to push for free WiFi access to more areas in the countryside.  The broadband program has been in the work since former President Gloria Arroyo but due to allegations of corruption and illegality, Mrs. Arroyo cancelled the US$329 million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal with China's ZTE Corp.just 6 months after she signed it in April 2007.  Fast internet connection benefits not only those who are on internet business and online business but even our over 10 million OFWs around the world and their families in the Philippines. When the era of snail mails, voice tapes and telegram  and the internet age started, communications with their loved one back home can be much easier. But with the Philippines being at #43 on the latest internet speed ranks, something is telling us that improvement has to made.                RECOMMENDED  BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!  RELOCATING NAIA  THE HORROR AND TERROR OF BEING A HOUSEMAID IN SAUDI ARABIA  DUTERTE WARNING  NEW BAGGAGE RULES FOR DUBAI AIRPORT    HUGE FISH SIGHTINGS    NATIONWIDE SMOKING BAN SIGNED BY PRESIDENT DUTERTE In January, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that President Duterte had asked her to draft the executive order similar to what had been implemented in Davao City when he was a mayor, it is the "100% smoke-free environment in public places."Today, a text message from Sec. Manny Piñol to ABS-CBN News confirmed that President Duterte will sign an Executive Order to ban smoking in public places as drafted by the Department of Health (DOH). If you know someone who is sick, had an accident  or relatives of an employee who died while on duty, you can help them and their families  by sharing them how to claim their benefits from the government through Employment Compensation Commission.  Here are the steps on claiming the Employee Compensation for private employees.        Step 1. Prepare the following documents:  Certificate of Employment- stating  the actual duties and responsibilities of the employee at the time of his sickness or accident.  EC Log Book- certified true copy of the page containing the particular sickness or accident that happened to the employee.  Medical Findings- should come from  the attending doctor the hospital where the employee was admitted.     Step 2. Gather the additional documents if the employee is;  1. Got sick: Request your company to provide  pre-employment medical check -up or  Fit-To-Work certification at the time that you first got hired . Also attach Medical Records from your company.  2. In case of accident: Provide an Accident report if the accident happened within the company or work premises. Police report if it happened outside the company premises (i.e. employee's residence etc.)  3 In case of Death:  Bring the Death Certificate, Medical Records and accident report of the employee. If married, bring the Marriage Certificate and the Birth Certificate of his children below 21 years of age.      FINAL ENTRY HERE, LINKS OTHERS   Step 3.  Gather all the requirements together and submit it to the nearest SSS office. Wait for the SSS decision,if approved, you will receive a notice and a cheque from the SSS. If denied, ask for a written denial letter from SSS and file a motion for reconsideration and submit it to the SSS Main office. In case that the motion is  not approved, write a letter of appeal and send it to ECC and wait for their decision.      Contact ECC Office at ECC Building, 355 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave, Makati, 1209 Metro ManilaPhone:(02) 899 4251 Recommended: NATIONAL PORTAL AND NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN TO  SPEED UP INTERNET SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES In a Facebook post of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, he said that after a presentation made by Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Pres. Duterte emphasized the need for faster communications in the country.Pres. Duterte earlier said he would like the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) "to develop a national broadband plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed." As a response to the President's SONA statement, Salalima presented the  DICT's national broadband plan that aims to push for free WiFi access to more areas in the countryside.   Read more: http://www.jbsolis.com/2017/03/president-rodrigo-duterte-approved.html#ixzz4bC6eQr5N Good news to the Filipinos whose business and livelihood rely on good and fast internet connection such as stocks trading and online marketing. President Rodrigo Duterte  has already approved the establishment of  the National Government Portal and a National Broadband Plan during the 13th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang today. In a facebook post of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, he said that after a presentation made by Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Pres. Duterte emphasized the need for faster communications in the country. Pres. Duterte earlier said he would like the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) "to develop a national broadband plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed." As a response to the President's SONA statement, Salalima presented the  DICT's national broadband plan that aims to push for free WiFi access to more areas in the countryside.  The broadband program has been in the work since former President Gloria Arroyo but due to allegations of corruption and illegality, Mrs. Arroyo cancelled the US$329 million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal with China's ZTE Corp.just 6 months after she signed it in April 2007.  Fast internet connection benefits not only those who are on internet business and online business but even our over 10 million OFWs around the world and their families in the Philippines. When the era of snail mails, voice tapes and telegram  and the internet age started, communications with their loved one back home can be much easier. But with the Philippines being at #43 on the latest internet speed ranks, something is telling us that improvement has to made.                RECOMMENDED  BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!  RELOCATING NAIA  THE HORROR AND TERROR OF BEING A HOUSEMAID IN SAUDI ARABIA  DUTERTE WARNING  NEW BAGGAGE RULES FOR DUBAI AIRPORT    HUGE FISH SIGHTINGS    NATIONWIDE SMOKING BAN SIGNED BY PRESIDENT DUTERTE In January, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that President Duterte had asked her to draft the executive order similar to what had been implemented in Davao City when he was a mayor, it is the "100% smoke-free environment in public places."Today, a text message from Sec. Manny Piñol to ABS-CBN News confirmed that President Duterte will sign an Executive Order to ban smoking in public places as drafted by the Department of Health (DOH).  Read more: http://www.jbsolis.com/2017/03/executive-order-for-nationwide-smoking.html#ixzz4bC77ijSR   EMIRATES ID CAN NOW BE USED AS HEALTH INSURANCE CARD  TODAY'S NEWS THAT WILL REVIVE YOUR TRUST TO THE PHIL GOVERNMENT  BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!  RELOCATING NAIA  THE HORROR AND TERROR OF BEING A HOUSEMAID IN SAUDI ARABIA  DUTERTE WARNING  NEW BAGGAGE RULES FOR DUBAI AIRPORT    HUGE FISH SIGHTINGS    How to File Employment Compensation for Private Workers If you know someone who is sick, had an accident  or relatives of an employee who died while on duty, you can help them and their families  by sharing them how to claim their benefits from the government through Employment Compensation Commission. If you know someone who is sick, had an accident  or relatives of an employee who died while on duty, you can help them and their families  by sharing them how to claim their benefits from the government through Employment Compensation Commission.  Here are the steps on claiming the Employee Compensation for private employees.        Step 1. Prepare the following documents:  Certificate of Employment- stating  the actual duties and responsibilities of the employee at the time of his sickness or accident.  EC Log Book- certified true copy of the page containing the particular sickness or accident that happened to the employee.  Medical Findings- should come from  the attending doctor the hospital where the employee was admitted.     Step 2. Gather the additional documents if the employee is;  1. Got sick: Request your company to provide  pre-employment medical check -up or  Fit-To-Work certification at the time that you first got hired . Also attach Medical Records from your company.  2. In case of accident: Provide an Accident report if the accident happened within the company or work premises. Police report if it happened outside the company premises (i.e. employee's residence etc.)  3 In case of Death:  Bring the Death Certificate, Medical Records and accident report of the employee. If married, bring the Marriage Certificate and the Birth Certificate of his children below 21 years of age.      FINAL ENTRY HERE, LINKS OTHERS   Step 3.  Gather all the requirements together and submit it to the nearest SSS office. Wait for the SSS decision,if approved, you will receive a notice and a cheque from the SSS. If denied, ask for a written denial letter from SSS and file a motion for reconsideration and submit it to the SSS Main office. In case that the motion is  not approved, write a letter of appeal and send it to ECC and wait for their decision.      Contact ECC Office at ECC Building, 355 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave, Makati, 1209 Metro ManilaPhone:(02) 899 4251 Recommended: NATIONAL PORTAL AND NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN TO  SPEED UP INTERNET SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES In a Facebook post of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, he said that after a presentation made by Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Pres. Duterte emphasized the need for faster communications in the country.Pres. Duterte earlier said he would like the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) "to develop a national broadband plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed." As a response to the President's SONA statement, Salalima presented the  DICT's national broadband plan that aims to push for free WiFi access to more areas in the countryside.   Read more: http://www.jbsolis.com/2017/03/president-rodrigo-duterte-approved.html#ixzz4bC6eQr5N Good news to the Filipinos whose business and livelihood rely on good and fast internet connection such as stocks trading and online marketing. President Rodrigo Duterte  has already approved the establishment of  the National Government Portal and a National Broadband Plan during the 13th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang today. In a facebook post of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, he said that after a presentation made by Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Pres. Duterte emphasized the need for faster communications in the country. Pres. Duterte earlier said he would like the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) "to develop a national broadband plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed." As a response to the President's SONA statement, Salalima presented the  DICT's national broadband plan that aims to push for free WiFi access to more areas in the countryside.  The broadband program has been in the work since former President Gloria Arroyo but due to allegations of corruption and illegality, Mrs. Arroyo cancelled the US$329 million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal with China's ZTE Corp.just 6 months after she signed it in April 2007.  Fast internet connection benefits not only those who are on internet business and online business but even our over 10 million OFWs around the world and their families in the Philippines. When the era of snail mails, voice tapes and telegram  and the internet age started, communications with their loved one back home can be much easier. But with the Philippines being at #43 on the latest internet speed ranks, something is telling us that improvement has to made.                RECOMMENDED  BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!  RELOCATING NAIA  THE HORROR AND TERROR OF BEING A HOUSEMAID IN SAUDI ARABIA  DUTERTE WARNING  NEW BAGGAGE RULES FOR DUBAI AIRPORT    HUGE FISH SIGHTINGS    NATIONWIDE SMOKING BAN SIGNED BY PRESIDENT DUTERTE In January, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that President Duterte had asked her to draft the executive order similar to what had been implemented in Davao City when he was a mayor, it is the "100% smoke-free environment in public places."Today, a text message from Sec. Manny Piñol to ABS-CBN News confirmed that President Duterte will sign an Executive Order to ban smoking in public places as drafted by the Department of Health (DOH).  Read more: http://www.jbsolis.com/2017/03/executive-order-for-nationwide-smoking.html#ixzz4bC77ijSR   EMIRATES ID CAN NOW BE USED AS HEALTH INSURANCE CARD  TODAY'S NEWS THAT WILL REVIVE YOUR TRUST TO THE PHIL GOVERNMENT  BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!  RELOCATING NAIA  THE HORROR AND TERROR OF BEING A HOUSEMAID IN SAUDI ARABIA  DUTERTE WARNING  NEW BAGGAGE RULES FOR DUBAI AIRPORT    HUGE FISH SIGHTINGS   Requirements and Fees for Reduced Travel Tax for OFW Dependents What is a travel tax? According to TIEZA ( Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority), it is a levy imposed by the Philippine government on individuals who are leaving the Philippines, as provided for by Presidential Decree (PD) 1183.   A full travel tax for first class passenger is PhP2,700.00 and PhP1,620.00 for economy class. For an average Filipino like me, it’s quite pricey. Overseas Filipino Workers, diplomats and airline crew members are exempted from paying travel tax before but now, travel tax for OFWs are included in their air ticket prize and can be refunded later at the refund counter at NAIA.  However, OFW dependents can apply for  standard reduced travel tax. Children or Minors from 2 years and one (1) day to 12th birthday on date of travel.  Accredited Filipino journalist whose travel is in pursuit of journalistic assignment and   those authorized by the President of the Republic of the Philippines for reasons of national interest, are also entitled to avail the reduced travel tax. If you will travel anywhere in the world from the Philippines, you must be aware about the travel tax that you need to settle before your flight.  What is a travel tax? According to TIEZA ( Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority), it is a levy imposed by the Philippine government on individuals who are leaving the Philippines, as provided for by Presidential Decree (PD) 1183.   A full travel tax for first class passenger is PhP2,700.00 and PhP1,620.00 for economy class. For an average Filipino like me, it’s quite pricey. Overseas Filipino Workers, diplomats and airline crew members are exempted from paying travel tax before but now, travel tax for OFWs are included in their air ticket prize and can be refunded later at the refund counter at NAIA.  However, OFW dependents can apply for  standard reduced travel tax. Children or Minors from 2 years and one (1) day to 12th birthday on date of travel.  Accredited Filipino journalist whose travel is in pursuit of journalistic assignment and   those authorized by the President of the Republic of the Philippines for reasons of national interest, are also entitled to avail the reduced travel tax.           For privileged reduce travel tax, the legitimate spouse and unmarried children (below 21 years old) of the OFWs are qualified to avail.   How much can you save if you avail of the reduced travel tax?  A full travel tax for first class passenger is PhP2,700.00 and PhP1,620.00 for economy class. Paying it in full can be costly. With the reduced travel tax policy, your travel tax has been cut roughly by 50 percent for the standard reduced rate and further lower  for the privileged reduce rate.  How much is the Reduced Travel Tax?  First Class Economy Standard Reduced Rate P1,350.00 P810.00 Privileged Reduced Rate    P400.00 P300.00  Image from TIEZA ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO





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Friday, December 23, 2016

OFW BANK IN RIYADH TO OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 2017

Good news to all OFWs in Saudi Arabia! The Postal Bank that will soon turn to be OFW Bank will open a branch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The LandBank, a state-run bank in the Philippines, will acquire the Postal Bank, which would be 30% owned by the OFWs and has an authorized capital of P3 billion, according to Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III. LandBank President Alex Buenaventura said that there are 800,000 OFWs, 40% of  which are  residing in Riyadh and in that consideration , they will open a branch of the OFW Bank in the area. The Riyadh branch will initially offer financial education and investment counseling services to OFWs, according to Dominguez. The creation of the Bank for the OFWs is one of the promises of President Rodrigo Duterte  to the OFWs and their families that has been fulfilled. Another proof of the sincerity and concern of the new President towards the "modern heroes". Dominguez said that the acquisition of the Postal Bank will be completed at the 3rd Quarter of 2017 and that the LandBank has sufficient resources to make it happen.      LandBank will seek clearances from the Governance Commission for Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GCG) and the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) for the acquisition process to complete.  The government bank also needs approval from the Monetary Board, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for the OFW bank to be operational by Sept. 1, 2017.  Source: Saudi Gazette ©2016 THOUGHTSKOTO


Good news to all OFWs in Saudi Arabia!
The Postal Bank that will soon turn to be OFW Bank will open a branch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The LandBank, a state-run bank in the Philippines, will acquire the Postal Bank, which would be 30% owned by the OFWs and has an authorized capital of P3 billion, according to Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III.
LandBank President Alex Buenaventura said that there are 800,000 OFWs, 40% of  which are  residing in Riyadh and in that consideration , they will open a branch of the OFW Bank in the area.
The Riyadh branch will initially offer financial education and investment counseling services to OFWs, according to Dominguez.
The creation of the Bank for the OFWs is one of the promises of President Rodrigo Duterte  to the OFWs and their families that has been fulfilled. Another proof of the sincerity and concern of the new President towards the "modern heroes".
Dominguez said that the acquisition of the Postal Bank will be completed at the 3rd Quarter of 2017 and that the LandBank has sufficient resources to make it happen.
Good news to all OFWs in Saudi Arabia! The Postal Bank that will soon turn to be OFW Bank will open a branch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The LandBank, a state-run bank in the Philippines, will acquire the Postal Bank, which would be 30% owned by the OFWs and has an authorized capital of P3 billion, according to Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III. LandBank President Alex Buenaventura said that there are 800,000 OFWs, 40% of  which are  residing in Riyadh and in that consideration , they will open a branch of the OFW Bank in the area. The Riyadh branch will initially offer financial education and investment counseling services to OFWs, according to Dominguez. The creation of the Bank for the OFWs is one of the promises of President Rodrigo Duterte  to the OFWs and their families that has been fulfilled. Another proof of the sincerity and concern of the new President towards the "modern heroes". Dominguez said that the acquisition of the Postal Bank will be completed at the 3rd Quarter of 2017 and that the LandBank has sufficient resources to make it happen.      LandBank will seek clearances from the Governance Commission for Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GCG) and the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) for the acquisition process to complete.  The government bank also needs approval from the Monetary Board, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for the OFW bank to be operational by Sept. 1, 2017.  Source: Saudi Gazette ©2016 THOUGHTSKOTO




 LandBank will seek clearances from the Governance Commission for Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GCG) and the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) for the acquisition process to complete.

The government bank also needs approval from the Monetary Board, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for the OFW bank to be operational by Sept. 1, 2017.

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