Tweet The Labor Day and Mother’s Day Issue (MAY 2011) of Bagong Bayani Magazine with RAMON PADIERNOS, Philippines’ Pride in the High Octane World of Digital Technology on the cover, is now out and available for FREE, as usual! BAGONG BAYANI (MODERN-DAY HERO) MAGAZINE is published monthly in English and Filipino by Salomon Publishing Singapore […]

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Tweet HDB flats sold under the Home Ownership Scheme are meant for owner-occupation by the flat owners and their families. However flat owners may sublet their whole flat or spare bedrooms if they meet the eligibility conditions. Singapore citizens, Singapore permanent residents and non-citizens may rent a flat or bedroom from existing HDB flat owners […]

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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 […]

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Barangay Singapore on April 23rd, 2011

Tweet Well according to government statistics wages are up 5.6% so did you make the cut? Higher or lower?… Employees earned 5.6 per cent more amid a tighter job market, according to latest government figures SINGAPORE’S economy rebounded last year, employees earned 5.6 per cent more amid a tighter job market, according to latest government […]

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Tweet The Lucky Draws are open to individuals who pay income and property tax by GIRO. There will be 3 annual draws from 2011 to 2013. The longer one stays on GIRO, the higher the chances of winning in the Lucky Draws! Taxpayers now paying their tax on GIRO are already eligible for the Lucky […]

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Barangay Singapore on April 14th, 2011

Tweet If you have received a letter from IRAS informing you that you are selected to benefit from the No-Filing Service, you do NOT need to submit an Income Tax Return. IRAS, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, will issue you a tax bill (Notice of Assessment) based on your relief claims for last year, and […]

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Tweet Another modified office schedule from Philippine Embassy in Singapore from from 31 March to 24 April 2011 only: The Philippine Embassy in Singapore announced that due to further improvements to be made to its public waiting area, its Monday-Friday work schedule will be extended from 31 March to 24 April 2011. The extension is […]

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Tweet To help weed out fake doctors, dentists and the like, the Professional Regulation Commission on Thursday launched an online verification system that would allow interested persons to check if an individual is a licensed professional or not. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said Online Verification of Filipino Professional (OVFP) system—which is accessible on the PRC […]

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Barangay Singapore on March 25th, 2011

Tweet   Singapore has to make changes to the way it grows its economy as the model of relying on cheap and plentiful foreign workers to boost output is not sustainable, said Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. He was speaking at the Installation Ceremony of the 56th Council of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce […]

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Tweet The recent move by the Manpower Ministry (MOM) to raise the salary thresholds for foreign professionals and skilled workers may do little to quell demand for these workers. From 1 July, for professionals, the qualifying salary thresholds for the three categories of Employment Pass holders will be raised respectively — Q1 = S$2,800 P2 […]

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