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LIST OF SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM BRANCHES IN THE PHILIPPINES AND ABROAD

LIST OF SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM BRANCHES IN THE PHILIPPINES AND ABROAD

The Social Security System branches are located in different regions in the Philippines to make it accessible to their members and beneficiaries.You can visit them at the branches near you ,contact them at the phone numbers provided or you can do your transactions online.

We provided a list here in alphabetical order and by region with their corresponding contact numbers to make your browsing easier.

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NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (NCR)

ALABANG

Address: Alabang Corporate Center Bldg., Km. 25 West Service Road, Alabang

Tel #: 807-2607 to 08 / 807-9864 / 842-2610

Fax #: 807-2604 / 807-0600

ANTIPOLO

Address: Games and Garments Bldg., 6 Circumferential Road, Antipolo, Rizal

Tel #: 650-7627 / 650-7628 / 650-7629

Fax #: 650-0663

BACLARAN

Address: Diplomat Condominium, Roxas Blvd. corner Russell St., Pasay City

Tel #: 854-5696 / 851-3674 / 851-3682

Fax #: 851-3678

BINONDO

Address: S.M. Santiago Y. Hermanos Bldg.461-463 Quintin Paredes St., Binondo, Manila

Tel #: 243-7219 / 243-7286 / 245-3186 to 87 / 245-3193

Fax #: 243-2464

CUBAO

Address: SSS Bldg., 600 EDSA, Quezon City

Tel #: 911-1864 / 921-2783 / 913-7219 to 20

Fax #: 911-1191

KALOOKAN

Address: Ang Yao Bldg., 192-196 EDSA, Kalookan City

Tel #: 366-7999 / 367-2265 / 363-0382 to 83 / 330-7401 to 04

Fax #: 361-0670

MAKATI

-Address: 355 ECC Bldg., Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

Tel #: 890-5232 / 896-5719 / 896-7135

Fax #: 890-4776 / 890-4762

Branch Head: Johnsy L. Mangundayao

-Address: 557 J.P. Rizal corner Sta. Lucia St., Makati City

Tel #: 897-4601 / 899-2213 / 899-3092

Fax #: 899-2213 / 897-4601

MALABON

Address: Ric-Arbel Bldg., 113 Letre Road, Longos, Malabon

Tel #: 287-5620 / 287-5459 / 287-4025 / 287-5203

Fax #: 287-5235

MANDALUYONG

Address: Shaw Cinema Bldg., 46 Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City

Tel #: 533-9277 / 531-6461

Fax #: 533-9533

MANILA

Address: YMCA Compound, 350 Arroceros St., Ermita, Manila

Tel #: 527-5433 / 527-5488

MARIKINA

Address: Buenviaje Bldg., Marcos Highway, Marikina City

Tel #: 645-7667 / 645-5838 / 681-6261 / 645-4070

Fax #: 645-5210

NOVALICHES

Address: Alfred Bldg., Quirino Highway corner 19 Nightingale St., Novaliches

Tel #: 937-4953 / 937-4955 / 937-7417

Fax #: 937-7417

PASIG

Address: Jaccis Bldg., 31 Shaw Blvd., Pasig City

Tel #: 914-5040 to 44/ 635-5311 / 635-6243 / 634-3942 / 634-7290

Fax #: 634-7283 / 634-7335

QUEZON CITY

Address: Members Assistance Center (MAC), East Ave., Diliman, Quezon City

Tel #: 921-0550 / 921-2810

Fax #: 921-0350

SAN FRANCISCO DEL MONTE

Address: Units 1 -3, Dela Paz Bldg., 930 Del Monte Avenue, SFDM, Quezon City

Tel #: 373-9907 to 10

Fax #: 373-9906

SAN JUAN

Address: Glialcon Villas Bldg. 1, 128 F. Blumentritt Street, San Juan, Metro Manila

Tel #: 724-0684 / 721-5184 / 721-5195

Fax #: 721-2686

TAGUIG

Address: VFI Bldg., Veterans Center, West Bicutan, Taguig, M.M.

Tel #: 837-1638 to 39

WELCOME

Address: Unit 2142 and 2144 Beta Bldg., Josefina corner España Blvd., Manila

Tel #: 781-0053 / 781-5042

Fax #: 781-0054

LUZON

ALAMINOS

Address: 2/F Pangasinan Savings & Loan Bank Bldg., 30 Quezon Ave., Alaminos, Pangasinan

Tel #: (075) 552-7372

ANGELES

Address: Angeles Business Center Bldg., Nepo Mart Complex, Teresa Ave., Angeles City

Tel #: (045) 322-01642

Fax #: (045) 887-2775

AURORA

Address: AMCO Bldg., Brgy. Suklayin, Baler, Aurora

Tel #: (1041) 044-522-4261

BACOOR

Address: Goldrich Bldg., Malumot, Aguinaldo Highway, Bacoor, Cavite

Tel #: (046) 417-1979 / 417-2611 / 417-3497

Fax #: (046) 417-0377

BAGUIO

Address: SSS Bldg., Harrison Road, Baguio City

Tel #: (074) 444-2929 / 442-8073

Fax #: (074) 444-4882 / 443-3089

BALANGA

Address: Recar Commercial Complex Bldg., Zulueta St. cor. Capitol Road, Balanga, Bataan

Tel #: (047) 237-3339

Fax #: (047) 237-0738

BALIUAG

Address: AC Bldg., Doña Remedios Trinidad Highway, Baliuag, Bulacan

Tel #: (044) 673-1431

Fax #: (044) 766-1162

BANGUED

Address: Seares Bldg., Rizal St., Bangued, Abra

Tel #: (074) 752-8170

BATANGAS

Address: Balmes Bldg., 42 C. Tirona St., Batangas City

Tel #: (043) 723-5185 / 723-3873 to 74

Fax #: (043) 723-0766

BINAN

Address: Rhineland Commercial Bldg., Biñan, Laguna

Tel #: (049) 511-6757 to 58

BOAC (MARINDUQUE)

Address: G/F, Malapote Bldg., T. Del Mundo St., Malusak, Boac, Marinduque

Tel #: (042) 332-1872

Fax #: (042) 332-1878

BONTOC

Address: A. Kiat-Ong Bldg., Lok-ong St., Poblacion, Bontoc

Tel #: (074) 602-1280

CABANATUAN

Address: Fajardo Bldg., Maharlika Highway, Cabanatuan City

Tel #: (044) 463-0691 / 463-5463

Fax #: (044) 463-3996

CALAMBA

Address: Sta. Cecilia Business Center II, National Highway, Parian, Calamba, Laguna

Tel #: (049) 545-1689

Fax #: (049) 545-2180

CALAPAN

Address: Bonifacio Drive, Ibaba, Calapan, Oriental Mindoro

Tel #: (043) 288-2543 / 288-5376

Fax #: (043) 288-5359

CAMILING

Address: Julian Qui Bldg.., Arellano St., Camiling, Tarlac

Tel #: (045) 934-0220 / 934-0463

Fax #: (045) 934-0460

CAUAYAN

Address: Piedad Bldg., National Highway, Cabaruan, Cauayan, Isabela

Tel #: (078) 652-2083

Fax #: (078) 634-5086

DAET (CAMARINES NORTE)

Address: G/F, Ricasio Bldg., Carlos II St., Daet, Camarines Norte

Tel #: (054) 571-2764

Fax #: (054) 721-1240

DAGUPAN

Address: Philam Life Bldg., A.B. Fernandez Ave., Dagupan City, Pangasinan

Tel #: (075) 523-4153 to 54 / 523-4932

Fax #: (075) 522-0414 / 522-8908

GAO (CAMARINES SUR)

Address: Rizal St., Brgy. Bagumbayan, Gao, Camarines Sur

Tel #: (054) 453-0260

IBA (ZAMBALES)

Address: 2/F Rhoi Bldg., National Highway, Palaminan, Iba, Zambales

Tel #: (047) 811-1008

Fax #: (047) 811-1009

INFANTA

Address: 28 Plaridel St., Poblacion, Infanta, Quezon

Tel #: (042) 352-707

IRIGA

Address: Panga Bldg., San Roque, Iriga City

Tel #: (054) 299-2530

LA UNION

Address: FBR Bldg., Quezon Avenue, San Fernando, La Union

Tel #: (072) 242-5813

Fax #: (072) 242-1091

LAOAG

Address: RT Bueno Bldg., Don E. Ruiz St., Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

Tel #: (077) 771-4414 / 771-5305 / 770-3113

Fax #: (077) 722-0949 / 607-1021

LEGASPI

Address: Aquende Bldg., New Elizondo St., Legaspi City

Tel #: (052) 480-7076 / 480-7301

Fax #: (052) 480-7074

LIPA

Address: AMR Business Center, Pilahan, Sabang, Lipa City

Tel #: (043) 756-7507

Fax #: (043) 756-1953

LUCENA

Address: Padillo Bldg., Enriquez St., Lucena City

Tel #: (042) 718-626

Fax #: (042) 714-240

MALOLOS

Address: Hiyas Cafetorium Bldg., Capitol Compound, McArthur Highway Malolos, Bulacan

Tel #: (044) 791-6412 / 791-0193

Fax #: (044) 791-2295

MASBATE

Address: Jacinto B. Andres Bldg., 21 Quezon St., Masbate, Masbate

Tel #: (056) 333-2485

Fax #: (056) 333-3499

MEYCAUAYAN

Address: Second Bulacan Development Bank Bldg., McArthur Highway Calvario, Meycauayan, Bulacan

Tel #: (044) 840-8920

Fax #: (044) 840-8167

NAGA

Address: SSS Bldg., Concepcion, Pequeña, Naga City

Tel #: (054) 472-3880 / 472-9791 to 95

Fax #: (054) 472-0080 / 473-0024

OLONGAPO

Address: Fabunan Bldg., 1040 East Tapinac, Rizal Ave., Olongapo City

Tel #: (047) 222-7687

Fax #: (047) 222-3543

PUERTO PRINCESA

Address: Go Siong Kuan Bldg., Lacao St., Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Tel #: (048) 433-7147 to 48

Fax #: (048) 433-2726

ROMBLON (ODIONGAN)

Address: A. Fernandez Bldg., Quezon St., Odiongan, Romblon

SAN FERNANDO (PAMPANGA)

Address: CCD Bldg., MacArthur Highway, Dolores, San Fernando, Pampanga

Tel #: (045) 961-1488 to 89/ 963-0953 / 961-0957

Fax #: (045) 961-5466

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SAN JOSE (OCCIDENTAL MINDORO)

Address: Aguila Bldg., Gaudiel St., San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

Tel #: (046) 491-1995

SAN PABLO

Address: Balagtas Blvd. corner Paulino St., San Pablo City

Tel #: (049) 562-5920 / 562-5922

Fax #: (049) 562-0324

SANTIAGO

Address: Miranda Bldg., Mabini National Highway, Santiago City, Isabela

Tel #: (076) 317-4259 / 682-7401

Fax #: (076) 682-7441

SOLANO

Address: Pille Bldg., National Highway, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya

Tel #: (078) 326-6934 / 326-7325

SORSOGON

Address: Jomil Enterprises Bldg., Quezon St., Polvorista, Sorsogon, Sorsogon

Tel #: (056) 211-1638

STA. CRUZ

Address: Ruben Perolina Bldg., Pagsawitan, Sta. Cruz, Laguna

Tel #: (049) 808-1338

Branch Head: Aurora L. Torres

STA. MARIA

Address: NEM Bldg., Gov. Fortunato Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan

Tel #: (044) 641-3672

Fax #: (044) 641-2708

TAGAYTAY

Address: Grand View Complex, Crossing, Silang, Tagaytay City

Tel #: (046) 413-0383

Fax #: (046) 413-0385

TARLAC

Address: Macabulos Drive, San Vicente, Tarlac, Tarlac

Tel #: (045) 982-3410 / 982-8600 / 982-6967 / 982-8739

Fax #: (045) 982-1092 / 982-3402

TUGUEGARAO

Address: Cedenio Bldg., Luna St., Tuguegarao, Cagayan

Tel #: (078) 844-2108

Fax #: (078) 844-1512

URDANETA

Address: LIS Bldg., McArthur Highway, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan

Tel #: (075) 568-8512

Fax #: (075) 568-8510

VIGAN (ILOCOS SUR)

Address: Chan Bldg., Bonifacio cor. Sikatuna Sts., Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Tel #: (077) 722-26-86 / 722-23-60 / 242-5813

VIRAC

Address: 2/F, JMA Bldg., Sta. Elena St., Virac, Catanduanes

Tel #: (052) 811-1702

VISAYAS

AKLAN

Address: Pastrana Bldg., Kalibo, Aklan

Tel #: (036) 868-4117

ANTIQUE

Address: SSS Bldg., Bantayan, San Jose, Antique

BACOLOD

Address: SSS Bldg., Lacson St., Bacolod City

Tel #: (034) 435-0161 / 433-1378 / 435-2795 to 96

Fax #: (034) 435-5130

BAGO CITY

Address: RTC Bldg., Justice Compound, Rafael M. Salas Drive, National Highway, Bago City, Negros Occidental

Tel #: (034) 61-910 / 61-912

CALBAYOG

Address: Garalza Bldg., J.B. Avelino Ave., Calbayog City, Western Samar

Tel #: (055) 209-1198

CAPIZ (Roxas)

Address: Isabel Adonay Bldg., Fuentes Drive, Roxas City, Capiz

Tel #: (036) 621-0611

CATBALOGAN

Address: To Chip Bldg., Catbalogan, Samar

Tel #: (055) 251-2218

CEBU

Address: Suarez Bldg., Gorordo Ave. corner Escaño St., Cebu City

Tel #: (032) 232-7520 / 232-7232 / 232-7263

Fax #: (032) 232-7236

DUMAGUETE

Address: Demetria Bldg., Sta. Rosa St., Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

Tel #: (035) 225-6810

Fax #: (035) 225-4340

ILO-ILO

Address: Maruja Bldg., Burgos St. corner Rizal St., Iloilo City

Tel #: (033) 335-0961

Fax #: (033) 337-6085

KABANKALAN

Address: Zayco Bldg., Repullo St., Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental

Tel #: (034) 471-2924

Fax #: (034) 471-2224

LAPU – LAPU

Address: HR Tourist Hotel, Barangay Pusok, Lapu-lapu City

Tel #: (032) 340-1886 / 340-8050

Fax #: (032) 340-1060

MAASIN

Address: Ampil Bldg., Abgao, Maasin, Southern Leyte

Tel #: (053) 327-8119

ORMOC

Address: Pajarilla Bldg., J.P. Rizal Ave., Ormoc City

Tel #: (053) 255-5241

Fax #: (053) 255-4658

SAN CARLOS

Address: Uy King Poe Bldg., Locsin St., San Carlos City, Negros Occidental

Tel #: (034) 312-5422 / 312-2422

Fax #: (034) 312-5316

TACLOBAN

Address: G/F, Philam Life Bldg., J. Romualdez St. cor. P. Paterno St., Tacloban City

Tel #: (053) 321-2278 / 321-4310

Fax #: (053) 325-5145

TAGBILARAN

Address: Orimaco Bldg., C.P. Garcia Ave., Tagbilaran City, Bohol

Tel #: (038) 411-3093 / 411-5477

Fax #: (038) 411-3934

VICTORIAS

Address: Rainbow Mall, Osmeña Ave., Victorias City, Negros Occidental

Tel #: (034) 399-2953

Fax #: (034) 399-2954

MINDANAO

BISLIG

Address: Saren Bldg., Espiritu St., Manganoy, Bislig, Surigao del Sur

Tel #: (086) 628-2096 / 853-2333 / 853-2334

Fax #: (082) 221-8029

BUTUAN

Address: Tiu Bldg., A.D. Curato St., Butuan City, Agusan del Norte

Tel #: (085) 215-5008 / 341-5718

Fax #: (085) 342-8483

CAGAYAN DE ORO

Address: SSS Bldg., Carmen Patag Road, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City

Tel #: (088) 858-3792 to 93 / 350-3531

Fax #: (088) 858-3790 to 91

COTABATO

Address: Perla Campania de Seguro, 48 Quezon Ave., Cotabato City

Tel #: (064) 218-289 / 421-8290

Fax #: (064) 421-4515

DAVAO

-Address: SSS Bldg., J.P. Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City

Tel #: (082) 221-3536 / 221-3575 / 221-3493 / 221-3502

Fax #: (082) 226-3779 / 222-4175

-Address: Toril Cooperative Devt. Bldg., Saavedra St., Toril, Davao City

Tel #: (082) 291-0156 / 291-0012

DIGOS

Address: Bele Tio Bldg., Digos, Davao del Sur

Tel #: (082) 553-5657 to 58

Fax #: (082) 553-2021

DIPOLOG

Address: Uy Bldg., S. Gonzales St., Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Sur

Tel #: (065) 212-2518

Fax #: (065) 212-4834

GENERAL SANTOS

Address: Yao Bldg., Roxas East Ave., General Santos City

Tel #: (082) 552-3641 / 552-8098

Fax #: (082) 552-7504

Branch Head: Evelyn P. Sayon

GINGOOG

Address: Calves Bldg., National Highway, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental

Tel #: (088) 861-0126 / 427-720

Fax #: (088) 427-815

ILIGAN

Address: G/F Gonzales-Gimeno Bldg. IV, Tubod Highway, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte

Tel #: (063) 221-5248 / 221-5374 / 221-6179 / 221-2988

Fax #: (063) 221-6179 / 221-2932

KIDAPAWAN

Address: G/F Roma Bldg., Quezon Blvd., Kidapawan City, North Cotabato

Tel #: (064) 815-80 / 852-85

KORONADAL

Address: Borjie Bldg., Rizal St., Koronadal, South Cotabato

Tel #: (082) 833-3641 / 552-8078

Fax #: (082) 552-7504

MALAYBALAY

Address: Belderol Bldg., Fortich St., Malaybalay, Bukidnon

Tel #: (088) 221-2723

Fax #: (088) 221-2866

MATI (DAVAO ORIENTAL)

Address: Magricom Bldg. II, Rizal St., Mati, Davao Oriental

Tel #: 087) 388-3754

Fax #: (067) 811-1448

OROQUIETA

Address: Rural Bank of Oroquieta Bldg., Barrientos St., Oroquieta City

Tel #: (088) 531-1210

OZAMIS

Address: Liong’s Bldg., Gomez St. cor. Valconcha St., Ozamis City

Tel #: (088) 521-0441

Fax #: (088) 521-3396

PAGADIAN

Address: Arancana Bldg., Ramon Magsaysay Ave., Sta. Lucia District, Pagadian City

Tel #: (062) 214-1633 / 214-1819 / 215-1159 to 60

Fax #: (062) 214-2466

SULU

Address: 2/F, Sabtirul Bldg., Travis St., Jolo, Sulu

Tel #: (02) 412-2871 / 412-2872

SURIGAO CITY

Address: Vailoces Bldg., Capitol Rd., Surigao City, Surigao del Norte

Tel #: (086) 231-7033

Fax #: (086) 826-2431

TAGUM

Address: F. Maloles Bldg., Sobrecarey St., Tagum City, Davao del Norte

Tel #: (084) 217-3796 / 400-1035 to 36

Fax #: (084) 218-1102

TANDAG

Address: Pimentel Bldg., Donasco St., Tandag, Surigao del Sur

Tel #: (086) 221-3185

ZAMBOANGA

Address: PHIDCO Bldg., Veterans Ave., Zamboanga City

Tel #: (062) 991-2544 / 991-0624 / 991-2007 / 991-0118

Fax #: (062) 991-2010 / 993-1210

 

SSS BRANCHES ABROAD

For OFWs who are working outside the Philippines,you may visit the SSS offices abroad at the following countries:

BRUNEI

Embassy of the Phil. Simpang 336 Diplomatic Enclave Kampung Kianggeh Jalan Kebangsaan

Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara,

Brunei Darussalam 00673

Telefax No. (673) 222-1173

HONG KONG

Philippine Consulate General 14th Floor United Center Building, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, H.K. SAR

Tel. Nos. (852) 2143-6394; 2823-8552; 2823-8569; 2377-9556

ITALY

Milan, Italy

Philippine Consulate General, Via Stromboli #1 20144, Milan, Italy

Telefax No. (3902) 4351-1953

E-mail: philsss_milanoitalia@live.com.ph

ROME, ITALY

Embassy of the Philippines, Viale delle Medaglie D’Oro 112-114 00136 Rome, Italy

Tel. No. (3906) 3972-1505

KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA (KSA)

Al-Khobar, KSA

Al-Ajaji Bank, 1st St. Corner King Abdullah,

Al-Shamalia District, Al-khobar 31952, KSA

Tel. Nos. (9663) 898-6500 / 897-7265; Mobile No. (966) 531242183;

Fax No. (9663) 864-5033

E-mail: sss.alkhobar@gmail.com

Jeddah, KSA

Philippine Consulate General P.O. Box 4794, Jeddah 21412, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tel. Nos. (9662) 669-6303; 667-0925; Fax No. (9662) 669-6797;

Riyadh, KSA

Embassy of the Philippines, Site D4, Collector Road C, Diplomatic Quarters, Riyadh 11693, KSA

Tel. Nos. (9661) 482-3615; 488-0835; 482-0507

Telefax Nos. (9661) 488-3945;291-6010

E-mail : sss_riyadh@digi.net.sa / sss_riyadh@yahoo.com

KUWAIT

Philippine Overseas Labor Ofc, Villa 152 Blk 6,

Nouman Bin Basher St. cor Damascus Rd. Faiha, Kuwait

Tel. No. (965) 225-25082 local 32

MALAYSIA

No. 1 Jalan Changkat Kia Peng 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel. No. (601)787-01944 (mobile)

E-mail: sss_in_malaysia@yahoo.com

UNITED KINGDOM

Embassy of the Philippines, NO. 11 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG, United Kingdom

Tel. Nos. (44208) 432-9864 / (44207) 451-1830; Telefax No (44207) 930-4091

QATAR

Philippine Overseas Labor Office Al Abraj Street,

Fariq Bin Omran P.O. Box 24900, Doha, Qatar

P.O. Box 24900, Doha, Qatar

Tel. No. (974) 661-43076

Telefax No. (974) 487-8599

E-mail: sssdohaqatar129@gmail.com

SINGAPORE

Embassy of the Philippines, 20 Nassim Road, Singapore 258395

Telefax No. (65) 6732-1858; (65) 623-55604

E-mail: marinmc@sss.gov.ph; sssatsingapore@yahoo.com

TAIWAN

MECO Labor Office, 10th Floor, No. 309 Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City 10483, Taiwan

Tel. No. (8862) 2507-9187; (886) 926-382563 (mobile)

Fax No. (8862)2507-9181

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)

Dubai, UAE

Philippine Overseas Labor Office

35 Beirut Street Extension 2, Al Qusais 3, Dubai, UAE

Tel. No. +971-562123426

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Embassy of the Philippines, Villa No. 8 Sector 94, Zone 2 Al Bateen Abu Dhabi UAE

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China's plans to hire Filipino household workers to their five major cities including Beijing and Shanghai, was reported at a local newspaper Philippine Star. it could be a big break for the household workers who are trying their luck in finding greener pastures by working overseas China is offering up to P100,000 a month, or about HK$15,000. The existing minimum allowable wage for a foreign domestic helper in Hong Kong is around HK$4,310 per month. Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the haven for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income. DOLE is expected to have further negotiations on the launch date with a delegation from China in September. according to Usec Say, Chinese employers favor Filipino domestic workers for their English proficiency, which allows them to teach their employers’ children. Chinese embassy officials also mentioned that improving ties with the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte has paved the way for the new policy to materialize. There is presently a strict work visa system for foreign workers who want to enter mainland China. But according Usec. Say, China is serious about the proposal. Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said an estimated 200,000 Filipino domestic helpers are presently working illegally in China. With a great demand for skilled domestic workers, Filipino OFWs would have an option to apply using legal processes on their desired higher salary for their sector. Source: ejinsight.com, PhilStar Read More: The effectivity of the Nationwide Smoking Ban or E.O. 26 (Providing for the Establishment of Smoke-free Environment in Public and Enclosed Places) started today, July 23, but only a few seems to be aware of it. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Executive Order 26 with the citizens health in mind. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the executive order is a milestone where the government prioritize public health protection. The smoking ban includes smoking in places such as schools, universities and colleges, playgrounds, restaurants and food preparation areas, basketball courts, stairwells, health centers, clinics, public and private hospitals, hotels, malls, elevators, taxis, buses, public utility jeepneys, ships, tricycles, trains, airplanes, and gas stations which are prone to combustion. The Department of Health urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places. Read More: ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO www.jbsolis.com SEARCH JBSOLIS, TYPE KEYWORDS and TITLE OF ARTICLE at the box below Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas to be provided by the owner of the establishment. Smoking in private vehicles parked in public areas is also prohibited. What Do You Need To know About The Nationwide Smoking Ban Violators will be fined P500 to P10,000, depending on their number of offenses, while owners of establishments caught violating the EO will face a fine of P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days. The Department of Health urges all the establishments to post "no smoking" signs in compliance with the new executive order. They also appeal to the public to report any violation against the nationwide ban on smoking in public places. ©2017 THOUGHTSKOTO

Dominador Say, undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), said that talks are underway with Chinese embassy officials on this possibility. China’s five major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen will soon be the destination for Filipino domestic workers who are seeking higher income.

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