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OFWs now required to pay Pag-IBIG monthly contributions


Overseas Filipino Workers must secure their membership identification numbers online according to a joint resolution the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and Pag-IBIG Fund.

All OFWs are now required to immediately submit Pag-IBIG Membership Identification (MID) numbers and pay their monthly contribution, according to POEA.

"The POEA shall now require all OFWs and aspiring OFWs to provide and encode their Pag-IBIG Member ID number [Pag-IBIG MID] in their e-Registration System account," POEA and Pag-IBIG said.

The Pag-IBIG contribution will now be done during processing of the overseas employment certificate (OEC).

Before departure, OFWs are mandated to secure an OEC or exit clearance from the POEA.

Recruitment agencies are also reminded to comply with the new policy which aims to further improve the lives of Filipinos abroad.
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Taiwan Premier says: No Shanghai-like lockdown despite rising COVID-19 cases


Taiwan will not go into a Shanghai-like lockdown, Premier Su Tseng-chang said in a report from Reuters. He is pledging to keep opening up the country.

Lockdown is to control a rise in domestic COVID-19 cases, but the premier saya no as the vast majority of those infected have no symptoms or show only minor symptoms.

Taiwan has been dealing with a spike in local cases. Backed by a high vaccination rate, the government has been promoting the "new Taiwan model."

“We will gradually deal with it and won’t be like Shanghai and go into lockdown, but we also won’t immediately stop wearing face masks and not take anti-pandemic measures," Su said.

Taiwan is learning to gradually live with the virus and avoiding shutting down the economy.

More vaccines and rapid tests were on their way to help cope with the uptick in infections to "prepare for the next steps in re-opening."
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Netizen na nagsunog ng P20 bill sa Tiktok, multa na P20,000 o kulong ng 5 taon ang parusa


Kinasuhan ng Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) ang isang netizen na nagsunog ng P20 bill sa social media app na TikTok.

Sa ulat mula sa 24 Oras ng GMA-7, sinabi ng BSP na nilabag ng netizen ang Presidential Decree No. 247 na nagbabawal sa “defacing, mutilating, tearing, or partially burning or destroying our currency by any ways.”

Ang mga mapapatunayang nagkasala ay mahaharap sa parusang multa na aabot sa P20,000 o pagkakakulong ng hindi hihigit ng limang taon.

“‘Yung corresponding bank note and then ‘yung coin is pagmamay-ari ng Republika ng Pilipinas. Naka-receive siya ng maraming backlash from the public, pi-null out niya agad,” ayon kay BSP senior investigator Atty. Mark Fajardo.

Ang netizen ay nakilala na ng BSP at mga kaukulang awtoridad.

Nagsampa din ng reklamo ang BSP laban sa nag-upload ng video dahil sa paglabag sa Article 154 ng Revised Penal Code laban sa paglabag sa batas na Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2022.
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Back to MIA? Youth group files house bill that will bring back NAIA to its original name MIA


The proposal to bring back Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to its original name of Manila International Airport (MIA) requires "congressional action."

On April 11, 2022, Duterte Youth Representative Ducielle Cardema filed House Bill 10822, which seeks to restore the NAIA name to the MIA.

This is said to make it easier for travelers to locate the international gateway of the Philippines, and to give Filipinos a "sense of national pride."

“Common sense dictates that it is easier for foreigners and tourists who travel across the world, to locate our country and our international gateway if it is named after our country’s capital, and it gives a sense of national pride for the millions of Filipinos to call it again as the Manila International Airport," Cardema said.

MalacaƱang has already reacted to this.

"There has to be a Congressional action to repeal Republic Act [RA] No. 6639 which renamed MIA to NAIA," according to Communications Secretary and Acting Presidential Spokesperson Martin Andanar.

It may be recalled that on November 17, 1987 RA No. 6639 was enacted to call the MIA to Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The presidential spokesperson added the Supreme Court (SC) denied the petition to repeal RA 6639 which was submitted by senatorial candidate Larry Gadon, and dismissed "for lack of merit."
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Babaeng mahilig sa softdrinks at junk foods, nagkaroon ng malalaking kidney stones


Isang babae na hilig uminom ng softdrinks at mahilig sa pagkain ng tsitsirya o mga junk foods and nagkaroon ng malalaking kidney stones hanggang nakaranas ng pananakit ng likod at hirap sa pag ihi.

Ikinuwento ni Cielo Baccay, 26 taong gulang, sa programang "Pinoy MD" ang kanyang kalagayan. Sa edad niya ay isa na lamang ang kanyang kidney.

Nakahikigan ni Cielo ang paginom ng softdrinks at pagkain ng junk foods araw araw hanggang makaramdam ito ng pananakit sa lower back at nagkalagnat din.

Dahil sa pagkahilig sa maalat, nagkakroon ng salt deposit sa kidney na namunuo at nagiging parang bato na maaaring bumara sa urinary bladder.

Ang phosphoric acid naman sa softdrinks na nagpopromote ng kidney stone formation, pinagdidikit ito ang mga salt na kinakain na nagiging bato.

Nakakababa ng water intake ang paginom ng softdrinks, dito na nabubuo ang asin sa kidney kaya dapat ay uminom lagi ng tubig.

"Nung nakita ko yung resulta ng kidney stones na ganung kalaki, sobrang nanlumo po ako. Kasi sa mga pagkain na masasarap hindi ko akalain na magkakaroon ako ng ganung kalaking stone," ayon kay Cielo.

Ang mga palatandaan at sintomas ng pagkakaroon ng bato sa bato ay tulad ng severe pain, pagduduwal, pagsusuka, lagnat, panginginig at dugo sa ihi.





Larawan: Cielo Baccay
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3 omicron combinations, closely monitored by DOH, WHO


Health authorities are now monitoring three types of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) omicron recombinant XD, XE, and XF.

Recombinant is a combination of two different variants of the virus - something previously said to be common.

The omicron XD variant listed by the World Health Organization as a variant under monitoring was first seen in France.

The omicron XE variant, which is a combination of BA.1 and BA.2 sublineage of the omicron variant remains the variant of concern. This is said to be more dangerous.

The DOH had earlier said that they continue to liaise with the WHO and that they are also continuing to monitor and conduct genome sequencing.

DOH said that there are steps in place to ensure that the recombinant is not spread lightly.

Health authorities reiterated to take booster shots whenerver it is possible.
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Taiwan intends to open up the border gradually depite rising cases: Premier


Taiwan still intends to open up the country gradually and focus on balancing disease prevention and economic development even a recent spike of cases according to Premier Su Tseng-chang.

Taiwan is lifting COVID-19 related restrictions in phases after dealing with the disease for more than two years.

Taiwan now has enough COVID-19 vaccines in inventory and sufficient medical resources to leave the government willing to take some risks, the premier said.

The country will continue to closely monitor the disease's spread and make required adjustments.

Imposing a lockdown for energency measure will only be implemented if there is an unexpected surge of cases.

People should not be afraid, Su said, because the current outbreak featuring the Omicron variant of the virus is not as serious as the Alpha variant outbreak.
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26 na miyembro ng isang pamilya, patay dulot ng landslide


Lubos ang pagluluksa si Mantessa Polvera matapos mamatay ang 26 na kaanak sa isang landslide sa Sitio Waterfalls, Brgy. Mailhi sa Baybay City, Leyte.

Kinailangang umuwi ni Mantessa sa probinsya na mula pa sa Maynila nang maibalita sa kanya ang nangyari.



Kabilang ang kanyang ama, ina, tatlong mga kapatid, mga pamangkin, tiyahin at tiyuhin sa mga namatay.

May iba pa siyang mga malalayong kamag-anak na kabilang din sa natabunan sa landslide na hindi pa nahuhukay ngunit patuloy pa rin ang paghahanap.

"Kahit patay na sila makita man lang sila at mailibing man lang sila nang maayos, kahit yun lang naman po yung maibigay namin," ani Mantessa sa isang interview.


Sa Brgy. Mailhi at Kantagnos na lang ang patuloy ang search and retrieval operations, habang itinigil na ang paghahanap ng mga bangkay sa ibang mga barangay. 

Umabot na sa 101 ang naitalang nasawi sa paghagupit ni "Agaton."




(Larawan ABS-CBN, News5)
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OFWs sa Taiwan, napipilitang mag break contract dahil ayaw payagang magbakasyon


Ilang mga Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) sa Taiwan ang napipilitang mag break contract dahil sa kagustuhang makapagbakasyon sa Pilipinas.

May mga OFWs na hindi pinayagan ng kanilang mga employer na makauwi sa kanilang mga pamilya sa Pilipinas. 

Ayon sa ilang mga OFW, ang break contract ay advise ng kanilang employer / broker para makauwi na.

Ilan sa mga dahilan kaya gustong umuwi panandalian ay dahil sa pagkamatay ng mahal sa buhay.

Ayon kay Manila Economic Cultural Office (MECO) Labor Director  Atty. Cesar Chavez, hindi bawal magbakasyon ang mga migrnt workers.

Paglilinaw din niya na ang kumpanya o employer / broker ang mag-a-arrange ng bakasyon at kung magkakaproblema ang Filipino migrant worker

Labag sa batas ang hindi pagpayag para makapagbakasyon ang mga migrant worker at sakaling mapatunayan na may paglabag, papatawan ng multa ang employer, ayon sa Ministry of Labor.
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Job Hiring: Mektec Corp in Taiwan now hiring factory workers, machine operators


Summary
Company: Mektec Corporation
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Products: Printed Circuit Boards (PCB)
Job Positions: Factory Workers, Machine Operators
Salary: NT$25,250 + OT


Recruitment Agency:
Japan Maruko International Corp located at 14th flr De Leon Center Bldg., M.H. del Pilar, Ermita, Manila

Check job ad



Primary Requirements:
1. Peos Certificate
2. E Registration
3.  Valid PASSPORT 
4.  UMID or SSS Certification 
5. VOTERS ID or Voters Certification
6. Latest Photo 2x2 - White Background 
7. PSA Birth Certificate
8. Vaccination Certificate

About Mektec:

MEKTEC Technology Co., Ltd., a Taiwan-Japan joint venture and an investment business of Japan’s NOK Group, was established in 1986. MEKTEC is the first overseas company of its parent company, Japan’s MEKTRON Co., Ltd. 

With the excellent production technology and equipment in Taiwan, MEKTEC specializes in the production of flexible printed circuit boards (FPC).

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.

Beware of illegal recruiters.
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