Working overseas has its toll. Many Filipinos work abroad for attractive salaries that they believe, would make them able to give their families back home a better future and an adequate living condition. The truth is, money is not everything. You can earn a lot, yes, but how about your relationship with your spouse? Your kids?
Your presence means more to your family that the money or things you send. there will be nothing more valuable than the time you spend together as a whole family.
Cases of infidelity happen while the other is working abroad, wives having an affair with another man, and vice versa. In some cases, the other parent abuses their children while the other is working overseas. In case that the OFW left their children in the custody of a guardian, abuses also happen to them without the knowledge of the OFW.
In Davao City, a total of four incest cases involving children of OFWs now being assisted by Mindanao Migrants Center for Empowering Actions, Inc (MMCEI). Aside from sexual abuses, there are also cases of juvenile delinquency, teenage pregnancy, and rape cases among OFW children in 12 communities in Davao recorded by the agency.
Elento also said that there are also children of OFWs who are involved in illegal drug abuse. She pointed out that the primary cause of these abuse among OFW children is the weak relationships between the children and their guardians.
Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said that children of OFWs are more prone to abuses at home. Labor Secretary Silvestre III said, citing a UNICEF report that migration is one the drivers of physical, sexual, or psychological abuse for children.
A Unicef’s National Baseline on the Study on Violence Against Children: Philippines, conducted in 2015, and published during the last quarter of 2016, showed that 80% of almost 4,000 child respondents from different barangays said that they had experienced some form of violence in their life.
Labor undersecretary Ciriaco Lagunzad III said, that children of the OFWs become a “collateral damage” of migration.
Infidelity can be perceived harmless through the eyes of those who commit it but certainly not for the affected ones, especially the children. It affects them more than you think. You do it once and it will haunt your family for generations.
A massive attack on Google hit millions of Gmail users after receiving an email which instructs the user to click on a document. After that, a very google-like page that will ask for your password and that’s where you get infected.Experts warned that if ever you received an email which asks you to click a document, please! DO NOT CLICK IT!This “worm” which arrived in the inboxes of Gmail users in the form of an email from a trusted contact asking users to click on an attached “Google Docs,” or GDocs, file. Clicking on the link took them to a real Google security page, where users were asked to give permission for the fake app, posing as GDocs, to have an access to the users’ email account.For added menace, this worm also sent itself out to all of the contacts of the affected user Gmail or and others spawning itself hundreds of times any time a single user was hooked on its snare.
LTO Chief Ed Galvante said, LTO started the renewal of driver’s license with a validity of 5 years since last year but due to the delay of the supply of the plastic cards, they are only able to issue receipts. The LTO is optimistic that the plastic cards will be available on the said month.
The Barangay Micro Business Enterprise Program (BMBE) or Republic Act No. 9178 of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) started way back 2002 which aims to help people to start their small business by providing them incentives and other benefits.
If you have a small business that belongs to manufacturing, production, processing, trading and services with assets not exceeding P3 million you can benefit from BMBE Program of the government.
- Income tax exemption from income arising from the operations of the enterprise;
- Exemption from the coverage of the Minimum Wage Law (BMBE 1) 2) 3) 2 employees will still receive the same social security and health care benefits as other employees);
- Priority to a special credit window set up specifically for the financing requirements of BMBEs; and
- Technology transfer, production and management training, and marketing assistance programs for BMBE beneficiaries.