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10-year Passport Validity Approved by Philippine Congress

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers gave their approval to House Bill (HB) Number 4767, which seeks to extend the validity of passports from 5 to 10 years. Congressmen approved the measure on 3rd and final reading with a vote of 216-0-0 on Monday, February 13. It will now be transmitted to the Senate, where it will […]

Hundreds of thousands of caregivers will be needed in the United States!

Hundreds of thousands of caregivers will be needed in the United States in the next 13 years, according to the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) based in Los Angeles. Mangangailangan ng napakaraming caregiver sa Amerika, ayon sa isang U.S.-based Pinoy labor group. Tiniyak naman ng Amerika na hindi apektado ng “America First” policy ang mga trabaho […]

Items worth PHP350K is not allowed to bring in personal by OFW

Returning residents and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are now allowed to bring in personal and household things worth P350,000, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) has announced. This as Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 06-2016, which covers the provisions of Republic Act No. 10863 (or the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act) on conditionally tax and/or […]

Reasons Why Many OFW Remains Poor

Are you a Filipino working outside the Philippines? What country are you working right now? Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from Saudi, UAE, Oman (Middle East) Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, Canada…all over the world. First let me salute you. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) are considered to be Philippine’s modern day heroes. Their remittances keeps our […]

Most Annoying Habits of Many OFWs

It seems that despite the exposure of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to a different culture while working abroad, the old, familiar annoying habits closely associated with Filipinos continue to manifest in many ways. Based on a discussion at OFW Exchange, users described the following bad habits that remain among OFWs. Mayabang (arrogant). A simple conversation […]