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Money transfers of skilled OFWs drop sharply in 2010

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Remittance flows from “professionals” and “technicians and associate professionals” plummeted sharply in calm 2010 after rising markedly in crisis-laden 2009, a government survey showed. Data from the annual Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF) of the National Statistics Office showed that from the P16.5-billion remittances from professionals in crisis-hit 2009, the amount went down to P13.512 […]

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NGO cites need for PH to speak with one voice in addressing Saudi’s DH ban

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The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that assists distressed overseas workers, called on the Philippine government to speak with one voice when addressing Saudi Arabia’s ban on the hiring of Filipino household workers. “We cannot afford to send mixed signals or come up with a vague response because the jobs of millions […]

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Planning to work overseas?

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Q: How do I know if an agency is licensed by the POEA and the job vacancy abroad actually exists? A: You can check or verify at the POEA Assistance and Information Center, Blas F. Ople (BFO) Building, Ortigas Avenue cor. EDSA, Mandaluyong City, or call the POEA hotlines at 722-1144 or 722-1155. You may […]

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FAQ on the NITAQAT System of the KSA

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What is the NITAQAT? Arabian for “ranges,” the Nitaqat is an incentive program designed by the Ministry of Labor of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for the nationalization of the private sector workplace. This is to answer the growing youth unemployment among Saudi citizens, which is higher than every country in the Middle East […]