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Life as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) requires us to learn new things and to adjust to the ways of the new people we work and the country we are based in. Aside from these things, one thing that never changes is our desire to help out our families through the money we send back [...]

It’s strange to hear when people say that Singapore is a boring place to be. Although it’s a small country, a city-state, actually, there are plenty of fun things to do when you’re traveling here by yourself or with friends and family. But first, let’s talk about what Singapore is best known for. Singapore has [...]

For many OFWs who have been working abroad for a number of years already, updating government records or requesting new ones can be a challenge given the fact that most of the important transactions for these documents are done only in the Philippines. However, this does not mean that you cannot request or file for [...]

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 [...]