Thursday, March 31, 2022

Is it a good time for Filipino nurses to apply to work abroad?


The recent surge of the new COVID-19 variant has forced many countries to close their borders once again. For many industries, this has meant that dreams of working overseas are on hold for now. However, for healthcare professionals, the majority of travel restrictions are loosened due to the current global health crisis. In particular, Filipino nurses are needed now more than ever in many parts of the world. 

So if you’re a Filipino nurse dreaming of pursuing a career abroad amid the pandemic,, a platform that provides Filipino healthcare professionals around the world with the tools they need to secure a lucrative career abroad, shares some tips to make the dream happen:

Find the right job for you on

Looking for job opportunities or hospitals abroad may be overwhelming. Thankfully, can make the whole process simpler and easier for you via our partnership with a registered POEA agency. On the website, you can find a host of job openings that are specifically catered to international healthcare professionals and the needed skills and/or years of work experience as well as regulatory requirements. 

Know the requirements. 

Once you’ve found the job that fits your skills, you can now gather the documents needed to apply. Regulators have a list of the documents needed but normally, the basic requirements include either a 1x1 or 2x2 ID picture, PSA-authenticated birth certificate, résumé, college diploma, transcript of records, marriage contract (if applicable), NBI clearance, passport (valid for at least six months), as well as license and certifications. They must also apply for a working visa to their desired country once the employer offers the job, this process is often managed by the employer. 

Several healthcare recruiters and employers throughout Europe and the Middle East have already partnered with to help with their medical staffing requirements. can assist job applicants with the process from start to finish, from finding a job to verification and licensing. . 



Getting vaccinated may be a requirement, and you may need to present a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Many countries now require inbound travelers to be fully vaccinated before entering their country. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you are fully vaccinated 14 days after your dose of an accepted single-dose vaccine or 14 days after receiving your second dose of an accepted two-dose vaccine. Additionally, once you’ve secured the job abroad, you may need to present proof of a negative RT-PCR result upon arrival. You may either need to take the test in your home country or at the airport of destination, where you may be required to stay in quarantine while waiting for the results. 

Be open and ready for constant change.

While you may already have set your career plans, keep in mind that we are still living in these very unusual times. Several countries are actively hiring for healthcare workers due to the impact of the ongoing pandemic, make sure you research geographies or specific countries that you may not have previously considered as many are offering excellent opportunities and remuneration for talented healthcare professionals. 

If you are an interested applicant, simply create an account on (, build a digital CV, and then set contact settings to the ‘Recommended’ option in order to attract new career opportunities.


To know more, visit 

About works with employers and international job applicants to enhance human resource processes through a fully digital, on-demand Primary Source Verification (PSV) solution. removes the friction of ever-repetitive background checks and replaces it with a broadly accepted standard that connects applicants with employers in a secured and trusted environment. We do this by using cutting-edge blockchain technology to securely verify applicant qualifications for prospective employers. The PSV process ensures that all of the candidates’ credentials are authentic and issued by an accredited institution. is part of the DataFlow Group, a leading global provider of specialised PSV solutions, background screening and immigration compliance services. Headquartered in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), the DataFlow Group has been delivering PSV services to regulators and governments in Asia and Europe since 2006.

Paano Mag-Succeed Sa Inyong Raket Gamit Ang TM?


Hindi biro ang kinaharap natin dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic sa nakaraang dalawang taon. Mula sa pagsunod sa mga community restrictions at health protocols para maiwasan ang virus, hanggang sa pag-adjust sa iba’t ibang pagbabago sa ating mga trabaho at iba pang kabuhayan.

Pero dahil tayo’y mga Pinoy, kilala tayo sa ating pagiging maparaan kahit ano pa man ang dumating sa ating buhay. Dahil sa internet, maraming Pilipino ang nakahanap ng oportunidad para kumita online upang maitaguyod ang kanilang kabuhayan.

Para tulungan ang mga masisigasig na raketero at ang mga nag-uumpisa pa lamang sa kanilang raket, handog ng TM ang bago nitong offers na sakto para sa mga pangangailangan ng mga nangangarap maging raket stars!

“Layunin ng TM na maging ultimate partner ng mga raketerong Pinoy upang mapagaan ang kanilang buhay habang kumikita para sa sarili nila o para sa mga mahal nila sa buhay,ani Eric Leif Tanbauco, VP for Consumer Mobile Prepaid ng Globe Telecom.

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5GB Data Para Sa Raket Mo!

Sa bagong EasySurf50 FunRaket, may up to 5GB data na pwedeng magamit ang TM subscribers para sa pagsisimula, paglago, at pag-sustain ng kanilang online raket. 

For 50 pesos, may 2GB all-access data ka na which is more than enough para makagawa ng online account at mai-feature ang photos or services ng raket mo online, o kaya naman maglaro ng mobile games para kumita. 

May 1GB FREE everyday access din for 3 days sa Facebook, Lazada Shopee, Kumu, Foodpanda, Jobstreet, and GCash. Kaya kung nasulit mo na ang 2GB data, mayroon ka pa ring magagamit para tuluy-tuloy lang ang raket at dagdag kita kaya talagang TM is the key!

“Pinili talaga namin ‘yung mga apps na karaniwang ginagamit ng mga raketero para hindi sila mabibitin sa kanilang online trabaho o business,” added Tanbauco.

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Binagong SIM para mas GV ang raket

Para mag-succeed sa iyong raket, dapat tutok ka sa mga back-to-back demands ng customers mo. You can do this by having a fast and reliable internet connection. Sa bagong 5G-ready TM sim, siguradong makapagre-reply ka nang mabilis! 

For only 30 pesos, marami ka nang pwedeng magawa sa bagong TM SIM! It comes with FREE FunAliw Pack na may 10GB data good for seven days, 10 TM rewards points, and 10 pesos GCash credits, and an additional 30 minutes calls and unlimited texts to all networks. Perfect na perfect ito para simulan ang raket na pinapangarap mong gawin noon pa. Kaya naman sugod na sa iyong suking tindahan para bumili ng bagong TM SIM!

For more info about TM’s latest offers, Pumunta na sa or i-download ang New GlobeOne app via Google Play and App Store.

Prepare To Power On With The POVA Neo Scan To Win Promo

POVA Neo Scan To Win

MANILA, PHILIPPINES/ xx MARCH 2022 – Premium smartphone and AIoT brand, TECNO Mobile, is giving its consumers the power to win big this April with the Scan To Win With POVA Neo Promo. Every purchase of participating TECNO Mobile smartphones from April 1 to 30, 2022 entitles a customer to join. Fantastic prizes will be given away each week, including Yamaha Mio Gear 125cc Motorcycles, Samsung 50" UHD Smart TVs, the latest smartphones and AIoT devices from TECNO Mobile, and cash rewards!

The Scan To Win With POVA Neo Promo is part of TECNO Mobile’s ongoing campaign geared towards empowering consumers to carry on with their daily tasks, in order to make a positive impact in the community. Through initiatives such as this, along with the continued release of new, high-performing smartphones in the country, TECNO Mobile upholds its commitment to bring innovative mobile technology to emerging markets, as the premium smartphone brand for all.

Scan To Win With POVA Neo

From April 1 to 30, 2022, visit your nearest TECNO Mobile Concept Store, TECNO Mobile Kiosk, or one of TECNO Mobile partner dealers’ physical stores nationwide, and purchase any of the following TECNO Mobile smartphones for the chance to spin and win: Spark 8P, Spark 7T, POVA Neo 64GB or 128GB, and Camon 18. 

Note that purchases made at TECNO Mobile online stores in Shopee and Lazada, as well as partner dealer online stores are excluded from the promo. 

Upon completion of valid purchases, you will receive a QR code that you may scan to access the Spin to Win game. QR codes may only be accessed at the store where purchase was made, and can only be done within the promo duration, until April 30 before store closing time. Customers must present the warranty card of the purchased unit, their invoice or official receipt, and a valid government ID when availing of the promo.

After scanning the QR code, participants will be redirected to the Scan To Win With POVA Neo page. Customers must then enter all the necessary details, including their Name, Contact Number, Complete Address, Email Address, Unit Purchased, Store Name, and unit IMEI. Clicking Submit to send in your details, then play the Spin the Wheel game.

Lucky players can win one of the following prizes: Three (3) Yamaha Mio Gear 125cc Motorcycles, Eight (8) Samsung 50" UHD Smart TVs, Ten (10) Camon 18 smartphones, Forty (40) Php 5,000 cash prizes, Sixty (60) Tecno Watches, One hundred (100) Tecno Buds 2 devices, and One hundred fifty (150) Php 500 cash prizes.

One (1) valid IMEI serves as a single entry, and entitles a customer to play one (1) Spin to Win game. Customers who purchase more than one participating unit may play and win more than once. There is no limit to the number of times a customer may win. 

Winners will be announced weekly on the TECNO Mobile Philippines Official Facebook Page. A representative from TECNO Mobile will contact the winners to coordinate delivery of their prizes. Delivery or crediting of cash prizes will be completed within two weeks from winning. Winners will be required to present a valid government ID upon receipt of their prizes. Prizes are non-transferrable, and may not be converted to cash. 

POVA Neo: The 6000mAh Battery Beast

POVA Neo is TECNO Mobile’s latest offering, loaded with amazing features that give users the power to conquer their everyday tasks – An ultimate power supply, large screen, smooth performance, a smart camera, and more. 

With its 6,000mAh battery and Battery Lab 2.1, POVA Neo has more than enough power to last the entire day. Plus, with 18 watts fast charging, it only takes POVA Neo 35 minutes to store enough power for up to 5 hours of gaming. 

Other must-have features of POVA Neo include:

  • Big screen display for an immersive and smooth full-frame visual experience

  • HiOS 7.6 with a fresh, easy to use UI interface

  • ET Engine enhancements that deliver outstanding performance

  • An extremely fast touch-driven response that’s perfect for gaming

  • Game Space that provides players with a cool interface and fast play

  • A Smart Camera with 13MP HD quality image system; advanced AI lens capable of 120FPS Slow Motion capture, 1080P Time Lapse, and HDR Photography that fully preserves details in both light and dark areas; Beauty, Body, and Bokeh Beauty modes; AR Animojis and Stickers; and front and rear Panorama Shooting

This stylish smartphone is available in three colors – Obsidian, Geek Blue, and Powehi Black, and is priced at Php 5,999 for the POVA Neo 4GB+64GB, and Php 6,999 for the 6GB+128GB model.

#KeepthePowerandCarryOn with TECNO Mobile’s #POVANeoPowerAllDay! Check out and visit TECNO Mobile Concept Store in SM North Edsa, TECNO Mobile kiosks, and all partner retail stores nationwide.

Stay updated on all the latest promos when you like and follow TECNO Mobile Philippines on Facebook. Visit to learn more about your favorite TECNO Mobile smartphones and gadgets.


About TECNO Mobile

TECNO is a premium smartphone and AIoT devices brand. With “StopAt Nothing” as its brand essence, TECNO is committed to unlocking the best contemporary technologies for progressive individuals across global emerging markets, giving them elegantly designed intelligent products that inspire consumers to uncover a world of possibilities. 

TECNO understands the needs of consumers from different markets and provides them with localized innovations and design breakthroughs demonstrated through their mastery of serving consumers who are “young at heart” and never stops pursuing excellence. TECNO’s portfolio spans across smartphones, tablets, smart wearables and AIoT devices made for consumers in over 70 emerging markets world-wide.

For more information, please visit

How this Smartphone Supports Your Daily Hustle without Breaking the Bank!


For the past two years, we have been working to optimize our work-life balance from our own spaces and trying to stay connected despite the distance. From our 9-to-5’s and side hustles to after-work downtime, we are always looking for ways to stay on top of our daily grind and unwind, working smarter rather than harder.

Our gadgets have become a godsend, helping us make the most of our days balancing our personal and professional lives. Designed to perfectly sync up with your everyday hustle, the smart-performing OPPO A95 helps you maximize productivity, while also making sure you give yourself much-deserved me-time. 

Here are just a few of the smart ways the OPPO A95 performs as you chase your dreams:

Bringing Your Productivity to the Next Level

Enabling the OPPO A95 to maximize your productivity and efficiency while working is the Color OS11.1. Not only does this software allow you to customize your home screens, icons and wallpapers based on how you work, but it also lets you accomplish multiple tasks on the same screen thanks to FlexDrop. So you can take calls, note down minutes and even schedule deliveries all at the same time. 

You won’t even have to fuss about lags as you juggle multiple tasks in a day. Thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 and a large 8GB RAM+128GB ROM that power the OPPO A95, smartphone lags will be a thing of the past. 

Eye-Catching Content for Your Online Biz

For entrepreneurs and those who love a side hustle, content creation is crucial to boosting traffic to your page and growing your business. Play it smart with the A95’s AI-enhanced camera features, which give your photos and videos that professional touch in just a snap. With AI Scene Enhancement to optimize colors, saturation and brightness, and Night Mode to assist whenever you’re shooting during low-light hours, the only problem you’ll have is choosing which content to post on the feed.

Time to Focus on Me

There’s nothing like reaching the end of a long work day, and finally being able to put your feet up as you catch the latest episode of your favorite show, or log in to play on the virtual battlefield. The OPPO A95, powered by ColorOS11.1, helps you get there without the lags or the extreme battery consumption, thanks to its Hyper Boost technology. It even has special features like Game Space, Focus Mode and Bullet Notifications, to make sure you can stay in the zone during your after-work pick-me-up. 

And with its All-day AI Eye Care, you won’t need to worry about eye strain from too much screen time. Thanks to AI Smart Backlight and DC Dimming features, you’ll have a comfortable viewing experience as you work and play. 

Smart Performance All Day, Every Day

With 5G connectivity, the A95 helps you stay online so you can communicate with colleagues and loved ones, as well as stream and play without any interruptions.

All of these features won’t mean a thing if you have to keep your phone tied to a battery pack the whole day. Apart from its 5000mAh battery and 33W Flash Charging to get you started, the A95 is also equipped with several features to help prolong battery life so you can keep using your smartphone as if it was brand new. Battery Guard optimizes overnight charging by studying your sleep habits; Charging Heat Control manages your gadget’s temperature while charging; and Super Power Saving Mode and Super Nighttime Standby maximize the end of your battery life, so you can take calls even at 5%.

The hustle may never end, but it can get easier if you work smarter. You can now enjoy the OPPO A95’s smart performing features with PHP2,000 off!  Originally priced at PHP15,999, you can get the #SmartPerformer for only PHP13,999 via OPPO Flagship Stores at Lazada and Shopee, and all OPPO Brand Stores nationwide.

For more information, visit the OPPO Philippines’ official website at, or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.


About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 5 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO's employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Challenge accepted: Coco Martin, Angel Locsin, and Dimples Romana take on the #MangInasalPorkBBQChallenge


Mang Inasal continues to take social media by storm, as big stars Coco Martin, Angel Locsin, and Dimples Romana join the #MangInasalPorkBBQChallenge.

The #MangInasalPorkBBQChallenge is open to food lovers and netizens everywhere. To join, all you have to do is to dine-in at your favorite Mang Inasal stores. You then have to take a photo while enjoying the new Pork BBQ, that is paired with flavorful java rice and made even better with its newest addition, the peanut sauce. Share it on social media for a chance to be one of the three winners of Php 1,000 worth of Mang Inasal gift certificates.

For more details, visit Mang Inasal's social media pages.

Shopee Continues to Deliver Impact to Communities, Forges Ahead Towards a Vibrant and Inclusive Digital Economy

SHOPEE Digital Economy

MANILA, 30 MAR 2022 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, celebrates the growth of the region’s digital economy and shares the impact that e-commerce and digital financial services had on local communities in 2021.

Southeast Asia continued to see accelerated technology adoption, with 40 million new digital users added in 2021. As adoption continues to grow, Shopee is powering digital inclusion by empowering more people and businesses to capture new opportunities online. 

In 2021, more were able to access and benefit from technology through Shopee. Across the region, 1 in 6 Shopee orders were made by first-time users, while the number of sellers outside of big cities grew 70% from 2020. Shopee also delivered more fun and convenience for shoppers, and groomed talents to thrive in the growing digital economy.

Shopee Philippines Director Martin Yu said, “In 2021, Shopee stayed true to our mission to benefit our local communities through technology, especially the underserved. With more people and businesses coming online, we continued to innovate and serve their needs better, adapting to the new ways people live, work, and shop. As we become more connected, we can make a bigger impact on one another and more importantly, uplift others so that no one is left behind. This is how we forge new opportunities and create value for our communities. Let’s work towards a more vibrant and inclusive digital economy together.”

Fostering inclusion and growth

In 2021, more local communities and businesses were able to access and benefit from the digital economy with Shopee. 

  • Widening access: Shopee continued to make buying and selling online easier for all. Across the year, it introduced localised campaigns tailored to meet shoppers’ evolving needs, and expanded its delivery network so users can shop and receive purchases reliably, even in more rural areas. It also stepped up its outreach to help more MSMEs digitise, especially local producers and farmers at the heart of local economies. Highlights include:

  • 70% year on year growth in the number of Shopee sellers outside big cities

  • 1 in 6 orders in 2021 were made by users new to Shopee, while the number of Shopee users outside big cities grew by 40%

  • The number of ShopeePay users outside of big cities surged 2.5 times, as more people enjoyed the convenience of digital payments, while ShopeePay connected online and offline merchants to new customers.

  • Uplifting livelihoods: Through Shopee, local businesses translated their digital presence into tangible growth in incomes and livelihoods. In 2021, Shopee created new tools, features, and campaigns to increase local sellers’ exposure on its platform. One example was its “#TatakPinoy: Shopee Celebrates Local” initiative at its 12.12 Birthday Sale, spotlighting sellers and helping them to reach more shoppers and grow their customer base. 

  • To help local MSMEs digitise their businesses, Shopee also partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry to launch the #TatakPinoy Virtual Trade Fair and the #TatakPinoy: National Food Fair. Through these fairs, Shopee was able to onboard 400 local sellers to the platform and provide them with an opportunity to showcase their products. 

Highlights include: 

  • Over 1,000 local sellers exceeded US$100,000 in sales in 3 days of Shopee’s year-end festivals – 9 September, 11 November, and 12 December 

  • First time online sellers also saw a big boost at the year-end, with sales for new-to-Shopee sellers surging by up to 18 times on 11 November

  • ShopeePay Near Me, a new feature that helps users discover deals for offline merchants around them, created 5 million in-store transactions for partners

  • Unlocking growth for brands: Shopee Mall continued to power the way forward for its brand partners, pioneering innovative solutions and tools to support sustained growth . Brand partners saw strong growth momentum and reached new milestones, as 42 million users made their first buy on Shopee Mall in 2021, while 5 partners achieved US$100 million in GMV.

Delighting shoppers

Shopee continued to innovate and serve its users better in 2021. As people relied more on e-commerce, Shopee worked more closely with sellers and partners to delight shoppers and deliver better experiences for everyone.

  • Creating billions of smiles: Shopee continued to widen its product assortment with its growing community of sellers and brands, allowing users to meet their needs more reliably and conveniently. Supported by an integrated ecosystem, users left 3 billion 5-star product reviews on Shopee in 2021, 60% more than 2020 as users enjoyed more seamless, enjoyable, and reliable experiences.

  • Delivering fun and joy: Shopee’s in-app features continued to entertain users and bring people together. 400 million hours were spent on Shopee Live, while its in-app games were played over 40 billion times.

Uplifting communities

In 2021, Shopee continued to equip local talents, entrepreneurs, and the community with new skills to succeed in the digital economy of today and tomorrow. 

  • Developing tech talent: Shopee increased its efforts to engage and upskill local tech talents and enthusiasts. More than 20,000 participants took part in Shopee’s tech training initiatives, including its “Tech@Shopee” webinars and the Shopee Code League competition. At Shopee, 8 in 10 employees learned new skills at Shopee Academy, with over 27,000 training hours in total.

  • Levelling up local businesses: Shopee continued to step up its learning resources to help all kinds of businesses upskill for an online world. Its digital Shopee University curriculum allows more sellers to conveniently access vital e-commerce courses and skills no matter where they are, while its online Seller Education Hub offers a wide range of courses catered for all levels, from experienced business owners to aspiring entrepreneurs. As of 2021, 1.3 million sellers have enrolled in Shopee University courses.

Shopee also launched two iterations of the Shopee University Summit in the Philippines to ensure that all its sellers have equal footing to thrive in the platform and the e-commerce industry. Through the virtual summit streamed on Shopee Live and Facebook Live, existing and potential sellers learned about online branding and social media marketing to boost visibility and sales on the platform. Combined, both online events were attended by over 800 Shopee Sellers, and streamed by over 35,000 potential sellers.

Giving back to communities in need

In the Philippines, Shopee used its platform and resources to accelerate pandemic recovery, and support local communities in most need.

  • Supporting communities in need: In December, Shopee launched the Typhoon Odette Support initiative to help provide immediate relief to affected residents and employees in Visayas and Mindanao, and over 2M in donations to on-ground efforts of its partner charities. The platform also utilized its Shope Xpress network to distribute relief kits in far-flung communities.

  • Contributing to pandemic recovery: In 2021, Shopee also launched initiatives to aid in the country’s pandemic recovery efforts. To provide frontliners with exclusive vouchers for their personal needs, Shopee launched the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner and Frontliner Holiday Packages. The platform also launched a #FullyVaxxed package to encourage more Filipinos to get vaccinated. Moreover, Shopee partnered with the Department of Health for the latter’s Resbakuna initiative to promote vaccine education through in-app and social media promotions. In partnership with several brands, Shopee also provided snacks, essentials, and refreshments to over 3,900 residents and frontliners in different vaccination centers in Metro Manila.

Download Shopee for free on the App Store or Google Play Store.



About Shopee


Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time. 


Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.


Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.