Fake Online Jobs
Fake Overseas Job Openings Advertised Online The POEA reported that many job applicants recently inquired about a public Facebook group “Now Hiring Work Abroad 2018” that advertised job offers for various positions in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and other countries. Readers of the Facebook ads were asked to email their resume to an online job site. The job offer included attractive benefits such as high salary, high overtime pay rate, paid vacation leave, free transportation, free food and accommodation, and more. But then applicants were also required to pay for processing fees for their...
To prepare for the future is any working Filipino’s goal in life. This means a lot of things: education for the kids, health insurance for medical emergencies, or a secured retirement or a convenient house. Such aspirations have prompted many Filipinos to seek employment abroad since better-paying work opportunities are still scarce in the country. To date, there are over 2 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have been working around the world. This does not include the undocumented Filipinos who have acquired employment in many countries after gaining entry through tourist visas. Nevertheless, the remittances they are sending back...
SINGAPORE – Despite experiencing a steady economic growth and increase on its domestic spend, the Filipinos still struggle to save for their future. According to a recent study by Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas, 86% of Filipinos do not have bank accounts. Based on the survey, the majority said that the main reason for not getting a bank account is lack of money. Other reasons cited: no belief on savings in the bank, proximity of bank branches to their home, high service charges, and unreasonable maintaining minimum balance. However, it does not fully reflect the financial behavior of Filipinos. How about...
Have you ever been duped or lured into investing your hard-earned money as an OFW by the promise of high returns in an unscrupulous financial investment scheme? If yes, sad to say, you are not alone as more and more OFWs have fallen prey to numerous fraudulent transactions. Needless to say, these scams eventually lead to loss of trust and confidence among friends whose only wish was for their earnings to generate the promised high yield returns. Are there practical tips on how to protect yourself from fraudulent investment schemes? The answer is yes. However, you have to bear in...
This week, we celebrated National Heroes’ Day and remembered men and women who gave their lives for our country’s independence. Today, we have another kind of hero fighting around the world to secure a brighter future for Filipinos – the overseas Filipino workers or OFWs. It’s time we also paid tribute to these unsung heroes who toil and work thousands of miles away from home, for a better life for their loved ones. All OFWs leave the Philippines with one goal – to earn money that they can send back home to help their families. Almost all OFWs look forward...
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,...