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PRC: No more CPD for OFWs

DUBAI – Great news for all overseas Filipino workers! The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) of the Philippines has announced that it will defer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) applications for certain individuals, including OFWs. Released on its website on Monday, July 31, the PRC added the news with its call for all government agencies in the country to apply for accreditation as CPD providers. “Under the Memorandum Circular No. 07, Series of 2017 and Section 13, Article II of Republic Act No. 10912, also known as the ‘Continuing Professional Development Act of…

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What Filipino expats in UAE struggle with most

Like everyone else working abroad, Filipinos in the UAE deal with all sorts of headaches, but five issues stand out. Dubai: Like everyone else living abroad, Filipinos deal with all sorts of headaches, but at least five issues seem to crop up more frequently than others. A legal expert in Dubai, who specialises in providing legal assistance to Filipinos in distress, has shone a light on the top five challenges faced by expatriate workers from the Philippines, and attempted to explain what could have been the root causes. From struggling…

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POLO clarifies iDOLE, OEC

DUBAI – An official from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Dubai confirmed that they have not received any instruction or information from their main office in Manila, Philippines on the issuance of the iDOLE. “To date, we have not received instructions regarding the issuance of the iDOLE or its implementing guidelines or procedural requirements,” Philippine Labor Attache Atty. Felicitas Bay told Kabayan Weekly on Sunday, July 16. Multiple stories of the iDOLE or the OFW card, the unified ID for overseas Filipino workers (OFW), have been circulating on social media since…

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PH Passport now valid for 10 years

from five-year to 10-year validity DUBAI – The time has come mga kabayan! The Philippine passport will now have a 10-year validity. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed the new law on Wednesday, August 2, under the Republic Act 10928, an act to extend the passport validity and to amend section 10 of Republic Act 8239 or the Passport Act of 1996. However, the passport of minors will still have a five-year validity in comparison to the adults. This would mean that Filipinos under the age of 18 will still…

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New UAE traffic law: All traffic violations, fines and black points

Guides Report Here is a complete list of every single possible fine you could get while driving in the UAE. Texting and driving is just one of the common offences reported by Dubai Police. If you’re a motorist in the UAE, it’s important to know the penalties which are applied for all traffic violations. Updated traffic fines as of July 1, 2017 VIOLATION FINE BLACK POINTS VEHICLE CONFISCATED / DAYS 1 Driving under the influence of alcohol Maximum fine of Dh20,000 or Jail 23 60 2 Driving under the influence…

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DOLE’s OFW ID to replace employment certificate, passport

TICKET TO WORK. Overseas Filipino workers applying for their overseas employment certificates through the POEA’s Balik Manggagawa Online Processing System. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III said they will soon be issuing overseas Filipino workers an identification card to do away with the issuance of an overseas employment certificate (OEC). In a briefing in Malacañang on Tuesday, July 4, Bello said that the OFW ID, which will be called IDOLE (ID of the DOLE) will be given to…

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DOLE to launch OFW ID on July 12

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced that the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) identification card which will replace the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) will be launched on July 12. This identification card, called ID of the Department of Labor and Employment or iDOLE, could be used to process Social Security System, Pag-IBIG Fund, and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation transactions. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the government also plans to turn iDOLE into passports. “Maybe given another six months, we [can] adopt a system [wherein] this iDOLE can serve…

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FAQs on Employment Contract (Labour Agreement)

1.1) Individual employment contract: 1. Is the worker entitled to obtain an employment contract? Yes … the worker is entitled to obtain the employment contract concluded between the two parties and issued and attested by the ministry of labor signed by the two parties as the employment contract shall be in writing and each of the worker and employer shall have a copy respectively.. And the approved language in the state is the Arabic language. In case the worker does not receive the employment contract, he shall resort to the…

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UAE introduces new rules for expat driving licences

Here are other amendments, in the traffic law, issued in a ministerial decree by Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan New driving licences in the country shall be issued only for a period of two years, according to new amendments introduced to federal traffic laws. After that, licence renewal validity shall be 10 years for UAE citizens and five for non-citizens. According to a ministerial decree issued by Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, expatriates are required to have a valid residence permit…

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Employment Visa Procedures for person who is having 6 months Ban-UAE

How to get Employment Visa during ban period? If the employee resigns before completion of two years, a six-month ban shall be imposed. But the same may be lifted without any charges or NOC from the employer if the employee managed to get a new job opportunity, taking into account that the salary of such worker with the new company shall be in accordance with the skill level specified by the Ministry of Labour: 1- First skill level: which means that if the employee is having university degree and above, his salary with…

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Filipino exit clearance: What you need to know

Philippine official denies rumours circulating in social media about the complete suspension of exit clearance. Dubai: Philippine officials in Dubai on Thursday denied rumours circulating in social media that Filipino expatriates can no longer go on vacation or return to their workplace in the UAE or elsewhere abroad because of the “suspension of the issuance of the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) or travel exit clearance”. Filipino official clarifies Overseas Employment Certificate issuance. — Janice Ponce de Leon / Gulf News Labour Attache Felicitas Bay said Filipinos already working in the…

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OFWs exempted from travel taxes, terminal fees

Labor Attache Felicitas Q. Bay, POLO Dubai DUBAI – Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) may now refund the amount of tax and terminal fees allotted in their flight tickets as they are exempted from it, an official from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Dubai confirmed. New Labor Attache Felicitas Q. Bay said that the Presidential Decree No. 1183 and Republic Act (R.A.) No. 8042 or the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995, amended by R.A. No. 10022, are not new thing. “Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III simply…

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PH passport validity may extend to 10 years

Manila: The House of Representatives is likely to enact a measure seeking to increase the validity period of the passport to 10 years for adults and five years for minors. This came after a technical working group of the House committee on foreign affairs, chaired by Deputy Speaker and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, finished consolidating 22 bills that would amend Republic Act 8239, or the “Philippine Passport Law,” prolonging to five years the validity of passports of minors, aged zero to 17 years old, reported The Standard. For passports of…

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Your Gratuity (End of Service Benefits – you must know)-UAE

Ministry of Labour Call Centre 800 665 PAYMENT OF GRATUITY What is the employee entitled to on the termination of his employment contract? On the termination of the employment contract, an employee is entitled to the following: 1. A notice period, or any amount due in lieu of the notice period in the case of an unlimited contract. 2. In the case of an unlimited contract, compensation for unreasonable dismissal if the contract was terminated by the employer for unreasonable cause. 3. In the case of a limited contract, compensation equivalent to…

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No touch! Are you too expressive?

Filipinos are usually a personable, expressive bunch, especially with their special someone. But is this allowed in the UAE? The Filipino Times looks into what the law says and what is not allowed DUBAI: Joey and Amanda (not their real names) thought they were being romantic by subtly fondling each other, when men, apparently operatives of the police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), apprehended them. Eventually, they were wed to make it legal. Eddie and Nancy were in a restaurant, enjoying intimate moments and expressing affection when their Emirates ID were confiscated.…

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