Overseas voter registration increasing

MANILA, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW’s) continue to register as is showed tremendous increase after the 2016 national elections. The Department of Foreign Affairs – Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) in a press statement noted the increase during after four months of accepting new registrants. Overseas voter registration started last December 1, 2016 and will …

OFWs in New Zealand to benefit from minimum wage hike

MANILA — Filipinos working in New Zealand will receive an increase in their monthly pay after the country’s Workplace Relations and Safety Ministry announced the hike in the minimum wage of workers. In a report to Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, Labor Attaché Rodolfo Sabulao of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Canberra, …

Opening of Consulate office in Calgary, saves Pinoys hundreds of dollars

EDMONTON, Canada – For quite a good number of years, Filipinos in Western Canada have to fly to Vancouver to have their passports renewed. That would mean air fare, hotel and food expense and everybody knows that if you’ll be in Vancouver, it won’t be cheap. Three years ago, Migrante Alberta, Alpha Phi Omega Alumni …

Cutoms specifies  legal items for Balikbayan Boxes

What is personal and what is smuggled? To avoid complications in the declaration of items contained in a balikabyan box, the Bureau of Customs draw the line. In the twitter account of the agency, it listed the following items as nontaxable and its quantities. Among the tax-free items but of limited quantities include perfumes, lipsticks, …

OFWs will not pay terminal fee by March 2017

PHILIPPINES – Starting march 2017, returning  overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) whose tickets were purchased abroad  will no longer have to pay terminal fees. Ed Monreal, General manager of Manila International Airport Authority  on Monday, November 29, that airlines have “agreed in principle” to automatically relieved OFW’s from paying terminal fees. As it is now, every  …

Buhay OFW-Hong Kong

Spectacular! That best describes the 4th Anniversary of FRAG, an organization of brotherhood among Overseas Filipino Workers in Hongkong on November 20, 2016. The vent took place inside a posh cruise ship which the OFW’s contributed to make the event meaningful. You could have mistaken them as professional entertainers and they showed the talents inside. …