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10 AUGUST 2015,

The Embassy of Japan will hold a job fair for returning Filipino nurses and caregivers on August 28, 2015 at Ascott Bonifacio Global City (tentative) in Taguig city. Japan has been accepting Filipino nurses and caregivers based on the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). Around 400 Filipino nurses and caregivers have already returned to the Philippines. This event will benefit the returnees who were not able to obtain the Japanese licensure or to some who have just opted to stay here in the Philippines after their job term in Japan. They have experience working in a hospital or caregiving facility in Japan under direct supervision of Japanese staff, and have learned superior knowledge and skills in this field. They have also been educated with basic Japanese through the Japanese language training provided by the Japanese government and living in Japan for 3 to 5 years.

The Embassy annually holds a job fair with Japanese companies and medical institutes to help the returning Filipino nurses and caregivers to further utilize their skills and experiences acquired in Japan and to also strengthen the relationship between Japan and the Philippines.

Last year, around 50 JPEPA returnees and 26 companies participated in the job fair. Many Japanese companies in some sectors like construction and service were in need of Japanese-speaking Filipino staff. As a result, some returnees were hired as company nurses, interpreters, and office staff. A lot of employer participants from Japanese companies and medical institutes and even more JPEPA returnees are expected this year.

The Embassy is accepting application for participants until August 14, 2015. For further information, please contact 551-5710 local 2117 or email ecosec@ma.mofa.go.jp.

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10 Aug 2015,

Ayon sa pinakabagong tala ng Kawanihan ng Immigrasyon ng bansang Hapon, may mga 1,200 Pilipino ang hindi pa nakakapagpabago ng kanilang mga Alien Registration Certificate upang ito ay maging Residence Card sa kabila ng pagpapatupad ng bagong sistema ng pagtatala ng mga banyaga noong ika-9 ng Hulyo 2012.

Pinaaalalahanan ang ating mga kababayan na pumunta sa pinakamalapit na Regional Immigration Bureau ng inyong lugar sa lalong madaling panahon. Magbago sa Residence Card upang makaiwas sa mga suliranin ukol sa pagtira sa bansang Hapon.

Maraming salamat po.

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NOTICE TO 8 th Batch of Nurse and Caregiver applicants under the Philippine­Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA) (No.3 , Series of 2015) The following NURSE / CAREGIVER applicants are advised to proceed at the Emerald / Sapphire Room, CROWNE PLAZA, Ortigas Ave. cor ADB Ave. for interview.

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Beware  of  misleading  advertisement  circulated  by  establishments  pretending  to  be  officially  recognized  by  the Philippine Embassy and the Philippine Government for securing documents, providing advise on consular and legal matters, and assistance in the processing of requirements for consular services.

These  establishments  profess  to  procure  documentary  requirements  for  the  following  –  passports,  LCCMs, ROMs/MCs,  ROBs/BCs,  SPAs  and  affidavits,  “red  ribbon”,  annulment  of  marriage,  court  recognition  for  divorce, visiting visa to Japan, among others.

These  establishments  and  their  representatives  found  outside  or  near  embassy  premises  are  not  accredited  or authorized by the Philippine Embassy and Philippine Government agencies such as the DFA, NSO / PSA and NBI.

The public is advised to conduct their transactions directly with the Consular Section of the Philippine Embassy. A number  of  Filipinos  were  already  victimized  by  these  unscrupulous  establishments.  Either  they  were  charged expensive fees for services they did not need, or they did not obtain the service or document they paid for, with some documents being spurious.

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Pinaaalalahanan ng Pasuguan ng Pilipinas sa Tokyo ang publiko na mag-ingat at huwag magpaloko sa mga panloloko o “scam” na kumakalat sa internet, lalo na sa mga “online dating sites.”

Maging mapagmatyag sa mga sumusunod na elemento ng scam na ito:

  • Ang manloloko ay makikipag-chat sa mga “online dating sites” upang makahanap ng biktima. Matapos ang ilang buwan ay magiging magkasintahan sila bagama’t hindi pa nagkikita ng personal;
  • Iimbitahan ng biktima ang manloloko na pumunta sa kanyang bansa upang mamasyal o kaya naman ay magpakasal;
  • Magpapadala ng pera ang biktima upang ipambayad sa isang travel agency na mag-aasikaso sa biyahe ng manloloko;
  • Sa araw ng biyahe, ang manloloko diumano ay nadisgrasya, naisugod sa ospital o kaya naman ay nakulong sa Immigration dahil sa pagdadala ng mga ipinagbabawal na mga bagay;
  • Ang manloloko diumano ay nangangailangan ng malaking halaga ng pera upang makapagpagamot o kaya’y makalaya sa kulungan; at
  • Matapos magpadala ng pera sa pamamagitan ng diumano’y travel agent o opisyal ng immigration, puputulin ng manloloko ang komunikasyon sa biktima.

Kung may kahina-hinalang tao o pangyayari na nagpapahiwatig ng scam na nasasaad, maaari lamang pong ipagbigay-alam sa pinakamalapit na Prefectural Police sa inyong lugar.

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The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo wishes to inform the public that the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has started implementing the International Passenger Service Charge (IPSC) on 01 February 2015. This means that the Php 550.00 airport terminal fee will be integrated into the price of airline tickets upon booking or ticket purchase.

The integration scheme will be implemented simultaneously by all airlines worldwide and shall also cover passengers departing Manila to any destination outside the Philippines. It aims to provide convenient and hassle-free travel and conforms with international standards and practices of airports worldwide.

The integration shall recognize and honor all exemptions mandated by law such as Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), Muslim pilgrims endorsed by the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) and athletes endorsed by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). Exemption may be availed of with the presentation of an exemption certificate duly issued by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) or the MIAA. Children ages two (2) years and below are also exempted from the IPSC.

A refund is allowed for exempted passengers who upon booking or ticket purchase were charged the Php 550.00 terminal fee. It may be processed and paid at the NAIA terminals upon departure twenty-four (24) hours daily, or at the MIAA Administration Building from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays thru Fridays except holidays.

OFW’s must present the following documents for the refund:

  • Photocopy of passenger ticket or official receipt showing payment of terminal fee with the code “LI  (International)” [photocopy to be submitted at the Refund Counter];
  • Original OEC (airport copy) [to be surrendered at the Refund Counter];
  • Boarding Pass.

For further information on the integration scheme, please refer to MIAA’s Memorandum Circular No. 08, s. 2014 (Implementing Guidelines for the IPSC into the Airline Ticket at Point of Sale) at: http://www.gov.ph/2014/10/01/miaa-memorandum-circular-no-08-s-2014/ or  visit MIAA’s website: www.miaa.gov.ph/. END.

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Updates: 01 February 2015, 20 February 2015

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