DFA Now Requires Advanced Payment of Passport Fees for Aseana Site

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If you are planning to secure a passport at the Department of Foreign Affairs Main Office at Aseana, do not be surprised if the website requires you to pay first before being able to set up an appointment. That’s because DFA has set to live test its e-payment system starting April 14 for application of …

‘Study Now, Pay Later’ Program for Aspiring Pilots Launched by Cebu Pacific

Is being a pilot your dream but you can’t achieve it due to expensive tuition fees? It is time to take advantage of Cebu Pacific’s “study now, pay later scheme.” The country’s largest local carrier has announced that they are now accepting applications for the second batch of cadet-pilots. Sixteen candidates will be chosen for …

Solons Proposed 30,000 Monthly Salary for Gov’t Nurses

The Makabayan group of party lists has filed a bill seeking a minimum salary of Php 30,000 for government nurses. Another separate bill aims to also increase the salary of public school teachers. Bill 7196, if successfully passed into law, will increase the pay of state nurses to a minimum of Php30,000, twice as much …

DOLE Orders Total Ban on OFW Deployment to Kuwait

The Philippine government has finally signed an administrative order which completely bans the deployment of all workers to Kuwait last Monday, February 12. Administrative Order No. 54 issued by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III stated that the said ban was due to the “series of reports involving abuse and death of OFWs in Kuwait.” “In …

21 Countries OFWs are Banned From Working This 2018

If you are planning to work abroad this year, be wary of some countries which the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) enforced deployment ban. The prohibition was done to ensure the safety and security of Overseas Filipino Workers. According to POEA memo Advisory 21 series of 2017, 24 countries/territories were placed under a pending deployment …

DFA Opens 100,000 Passport Appointment Slots

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Due to complaints from citizens who were unable to book for passport appointments, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) recently opened 100,000 passport appointment slots for February to May. Applicants can now book their appointment on the nearest consular office in order to get their passport. Setting an appointment schedule is free of charge. The …