Tag Archives: OFW

DFA Isabela Opens On May 16, 2018

DFA Isabela Now Open For Business.   The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on May 16, 2018 opens its consular office in Santiago City in the province of Isabela.   Residence of Ilagan, Cauayan and nearby places can now make an appointment for passport application and passport renewal in this new DFA office.   The DFA Isabela consular… Read More »

Postal ID

The Postal ID card or Philpost ID is the most highly sought Philippine government identification card. It is readily available upon application at any Philpost branches nationwide. The Postal ID costs P504 inclusive of VAT and delivery fee. This identification card is probably the most convenient and easiest way for the ordinary Filipino to possess. The cost of… Read More »


The OFW ID is intended eventually to replace the Oversees Employment Certificate (OEC). But until the system is improved and secured, the oversees Filipino workers (OFW) are still required to get an oversees employment certificate (OEC). An OFW can obtain this OFW ID free of charge. It is free because the funds used to print the ID Card comes… Read More »

Things An OFW Must Know About OEC Exemption

OEC Exemption As part of the effort of the Administration of Philippine President Duterte to expedite the processing of OEC of Balik Manggagawa or vacationing OFWs, returning workers who meet the requirements below are exempt from acquiring an overseas employment certificate.   Before an ofw maybe exempt from oec, he/she must satisfy the following requirements:   a. Must have… Read More »