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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Employment papers assume new significance for UAE Filipinos

Employment papers assume new significance for UAE Filipinos
Published in on April 30, 2011

Dubai: Filipinos in Dubai who visit Manila may face a tough time coming back to the UAE as authorities in the Philippines have tightened screening of workers who initially came to the UAE on a visit visa but were subsequently able to find employment.

Such workers are considered "undocumented" and must produce a number of papers proving their employment, failing which they could be barred from boarding their flight back to the UAE as they return after spending time at home on annual or emergency leave.

Problems in exit procedures

A number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Dubai have reported facing problems during exit procedures in the Philippines.

Officials of the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (Polo) in Dubai, an arm of the consulate, confirmed the new requirements but clarified that they only apply to those who don't obtain their overseas employment certificiate (OEC) in Dubai.

"It is POEA [Philippine Overseas Employment Administration] that requires the documents of those applicants/OFWs who left the Philippines with undocumented status — meaning departed the Philippines on visit visa and after sometime found employment in the UAE," said a Polo official in Dubai.

POEA is the state agency that regulates foreign employment of Filipinos.

An OEC, which costs Dh10 and exempts Filipino overseas workers from paying travel tax (Dh160), is also used by Manila to ensure their workers abroad are documented and insured. It can be obtained by personal appearance, with proof of employment and a valid residence visa.

Mandatory insurance

In addition, nannies applying for an OEC must present a contract stating their monthly salary as $400 (about Dh1,470).

All OEC applicants in Dubai must pay membership and insurance cover with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and must sign up with ‘Pag-Ibig', a home mutual fund.

Filipino workers who go home on vacation without obtaining an OEC from Dubai are now asked to produce an employment letter from their human resource department and an original labour contract as well as copies of their passport, UAE residence, UAE Labour Card and the company's commercial licence. These must be authenticated by the Polo against a Dh40 fee, the official said.

'Money-making venture'

Many Filipinos have dismissed the scrutiny as another money-making venture, but others welcomed it.

"It is for our own good," said Lisa Magno Concepcion, leader of the Filipino Community in Dubai. "There are established rules in place. Everyone leaving our country for whatever purpose must be properly documented."

Document protects labour rights

* An overseas employment certificate (OEC), costs Dh10.
* It exempts Filipino overseas workers from paying travel tax of Dh160 and is also used to ensure they are documented and insured.
* It is obtained by personal appearance with employment proof and a valid residence visa.
* Nannies applying for an OEC must present a contract stating their monthly salary as $400 (about Dh1,470).

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Friday, April 29, 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Transsexual waiter in UAE sentenced to prison

Dubai: A transsexual waiter faces six months in jail for posting photos of his enlarged breasts on Facebook, and encouraging men to have sex with him for Dh1,000.

The Dubai Court of First Instance also convicted the 30-year-old Filipino waiter of cross-dressing and encouraging men to commit a sin and have sex with him.

Presiding Judge Al Saeed Mohammad Barghout said the accused, M.J., will be deported after serving his sentence.

When the accused appeared in court, he admitted that he enlarged his breasts, posted his semi-nude photos on Facebook and solicited men to have sex with him.

Prosecutors accused him of cross-dressing and wearing outfits that made him look like a woman before an undercover police team arrested him in a sting operation for posing as a male prostitute.


Records said M.J. posted photos of himself half naked on his Facebook account with a message in which he invited men to contact him in case they were interested in having sex with him.

"Yes I am guilty as charged," admitted M.J. when he appeared.

Many people present in courtroom nine were shocked when they saw M.J.'s long silky hair and womanly-figure when the accused was called in for Presiding Judge Barghout to pass judgment.

Prosecution records said the waiter worked as a male prostitute, misused the internet [Facebook social network] to post indecent photos of himself so he could entice men to have sex with him.

He was additionally charged with cross-dressing.

An Emirati policeman testified that an informant alerted them that the defendant promoted himself as a prostitute and charged men Dh1,000 for a night of sex.

Sting operation

"The informant arranged for a meeting with the defendant as part of a sting operation. They met in a hotel in Naif.

Police raided the lobby and arrested M.J. while he was heading up to the room for the purpose of the deal.

"He took out from a women's purse the money which he collected from the informant.

"The suspect looked like a woman beyond doubt," the policeman claimed.

An Iranian policeman testified that M.J. posed as a male prostitute to nightclub customers.

A Dubai Police's forensic doctor, who examined the defendant, reported that M.J. is a male and had enlarged his breasts using special injections.

Prosecution records mentioned that the defendant did not have recent intercourse at the time when he got detained.

Indecent photos of M.J. were found on his mobile phone.

Text messages, in which he invited men to have sex with him, were also discovered in the phone.

Sunday's judgment remains subject to appeal within 15 days.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fwd: job vacancies

Dear All:
we are dubai based Travel company, we are seeking ticketing and tour operator staff, english speaking and experience are must.  welcome to send your CV to this email. We will reply you ASAP. 

Best Regards

陆 峰 
Lu Feng

Phoenix Travels LLC
Dubai - UAE
Tel: 04-2690188
Fax: 04-2690198

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fwd: Job vacancy for posting

Subject: Job vacancy for posting

Dear Sir,


Please post following job vacancy:


Experienced and qualified female Filipina wanted to do manicure, pedicure, nail extension in high class lady salon in Ajman.  Clean accommodation provided close to salon. Wage offered AED 1,000 per month plus 10% commission plus main meal every day provided.  Residence visa plus 2yr labour contract offered.


Contact: Miss Jin on 050 4601028.



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Friday, April 8, 2011

Fwd: Security Chief - Kenya

Subject: Security Chief - Kenya

Dear Pinoy-Expat UAE,
We are urgently looking for a Security Chief to work in hotels/resorts in Kenya. The group's Head Office is here in Dubai so interviews will be conducted locally. Excellent English, a valid driving license and security training are essential, arms training is desirable. Ideally, you will have military or police background.
Thanks you and kind regards.
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Monday, April 4, 2011

JOB Post-Abu Dhabi refinery

Dear Pinoy Expat UAE,
We are pleased to let everyone know of the following positions that are urgently needed to fill up.  We welcome applicants from you site.
1. Automation Engr (Ref. JTW AE18)

2. Control Engr (JTW CE18)

3. Marine Coordinator (JTW MC18)

4. Mechanical Engr (JTW ME18)

5. Senior Materials Engr (JTW SME18)

6. Internal Auditor (IT) (JTW IA18)

7. Systems Engr (JTW SE18)

8. Planning Engr (JTW PE18)

9. Electrical Engr (JTW EE18)

10. Project Engr (JTW PRE18)

11. HSE Mgr (JTW HM18)

12. HSE Snr Project Engr ( JTW HSPE18)

13. HSE MS Consultant (JTW HMSC18)

14. HSE MS Supp Engr (JTW HMSE18)

15. HSE Officer (JTW HO18)

With  5-10 years refinery or related experience. If you or your friends are interested,  CV with position  applied and REF. NO. to .  Attention to:  Mia Nebre. For a refinery in Abu Dhabi on the client, 2-3 years duration and permanent.

Thank you for referring your colleagues as well.

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