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For many OFWs, saving up and remitting money back home is only possible by opening several bank accounts. However, when you have several accounts already open, managing them can be a daunting task to do. And while our intentions may be well and good since we know that banks offer different types of benefits for [...]

Aspiring OFWs at this point will still have to go through the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, which is a member institution and an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), which is mandated to protect and promote the welfare of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) as well as their dependents. OWWA Membership comes [...]

Working overseas has many benefits, but we all know that this is not going to be a permanent thing. That’s why it’s important to take care of oneself and prepare for situations that could cost you money for you or your loved ones’ hospitalization. In the Philippines, the most common and most accessible form of [...]

Singapore, despite being a country with limited resources in terms of land space and water, among other things, has risen to become one of the most advanced countries in the region and in the rest of the world. With careful planning and a conscientious vision, which brings balance to the quality of life of its [...]

no more red ribbon ph embassy sg

In its bid to improve the process of handling public documents, the Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs, recently announced some changes regarding the process of handling legal documents via its embassies and consular posts. On May 14, the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) was [...]

Great Singapore Sale (GSS) - Biggest Shopping Season in SG

Many were enthralled when Singapore was featured in the iconic blockbuster movie “Crazy Rich Asians,” depicting what life is like in Singapore – well, at least for the very rich and famous, as the movie highlighted. But beyond the family drama and stereotypes presented in the movie, Singapore is truly home to the shopaholics, as [...]

Singapore Police Warn Residents Over Scam Text Messages Involving Kidnapping Threats

It’s not every day that we get a decent joke straight to our phone’s inbox, especially now that our lives have just gotten a lot busier than it was five or 10 years ago. However, not everyone can spot right off a simple joke (or an honest mistake), especially when the message has something to [...]

5 Things to Consider When Renting in Singapore

Many expats and travellers often hold this sentiment that Singapore has a very high cost of living. Though at present, Singapore is nowhere in the top 5 bracket, it still ranks fairly high being at #10 in the world, according to expat online database Expatistan. ALSO READ: Singapore Remains at Top Spot of Most Liveable [...]

What You Need to Know When Applying for a Long-term Visit Pass in Singapore

Foreign employees based in Singapore who wish to bring their family or dependents in the country will need to be assessed for eligibility to apply for a long-term visit pass. ALSO READ: How to Apply for Permanent Residency in Singapore A long-term visit pass is usually availed upon request by a foreign employee based in [...]

List of Catholic Churches in Singapore

Part of the adjustments OFWs need to make when moving overseas, either for work or settlement, is establishing a support group or assimilating in a community. ALSO READ: Coping with Homesickness: Tips for the Restless OFW But more than the need for belongingness or to combat homesickness, joining a community such as a local church [...]

Here’s What You Need to Know about the EZ-Link Card in Singapore

When planning your travel to another country, you need to take into consideration all kinds of expenses that you will need to cover during your entire stay overseas. And if you’re more of an explorer, transportation fees are something that you really need to prepare for. ALSO READ: Singapore Do’s and Don’ts Of course walking [...]