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Ban collection of fees from OFWs as travel precondition

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “Why demand unnecessary fees and make travel more difficult for our financially hard-pressed workers seeking employment abroad?” a party-list lawmaker bewailed. OFW Family Party-list Rep. Roy Señeres is pushing for the passage of the proposed “OFW Travel...
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Angara seeks passage of bill helping new graduates find jobs

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – As the new college graduates join the country’s labor force, Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara on Wednesday pushed for the passage of a Bill of Rights for fresh graduates to help them find jobs or establish their own businesses right after graduation. Angara said...
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Canada’s in-demand list jumps to 43 occupations in days

By Atty. Henry Moyal Those who are seeking to immigrate to Canada are getting a crash course in the way bureaucracy is run in Canada – at least on the Canada Immigration level. In the last article we discussed how fast the Saskatchewan program was filled. Before that, we...
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PH women score high in Asia-Pacific well-being index

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Women in developing countries like the Philippines, Myanmar and Indonesia have more positive views of their own well-being compared to their developed counterparts, according to the MasterCard Index of Well-Being. The inaugural index, based on a survey of 16...
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UNDP Administrator Helen Clark pays courtesy call on President Aquino

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark paid a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday in Malacanan Palace. Clark, former New Zealand Prime Minister, is in the country to strengthen UNDP’s partnership and...
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25 Occupations in Demand as of March 2014

by : Attorney Henry Moyal It was only a few months ago that the Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Category was announced and listed two hundred occupations in demand in Canada that did not require a job offer to qualify. Unfortunately, that program was restricted to only...
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Filipinos challenged to join revolution vs poverty

MANILA (Mabuhay)—As the nation commemorates the 1986 EDSA People Power revolution Tuesday, neophyte Senator Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino IV on Tuesday challenged the Filipinos to join hands in a new battle against poverty. ”As we came together in1986, once again, let us join hands...
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Former Prisoners’ Employment Program proposed

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Since employers are reluctant to hire former prisoners, it is necessary for government to set a program to enable these ex-inmates find gainful work to provide for their families, a lawmaker Wednesday said. “Statistics reveal, sad to say, that former...
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2-M to lose jobs due to Obamacare: Congressional Budget office

White House in damage control on health care jobs report – Wrap, Update  By Stephen COLLINSON WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House jumped to parry new attacks Tuesday against Barack Obama’s healthcare law, after a congressional watchdog warned it takes the equivalent of...
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PHL, New Zealand to launch working holiday scheme

Another significant milestone in Philippines-New Zealand bilateral relations has been reached with the launch of the Working Holiday Scheme (WHS). Effective 05 February 2014, Filipinos and New Zealanders, ages 18 to 30 years, will be able to apply for the WHS visa allowing them...