Tweet The Bureau of Immigration (BI) defended its tight screening of Filipinos departing for abroad, saying the move is necessary to prevent the exodus of victims of human trafficking, illegal recruitment and even drug mules. “They should understand that we are doing this to protect our poor countrymen from being victimized by criminal syndicates who […]

Continue reading about The Bureau of Immigration (BI) tighten screening of Filipinos departing for abroad

Barangay Singapore on August 5th, 2011

Tweet HOTEL guests in Singapore can look forward to better service, especially during busy periods, with the launch of an online registry that matches casual workers to hotels. The registry, allows hotels to tap on a database of ad-hoc workers to ease their manpower crunch during peak seasons such as festive periods. Hotel guests […]

Continue reading about Online registry to help hotels ease labour needs

Tweet The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration warns applicants for overseas jobs against falling prey to unscrupulous recruiters who drag the name of POEA officials in their illegal activities. Administrator Carlos S. Cao, Jr. said he discovered  the new illegal recruitment scheme when two job applicants filed their complaints against a certain Eduardo B. Monserate Jr. […]

Continue reading about Beware: Recruiters claiming ties with Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) officials

Barangay Singapore on August 5th, 2011

Tweet SINGAPORE – The career-for-life is vanishing. Human resources firm, Kelly Services, says more than half of all Singaporean respondents to its Global Workforce Index say they expect to switch careers within the next five years. The main cause (32 per cent) is the need for higher income, followed by changing personal interests (25 per […]

Continue reading about Career-for-life no more, workers expect to job-hop in five years

Tweet The Ministry of National Development (MND) and the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) have formulated a Construction Productivity Roadmap to steer the industry towards higher productivity via a multi-pronged approach: Adjustment of Foreign Worker Levy (price lever) and MYE system (supply lever) to regulate the demand and supply of FWs respectively; Enhancement of the […]

Continue reading about Factsheet on Tiered Levy Framework and Skills Qualification for Construction Sector

Barangay Singapore on June 25th, 2011

Tweet The signing of Republic Act 9679 or the Home Development Mutual Fund Law of 2009 expands the mandatory coverage of Pag-IBIG Fund.  Now, overseas Filipino workers and other individuals employed by foreign-based companies are required to register with the Fund as member. “With the expansion of membership coverage, we are able to extend to […]

Continue reading about Pag-IBIG membership now mandatory before the issuance of OEC

Tweet   A likely verdict of the immigration backlash by Singaporean voters is being felt by foreign workers half a world away — foreign hopefuls ranging from middle-aged professionals to fresh-faced graduates, from technicians and waitresses to construction workers, seeking to land a well-paying job here. After years of open immigration, tens of thousands are […]

Continue reading about Immigration backlash by Singaporean’s on foreigners seeking to land a well-paying job

Tweet Police have arrested three members of an illegal betting syndicate at the Paiza Club in Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Casino.  Investigations by the Casino Crime Investigation Branch of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) revealed that the syndicate members, two Singaporean men and an Indonesian man aged 43 to 48, approached patrons at the Paiza […]

Continue reading about Two Singaporean and an Indonesian man arrested for selling illegal insurance at the Paiza Club in Marina Bay Sands

Tweet Singapore is set to overtake Las Vegas as the world’s second-largest gambling hub this year, a US gaming industry head said Tuesday, as Asia cements its place as a major betting market. Singapore has emerged as Asia’s hottest new gambling destination with a revamped cityscape and billions of dollars pouring into the economy, after […]

Continue reading about Singapore is set to overtake Las Vegas as the world’s second-largest gambling hub this year

Barangay Singapore on May 18th, 2011

Tweet As the economy just emerging from the recession, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that foreign worker levy (FWL) rates will be gradually raised starting from July 2010 to July 2012 as part of the Government’s strategy to achieve productivity-led growth. As our economy is now firmly back on track, the FWL rates will […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Continue reading about Foreign Worker Levy (FWL) rates will be gradually raised