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The 10 Commandments Against Illegal Recruiters

Illegal recruiters abound in the Philippines. They are everywhere, lying in wait to catch their next victims. Many stories have been told of Filipinos job seekers who dream of greener pastures and better future abroad but were left with nothing but broken promises, unfulfilled dreams and debts to pay. Victims of illegal recruitment is ever […]

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Recruitment Agency: How to Verify if POEA Licensed

Given the prevalence of illegal recruiters these days, job applicants should carefully examine the recruitment agency and the persons they are dealing with. The first commandment against illegal recruiters is “Do not apply at recruitment agencies not licensed by POEA”. But how can you do this? How to Verify if a Recruitment Agency is License […]

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2015 Real Estate Brokers Exam Schedule

The real estate brokers exam is usually set by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) every March of the year. This year, the PRC and the Professional Regulatory Board of Real Estate Service announced that the Real Estate Brokers Licensure Examination will be on Sunday, 24 May 2015. The exam will be simultaneously conducted in Manila, Baguio, […]

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October 6, 2014 Declared a Regular Holiday

President Benigno S. Aquino III, on September 12, 2014, signed Proclamation No. 875 declaring October 6, 2014 as a regular holiday throughout the country in observance of Eid’l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice. Eid’l Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam, the other being Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadan […]

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Where to Review for the 2015 Real Estate Brokers Exam

With the March 2015 real estate brokers exam just around the corner, review centers have already started to offer their Comprehensive Real Estate Seminar and Reviews. The RESA Law IRR (RA 9646) requires all examinees to submit a certification that they earned 120 units in real estate subjects before they can take the exam. If […]

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2015 List of Philippine Holidays Released

About five months before the start of 2015, the Philippine Goverment, through their official website,  announced on July 23, 2014 the holidays and special non-working days for the coming year. President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Proclamation No. 831 declaring 18 public holidays for next year. The regular holidays are as follows: January 1, Thursday – New […]

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July 29, 2014 Declared a Muslim Holiday

President Benigno Aquino III, through Proclamation No. 826, has declared July 29, 2014 a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Fitr or the end of the Ramadan. Malacanang announced the holiday on Monday, July 14, 2014. According to Proclamation No. 826, the holiday was declared “To promote cultural understanding and integration, the entire Filipino nation should have […]

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DFA Authentication: The Easy Way

Need to have your documents authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs but unable to do so? Now you can have your legal documents authenticated fast and easy without going to the Department of Foreign Affairs or asking assistance from your relatives in Manila. DFA Authentication Express can do the work for you. Get your documents […]

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DFA Authentication Procedure in SM Megamall

I was asked by my uncle who is working abroad to have his NSO Birth Certificate get authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). I searched the internet and found that DFA Authentication Express offers authentication services. They can have your legal documents authenticated and delivered at your doorstep. I called up their number […]

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How to Compute Holiday Pay in the Philippines

Beset by queries every time a Presidential Proclamation or a law is enacted by Congress which declares certain days either as a regular holiday, a special day or a special working holiday, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued the following guidelines (Memorandum Circular No. 01 dated 08 March 2014) for holiday pay computation […]