QUEZON CITY, March 26 (PIA) — Filipino workers who are based overseas and want to take their board licensure examinations can now do so without returning to the Philippines.
The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), an attached agency of the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE), has approved and issued a Resolution, revising the implementing guidelines on the conduct of Special Professional Licensure Board Examinations (SPLBE) for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
“The new guideline is our way of bringing PRC programs and services closer to the people. It simplifies and makes faster official transaction with the PRC,” Baldoz said in a news release posted on the DOLE website.
Baldoz said that with the new guideline, the DOLE, PRC, and DFA would now be jointly responsible in the administration of the SPLBE overseas.
The guideline directs the PRC and the Professional Regulatory Boards (PRBs) to conduct SPLBE with the active role and participation of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through its Embassies/Consulates and the DOLE, through its Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs).
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To all who are searching for a Free Kaspersky Antivirus 2012, your long search is over as I’m going to giveaway free legitimate Kaspersky license. I’l choose 3 lucky winners via random selection. Those who will win the free Kaspersky 2012 will receive the serial number / license key via email.
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Here’s 10 quick tips to get you started on investing and creating your winning portfolio!
1. Start Early
The only way you can make the most out of the limited time you have is to start early. The sooner you invest, the more time your money will have for growth. If you delay, you will almost certainly have to invest much more to achieve a similar result. Let the power of compounding work for you.
2. Keep Some Cash Aside
It is always a good idea to have some money set aside in case of emergencies. Maintaining six to nine months worth of living expenses will insulate you from a sure fire formula for investment loss – distress selling.
3. Know Your Risk Profile
What is the point of investing in the stock market if you are going to lose sleep, or a heart attack (whichever comes first) every time prices go through a rough patch. You need to be realistic about your risk appetite. An investment advisor can help you determine your tolerance for risk.
4. Never Forget About Inflation
Don’t fall into the false sense of security that very conservative investments might give you. The returns may look respectable at the start but not after you deduct the effects of inflation. Keep in mind that risk is not just about losing money. It is also about not having enough in the end.
5. Think Carefully About How Long You Can Stay Invested
If you plan to stay invested for a long period of time, say five years or more, then it is okay to get into the stock market and let your money work harder for you. But if you will need your funds very soon, you are going to be better off with low risk investments.
6. Spread Your Money Across Investments
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Depending on your goals and attitude to risk, you will probably want to spread your money across different types of investment – equities, bonds and cash. You may also want to diversify within each of these categories. An equity fund, for example, will invest your money in a variety of companies but you may want to ensure you have a range of industry sectors too.
7. Invest Regularly
Investing regularly can be a great way to build up a significant lump sum. You will also benefit from what is known as cost averaging. In this way you hardly feel the pain caused by delayed gratification since you are saving small amounts that you can easily afford.
8. Choose Your Funds Carefully
You should select investments based on your personal circumstances and goals. Don’t assume all funds investing in equities are the same – look at what a fund invests in and check if you are comfortable with its investment style and objectives. Choosing the right fund manager is nearly as important as choosing the right fund.
9. Remember That Time and Not Timing Is The Key To Successful Investing
Even the most experienced fund managers fail when it comes to timing the markets. As an investor your concern should be to have as much time as possible to stay invested. Take the long-term view and stay in a fund that you are comfortable with for as long as necessary. Successful investing is not a matter of timing but rather a matter of TIME.
10. Review Your Investment Regularly
There are a number of reasons why you might need to change your investment portfolio. Your goals might have changed over time or your resources might have changed significantly. Whatever the reason may be, your life stage will play a vital role in determining the right investment mix for you. It is prudent to review your investment once or twice a year at the very least to determine if you are still on track to hitting your goals
Just a quick post to share this important announcement to remind you guys about the new Kuwait guideline for birth certificate or marriage certificate.
We are all aware that Birth certificate or marriage certificate or both are key requirements for visit visa or dependent visa here in Kuwait. Recently, the ministry had imposed a new guideline so to avoid delay and hassle please make sure to read the bulletin below and follow the instruction as listed. Usual visa processing still applies. Thank You.
Its visa renewal time once again and today I’m going to show you a simplified post for your reference. Four years ago I wrote a very detailed process sharing how to renew dependent visa (visa 22) here in Kuwait. If you prefer the long article you can always go back and read that post which you can find in this link.
Now for those who don’t have much time for a lengthy read,here is the condensed version. I also included the schedule, duration and the cost for your easy digestion:
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Domestic workers’ shift made easier
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 14: Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has given the domestic personnel working under Article 20 — including drivers and cooks, to transfer their residencies to Article 18 of the private sector by Oct 31, irrespective of the period spent with the existing sponsor, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting the Undersecretary of Labor Mansour Al-Mansour.
Al-Mansour clarified the workers will only be allowed to transfer to a commercial or industrial firm owned by the existing sponsor or his first degree relatives, such as the wife, husband, children or parents. He added the decision includes domestic personnel having valid residency before April 1, 2008.
Celtic Manor Ryder Cup 2010 Live
Due to the weather conditions and the 7 hours and 18 minutes of playing time lost, new Ryder Cup Playing schedule has been agreed for the second & third sessions.
OFW’s in Kuwait:
ITP-K will hold a FREE PC Fundamentals seminar starting on July 4, at the POLO/OWWA office in Jabriya. The Computer Skills Workshop is scheduled every Saturday from 9:00am – 2:00pm.
The initial part of the seminar will include a brief background of the PC history, hardware parts, assembly, and troubleshooting.
Tutorial Topics will be:
The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) recently conducted a free seminar dubbed “Buying the Right Franchise”, zeroing in on the top franchise concepts with the strongest potential these days — the 3 Fs (food, fashion, fun and entertainment), and the 3 Ts (transport, telecom, and tourism).
PFA president Robert Trota, acknowledging the country’s abundant natural resources as a bountiful source of franchisable concepts, said, “There are so many readily available natural products that can be explored for franchising, especially for food concepts, such as fruits (natural, dried, shakes, juices, jams, halo halo), marine products (meal toppings, roll, sandwich, on stick), and coffee (brewed, instant, cybercafé).”
For this very special day, we wish every readers, and subscribers a ver very Happy Christmas.
Merry Christmas Everybody!..