In order to work in the Philippines, you normally need a certain visa, a work permit, and pay taxes to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The Philippine Alien Employment Permit (AEP) is issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). It allows a foreign national to work in the country and is usually sent in with a pre-arranged employment visa.
Since Megacity Manila is the capital of a developing country, there is a wide range of international organizations that are always looking for well-educated and skilled international staff. The Asian Development Bank for example has its headquarters right in the heart of the Philippine capital.
Are you thinking of doing something good or taking a year off? Planning to experience a different culture in a faraway part of the world while doing volunteer work? There are a lot of reasons to take a sabbatical and do some volunteer work. The Philippines offers some unique opportunities to do so.
The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) made it in the history books for being Asia’s first international convention center – housing paintings and sculptures of various Filipino artists and also serving as a venue for political summits, conventions and concerts of international artists.
Driven by a vision to improve people’s lives, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) based in Manila targets its investments wisely to help alleviate poverty. From infrastructure to health services to the improvement of public administration systems, ADB has always aimed to lend a helping hand.
On September 21 (Saturday), people in Manila and around the world gather on beaches, coasts, rivers, waterways and underwater dive sites to remove trash and to record information on the collected debris, to be used for future waste management plans.
Smart Gilas Pilipinas meets Iran in the finals of the FIBA Asia Championship 2013 on August 11, to prove it is the best national basketball team all over Asia.
'My credo back then was: if I don't get out of the city every two- to three weeks, I go nuts'
'I keep postponing my return flight. Once Manila gets you, it won't let you go easily'