OFW Essay

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  • Helping Distressed Ofws Bounce Back

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    Helping distressed OFWs bounce back TO WHAT extend are you willing to earn a living? Ronald Espiritu, a 33-year-old oversea Filipino worker (OFW) based in Miami, Florida endured hunger, fatigue, and worse, a measly salary—way below the minimum wage—just to make a living, according to a report in Pinoy-OFW.com. Along with a group of fellow Filipino workers, Espiritu may have had never seen daylight outside W South Beach hotel, Lincoln Road’s Quattro Italian restaurant, and Admiral’s Cove country

  • The Manila Metropolitan Are The Center Of Employment Opportunities

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    The Manila metropolitan area is known as the center of employment opportunities here in the Philippines. Most of the Filipinos from different parts of the country are taking their chances to move to the urban centers of Manila with high hopes of being employed in opportunities associated with the modern economy, mostly services and manufacturing. Some of them were lucky enough and landed in their dream jobs and earned a living. However, the country 's high rate of population growth has resulted to

  • A Survey Of Theories Of International Migration

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    This literature review starts with a survey of theories of international migration, the emergence of Filipino Labour Diaspora, focusing on the role of the Philippine state. Consequently, it examines the role of Canadian state in attracting FLCMs to work as domestic workers in Canada. Lastly, it examines the role of the market in perpetuating gender role and victimization in labor diaspora. 1. Theories of International Migration Theories of international migration studies often neglect the role

  • How the Philippine Gov. Measure Its Gdp and Gnp

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    GDP and GNP as economic indicators Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross National Product (GNP) are key figures in accessing the status of a country’s economy. These numbers are also used to gauge the competency of the administration in steering the economic wheels of the country. By definition: Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the total market value of a country’s output. It is the market value of all final goods and services produced within a given period of time by factors of production within

  • Alienation In The Filipino Seafarers

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    Introduction When Filipinos hear the word ‘seaman’ or seafarer’, we generally have a constructed stereotype to judge that person from the said line of work. Usually, they are regarded as well-off, an owner of a rather big house in the neighborhood, and of the upper middle class. In other words, seafarers are highly regarded in a typical Filipino community to the extent that they are misjudged by many just because of their nature of work and this becomes a ground for social alienation

  • The Philippine Peso—Us Dollar Exchange Rate: the Impact of Strengthening Currency

    8787 Words  | 36 Pages

    INTRODUCTION The foreign exchange market is a worldwide decentralized over-the-counter financial market for the trading of currencies. Financial centers around the world function as anchors of trading between a wide range of different types of buyers and sellers around the clock, with the exception of weekends. The foreign exchange market determines the relative values of different currencies. (wiki.org) The exchange rate is the price of a unit of foreign currency in terms of the domestic currency

  • The National Land Use Act: A Case for the Housing Sector

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    The National Land Use Act: A Case for the Housing Sector At the closing of the 15th Congress, the National Land Use Act (NLUA) bill or SB 3091 reached second reading in the Senate before being stalled by a contention on the Maintenance and Operating Expenses and a request to study the bill anew. The current form of the bill is sponsored by Senators Escudero, Marcos Jr., Drilon, Honasan II, Cayetano, Estrada, and Legarda (Senate of the Philippines 2013, 94). It was not included in the agenda of the

  • What Is A Reflection Of Culture

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    The Hero as a Reflection of Culture By Belen Lowrey I. Main Idea From the essay, saying that, “The hero in a work is a result of not only the culture from which the hero comes, but also the culture of the author,” shows the relationship of how a hero is perceived and created by means of relating one’s culture in the creation of a hero. All around the world, we are guided with different beliefs, religion and values. Some may think that a hero is someone who believes that he must die for freedom

  • Concern for Leaving the Philippines for Temporary Work

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    Introduction Philippines is primarily concerned on the issue of Filipino workers leaving the country for temporary work, which results into the loss of human resources. As reported, a number of professionals, technical and skilled workers and even craftsmen are found to be working overseas. The said trend of Filipinos working overseas started since middle of seventies (1970’s) after the Labor Code of the Philippines was passed. Since then, the numbers of Filipino workers opting to work abroad continue

  • Splash Analysis

    3037 Words  | 13 Pages

    Internal analysis-SWOT Strengths * Leader’s entrepreneurship * Core competence * Effective branding and marketing | Weaknesses * lack of local knowledge * Limited experience * absence of resources | Opportunities * Hiyang theory * OFWs’ need * Same beauty needs | Threats * Lack recognition and credibility * Fierce competition * Imitations of competitions * Lagging economy | Strengths Rolando Hortaleza has continually expressed his vision for Splash “No Filipino company