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Published: 2018-03-12   

Perks of an OFW on Vacation

Habang hindi ka pa umuuwi, check their online sites para mas well-prepared ka na sa mga kakailanganin. Nang sa ganon, you will have all requirements at the ready.

Habang hindi ka pa umuuwi, check their online sites para mas well-prepared ka na sa mga kakailanganin. Nang sa ganon, you will have all requirements at the ready.

Madami tayong iba’t-ibang dahilan, okasyon o happenings na iniisip o isinasaalang-alang sa tuwing umuuwi tayo para magbakasyon. Pero teka lang, mga ka-Souqpinoy…sana ay nakonsidera mo rin ang para sa sarili mo, or more so, for self-improvement mo. Maari’ng loaded ang VACAY CALENDAR mo with “Trip to Batanes,” “Trip to Boracay,” “HS Friends Reunion,” at kung anu-ano pa and there is nothing wrong with that… Pero dagdagan din natin ng iba pa’ng masasaya rin namang perks pero baka hindi lang natin alam. Uy, perks! Yes…and most of the time, exclusively for OFWs ang mga ito.

Gobble up and alamin kung anu-ano ang mga ito ayon sa isang article from WorkAbroad.ph (www.workabroad.ph) para mapaglaanan mo ng panahon because some application might take your precious time:

  1. Housing Loan from SSS
    If you are a member of SSS and have contributed in the last 36 months, then you are qualified to avail the Direct Housing Loan Facility of SSS. In this program, an overseas Filipino worker can loan up to 2,000,000 pesos that are payable for a maximum of 15 years, provided that the property will be occupied by you or your immediate family only.

  2. Tax-Free Shopping at Duty-Free
    Aside from the 10,000 worth of goods overseas Filipino workers can bring in the country that will not be taxed, you can also do additional tax-free shopping in Duty-Free Philippines, provided that you visit within 15 days after their travel and 30 days in Christmas season.

  3. Voluntary Savings Program of Pag-IBIG
    Another savings program that every overseas Filipino workers should consider getting is Pag-IBIG Overseas Program. In this program, you can save up with a better interest rate. You will be given a choice to save from 100 pesos to 1,200 pesos a month. After 20 years, with 5% interest rate, you can get up to over 377,000 after 20 years.

  4. Free Language Courses from TESDA
    Overseas Filipino workers and pre-qualified overseas Filipino workers can avail of TESDA’s free language courses. In this program, you can learn all the basics of the country’s language you will work for or are working for– for free! The slots for this program are very limited, but overseas Filipino workers are given the priority for this.

  5. Health, Education, Insurance Assistance from OWWA
    Overseas Filipino workers have the option to be a member of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for a minimum fee and instantly get medical, life and travel assistance. This includes claiming up to 100,000 pesos depending on the sickness, a pre-departure education program that includes language and culture familiarization, access to on-site services, and family welfare assistance.

Not bad, huh! Shopping, savings, freebies, assistance…for the bayani in you! Habang hindi ka pa umuuwi, check their online sites para mas well-prepared ka na sa mga kakailanganin. Nang sa ganon, you will have all requirements at the ready.

Happy Vacationing!

Reference:

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