Barangay Singapore on October 10th, 2012

Tweet A 26-year-old Filipino woman has been charged with bribing two police officers. Prisibelle Pascua Abalos is said to have offered S$20 to Corporal Fatin Hazirah Mustaffa and Staff Sergeant Yves Yeo Mingshu on August 22 this year. Abalos allegedly made the offer after she was caught littering near Orchard Towers. Under the Prevention of […]

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Tweet A House panel wants to terminate the services of a contractor to address delays in passport processing. This was among the recommendations Representative Walden Bello and his fellow lawmakers submitted to the Foreign Affairs committee after an ocular inspection of  the passport processing office in the Office of Consular Affairs (OCA). Bello revealed the […]

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Tweet All passport applicants scheduled for appearance must appear physically at the DFA at the date and time of their scheduled personal appearance for data and image capturing. This applies to all passport applicants, aging from 0 years old onwards. DFA is strict about the personal appearance system, absolutely no chaperone allowed for passport applicants […]

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Barangay Singapore on September 5th, 2011

Tweet The Philippine Embassy in Singapore announced that the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila have fully resolved the technical issues causing the delay in the release of e-passports. Applications for passport renewal received starting Thursday, 1 September 2011 will be processed and ready for release in six (6) weeks, instead of the current eight […]

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Barangay Singapore on September 2nd, 2011

Tweet As an employee who have serve a company for sometime, you may receive the following: Retrenchment benefits when your employer no longer needs your services; or Retirement benefits when you reached your retirement age. Retrenchment benefits Retrenchment benefits are payments given by employers to compensate for the loss of employment. Payments to compensate employees […]

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Barangay Singapore on September 1st, 2011

Tweet In a move to constantly upgrade its efficient service to the public for passport application and passport renewal, the Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has relocated to a state-of-the-art building located at the corner of Bradco Ave. and Macapagal Blvd. in Aseana Business Park, Paranaque City, just […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 24th, 2011

Tweet The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) advises employers to carry out any retrenchment exercise responsibly, in consultation with the union (if the company is unionised). The company should pay all salaries (including unconsumed annual leave, notice pay, etc.) to the employees on their last day of work. Notice of Retrenchment As far as possible, affected […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 22nd, 2011

Tweet All employees covered by the Employment Act are entitled to 11 paid public holidays in a year. The 11 gazetted public holidays are: New Year’s Day; Chinese New Year (two days); Hari Raya Puasa; Hari Raya Haji; Good Friday; Labour Day; Vesak Day; National Day; Deepavali; and Christmas Day. The employer and employee may […]

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Tweet The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has detained a Cambodian national who attempted to apply for a Philippine passport using fake documents. BI intelligence chief Maria Antonette Bucasas-Mangrobang identified the Cambodian as 61-year-old Edy Hu. Hu is now at the immigration jail in Bicutan, Taguig City pending deportation proceedings. "He is an undesirable alien," Mangrobang […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 18th, 2011

Tweet   The Employment Pass Online (EP Online) system will be enhanced to allow EP Online users to upload relevant supporting documents when submitting a work pass/related pass application. This means that employers will no longer need to submit physical copies of most supporting documents at MOM’s Work Pass Services Centres for verification. Currently, work […]

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