02 April 2014

The Sad Part of Being an OFW

The Philippine economy’s robust growth in 2013 makes it the fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia. The GDP of 7.2% has garnered a confidence voting by the world’s three major credit rating agencies thereby upgrading the Philippines’ credit rating to investment grade with a positive outlook. And one of the reasons cited of the country’s strong economic performance is the OFW’s contribution through its cash remittance that account for almost 12% of the GDP.

Despite the big contribution of the OFW’s remittance to the Philippine economy, there’s a sad part of being an OFW though. One of the most notable issues is requiring the OFW’s to secure a small piece of document called “Overseas Employment Certificate” as proof of being an overseas worker. The OFW’s are also granted by the law an exemption to pay the terminal fee and international travel tax every time they depart and return to their country of employment. Yet this piece of document has served no valid reason as you are obliged to pay for a fee in order to be exempted in paying another.

The worst part is that the financial requirements in getting the OEC take a substantial amount from the OFW’s salaries especially to the non-skilled workers. Add to that burden the time, money spent and an off day in travelling just to process the said document. Most of them don’t have the luxury of having a day-off on weekdays were government agencies are open. So they result in asking permission to be absent for a day without pay which will be deducted in their monthly take home pay. The strain is not on the amount for the OEC but on what they spent in travelling to get the required document. In most cases, they spent more, than the amount they paid for the OEC.

What’s truly troubling is the fact that there are other means in verifying that they are returning OFW’s.

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12 March 2014

Paramedic Job Opening

Here’s another job opportunity for those who are in the EMS and are trained in pre-hospital emergency. I am posting this job opportunity below just for awareness purposes and for everyone’s information only. I am not in whatsoever way connected with the recruitment agency. So, all your transactions SHOULD be directed to the mentioned recruitment agency below and NOT through here. Here are the basic qualifications for the Paramedic position required in Muharraq, Bahrain for King Hamad University Hospital:
  1. Male/Female
  2. 25-45 years old
  3. Must have Bachelor’s / College Degree
  4. BCLS, ACLS, PALS, ATCN. PHTLS is desirable
  5. Minimum of 2-year experience
And if you think you met all of the above qualifications then you simply have to contact and get in touch with:

JS Contractor Bldg.
423 Magallanes St.,
Intramuros, Manila
Metro Manila
(632) 5277955 to 57

This job opening will expire on 4 April 2014.

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02 March 2014

When is the Right Time to Invest?

With the Philippine economy continue to have a robust growth in the past few years, many Filipinos have started investing their hard earned money for better financial status in the future. Yet, there are still so many who until now are in the planning stage of their investment strategies. And some even are still having thoughts of when is the right time to invest.


I may not be a financial adviser or expert in that matter, but if you are going to ask me this question, I believe and experts would agree with me that, NOW, is the right time to get moving and start investing. Especially now that the Philippine economy is enjoying a bullish growth with a positive outlook for its credit rating and new data suggests that it is likely to continue. In fact, it was only very recently that the Philippines’ credit score was upgraded to investment grade rating. And there are already three major credit raters (Fitch, S&P, Moody’s) that upgraded the Philippine’s credit rating.

The stability of the Philippines’ funding conditions is the driving force to its climb despite the bout of market volatility in emerging countries. So the outcome is that the Philippine GDP last year has grown to 7.2%, which is the fastest in Southeast Asia and many experts have said that investment is becoming the growth engine to it. And recently, the Philippines have moved up yet another international rating when it ranked 108 in the Ease of Doing Business in 2014, from 133 in the previous year.

So with it, there’s no doubt as to when be the right time to invest your hard earned money. Now is the time to strike while the market is still hot and actively climbing and start moving your savings away from banks who can only give you a meager interest. That you can at least sit and relax while watching the Academy Awards 2014.

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Dubai Nurse Vacancy 2014

Today is just a short post to publish job recruitment for Nurses in Dubai. The Dubai Health Authority is looking for suitable candidates to fill several nursing specialties in the following departments:
  • HEMATOLOGY
  • ICU
  • MEDICAL/SURGICAL
  • ONCOLOGY
  • PEDIATRICS
  • PEDIATRIC ICU
  • And ASSISTANT NURSE
Candidates must meet the following qualifications:
  1. Graduate of Diploma in General Nursing/Midwifery
  2. 2 years hospital experience in the specified specialty
  3. Valid Nursing Registration/License from home country
  4. Must be eligible for DHA license


Applicants must sign-in and create an online account at DHA Single Sign-On. Suitable candidates will be ACCEPTED for interview so check your online reference for your application status.

Check here for the DHA New Professional Licensing Process.

The next link is for you to familiarize with the latest Dubai Healthcare Professionals Licensing Guide 2013.


Last date of application is 30 June 2014.

DISCLAIMER: The owner of this blog is NOT connected in any means in the recruitment process or with Dubai Health Authority. I am just merely posting a job vacancy so everyone will know.
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