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Passport Application and Renewal Procedure at Philippine Consulate in Dubai

Passport Application and Renewal Procedure at Philippine Consulate in Dubai

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Passport Application and Renewal Procedure at Philippine Consulate in Dubai One of the reasons Filipinos visit consular offices is to renew passports, pay fees and inquire about labor and other related issues. In Dubai, the Philippine Consulate General has streamlined its operations to handle the volume of visitors. One of the measures implemented is to require appointment for passport processing. Here are the steps for Filipinos who wish to apply for new or replacement/renewal of old passports. PROCEDURE FOR PASSPORT APPLICATION or RENEWAL 1. Set an appointment online – click here. 2. On date of appointment, fill out E-passport Application Form – click here. 3. Proceed to Passport Processing Area [1] 4. Proceed to Cashier [2] 5. Proceed to Passport Encoding Area [3] 6. Pro
GOOD NEWS for Filipinos, 2018 Is Luckiest Year For Filipinos In UAE! Under NEW LAW Employee Can Take 30 Days Annual Leave With FULL PAY!

GOOD NEWS for Filipinos, 2018 Is Luckiest Year For Filipinos In UAE! Under NEW LAW Employee Can Take 30 Days Annual Leave With FULL PAY!

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KAMUSTA to all Filipinos here in UAE, lalo na sa domestic workers, sana ay mabuti ka. United Arab Emirates especially Dubai and Abu Dhabi is trying their best to achieve the International Labour Standards to ensure decent working and living conditions for all UAE Labours, they have already provided the best social media apps and friendly websites. There are more than 750,000 domestic workers mostly from Philippines in United Arab Emirates from which 65% of workers are living in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. We have noted that Filipinos specially the Domestic workers are under hard pressure by their sponsors or agencies because of longest duty hours, weekly off, paid leave, retaining personal documents especially the passport are among rights that Philippine expats are looking for....
Bello Hopeful Deal Protecting OFWs In Kuwait Will Be Signed Before Ramadan

Bello Hopeful Deal Protecting OFWs In Kuwait Will Be Signed Before Ramadan

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Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) secretary Silvestre Bello III is hopeful that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which aims to protect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait will be signed before the Ramadan season. In an interview, Bello said the Philippine government is only waiting for President Rodrigo Duterte’s instructions on the date of the signing. He said the date should be before the Ramadan season, which is expected to begin in May. “It should be within April because once we enter May, it would be Ramadan and [Kuwaiti officials] would not be available,” Bello said. The MOU aims to ensure that rights of OFWs are protected. The two countries decided to draft a version following the imposition of deployment ban of OFWs to Kuwait after the body of Joanna
OFW In Dubai Falls Victim To Bitcoin Scam

OFW In Dubai Falls Victim To Bitcoin Scam

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An overseas Filipina worker (OFW) from Dubai was among the 50 victims lured to invest in a Php900-million bitcoin scam in the Philippines. OFW Roseann Maglunog said she was in Dubai when she began investing in the online investment scheme November last year, reported Tempo. Maglunog said she paid Php90,000 for three slots in her first investment, and the promised return of investment was given to her in the first few transactions. She then decided to go all-in and paid Php160,000 for another three slots from December to January. Maglunod also admitted that she initially encouraged a fellow OFW to join the investment scam. The distressed OFW fell victim to a bitcoin scam introduced by Arnel Ordonio, 27 and his wife Leonady, owners of NewG, a firm which allegedly solicited inv...
OFW scalded by boss in Riyadh to come home after 4 years

OFW scalded by boss in Riyadh to come home after 4 years

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After years of waiting for repatriation, 26-year-old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Fahima “Candies” Alagasi is finally coming home to the Philippines. Alagasi was the Filipina domestic helper who suffered severe burns at the hands of her female employer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, four years ago. In May 2014, Alagasi made headlines when her cousin posted her photos on Facebook to show the maltreatment she experienced from her employer at the time. According to a report by ABS-CBN News, the then 22-year-old OFW dropped the lid of a thermos while she was preparing coffee for her employer. When Alagasi picked up the cap, the latter grabbed the thermos from her and poured all of its boiling contents on her back. The OFW escaped with her cousin and sought refuge with a shelter under
UAE Filipinos warned of email offering fake jobs in UK

UAE Filipinos warned of email offering fake jobs in UK

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Read your emails closely. The Philippines' Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) recently cautioned Filipino expats against an online scam which lures jobseekers into phoney job offers. The department warned of a fake email account pretending to represent the Philippine Embassy in the United Kingdom. The email allegedly targets Filipino expats - including those in the UAE - for non-existent jobs in the UK, the Manila Bulletin reported. The fake email address which DOLE revealed to be philippineembassyunitedkingdom@gmail.com, was exposed after a report reached the Philippine Trade and Investment Centre (PTIC) in London. The report was regarding a fraudulent email address that recruits workers and provides requirements for a UK job visa for a nominal price. The PTIC th...
Filipina maid to get Dh3 million in back wages

Filipina maid to get Dh3 million in back wages

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She was given a flat monthly salary whether she worked 24 hours or less. A Filipina maid will be paid $827,506 (Dh 3,039,553) in back wages by her former employee for whom she worked in Los Angeles. The woman was taking care of two disabled children of the family besides doing household work, cooking and running errands. She was given a flat monthly salary whether she worked 24 hours or less. "The court's judgement is a victory for Ms. Alzate, especially in the face of a vigorous opposition that did not concede any dime of wages that was owed to her," said a release from the law firm that represented the Filipina. "It was a testament to the courage of this Filipina to have pursued her claims all the way up to trial." Under the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights made effectiv...
2 OFWs bound for Dubai rescued from alleged illegal recruiter

2 OFWs bound for Dubai rescued from alleged illegal recruiter

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Philippine authorities were able to rescue six overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were ready to fly to United Arab Emirates through an alleged illegal recruitment agency. The suspect, Mary Jane Alcala, was able to lure the victims by offering processing of tourist visas, birth certificates, and clearance, free of charge. Four of the victims were rescued inside the suspect’s home while the remaining two, who were about to fly to Dubai as tourists, were already in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) waiting for their flight, reported GMA News. One of the victims revealed the suspect gave them specific instructions when inside the airport. Upon investigation, the documents provided for the OFWs were fake and were immediately confiscated by the National Bureau of Investigatio
OWWA extends P25-million help to OFWs affected by deployment ban

OWWA extends P25-million help to OFWs affected by deployment ban

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has allocated P25 million as form of financial assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) affected by the deployment ban to Kuwait. In an interview with Business Mirror, OWWA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said the assistance will cover members with Kuwaiti work visa as of February 12. Active members will receive a cash assistance of P5,000 while inactive members will receive P2,500. “Around 5,000 beneficiaries are expected to benefit from the program,” Cacdac said. Members can visit the nearest OWWA regional office to receive the financial assistance. On February 9, the Philippine government announced the total deployment ban of OFWs to Kuwait following the death of Joanna Demafelis whose body was found inside a freezer
Duterte adds provisions on draft deal on OFWs with Kuwait

Duterte adds provisions on draft deal on OFWs with Kuwait

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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he has personal demands that have to be included before the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Philippines and Kuwait. During the graduation rites of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) “Maragtas” Class of 2018, Duterte explained some of his demands that he discussed with Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III. Included in the final draft of the Philippine demands in the deal are 7-hour sleep for household service workers (HSWs), nutritious food, and observation of holidays. “I demanded that it will be a contract of government to government and that there will be some mandatory provisions like they should be allowed to sleep for 7 hours a day, fed nutritious food. We will not allow leftovers