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Are you an OFW? Here are bad spending habits you need to break


By Don Kevin Hapal/rappler.com – Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are often considered modern-day heroes. Their cash remittances help keep not only millions of families provided for, but also the Philippine economy afloat. But despite their seemingly glittery life abroad, many OFWs still fail to manage their finances well. Some Read more »

Pinoy maids in Singapore get $50 salary raise

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via gmanetwork.com – Filipino domestic helpers in Singapore are set to receive a SGD$50 increase in their monthly salary starting January, the Straits Times reported Thursday. Minimum wage for Filipino domestic helpers in Singapore was originally set by the Philippine government at $400. Singaporean agencies agreed to increase the wages Read more »

Strong demand seen for Pinoy workers in South Korea


via ABS-CBNnews.com – Thousands of Filipinos will have a chance to work in the manufacturing industry in South Korea despite the overall reduction in the number of newcomers allowed in the said sector, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said. “This 2015 quota shows sustained demand for OFWs Read more »

What they don’t tell you about the OFW life


By Shakira Sison/rappler.com – “Ang pangarap ko ay ang makapag-abroad. (My dream is to go and work abroad.)” How many times have we heard this as someone’s ambition? The fact that the Philippines receives over $20 billion in annual OFW remittances does not lie. Many of our homes are Read more »

Relatives want justice for OFW burned by employer

Photo courtesy of abs-cbn middles east bureau via cnn.com

By Kristine Angeli Sabillo/INQUIRER.net – Because of poverty, 22-year-old Pahima “Candies” Alagasi Palacasi was compelled to work as a domestic helper in the Middle East. Instead of finding greener pastures abroad, she suffered from abuse at the hands of her employers. The victim’s cousin, Arnel Tahal, said Palacasi, a Read more »

Palace shrugs off Singaporean’s demand for separate bus for Filipino maids

Photo by MALAVIKA SINGH  via sglinks.com

via INQUIRER.net – Malacañang would rather not make an issue over a supposed letter on a website seeking for a separate bus for Filipino domestic helpers in Singapore. “I don’t want to respond to this primarily because that’s one person and we don’t want this to become A-versus-B sort of Read more »