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How to Rent a Car in Singapore

If you’re travelling or staying in Singapore for some time, you might be thinking about getting a car for convenience. Getting around in Singapore should not really be a hassle with its extensive system of public transportation. However, in the rare instance that you would need to be driving your own car, even if only [...]

Know the Scope of a Housemaid’s Job in Singapore

Many Singaporean households depend on the services offered by foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) (from the Philippines, Indonesia, and other approved nations) to ease the burden of managing the residence which involve performing household chores to caring for the children and the elderly. However, domestic helpers are only allowed to perform certain duties and roles, as [...]

Documentary Procedures at the PHL Embassy in Singapore

Filipino Domestic Workers (FDWs), as a large part of the overseas Filipino workers community in most countries abroad, are subject to a number of requirements which they need to process at the Philippine Embassy for employment. ALSO READ: Philippine Embassy in SG: Assistance to Filipinos In Singapore, the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO) handles the [...]

5000 SGD Fine and Jail Time for Gambling in Public

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore has released an advisory through its social media account to remind the citizens and OFWs to not engage in public gambling as there are serious consequences to be had for offenders. ALSO READ: 63-year old Woman Smuggles 490 ‘Balut’ eggs into Singapore, Gets $7,000 Fine As per Singapore’s Common Gambling [...]

How to go to Johor Bahru from Singapore by Train

Travelling to Singapore offers a lot of unique new experiences to tourists – one of which is going for a quick side trip to Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Yes! It is possible. And you could either take the bus or the train to do so. ALSO READ: Singapore to Run Eye Scan Trials at Immigration Checkpoints [...]

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 [...]