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Kabayan, have you ever struggled in wanting to keep your relationships strong and intact with family members back home despite being physically apart for a long period of time? Were there instances when you felt like you’re losing grip of your relationship ties with your loved ones to the point that your relationships are starting [...]

Did you know that MMR vaccination is compulsory in childhood here in Singapore? Having your children vaccinated with MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) is the best way to prevent them from acquiring measles. Measles is a highly contagious viral infection which is the leading cause of death in children all over the world.   The MMR vaccine [...]

Overseas Voter Registration in Singapore

Kabayan! 2018 is nearing its end, but have you completed your application for your registration for overseas voting? Remember, the filing of application for registration/certification is only until September 30, 2018, so don’t miss this opportunity! (ALSO READ: Philippine Embassy in SG: Assistance to Filipinos) If this has escaped your thought for some time now, [...]

How to file a Claim against an Employer in Singapore

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are covered by the Singapore Employment Act may file a claim against their employer through the help of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). This procedure can be done either online or by booking an appointment. Delays in salary payment may be settled in amicable terms in reasoning by both parties [...]

OFWs can typically join the foreign labour workforce either through direct hiring or recruitment agencies. While each has its own advantages and disadvantages, going with a recruitment agency can sometimes be more difficult for some applicants if the employment processes or policies are not properly in place, not to mention the hefty fees which some [...]

domestic helper visa UK

There are many different kinds of people who go to the UK for a variety of reasons. Among them are domestic workers looking for work. But before you do, it’s important that you check all the requirements that you need to prepare in order to start your travel application in the UK, that is, of [...]

Calling all parents and supervising adults, the Ministry of Health has shared an important health reminder this summer season. With the increase in the rates of hand, food, and mouth disease (HMFD) in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has issued a circular listing day care centres and kindergartens in the city-state which have been [...]

Perhaps anyone of us who has dreams of leaving the country for better opportunities abroad will experience some kind of anxiety, if not an outright fear – the fear of the unknown, as we prepare to embark on this new journey in life. But as with all things new and terrifying, there are various ways [...]

Singapore Holiday work

One of the few things most employees look forward to at work, whether they admit it or not – is the holidays. However, as the holidays come in few and (sometimes) far in between a year, it’s quite disheartening to learn that on some days, you just have to show up for work even on [...]

Aspiring OFWs and even those who have already landed a job here in Singapore need to be aware of their rights as employees. If there’s one thing you need to know about when it comes to your employment and labor rights here in the country, it’s the Employment Act (EA) of Singapore. If you have [...]

Before you decide to live and work here in Singapore, there are certain things that you need to know first which include labour terms and conditions which include your working hours, leaves, as well as vacations. In this post, we will share some of the basic provisions of the Singapore Labour laws regarding working hours, [...]