Tag Archives: ofw

Millions of OFW’s Left Unemployed by the Pandemic

In Philippines, OFW’s (Overseas Filipino Workers) are hailed as modern day heroes. They contributed a lot in the economy, sending back money to their loved ones for local consumption. Thus, fuelling our economy. It is estimated that their total contribution alone contributed to around 11% of the countries GDP (gross domestic product) according to 2018 data. They are mainly responsible ... Read More »

Bayanihan Outreach with PNB, SSS & PAGIBIG

Last Saturday, August 17, 2019, we had the privilege of listening to our 3 guest speakers from PNB, SSS & PAGIBIG. Over the years, we have invited them several times. Everytime I listen to them, it’s like new learnings are always added to me. These 3 are important in every OFW’s life in Singapore. They are somewhat linked to each ... Read More »

Retiring and Getting Out of the Rat Race

As an OFW for more than a decade now, I know that our life working abroad will end someday. Most of us will go back to the Philippines and be with our loved ones. Whether we are ready or not, it’s inevitable. The only question by then is, are you prepared when it happens? When it do happen, there will ... Read More »

Story of a Typical OFW

Grace was a former public school teacher in high school. She taught Mathematics subject to a class of around 50 students each session. Teaching was her dream and passion since she was a child. Upon finishing her BS Education degree, she passed the board exam and easily landed a teaching job in their municipality. She was a bright and talented ... Read More »

Do We Really Need OEC (Overseas Exit Clearance)?

Travel Exit Clearance is a clearance issued by POEA to OFWs who will leave Philipines for employment purpose. OFWs with working visa/employment contracts will be allowed to leave the Philippines only if they have a POEA travel exit clearance. Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) is an example of Travel Exit Clearance for OFWs. Now the question is, do we really need ... Read More »