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Department of Foreign Affairs

Department of Foreign Affairs

Department of Foreign Affairs  had its auspicious beginnings when President Emilio Aguinaldo appointed Apolinario Mabini as the Republic’s first Secretary of Foreign Affairs on 23 June 1898, eleven days after the declaration of Philippine independence at Kawit, Cavite. In effect, the DFA became the first government department set up by following the establishment of the First Philippine Republic in Malolos, Bulacan. Realizing the need for international recognition to support the legitimacy of his government, Aguinaldo assigned Mabini the difficult task of establishing diplomatic relations with friendly countries. Members of the Hong Kong Junta, a group of Filipino exiles in Hong Kong, served as the country’s envoys for this purpose.
 
 
OWWA

OWWA

 
 
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), is the lead government agency tasked to protect and promote the welfare and well-being of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents.
 
 
 
 
 
PagIbig Fund
PagIbig Fund
 
 
 The Pag-IBIG Overseas Program (POP) is a voluntary savings program which aims to provide Filipino overseas contract workers , immigrants and naturalized citizens the opportunity to save for their future and the chance to avail of a housing loan of as much as P 2,000,000.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
Social Security System

Social Security System

“It is the policy of the State to establish, develop, promote and perfect a sound and viable tax-exempt social security system suitable to the needs of the people throughout the Philippines which shall promote social justice and provide meaningful protection to members and their families against the hazards of disability, sickness, maternity, old age, death and other contingencies resulting in loss of income or financial burden. Toward this end, the State shall endeavor to extend social security protection to workers and their beneficiaries.” (Section 2, RA 8282).
 
 
 
PHILHEALTH
PHILHEALTH
 

A premier government corporation that ensures sustainable, affordable and progressive social health insurance which endeavors to influence the delivery of accessible quality health care for all Filipinos.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia-Ministry of Interior

Saudi Arabia-Ministry of Interior

 Saudi Arabia is depend on foreign people to work in various fields to build their economy with skilled workers. More than 80% of the population in Saudi Arabia comprises of foreigners of various nationalities, mainly from South Asia.  These foreign people are working as toilet cleaners to architects, doctors, engineers, etc.  Ministry of Interior, Saudi Arabia is therefore responsible to set rules, regulations, permissions and rights given to all these people.
 
 
 
JOBSTREET.COM

JOBSTREET.COM

 
 
Top job search site for career minded professionals seeking employment in Asia. Search for work in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Employers, advertise jobs and find resumes here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CEBU JOBS

CEBU JOBS

 
 
 
Allows searching and posting of jobs and resume submission for job seekers and paid employer listings. Includes free e-mail and listing costs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Work Abroad

Work Abroad

 Work Abroad (Philippines) is an overseas job portal for Filipino jobseekers. It is also a Philippine manpower pooling site for the top recruitment agencies in the Philippines accredited by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Phil. Recruitment Agency

Phil. Recruitment Agency

 an online resource for filipinos looking to work overseas

JOBS ONLINE

JOBS ONLINE

In this time of Global financial crisis, submit your resume and increase your chances of finding a job. Showcase your resume to the best employers by making it complete as possible. 

Philippine Embassy (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Philippine Embassy (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
The Philippines recognized the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on November 15, 1946 and both states established diplomatic relations on October 20, 1969. The first Philippine Mission was opened in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on December 23, 1973.  July of 1985 when the Philippine Embassy was officially located in  Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia.
PhilCONGEN-Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

PhilCONGEN-Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

By Royal Decree on September 29, 1983 of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, all diplomatic missions in the KSA would be moved from Jeddah to Riyadh. The Consulate officially commenced operations in July 1985, when the Philippine Embassy, of which it was formerly a part, transferred to Riyadh.
King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology

King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology

 

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology – KACST ( in Philippines, Department of Science and Technoology-DOST) is an independent scientific organization administratively reporting to the Prime Minister. KACST is both the Saudi Arabian national science agency and its national laboratories. The science agency function involves science and technology policy making, data collection, funding of external research, and services such as the patent office. KACST has currently over 2500 employees.

40 thoughts on “OFW Links

  1. Happy new year po sa inyo.

    nais ko lang pong magtanong tungkol sa sitwasyon ko. recently employed ako dito sa KSA for 6months. pero nakatanggap po ako ng bagong offer sa ibang bansa dito sa middle east. after po ba ng notice period ko, maaari po ba akong dumiretso sa bago kong employer sa ibang bansa na di na kailangan umuwi sa pilipinas? totoo po ba na kapag nag-resign ang isang empleyado na di pa natatapos ang kanyang 1year kontrata eh ikakaltas ng employer ko lahat ng ginastos nila ng pag-process sa aking visa?

    naway matugunan nyo ang aking katanungan.

    • Ariel,

      Hindi puwedeng dito ka mangagaling kung lilipat ka ng employer (other country). Dapat umuwi ka muna sa atin at asikasohin doon ang iyong mga dokumento.

      Tama ka, pag hindi natapos ang kontrata, ang worker ay pagbabayarin ng halaga katumbas sa lahat ng nagasto ng employer sa pagkuha sa iyo sa Pilipinas at pati ang cost ng ticket.

      Regards.

      Bong

  2. Greating !
    ako po si lhea medrano 26 yr old tapos po ako ng college 2yrs. puwede nyo po ba akong matulungan magkatrabaho abroad gusto ko pong magtrabaho sa ibang bansa disable meron po bang trabaho para sakin kahit po anong trabaho kahit sales lady or tagalinis ng sinehan basta po trabaho.

    thanks po,

    • Hi Lhea,

      Pasensya na at wala po akong alam na opisina or agency na maari mong mapuntahan upang makahanap ng trabaho abroad sa mga kapatid po natin ng may kapansanan. Ngunit may mga opisina po ang ating gobyerno para sa mga katulad po ninyo na nais mag trabaho. Ito ay ang Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO), ito po ay makikita sa lahat ng probinsya, city and municipality.

      Ang programang ito ay itinatag ayon sa batas RA 7277 or the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons ng dating administrasyon. Ang pagtatag nito ay maging mekanismo upang matiyak ang pagpapatupad ng mga programa at serbisyo para sa mga taong may kapansanan (PWDs) sa bawa’t bayan, lalawigan, at munisipalidad. Ito ay nagtataguyod upang bumuo ng mga organisasyon ng PWDs sa kani kanilang mga teritoryal na hurisdiksiyon.

      Ang PDAO at mga lokal na pamahalaan ay maaaring magtatag ng joint ventures sa mga samahan o asosasyon ng mga PWDs upang galugarin ang mga pagkakataon sa kabuhayan at iba pang mga gawain upang mapabuti ang kalusugan, pisikal fitness at pang-ekonomiya at panlipunang kagalingan ng PWDs.

      Pasyalan ang lokal na pamahalaan kung nasaan ka ngayon at itanong ang tungkol dito. Tiyak makakatulong po sa inyo ang PDAO upang ikaw ay hindi na mangingibang bansa pa.

      Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong Taon.

      Bong

  3. good day, ask ko lang po sa isang contract po ba (2yrs) pag nag exit magkano ba makukuha na ESA?pati po ba yong annual leave na hindi mo nagagamit makukuha ba un?tnx & more power…God Bless

    • Nowie,

      Tingnan mo ang iyong kontrata kung prepaid ba ang iyong annual leave considering na 2 years ang iyong kontrata baka ang annual leave na sinasabi mo ay shoulder mo ang expenses. Tingnan mo rin kung ilang days ang bayad na bakasyon, 21 or 30 days ba. Kung sakaling nakasaad doon ay prepaid annual leave at hindi mo nagamit, you can claim your unused vacation. Tungkol sa ESB, kung natapos mo ang iyong kontrata may makukuha kang ESB not unless you work for less than two years or nag resign ka prior matapos ang kontrata, wala kang makukuha na ESB.

      Regards.

      Bong

  4. Ok na po at kailangan kong matapos ang contract ko. Eitherwise, na sila ang magpa-alis sa akin or magsara ulit ang kumpanya namin..wag nmn sana! Ask ko lng kung magsara or umalis na ako dito eh my karapatan po sila na bigyan ako ng EXIT VISA at pauwiin nila ako sa pinas. Eh mas maganda kung dito na ulit ako mghahanap ng work diba.May mga ngsasabi kc na di daw nila ako pwde pauwiin kc di cla ang original sponsor ko at kinuha lang nila ako as LOCAL HIRE. Tama po ba yun?Ano bang mga rights ko as a LOCAL HIRE?

    Maraming Salamat at GOD BLESS TO ALL…

    • Dheo,

      Ang original employer mo lang ang makapag bigay sa iyo ng EXit clearance. Pag mag submit ka ng exit visa application sa Passport dept. pangalan ng dati mong employer ang naka record doon dahil ang work permit mo ay nakapangalan pa rin sa dati mong amo. Ibig sabihin, dapat ang original employer ang may pirma or mag fill out ng exit application form.

      Kausapin ang kasalukuyan mong employer na pakiusapan ang dati mong employer tungkol sa working status mo sa KSA. Tungkol sa local hiring, wala akong alam tungkol dito not unless you are hired by a local agency in KSA.

      Ayosin mo ito sa madaling panahon. Kung may doubt ka sa aking opinyon, dumulog sa POLO OWWA upang mabigyan ka ng konkretong kasagotan.

      Regards.

      Bong

  5. Sir,gud day! Ask ko lang po sana yung tungkol sa sitwasyon ko.Ako po ay na-release nung last company dahil nagsara po iyon. Sa ngayon po ay nagtratrabaho na po ako sa bagong kumpanya ko mga isang taon at pati rin yung pagtransfer ng sponsorship ko. Ang tanong ko kung lilipat ako ng ibang kumpanya ay may karapatan ba ako na lumipat. Wala ba sila karapatan na pauwiin sa pinas pag ngresign na ako dito,yun kc ang kinababahala ko. Willing po ako hintayin na matpos yung 2years completion ko dito sa company ko. But after that ay lilipat na ako ng ibang company. Ano po ang mga legal rights ko kung saka-sakali.

    Maraming salamat..

    • Dheo,

      Linawin muna natin. Na release ka at na transfer na ang iyong iqama sa iyong employer ngayon.

      Ibig sabihin, kargo ka na nila at lehitimo mo silang kapil or sponsor. Ibig sabihin noon, dapat lamang na taposin mo ang napagkasundoan ninyo na kontrata bago ka maka pag exit at maghanap ng bagong employer or makahingi ng release sa iyong sponsor upang makalipat sa iba.

      Regards.

      Bong

  6. Hi katherine! would it be possible for you to email me at bongamora14@yahoo.com ang inyong problema. Paki detalye lang pati ang address ng employeer, sino ang manager o head, telephone numbers, recuitment agency sa pinas at contact details nito. Ang iyong sulat at mga detalye na ito ay ilalakip o gawin kong attachment sa pormal na sulat ko sa Dept. of Labor And Employment address to : Sec. Marianito Roque upang mabigyan pansin ang pag walang bahala ng POLO/OWWA sa inyong reklamo laban sa inyong employer. Mas maganda kung, ibigay mo na rin ang pangalan ng mga taga POLO/OWWA na nakausap ninyo. Isama mo na rin ang date ng inyong paghingi ng tulong at mga dates na kinausap ninyo sila. Mas maraming detalye mas maganda para maiparating natin sa nakakataas ang inyong problema.

    Asahan ko ang email ninyo sa madaling panahon.

    Maraming salamat sa inyong pagbisita.

    Bong Amora

  7. we are in the same postion, til now we dont know yet when we will be homebound. maraming beses na kaming tuwag sa POLO la naman nagagawa ang bad thing is hindi kami makalaas ng accomodation namin para makapag reklamu sa labor ofc. Alan na nila ang aming sitwasyun peru d naman sila no effort exerted from their side… we dnt know where to trun too… masakit man isipin peru un ang totoo..na ang mga dapat tumulong sa atin la naman nagagawa….

    slamat po…

  8. Hi Edwin,

    Did your notice of contract termination done in writing? stating the reason why you want to terminate or end your contract? If it was done in writing, meron ka bang receiving copy? Kailangan nakatatak ang date kung kailan ng management mo ito natanggap. May kapalit na ba sa posisyon mo? If ever mayron na, you need to train him first and be sure he knows your job before ka mabigyan ng clearance to leave.

    Other thing, maraming kompanya dito sa KSA na paiba iba ang required notice of termination of contract. Sa pinirmahan mong kontrata nakasaad ba doon ang required months of notice?

    One last thing, ayaw man natin, ito ang masakit : your employer have the right to postpone your final departure for a certain period of time if required by work conditions or until your replacement is available.

    Para sa karagdagang opinyon bisitahan ang tanggapan ng POLO/OWWA sa diplomatic quarter ( ang gusali nito ay nasa ibang lokasyon at hindi sa loob ng Embahada). Tawagan mo ang numerong ito 4832201 to 4832204 ext. 100 or 200 (look for Maam Mimah). Kung walang sumasagot, try and try until you succeed.

    Good Luck!

  9. dear sir good day, my concern is my contract is finish last july 15 2009 and until now iam still here. i filed already for my exit but my sponsor and my manager just take that for granted, before i tell them that i will continue my studies in the philippines and they agreed on that, actually they give an exact date on when i can go back in the philippines but unfortunately they lied. i fallow all their process that 2 months before my contract will end i should send my application for exit. sir until now iam still here i already call polo riyadh but they dont answer to whom i should ask for a help? i think if there something will bad happen to us here i think our sponsor will not be liable for anything because our contract is alrteady finish… please help us with this matter… here is my contact number… 0509334863

  10. dear sir/madame,
    ako po si sarah angkay,inilalapit ko po ang kapatid kong si samsiya angkay,nasa makkah,saudi arabia po sya nadistino,binubugbog po sya ng amo nyang babae at ikinakandado sa basement ng di kumakain,ang name po ng employer nya ay mr.jamal mohmd jamaludin margalani at ang kontak # po ay +966504672706 & + 966556688227,tinawagan ko po ang employer nya at ang sabi ay nasa agency po sya ng riyadh,ibinalik nya daw po, kaso di ako naniniwala sa sinasabi nya.paki tulongan po ang kapatid ko,wag nyo po syang pabayaan,habang di pa po nahuhuli ang lahat,may mga anak po syang umaasa sa kanya.nag mamakaawa po ako sa inyo,tulongan nyo po kaming mahanap ang kapatid ko,4 na araw ko na po syang di nakukontak,ang huling pag uusap namin,nabanggit nya ang ginawa ng amo nyang babae sa akin kaya labis po akong nababahala.nag mamakaawa po ako sa inyo,paki tulongan nyo po ang kapatid ko.
    thank you po & God bless,inaasahan ko po ang tulong nyo sa lalong madaling panahon.

    sumasainyo,
    sarah angkay

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