This post is simultaneously posted in my other blogs.
A few days ago while browsing the net, I stumble upon an article about the top reasons why OEC must be scrapped. And for those who don’t know, OEC or Overseas Employment Certificate is a piece of document that OFW’s should procure and present to the Immigration Department upon living the Philippines to go back to your work abroad. One must have an OEC with them if you are a returning worker and you don’t need to have one if it is your first time to work abroad but you instead must secure a Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS). But that’s a different story.
It is elaborated in the article that the sole purpose of OEC is to provide proof that the person is a returning OFW and that every OFWs are exempted from paying travel tax and terminal fee in all international airports across the Philippines. And you can obtain OEC from any consulate and embassies of the Philippines abroad and in any POEA offices in the Philippines.
Upon reading the whole article, what catches my attention about the OEC is its impracticality in one sense. So hear me out on this one, “It is so true that you are paying a fee for this certain document in order for you to be exempted from paying other fees at the airport of departure”. That seems to be redundant to me and if you are going to think about it you are still paying roughly half of the amount of the travel tax and terminal fee. It really doesn’t make any sense that you have to pay a certain amount to be exempted from paying other fees. Much to it that there are alternative ways to prove that you are an OFW if the main concern is only to find proof that you certainly works abroad.
This just reminded me, at one time, when I was about to get an OEC at the Philippine Overseas Labor and Office wherein they ran out of forms and I was advised to get one in POEA in the Philippines before I return abroad. I guess it’s now time to abolish the OEC for good.
The annual Boston Marathon is celebrated on the third Monday of April which is the Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts. The marathon is known to be the world’s oldest running annual marathon and according to Wikipedia, it ranks as one of the world’s best known road racing events and also one of the six World Marathon Majors.
News reports say that the race started with a 26 seconds of silence to honor the victims of the San Hook Elementary School shooting. Many are ecstatic to participate in the annual marathon including spectators themselves but the 117th edition of the mass participation Boston Marathon was marred by bomb explosions just several meters from the finish line. There were at least two explosions that happened only seconds apart which leaves three people dead and more than 150 wounded or injured.
The bombing in Boston Marathon which is usually a family event and gathering unexpectedly turns into a bloody scene of destruction as human flesh and bloods are scattered around the twin bomb explosions that eventually became a terror at the finish line. Reports said, at least 3 people were killed including an eight year old boy who is cheering for his father who joined the marathon. More to it that his younger sister was severely injured with leg injuries and his mother was treated with head injuries related to the explosions.
The Boston Marathon Bombings, I would say, is a senseless act of terrorism and cowardice as it involved the loss of life of an innocent child and several clueless children got injured. And no matter how big, how deep and serious that resentment may be, it is not just justifiable when you recklessly involve the life of the innocent little angels.
NB: This has been posted in two of my blogs and in the one owned by my wife. The image is from wikimedia commons.
The technology these days are making it easier on people. Almost everything is accessible right at your fingertips and in your comfort zones with your pajamas. For individuals who are not into serious cooking, they can now download recipes like what Julia Child has, right at their very own kitchen thru the web enabled refrigerator with monitors. They will be guided step by step on their desired recipes.
While for the handy man, they now have a power welder that welds plastic to plastic with the size of an electronic shaver. Multimedia gadgets are also upgraded every day that when you buy the latest mobile phone today a few weeks later, they are a passé. One can purchase just about anything thru online shopping like appliances, toys, gadgets, nursing scrubs with a variety of styles and designs or even potency pills are available online.
And right now, you don’t even need to have an active credit card with good credit line to start buying your favorite stuff online. This innovation should help small business owners to start up or increase their profit more. In fact, there has been a lot of reliable and accredited online money processor that let you pay without even owning a credit card. Online shopping is indeed a big convenience to many consumers for you don’t have to physically visit traditional retail stores and wait in long lines to get what you need. In fact, e-stores often are less expensive and you still are able to reduce it when you use discount codes and coupons. And some companies even deliver it right at your doorstep for FREE.
The growing trend of e-stores and online shopping has greatly made life easier, mostly to stay at home moms. They all have the luxury and time to fully scrutinize the best and appropriate products for the kids before buying it. Yet, it doesn’t come without its drawback… becoming a couch potato and living a sedentary lifestyle is becoming prevalent.
The growing influx of penny auction sites has continued to impress the rapid build up of online shoppers. And as each day that passes by, the numbers aren’t dropping but going up in a dramatic pace. But here’s the catch…!
Just like what any of the other fly by night shopping auction sites, they offered you a fantastic and enticing deals and then one day they close doors, went out of business within several months. Leaving all the bidders and consumers alike in limbo on what to do next with the lost money they have. Even if you Google it right now, you will surely encounter lots of post and complaints from this type of business industry.
And even the popular shopping auction site, dealfun, is not immune and I’m pretty sure that you are going to find some complaints of them. I’m not saying that dealfun is a scam but this kind of business model usually would lose profits so easily and I think you should check out dealfun.com reviews first. And take it into consideration if you really want to jump in the bandwagon because you are more likely to become a loser than winner. For there are many shopping auction sites that have fake bidders who are only pushing up the prices and for the auction to last longer.
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