Friday, March 30, 2012

Congratulations to all 8th TOPIK (EPS-KLT) Passers

MABUHAY ! CONGRATULATIONS to all Passers!

According to the site of  HRD-Korea (http://epsklt.hrdkorea.or.kr) the purpose of the test is:Promoting adaptation to Korean life by leading entrance of foreign worker who has basic understanding on Korea and evaluation of the level of Korean language skills of foreign job seekers and Korean society, It can be used as objective selection criteria for the list of foreign job seekers.

For those who successfully pass the exam, composed of listening and reading, they will have a chance for employment in Korea. So the exam serves as a qualifier in getting a job. In the Philippines it is now the 8th EPS- KLT since it was introduced in 2008. Korea and the Philippines signed a bilateral agreement on the sending and receiving of workers through the Employment Permit System (EPS).

TOTAL NUMBER OF 8TH KLT APPLICANTS: 24,021 
For Manila alone the break down as follows:
MAPUA: 762 /  ADAMSON: 2,400   
CEU (MANILA): 2,684/ / SAN BEDA: 3,425
NATIONAL TEACHER COLLEGE: 998 / SAN SEBASTIAN COLLEGE: 2,722




Result  of the 9th EPS-TOPIK -
http://peterahon.blogspot.com/2013/08/result-9th-eps-topik.html







Result of the Exam copied to Scribd:
8th KLT/TOPIK Passers

Scribd Link - http://www.scribd.com/doc/87296035

Link to google documents
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-o-Pno9b_1qNE81c2R5TUNTOEtmTVdGM1kxWGI3dw/edit?pli=1

The link of the results from POEA can be found here:
http://poea.gov.ph/eps/8thTopik%20Passers%20alpha.htm

For successful passers, to prepare you with your future life in Korea you are encouraged to check the following resources online:

A) The foremost and most important forum that should not be missed is - FEWA Forum or Sulyapinoy with the link below:

http://fewa.super-forum.net/

This is another article to read written in Filipino by Zack Robles with title -

Payo sa Mga Bagong Dating na EPS Worker

https://www.facebook.com/groups/247878200915/doc/10150250994170916/


Mula sa orihinal na artikulo ng Sulyapinoy Newsletter Oct. 2010 issue at post sa online forum




B) And for all other information about life in Korea, EPS, etc you might want to check these resources available at facebook:

Filipino EPS Workers Association (FEWA)



EPS-EMPLOYMENT PERMIT SYSTEM (KOREA-PHILIPPINES)


FILIPINO- KOREA EPS WORKERS ASSOCIATION


C) Sample articles published by FEWA through the Sulyapinoy newsletter in 2010-2011 (where I served as an editor can be read here):

http://www.scribd.com/my_document_collections/3104159

 

Sunday, March 04, 2012

PEBA at the First Draw of SSS Raffle





Nine overseas Filipino workers each won P10,000 as cash prize during 1st monthly raffle draw of the Social Security System’s (SSS) Member-Get-Member promo at the SSS corporate headquarters in Quezon City on February 29. OFWs can register for the promo at the agency’s local and foreign offices and through the SSS website (www.sss.gov.ph) until June 30. Photo shows Commissioner Daniel Edralin (3rd from left), head of the Social Security Commission’s Committee on OFWs, pick one of the winners with the help of SSS OFW Management Department Head Joy Villacorta (right). Also present were (from left) Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog  Awards (PEBA) Luzon and Metro Manila Coordinator Pete Rahon, Kabalikat ng Migranteng Pilipino President Luther Calderon, SSS Assistant Vice President for Internal Audit Service Antonette Fernandez and SSS Senior Vice President for International Operations Judy See.