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OFW groups seek moratorium on SSS and Philhealth premium hikes

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June 17, 2019 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-government organization that specializes in labor migration, warned that scheduled increases in OFW contributions to the Social Security System (SSS) and Philhealth would likely push more workers to leave as tourists rather than go through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).             In a joint […]

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OFW Christmas

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By Susan Ople (Originally published in Philippine Panorama, 30 December 2012) The Christmas season is a playground of emotions. Once the “-ber” months dominate one’s desk calendar, the percentage of yearning rises despite stagnant incomes pending the release of the most beloved Christmas bonus. Can you imagine if your parents named you “Bonus”? You’d be […]