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Filipinos in UAE Confused Over New Circular on Good Moral Certificate

Filipinos in UAE Confused Over New Circular on Good Moral Certificate

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The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE) has announced in a statement that the Certificate of Good Moral Conduct for Filipino and Indonesian workers will be suspended until June 2018. “As for the rest of the nationalities,” the circular says, “the Tasheel Centre must request a good moral and conduct certificate if the household worker is outside the country or [on] “tourist visa”. Philippine Consul-General Paul Raymund Cortes said in a video, Feb. 15, that this will apply to new workers as well as to Filipinos who will be changing their employment. Meanwhile, the circular has created a confusion among Filipino expats in the UAE if it will cover all workforce sectors or to household helpers (domestic helpers) alone. Cortes told The Filipino Times, in a messa
LIST: 63 Countries Where Filipinos Can Travel Visa-Free

LIST: 63 Countries Where Filipinos Can Travel Visa-Free

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Filipinos can visit these 63 countries and territories without securing a visa MANILA, Philippines – Are you looking for the next country to visit in 2018? Good news: Philippine passport holders can now travel to 63 countries and territories visa-free! This makes the Philippines rank 72nd out of 199 passports according to Henley and Partners’ latest Visa Restrictions Index for 2018 – an improvement from last year’s 75th rank. In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the government is working to improve access to other countries. (READ: 15 destinations around the world for Filipino travelers) “We are assuring everyone that our people at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will continue to work toward securing visa-free access of Filipinos to more co
Filipinos are Banned From Working in These Countries

Filipinos are Banned From Working in These Countries

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They were deemed 'off-limits' in an advisory The Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA) has reminded Filipino expats across the world, the UAE included, that 24 countries still remain off-limits to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for 2018. According to the POEA memo retrieved by the Manila Bulletin, Advisory 21 series of 2017 said that 24 countries and territories were placed under a pending deployment ban due to their unsuitable security and economic conditions which could endanger the lives of Filipinos. "Except when specified, the coverage of this advisory shall apply to land-based deployment and will remain valid unless updated by subsequent issuance(s)," the POEA said. Of the 24 countries and territories, total deployment ban was imposed on nine countries due to ...
UAE Filipinos, Sending Balikbayan Boxes is VAT-Free

UAE Filipinos, Sending Balikbayan Boxes is VAT-Free

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Sending parcels and cargoes locally or regionally however, will have 5 per cent vat Kabayans, please note: sending balikbayan or cargo boxes to the Philippines is still VAT-free but starting from January 2, the cost of cargo boxes, used to send parcels back home, will have 5 per cent value-added tax, a manager of a Filipino-owned courier company told Khaleej Times on Monday. "Starting from January 2, prices of balikbayan boxes will carry 5 per cent VAT," Veronica Rey, LBC Express communications and marketing officer Middle East, told Khaleej Times. "This means a balikbayan box previously priced at Dh15 will become Dh15.75; Dh 20 box will become Dh 21 and our Dh25 jumbo box will become Dh26.25. Rey clarified that sending cargo to the Philippines and other countries (except GCC) ...
Warning to UAE Filipinos! This is Illegal, If caught You Will Face 6 Months Jail And Deportation!

Warning to UAE Filipinos! This is Illegal, If caught You Will Face 6 Months Jail And Deportation!

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As far as our experience, Filipinos are very kind, their overall record in UAE is respectable. UAE Government is trying their best to provide them same benefits that other nationalities are getting here in UAE, Such as: Weekly day off, giving 30 days of annual paid leave, ensuring the right to retain personal documents including passport, ID card, work permit, rest of at least 12 hours a day, including 8 hours of continuous break, and no discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or religion. This will not just benefit the maids but also other Filipino nationals who are working as a Security guards, house cooks, drivers, gardeners and all other house hold workers. The draft is already generated and is just waiting for a Sign, But the problem begin when someone get caught d...
List of Countries That Offer Visa-Free Access to Filipinos

List of Countries That Offer Visa-Free Access to Filipinos

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To Filipinos traveling overseas, getting a visa can be a time-consuming, if not resource-draining exercise. Consulates and embassies often require plenty of documentation to justify them granting visas: financial statements and proof of employment are among them. And that’s if the destination country has its consular presence in the Philippines. Given such challenges faced by a legitimate tourist, another alternative is to visit countries that don’t require Philippine passport holders to apply for visas. Asia ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Brunei Darussalam – 14 days Cambodia – 21 days Indonesia – 30 days Laos – 30 days Malaysia – 30 days Myanmar – 14 days Singapore – 30 days Thailand – 30 days Vietnam – 21 days Non- ASEAN Azerbaijan – 30 days visa is
Good News For Filipinos! Under New Law For All Employee in UAE

Good News For Filipinos! Under New Law For All Employee in UAE

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United Arab Emirates especially Dubai and Abu Dhabi is trying their best to achieve the International Labour Standards to ensure decent working and living conditions for all UAE Labours, they have already provided the best social media apps and friendly websites. There are more than 750,000 domestic workers mostly from Philippines in United Arab Emirates from which 65% of workers are living in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. We have noted that Filipinos specially the Domestic workers are under hard pressure by their sponsors or agencies because of longest duty hours, weekly off, paid leave, retaining personal documents especially the passport are among rights that Philippine expats are looking for. So, we have decided to give them a GOOD NEWS, and the good news is that UAE Law i...
Good News For Filipinos In UAE! Under New Law Employee Can Take 30 Days Annual Leave With Full Pay!

Good News For Filipinos In UAE! Under New Law Employee Can Take 30 Days Annual Leave With Full Pay!

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KAMUSTA to all Filipinos here in UAE, lalo na sa domestic workers, sana ay mabuti ka. United Arab Emirates especially Dubai and Abu Dhabi is trying their best to achieve the International Labour Standards to ensure decent working and living conditions for all UAE Labours, they have already provided the best social media apps and friendly websites. There are more than 750,000 domestic workers mostly from Philippines in United Arab Emirates from which 65% of workers are living in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. We have noted that Filipinos specially the Domestic workers are under hard pressure by their sponsors or agencies because of longest duty hours, weekly off, paid leave, retaining personal documents especially the passport are among rights that Philippine expats are looking for....
Visa free entry to Filipinos to Taiwan Starting November 1

Visa free entry to Filipinos to Taiwan Starting November 1

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will be granted visa free entry to the Republic of China (Taiwan, ROC) for holiday, sightseeing and a short-visit not exceeding 14 days as from November 1, 2017, on a trial basis, until July 31, 2018 Starting from November 1, 2017, Philippine nationals who intend to visit the ROC (Taiwan) for the purpose of tourism, business, visiting relatives, attending functions or events can enjoy visa-free entry to Taiwan, ROC, for a duration of stay up to 14 days. “Philippine nationals who intend to visit the Republic of China (Taiwan) for the purpose of tourism, business, visiting relatives, attending functions or events can enjoy visa-free entry to Taiwan, ROC, for a duration of stay up to 14 days,” the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) said in a statement. This visa-free initiati
Visa-free entry for Filipinos to South Korean city

Visa-free entry for Filipinos to South Korean city

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Indonesians and Vietnamese travellers can also apply For a limited time only, Filipinos can enjoy visa-free travel to one of the most popular destinations in Asia. According to Yonhap news agency, Filipinos will be able to travel to South Korea without a visa until April 2018. The privilege also extends to other nationalities such as Indonesians and Vietnamese travellers. However, there is one catch - it's only limited to one city in South Korea. The new visa rules were made in light of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It is the first Winter Games hosted by the country. Yonhap news said: 'As part of a broader effort to boost the tourism industry, the government said Friday it will temporarily allow tourists from three Southeast Asian countries -- Indone...
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