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The ‘bagong bayani’ of the Philippines

By Titon Mitra/manilatimes.net – Sit at any airport in the Philippines and you can palpably feel the pulse of Filipino migration. Overseas workers saying goodbye to their loved ones or returning home to be greeted by an ecstatic family. Every year since 2010, the number of Filipinos leaving the Philippines Read more »

Which countries pay OFWs the highest?

By Don Kevin Hapal/rappler.com – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) takes over the United States’ spot as the top paying country for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in 2016, according to Workabroad.ph’s Overseas Report released on Wednesday, November 23. OFWs with healthcare-related jobs are the top earners in UAE, with Read more »

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

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 »