Category - OFW

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Jollibee Opening Soon In Dubai Mall
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OFW: NBI Clearance Online Application Implemented
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Passport Renewal at the DFA, Manila
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OFW’s Commented! FREEDOM!!!
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An open editorial from the “Overseas Filipino Worker for Social Equality” (OFWSE)
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OFWFriends.com update: 666 Members
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OFWFriends.com – Looking for the 600th member!
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NOT TRUE: Old Green Philippine passport will not be valid starting January 2010
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Pssst.. 2008 – Kuwait
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At last, OWWA adjusted the OFW fees!

Jollibee Opening Soon In Dubai Mall

A friend of mine who works as part of a service crew in the Food Court of Dubai Mall, informed me that Jollibee will be opening April 3, 2015.  Anticipating a line of at least 1 kilometer line of Filipino customers, lo and behold the facade was still covered with an “Opening Soon” Sign board.

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OFW: NBI Clearance Online Application Implemented

As an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), it was always a hassle to apply for a The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance.  It’s wasting one whole day of your Vacation leave.  But with the new implementation of The NBI, you can do the first three steps online (Fill-up Form, Data Check and Payment).  Then just do the remaining steps on your appearance date.

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Passport Renewal at the DFA, Manila

Three months prior to my personal appearance at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila to renew my passport, I was checking online to see if I can book a schedule.  Unfortunately, all schedules were taken from February to end of April 2013.  So, the only option I had was to contact a Travel Agency in the Philippines and have them schedule my passport renewal.  I don’t know how they did it but I was told my schedule is confirmed.  I think they have a connection inside the DFA, if not how would they if the online booking was fully booked?

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OFW’s Commented! FREEDOM!!!

Two days ago I published an article about an open editorial of an OFW that concerns his freedom to choose which country he’d like to pursue his dreams for his family back home.

 

AntiTrapo.com received some comments that are worthwhile reading and be published here in my blog.

 

After reading these comments and as an OFW you may be obliged to comments as well.  And you are welcome to do this here.

 

Here are some of the comments from some OFW’s.

 

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An open editorial from the “Overseas Filipino Worker for Social Equality” (OFWSE)

Here is an open editorial from a concerned Overseas Filipino Worker in regards with the freedom to choose when the opportunity knocks, whether it’s Iraq, Afghanistan or any country that the Philippine government imposed a travel ban. 

 

I totally agree with the writer, Philippine government should let their citizens choose where they want to work.  If the citizen think that going to these places will provide a better living to their family, then be it!!!

 

Here is the editorial from AntiTrapo of www.AntiTraPo.com.

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OFWFriends.com update: 666 Members

I just checked few minutes ago how many members we have in OFW Friends Online website and I am glad that since May 27, 2009, 67 new members registered.  Isn’t that amazing, who knows OFWFriends.com might be the next Friendster, Facebook or Myspace.  At least just a fraction of it will be a milestone for the Overseas Filipino Workers Online Website.  With all the members help, we can spread the news about this site.

 

The only thing that really disturbed me was the number of members.  We have 666 members.  Isn’t that a Devil’s number?

 

Well, I don’t believe that there’s such thing as a devils number.

But this is what I believed in, if you are an OFW, do join our Social Network and invite your OFW Friends. J

OFWFriends.com – Looking for the 600th member!

In OFWFriends.com, we have 599 members so far and we are looking for the 600th member.  If you are thinking that there will be price for the 600th member, you are right!  The 600th member will be provided a round trip ticket.  Just kidding!

 

Join now and be proud to be a Filipino and a member of OFW Friends Online Community.

 

Click here to join.  SIGNUP

NOT TRUE: Old Green Philippine passport will not be valid starting January 2010

I received an email from my friend Lulu who works in Kuwait, containing an Advisory from Cecilia B. Rebong a Philippine Consul General in New York U.S.A regarding false information on Philippine passports being circulated in the community.  It says that “Green Passport will be honored as a bonafide travel document issued by the Philippine Government until it expires, even if the Machine Readable Passport is already in circulation.”  Click images below to enlarge.

 

 

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Pssst.. 2008 – Kuwait

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I’m not residing in Kuwait anymore but I still want to support the organization that brings joy to the Overseas Filipino Workers in Kuwait. 

So if you’re not doing anything on the 7th of March 2008, go to Al Shaab Leisure Park and watch Wency Cornejo, Manny Pooh-cquiao and K Brosas.  

The event will start from 9 AM until 11 PM and tagged as “PILIPINONG SALU-SALO SA SAYA’T TUGTUGAN (PSSST 2008) – Filipino Community Family Day.”  

For more information, email BrothersOrg at essie@mcdonalds-kuwait.com.

At last, OWWA adjusted the OFW fees!

peso1.jpgIf it was not brought up by Senate President Manny Villar, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will not even think to adjust the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) fees to P42:$1. 

Can you believe that even the peso-dollar exchange rate dropped at least P9.00 since January this year, OWWA didn’t even adopt the new rate?  All I can say is DAMN!!!

Read the whole story from Philstar.com.

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