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Thursday, June 30, 2016

PINAY HOUSEHOLD SERVICE WORKER CAUGHT WITH HER BOYFRIEND INSIDE EMPLOYERS HOUSE ,SENT HOME


PINAY HOUSEHOLD SERVICE WORKER CAUGHT WITH HER BOYFRIEND INSIDE EMPLOYERS HOUSE ,SENT HOME

JEDDAH — A Filipina domestic helper was sent home after her employer caught her in a room with her boyfriend.

In an interview with GMA News, Welfare Officer Rosemarie Cleofe, who handled the case, said the employer brought the Filipina to the Philippine Consulate here on May 31.
 The employer claimed he caught the Filipina having sex with her boyfriend in her room.
The employer did not file any case against the HSW and sent her home instead.As for her boyfriend,the employer took photos  his iqama before they let him go.

Saudi Arabia has strict rules against unmarried couples being together.

The Filipina,whos name has not been revealed, in an interview with GMA News  said she deeply regrets what she did.
She admitted bringing her boyfriend, who is also a Filipino and whom she met in a place frequented by Filipinos, to her employer's house, but denied they were having sex when caught.
"Nangingig po ako sa takot at hiya," she tearfully recalled. "Tuwing nakikita ko ang employer ko, pinagsisisihan ko po ang pangyayaring ito."
She also said she was lucky her employer did not hurt her or bring her to court. 


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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

LONGER PASSPORT VALIDITY FROM 5 YEARS TO 10 YEARS EXPIRATION PERIOD-DUTERTE





DUTERTE ADNMINISTRATION BALAK NA PALAWIGIN ANG VALIDITY NG PASSPORT MULA SA DATING 5 TAON,ITO AY
GAGAWIN NANG 10 TAON.
GAYUNDIN ANG BINABALAK SA DRIVERS LICENSE,NBI CLEARANCE AT IBA PA.


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STEP BY STEP PROCESS HOW TO GET NEW AND RENEW PASSPORT BY APPOINTMENT and HOW MUCH





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Monday, June 27, 2016

PRESIDENT DUTERTE WANTS TO STOP LONG QUEUES IN APPLYING FOR PASSPORT






President Duterte doesn't want long queues in applying for passport in the DFA anymore. 
He even ask the incoming DFA Secretary Perfecto Yasay to put an end to this long queues that affect mostly the OFWs.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ex-OFW turned Money Lender Found Dead!

Former OFW Now in Money Lending Business Found Dead!



  A former OFW who is now doing a money-lending business has been found dead infront of a cemetery in Antipolo City according to the report. 
Miriam Bermas,48,reported missing few days ago was already dead when she was found in a grassy area sustaining multiple stab wounds mostly in her chest.Her upper lip was also torn. 
Her relatives believe that the killing is connected to her business and that she knew who her killer was.
The police has ruled out robbery as the motive as her jewelries was still intact when she was found. 
The case will be transferred to his division to expedite the probe,Rizal Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Adriano Enong Jr. said.


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

RANDOM SCANNING OF ELECTRONIC GADGETS IN SOME AIRPORT IN SAUDI AND QATAR.IS IT A RUMOR OR A FACT?


RANDOM SCANNING OF ELECTRONIC GADGETS IN SOME AIRPORT IN SAUDI AND QATAR.IS IT A RUMOR OR A FACT?
Watch the video and be aware!

I had this paper given to me by the manpower agency and had me signed a waiver regarding this issue. 

The paper has these words; 

Please be advised that all Airports in GCC have a new rule regarding arriving and departing Overseas workers carrying electronic devices. This has not been published to the public, but pleases advices all that are traveling GCC airports. 
-All Electronic devices will be submitted for check up before immigration section. 
-Devices includes Cellular phones with camera and memory card, flash disks, external hard drive, Laptops / notebooks / pc, iPod, itouch, mp3 players with memory cards. 
- A special USB device will be inserted to the electronic devices that you are carrying. This special device can scan all videos and pictures, jpg, bmp, avi, etc, contents of your laptop / cell phones, and will be recorded to their main computer. 
-All devices with nude pictures in it will be confiscated immediately. There will be no fines, and refusal will send you to jail and deportation. -Laptops with pirated software’s will also be confiscated. This rule has been applied already and is being practice in Saudi, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah Airports. This is excluding Bahrain airport. 

Does anyone of you know about this rule? I made a google search and found out that this "rumor" is already making rounds in the internet since early 2010.

RULES ON ELECTRONIC GADGETS IN SOME GCC AREAS
I had this paper given to me by the manpower agency and had me signed a waiver regarding this issue.
The paper has these words;
Please be advised that all Airports in GCC have a new rule regarding arriving and departing Overseas workers carrying electronic devices. This has not been published to the public, but pleases advices all that are traveling GCC airports.
-All Electronic devices will be submitted for check up before immigration section.
-Devices includes Cellular phones with camera and memory card, flash disks, external hard drive, Laptops / notebooks / pc, iPod, itouch, mp3 players with memory cards.
- A special USB device will be inserted to the electronic devices that you are carrying. This special device can scan all videos and pictures, jpg, bmp, avi, etc, contents of your laptop / cell phones, and will be recorded to their main computer.
-All devices with nude pictures in it will be confiscated immediately. There will be no fines, and refusal will send you to jail and deportation.
-Laptops with pirated software’s will also be confiscated.
This rule has been applied already and is being practice in Saudi, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah Airports. This is excluding Bahrain airport.

Does anyone of you know about this rule?
I've been in Kuwait for 6 years and never had my laptop or mobile or even my ipod checked ,scanned or even inspected at the airport.Not even once.
I made a google search and found out that this "rumor" is already making rounds in the internet since early 2010.So wether it is a fact or a rumor,we better be aware of it.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Qatar OFW Arrested Moments After Arrival In The Phils For Posting Nude Photos Of His Former OFW Girlfriend



Posting of nude photos of an individual on social media is against Republic Act No. 9995 also known as  "Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009". 
An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who posted nude photos of his former girlfriend was arrested just after he checked-in at a hotel minutes after he arrived from Qatar.
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Posting of nude photos of an individual on social media is against the Republic Act No. 9995 or the  "Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act of 2009".   An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who posted nude photos of his former girlfriend was arrested just after he checked-in in a hotel minutes after she arrived from Qatar.  Advertisement        Sponsored Links         An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was arrested by the operatives of the   National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) after spreading the nude photos of his ex-girlfriend who refused to come back to him.     "Ana", not her real name, sought the help of the NBI Cybercrime Division after OFW Alex Sanchez sent her nude photos to the friend of her present partner.    Ana said that the suspect insisted that he want them to be together with a threat that he will post their nude photos on social media should she will not comply.  NBI prepared an entrapment operation on the suspect on his scheduled arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from Qatar.  Ana agreed to fetch Sanchez at the airport and to check-in a nearby motel. Without his knowledge, a car from NBI operatives are already following them and promptly arrested Sanchez before they entered the motel. The suspect said that they were both OFWs in Qatar and had a relationship though he is married and already has Ana has a boyfriend. He also admitted spreading the nude photos on social media out of resentment. He also said that he is willing to accept the consequences of his actions.  Sanchez is charged under Violence Against Women and Children Act and the Anti-Cybercrime Law.     The victim is set for a wedding with her boyfriend this year.  READ MORE: Can A Family Of Five Survive With P10K Income In A Month?    How Filipinos Can Get Free Oman Visa?    Do You Know The Effects Of Too Much Bad News To Your Body?    Authorized Travel Agency To Process Temporary Visa Bound to South Korea    Who Can Skip Online Appointment And Use The DFA Courtesy Lane For Passport Processing?

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An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was arrested by the operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) after the suspect shared nude photos of his ex-girlfriend who refused to come back to him. 

 "Ana," not her real name, sought the help of
NBI Cybercrime Division after learning that OFW Alex Sanchez sent her nude photos to her current partner's friend. 

Ana said that the suspect insisted for them to get back together, threatening that he will post their nude photos on social media if she will not comply.

NBI prepared an entrapment operation against the suspect on his scheduled arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAI
A) from Qatar.

Ana agreed to fetch Sanchez at the airport and to check-in at a nearby motel. Without his knowledge, a car from NBI operatives is already following them and promptly arrested Sanchez before they entered the motel.
The suspect said that they were both OFWs in Qatar and had a relationship even though he is married.
He also admitted spreading the nude photos on social media out of resentment. He also said that he is willing to accept the consequences of his actions.

Sanchez is charged under Violence Against Women and Children Act and the Anti-Cybercrime Law.


The victim is set to marry her boyfriend this year.

This article is filed under: OFW News, OFW in Qatar, OFW Law, Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act


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Friday, June 17, 2016

TIPS IF YOU ARE PLANNING FOR WORK IN JAPAN AND HOW MUCH ARE THE ESTIMATED SALARIES



The following are some of the information about salary and some tips if you are applying for a job to Japan.

Japan is in need of skilled workers, and is also in need of household service workers, drivers, and English teachers, entertainers, Caregivers and Nurses, Engineers, and technical interns who will receive an allowance of P45,000.  Hopefully they will offer this kasambahay jobs in 2017 with a minimum salary of P60,000.



JOBS BOUND FOR JAPAN. WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS and WHERE TO APPLY?
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According Ms. Jeng dela Cruz, Philippine Administrative Officer in Japan said household workers hires are currently within the diplomats area, as well as skilled workers such as engineers. Ms. Dela Cruz noted that skilled workers are likely to be directly hired, while others are hired through the duly accredited recruitment agencies and duly approved job orders by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Japan is also continually recruiting in the entertainment industry as well as production workers and construction skilled workers

LEARN NIHONGGO AND OTHER LANGUAGES THROUGH TESDA.

“Every month mayroon pa din dumadating. Nagko-concentrate sila sa mga probinsya tulad ng Fukushima, Hiroshima pero dito sa Tokyo, mga tatlo lang po ang promoters dito na nagha-hire ng entertainers, mga banda pa po,”. 

CHECK OUT THE LATEST JOBS AVAILABLE HERE FOR THE MONTH OF MAY and JUNE 2016

Average salary for overseas Filipinos in Japan is between P75,000 to P100,000. There are engineers working in Japan with salary ranging from P150,000 to P200,000.
Household service workers confined at the diplomats housing or other embassies kasambahay salary are between ¥120,000 to ¥150,000 or P50,000 to P60,000 while Filipino drivers, said to be favored by Japanese and other diplomats because of English skills, and being industrious, receive an average of ¥200,000 or P84,000. They may not need a college degree to work as household workers. Entry level teachers may receive ¥150,000 or around 60,000. They need to study Nihonggo language as well as English language. Chefs and cooks are also available jobs.
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Where can you work?

  • Major industries: electronics, robotics, motor vehicles, communications, food processing, chemicals, ships, steel and machinery.
  • Recent growth areas: nanotechnology, biotechnology, alternative energy.
  • Shortage occupations: there are various categories in which you can get a work visa including professor, artist, investor/business manager, legal/accounting services, medical services, researcher, instructor, engineer, specialist in humanities, entertainer or skilled labour.
  • Major companies: Mitsubishi, Toyota Motor, Nippon Telegraph and Tel, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial, Mizuho Financial, Nissan Motor, Honda Motor, Hitachi, Cannon.

What’s it like working in Japan?


  • Average working hours: a 40-hourweek across five days is encouraged but many employees tend to work for longer than this.
  • Holidays: the standard entitlement is 20 days per year plus 15 public holiday days.
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  • Tax rates: the amount of tax you will pay in Japan depends on how long you've lived in the country and how much you earn. Income tax rates vary from 5% to 40% depending on the level of salary. 
This article is filed under: OFW News, OFW in Japan, Work in Japan, Salary in Japan

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Landbank Offers Housing Program For OFWs



Here is a complete rundown on the OFW loan provided by Landbank that OFWs can use for their house construction or renovation.
The LandBank of the Philippines offers housing program specially designed to help overseas Filipino workers or OFWs. The program called Bahay Para sa Bagong Bayani (3B) is designed to help OFWs acquire house or apply for loan to renovate or construct their house or to refinance an existing house mortgage. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: 
  • Overseas Filipino workers with existing contract overseas. 
  • 21 years old but not more than 65 years old upon loan maturity
  • No CI/BI adverse findings

HOW MUCH IS THE LOAN AMOUNT THAT COULD BE BORROWED:
OFWs can borrow as little as Php 500,000 or more. The value however will be determined based on the capacity to pay and value of the collateral or property. 
Borrowing Capacity:  Is determined as 30% of gross monthly income of borrower and his/her spouse 


Loan Value: 80% of appraised value
HOW LONG CAN YOU PAY THE LOAN:  The maximum term if 20 years if the applicant has co-borrower like if the husband and wife will both apply for the loan, for sole applicant the maximum term is 15 years.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS AND FEES TO APPLY FOR THE LOAN:
Fees and Charges
a)   Application/ Filing Fee  of  P2,000.00  (non-refundable)           
b)   Appraisal and Inspection Fees per CPI no. 2014-003 dated 12 February 2014
Pre-release charges
c)    Handling Fee of 1/10 of 1% based on amount approved                
d)   Commitment Fee of ½% of the unavailed amount
e)   Notarial Fee:   Minimum of P500.00
f)    Documentary Stamps Tax per PN
g)   Insurance Premium on MRI & Fire
h)   BIR & Registry of Deeds Registration Fees

Bahay Para sa Bagong Bayani (3B)


Eligible Borrowers
  • Filipino citizens
  • OFWs holding a live contract from a reputable company
  • 21 years old but not more than 65 years of age upon loan maturity
  • Clear of adverse credit finding with other creditors
Eligible Loan Purpose

Purchase of:
  • Residential Lot
  • House and Lot
  • Residential Units/Condominium/Townhouse
  • Construction/improvement or renovation of existing residential unit owned by OFW
  • Refinancing of an existing housing loan of the OFW on "CURRENT" status
  • Assumption by an OFW an existing housing loan by another borrower either with LANDBANK or another creditor
Loan Amount
Lowest of the paying capacity of the OFW or loan value of collateral with loan value of 80% provided that:
  • Financing will be for the principal residence or dwelling of the borrower OFW; and
  • The title should be under the name of the OFW
Tenor
  • 20 years: for OFW with co-borrower
  • 15 years : for OFW without co-borrower
Collateral
  • Primary, the Object of Financing or separate prime property if warranted
  • Others that may be accepted in addition to the object of financing:
    • Deposit with Hold-out
Interest Rate
  • Variable : Based on the posted rates at the time of availment
  • Subject to yearly repricing1
  • Fixed: Based on posted rates at the time of availment2
    • 2-3 years
    • 4-5 years
    • 6-7 years
    • 8-10 years
    • 11-15 years
    • 16-20 years
  • For Socialized Housing: 1% below the posted EHL rates at the time of availment subject to annual repricing3
Note:
1 , 2 Applicable to EHL, END-BUYER'S TIE-UP and 3B
3 Applicable to END-BUYER'S TIE-UP only
DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS
For Credit Analysis:
  • Duly accomplished loan application form with 1" X 1" photo
  • Copy of employment contract
For Appraisal:
  • Photocopy of TCT/CCT
  • Photocopy of Tax Declaration (land improvements)
  • Latest Real Estate Tax Receipts
  • Certified by a Geodetic Engineer
  • Lot Plan
  • Location and vicinity map
For Construction and Renovation:
  • Photocopy of TCT/CCT
We are not endorsing the LandBank 3B housing program for OFWs, nor are we affiliated in any way to the institution. The information posted on our website is only for information purposes. We do not process a loan application.  For further information, you may visit the website of LANDBANK. 


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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Do You Know? Benefits of Solo Parent's Welfare Act and Parental Leave







WHAT IS THE SOLO PARENT’S WELFARE ACT?
RA 8972 or the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act provides for benefits and privileges to solo parents and their children. It aims to develop a comprehensive package of social development and welfare services for solo parents and their children to be carried out by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), as the lead agency, various government agencies including NSO and other related NGOs.









WHEN DID RA 8972 TAKE EFFECT?
RA 8972 was signed into law on November 7, 2000 and took effect on November 28, 2000. Its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) was approved in April 2002.
WHO ARE CONSIDERED AS SOLO PARENT?
Solo Parent is any individual who falls under any of the following categories:
1. A woman who gives birth as a result of rape and other crimes against chastity even without a final conviction of the offender, provided that mother keeps and raises the child.
2. Parent left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood due to the following circumstances:
a. Due to death of spouse.
b. Spouse is detained or is serving sentence for a criminal conviction for at least one (1) year.
c. Physical and/or mental incapacity of spouse as certified by a public medical practitioner.
d. Legal separation or de facto separation from spouse for at least one (1) year, as long as he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children.
e. Declaration of nullity or annulment of marriage as decreed by a court or by a church as long as he/she is entrusted with the custody of the children.
3. Unmarried mother/father who has preferred to keep and rear her/his child/children instead of having others care for them or give them up to a welfare institution.
4. Any other person who solely provides parental care and support to a child or children.
5. Any family member who assumes the responsibility of head of family as a result of the death, abandonment, disappearance or prolonged absence of the parents or solo parent.




WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS FOR THE TERMINATION OF THE PRIVILEGES OF A SOLO PARENT?

A change in the status or circumstances of the parent claiming benefits under this Act, such that he/she is no longer left alone with the responsibility of parenthood, shall terminate his/her eligibility for benefits such as change in the status with marriage, the concerned parent is no longer left alone with the responsibility of parenthood, etc.


DOES THE SOLO PARENT ACT APPLY TO THOSE WHOSE SPOUSE IS ABROAD?


The law did not consider this as one of the categories of solo parent since the other spouse still exercises duties over his/her family. However, if the other parent is abroad and has lost contact with his/her family for a year or more, the other parent who is left with the custody of the family, may be considered as solo parent, provided proofs are presented to qualify as such.


WHAT IS THE PACKAGE OF SERVICES FOR SOLO PARENT?

The comprehensive package of programs/services for solo parents includes livelihood, self-employment and skills development, employment-related benefits, psycho-social, educational, health and housing services.

"Should you be able to establish these factors, you may avail yourself of the parental leave and a flexible work schedule as long as the same do not affect your individual productivity and that of the company (Sections 8 and 6, id). You may also avail yourself of the educational benefits being given by the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), as well as allocations in low cost housing projects and medical assistance, if so qualified (Sections 10 and 11, id)." - Atty Persida Acosta


"With the help of RA 8972, solo parent employees, who are solely taking care of their children can reap the exclusive benefits provided by the government. Section 7 of RA 8972 mandates that no employer shall discriminate against any solo-parent employee with respect to terms and conditions of employment on account of his/her status. Thus, employers of solo-parent employees should be guided by the employment-related benefits available to all solo parents, such as:

(1) Flexible work schedule. This refers to the right of a solo-parent employee to vary his/her arrival and departure time without affecting the core work hours as defined by the employer.

The employer shall provide for a flexible working schedule for solo-parents, as long as it shall not affect individual and company productivity.

(2) No work discrimination. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against any solo-parent employee with respect to terms and conditions of employment on account of his/her status.

(3) Parental leave. “Parental leave” means leave benefits granted to a solo parent to enable him/her to perform parental duties and responsibilities where physical presence is required. In addition to leave privileges

under existing laws, parental leave of not more than seven working days every year shall be granted to any solo-parent employee who has rendered services for at least one year with full pay, consisting of basic salary and mandatory allowances.

In order to benefit from the “parental leave,” a solo-parent employee should have rendered at least one year of service, whether continuous or broken. In addition, the employee should notify her or his employer that she or he will avail herself/himself of the leave within a reasonable period of time. Finally, the solo-parent employee must present to the employer his or her Solo Parent Identification Card. A solo-parent employee should remember that “parental leave” is not convertible to cash if not availed of." - Atty. Lorna Kapunan

WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA FOR SUPPORT?

Any solo parent whose income in the place of domicile falls below the poverty threshold as set by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and subject to the assessment of the DSWD worker in the area shall be eligible for assistance. A Solo Parent can directly inquire from the following agencies to avail of their services:

1. Health Services (DOH)
2. Educational Services (CHED, TESDA)
3. Housing (NHA)

4. Parental Leave (Employer, DOLE, CSC) Solo parent whose income is above the poverty threshold shall enjoy only such limited benefits as flexible work schedule, parental leave and others to be determined by the DSWD.
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WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO AVAIL OF THE PACKAGE OF SERVICES?


A solo parent shall apply for a Solo Parent Identification Card (Solo Parent ID) from the City/Municipal Social Welfare and Development (C/MSWD) Office. Once the C/MSWD Office issues the Solo Parent ID, a solo parent can apply for services he/she needs from the C/MSWD Office or to specific agencies providing such assistance/services.


WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS IN SECURING A SOLO PARENT ID?


1. Barangay certificate residency in the area;


2. Documents/Evidence that the applicant is a solo parent (e.g. death certificate of spouse, declaration of nullity of marriage, medical certificate – if incapacitated); and


3. Income Tax Return (ITR) or certification from the barangay/municipal treasurer.


WHAT DOCUMENT/PROOF WILL A SOLO PARENT PRESENT IF HE/SHE HAS CHILD OR IS DE FACTO SEPARATED FROM HUSBAND/WIFE?


A Certificate issued by the Barangay Captain indicating the circumstances on one’s being a solo parent.


IF A SOLO PARENT FILES THE APPLICATION, CAN AN ID BE SECURED RIGHT AWAY?


No. The Social Worker has to complete the assessment/evaluation of the solo parent situation. The ID will be issued after 30 days from filing. The validity of the ID is one year and is renewable.


WHAT IS PARENTAL LEAVE?


Parental Leave refers to leave benefits granted to a solo parent to enable said parent to perform parental duties and responsibilities where physical presence is required as provided under Civil Service Commission (CSC) Memorandum Circular No. 08, series 2004.


IS PARENTAL LEAVE RETROACTIVE SINCE THE LAW TOOK EFFECT LAST NOVEMBER 2000?


No. Parental leave is non-cumulative and can be availed only during the current year. Further, it can only be availed after the issuance of the Solo Parent ID.


IS THE 7-DAY PARENTAL LEAVE IN ADDITION TO THE EXISTING 3-DAY SPECIAL LEAVE PRIVILEGE?


The law clearly indicates that the granting of the 7-day parental leave is on top of the 3-day special leave and other mandatory leave benefits.


CAN A SOLO PARENT APPLY FOR PARENTAL LEAVE FOR ANY CHILD?


Yes, as long as the child is living with him/her, dependent for support, unmarried, unemployed and below eighteen (18) years old, or eighteen (18) years old and above but is incapable of self-support and/or with physical/mental defect/disability.


WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS FOR GRANTING PARENTAL LEAVE TO SOLO PARENTS?


The parental leave of seven (7) days shall be granted to any Solo Parent employee subject to the following conditions:


1. The solo parent must have rendered government service for a least one (1) year, whether continuous or broken, reckoned at the time of the effectivity of the law on September 22, 2002, regardless of the employment status.


2. The parental leave shall be availed of every year and shall not be convertible to cash. If not availed within the calendar year, said privilege shall be forfeited within the same year.


3. The parental leave shall be availed of on a continuous or staggered basis, subject to the approval of the Administrator. In this regard, the solo parent shall submit the application for parental leave at least one (1) week prior to availing the solo parent leave, except on emergency cases.


4. The solo parent employee may avail of parental leave under any of the following circumstances:


a. Attend to personal milestones of a child such as birthday, communion, graduation and other similar events;


b. Perform parental obligations such as enrollment and attendance in school programs, PTA meetings and the like;


c. Attend to medical social, spiritual and recreational needs of the child;


d. Other similar circumstances necessary in the performance of parental duties and responsibilities, where physical presence of the parent is required.


5. The head of agency/office concerned may determine whether granting of parental leave is proper or may conduct the necessary investigation to ascertain if grounds for termination and withdrawal of the privilege exist.


CAN A SOLO PARENT AVAIL OF THE MATERNITY LEAVE?

There is no provision in the law that there is a maternity leave for Solo Parents, however, other laws can be applied.


This article is filed under: Philippine Law, Solo Parents Law, Solo Parents Benefit, Solo Parent's Welfare Act and Parental Leave

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