Filipinos; How to Lose Half a Million Pesos

Filipinos, How to Lose Half a Million Pesos following a dream.

Filipinos who want to work overseas, but can’t do so using normal methods, are sometimes tempted by offers of employment that they find hard to resist.

It is not always a good idea to be tempted by them.

A Philippines Immigration Press Release dated 29th July 2019, has stated that some Filipinas, have been promised domestic helpers work visas in Europe for a payment of 500,000 pesos.

All they need to do is fly to Malaysia and collect their work visa, and then fly on to Europe.
The 500,000 pesos is the charge for processing the paperwork.

People who have attempted this method of obtaining work, have been detained at departing airports in the Philippines and turned over to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT).


Deakin University is coming to the Philippines

Deakin University is visiting the Philippines in February and March 2018

Representatives from Deakin's School of Nursing will be visiting the Philippines from February 24 to March 9 in 2018 to meet with prospective students.

This is a great opportunity to chat with their friendly team about your study options at Deakin University, Australia.

Deakin’s School of Nursing will be visiting the Philippines in 2018

Deakin University is the most popular university for Filipino students in Victoria.

Representatives from Deakin’s School of Nursing will be visiting the Philippines from February 24 to March 9 in 2018 to meet with prospective students.

This is a great opportunity to chat with their friendly team about your study options at Deakin University, Australia.

Learn about living in Australia, course information, scholarships, internships, accommodation and have all of your questions answered.

To find an upcoming event near you, and to make an appointment, visit their website:…/philippines


Sat 24 Feb Cebu
Sun 25 Feb Makati
Tue 27 Feb Quezon City
Tue 27 Feb Ortigas, Pasig City
Thu 1 Mar Baguio, Benguet
Thu 1 Mar San Juan City, Manila
Thu 1 Mar Makati
Fri 2 Mar Makati
Fri 2 Mar Makati
Sat 3 Mar Makati
Sun 4 Mar Cebu
Mon 5 Mar Cebu
Mon 5 Mar Cebu
Mon 5 Mar Cebu
Tue 6 Mar Bacalod
Tue 6 Mar Makati
Tue 6 Mar Bacolod
Wed 7 Mar JaroIloilo, Western Visayas
Wed 7 Mar Iloilo, Western Visayas
Thu 8 Mar Bacalod
Fri 9 Mar Cebu

Scholarships available to Filipinos who have something special to offer the university and community

Deakin International Scholarship – worth 25% of your tuition fees
Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship – worth 50% and 100% of your tuition fees respectively.


Can A Foreigner Own a Business in The Philippines

Foreigners Owning 100% of a Business in The Philippines

Some people say that a Foreigner cannot own 100% of a business in the Philippines.

Some say they can only own 60% of the business. While some say they can own all of it 100%.

Who is right and who is wrong ?

Republic Act No. 7042 – “Foreign Investments Act of 1991

Section 2:

As a general rule, there are no restrictions on extent of foreign ownership of export enterprises. In domestic market enterprises, foreigners can invest as much as one hundred percent (100%) equity except in areas included in the negative list.

Foreign owned firms catering mainly to the domestic market shall be encouraged to undertake measures that will gradually increase Filipino participation in their businesses by taking in Filipino partners, electing Filipinos to the board of directors, implementing transfer of technology to Filipinos, generating more employment for the economy and enhancing skills of Filipino workers.

From the RA7042 law, it seems that a Foreigner can own 100% of a business, but what is this negative list, and what do they mean by gradually increase Filipino participation in their businesses?

The following states the 40% maximum ownership of some businesses

Section 3g of RA7042

The term “Foreign Investments Negative List” or “Negative List” shall mean a list of areas of economic activity whose foreign ownership is limited to a maximum of forty percent (40%) of the equity capital of the enterprise engaged therein.

This section explains which type of business MUST NOT be owned fully by a Foreigner, and includes:

Section 8b of RA7042: (Foreign Investment Negative List).

Small and medium-sized domestic market enterprises with paid-in equity capital less than the equivalent of five hundred thousand US dollars (US$500,000) are reserved to Philippine nationals,

Source: Republic Act No. 7042

Call Centers in Angeles City, Pampanga

Call Centers and Salary in Pampanga, Philippines

The call center industry in the Angeles City area near Clark is still expanding, with more and more of the young people working in Call Centers here.

There is even a training center here called Clark Polytecnic, (Preparatory Call Center Agent Training)

Clark Polytecnic. Jose Abad Santos Ave, Clark, Pampanga. (045) 599 6074

It has been estimated that as many as 1.3 million people will be employed in this sector by 2016, and that the Industry will generate as much as US$ 25 billion for the Philippines.

Some examples of Call Center Salary on offer in July 2015 are these actual adverts:

Join our team of Nurses and Allied Graduates and be one of our Health Care Call Center Agents and earn an all-in 15,000 Pesos monthly!…

At least 6 months experience as a call center agent is our requirement. Hiring Call Center Agents18k to 20k starting Salary Package

At least has 3 months Call Center Experience. EARN 12k – 16k per month + daily incentives + monthly incentives

I began to prepare a full list of Call Centers in this area, but soon realised that there were so many more than I expected, however, this is the list that I reached after a quick search:

Aerospace Products International
Alorica  – Mexico
AOL Member Services Philippines, Inc.
AusPhilSolution Corporation – Clark Freeport Zone
Berthaphil Business Park
Blue Exigo – Clark Freeport Zone
BOS Outsourcing Solutions – Pampanga
Cekor Technologies Group
Cloudstaff – Angeles
Complus Corporation
Cyber City Teleservices
Data Info Core
DevCo Philippines Inc.
Digital Telecommunications Phils., Inc.
East West Technology Solutions Inc. – Pampanga
e-GlobalVoice Corporation
EGS Mortgage Services – Clark Freeport Zone
Elcell Philippines
Electronic on Ramp, Inc. (EOR)
Expert Global Solutions, Inc. – Clark Freeport Zone
First H&R Manpower Solutions Inc. – Angeles
iQor – Clark Freeport Zone
Jenkins/Gales & Martinez Inc.
Kybotech Philippines – Clark Freeport Zone
Laus Group
Leading Edge Services
Metier Call Center
NCO Group
Pacific Rim Consulting Services
Pink Trumpet Global Staffing Inc. – Clark Freeport Zone
Shore 360 – Pampanga
Startek – Angeles
Stream for Convergys – Clark Freeport Zone
Sutherland Global Services
T4S, Inc.
Telepro Global Commections – Pampanga
Top Sellers Plus Inc. – Clark Freeport Zone
US Healthmark Global Corp – Angeles
WellForm Human Resources Trading Corporation – Angeles City, PampangaAngeles City, Pampanga

Labor Day Jobs and Livelihood Fair. May 1, 2015

15,000 job vacancies await jobseekers at Labor Day job fairs

Araw ng Paggawa 2015 will feature the 2015 Labor Day Job & Livelihood Fair to be held at The Forum 1 & 2 of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Complex in Pasay City on May 1, 2015 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.

Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Office No. 1 will hold a job and livelihood fair at the SM City in Rosales, Pangasinan on May 1, and another job fair at the Robinson’s Place in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, on 30 April as lead-up activity to the event.

The Baguio jobs fair and launching of the Job Search Kiosk is at 8:00 am on May 1 at the Baguio Convention Center.

Officials advised jobseekers to be in their proper attire and to bring the following: application letters, resumes/bio data, transcript of records, employment and training certificates, pictures and other proofs of credentials.

For more information visit the DOLE website at:

Opportunities for Filipino nurses in Australia

Deakin University of Melbourne Nursing Course

Qualified Filipino nurses can now fast-track their career through a special program being offered by one of the top universities in Australia.

Deakin University of Melbourne has tied up with International Education Specialists (Inter-Ed), the oldest and premiere student placement provider in the Philippines, in making available the course that recognizes previous studies and provides credit transfers and recognition (CTR) to a student towards a Bachelor of Nursing degree by completing six subjects in two trimesters.

Completion of the program makes the student eligible to register as a nurse and to begin practicing in Australia.

The University’s Faculty of Health is also offering a non-award, 10-week Initial Registration course for overseas nurses, specifically designed to meet the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s (AHPRA) registration requirements for nurses from overseas seeking to obtain initial registration.
The course, which costs approximately 12,500 Australian Dollars, will start in November 2014.

Read more at:

Philippines-Australia bridging programs for Pinoy nurses starts

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced the start of this month of a bridging program for Filipino registered nurses and nursing educators between the Philippines and Australia.
“I am pleased to announce that the bridging program that will enable Filipino registered or licensed nurses to practice and register in Australia has started,” Baldoz said.
“There will be 100 registered nurses and 30 nure educators who will initially join the bridging program,” she added.
The Bridging Program is a partnership between Monash University and the DOLE’s Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education and selected Philippine universities belonging to the top 20 higher education institutions (HEIs) based on their performance in the Philippine nursing licensure examination.

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Australia snares Filipino nursing high flyers

It’s a dream come true for Filipino nurses Edgar Amago Junior and his wife, Harriet, to live and work overseas. Originally they wanted to move to the United States to pursue their blossoming careers, but faster processing times and the chance to resettle sooner led them instead to Australia.

The talented young couple made their mark at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Manila, where both worked for four years after graduating with high marks. Edgar played a key role at the Institute in staff training and development, while Harriet gained recognition for her work in nursing research and quality improvement.

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Unethical Recruitment Agencies in the Philippines

POEA List of Cancelled Recruitment Agencies

Hans Leo J. Cacdac, the Administrator of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), has warned overseas Filipino workers not to deal with recruitment agencies whose licenses have been cancelled.

The following was shown on his Facebook Account on 9th April 2015

POEA List of Cancelled Recruitment Agencies for 2014 — cancelled on account of unethical recruitment practices and violations of PHL recruitment laws and regulations:

A-M Phil. Professional Services Corporation
Al-Siq International Placement and Manpower Services, Inc.
AFT International Manpower Services
Aguila Management and Resources Corporation
Al-Ahram International Group Services, Inc.
Al-Sadiq Manpower Corporation
Apex Grande International Labor Agency
Asian International Manpower Services Inc.
Asmara International Placement Agency, Inc.
Batie International Manpower Services, Inc.
Bobstar International Recruitment Agency, Inc.
B & E Overseas Manpower Services Corporation
Chronos International Manpower Corporation
Creative Artist Placement Services, Inc.
Dalandan International Manpower Inc.
Dream Fame International Manpower Corporation
Dywen International Manpower Agency
Expeditor International Manpower Services Co.
Experts Placement Agency Inc.
Findstaff Placement Services, Inc.
France Asia International, Inc.
Global Care International Manpower Services
Global Unlimited International Manpower, Inc.
Globrec Manpower Services Inc.
Gerardo J. Santos Manpower
Goodman International Manpower Incorporated
IDM Manpower Services
Inter-Globe Manpower & Consultancy Services, Inc.
Jade Jobwell Philippines, Inc.
Japhil 2000 International Agency Corporation
Jenar Maritime, Inc.
Jovineria Manpower Services
Kabayan Ko Overseas Manpower Placement
Kookies International Recruitment Agency, Inc.
Meccaj Manpower International Services
M.G.M International Recruitment Services, Inc.
Mind Resources Corporation
Nahed International Manpower Services
Non-Stop Overseas Employment Corporation
Pacific Mediterrenian International Manpower Agency, Inc.
Perfect Employment Agency Corporation
PERT-CPM Manpower Exponents Company, Inc.
Renaissance Staffing Support Center, Inc.
Ridzkey Human Resources International Services
Sacred Heart International Services, Inc.
Sand-dune International Manpower Services
Saranay Philippines, Inc.
Seven Ocean International Manpower Corporation
Sherine Manpower Services, Inc.
Sunshine Recruitment Agency, Inc.
Sky Top Service Contractors, Inc.
Sunshine Recruitment Agency, Inc.
Tuem International Manpower Corporation
Wandy Overseas Placement Agency, Inc.
YMC International Manpower Services

The current status of recruitment Agencies can be checked at: