OFW Family Singing Idol Season 2
DZME AM, Department of Labor and Employment, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration launched the Season 2 of OFW Family Singing Idol this month. This initiative is to recognize the talents of Overseas Filipino Workers and their families. The Philippine-wide family singing competition is open for amateur singers, 16 years old and above. The group contestant must have a family member working/worked as an OFW and must not have won any major prize from any of the current national singing competition. All interested contestants must go to their respective OWWA’s regional office and pass the audition to...
OFW Christmas Away from the Philippines
Filipinos are excited about “ber” months. In the Philippines, you know it’s the beginning of the Christmas season when you hear the classic Christmas songs of Jose Mari Chan playing in the malls and the radio stations. Chan’s songs like “Christmas in Our Hearts,” has become part of any Filipino’s music MP3 playlist or CD compilation. Soon houses and establishments would be putting up Christmas decorations and lights to signal the coming and most awaited season of the year. This would mean months of planning and scheduling of Christmas parties to organize and to attend to. For parents and godparents,...
Philippine passport's validity extended to 10 years
On August 2, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the law extending the validity of Philippine Passport from 5 to 10 years for adult passport holders while retaining the 5-year validity for minors. Amendment of RA 8239 Known as Republic Act 10982 which amended the RA 8239 or the Philippine Passport Act of 1996, this new promulgation tasks the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to design the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) in order to execute the new passport validity. This law could also work to the advantage of DFA as this would ease up their workload since it would mean...