If you'd rather work for yourself than for others, there is always the option to set up a company and start your own business. Making use of your experience and skills and offering them in a foreign Megacity might be an opportunity for many Megacitizens to start a new chapter in life.
Thinking of getting health insurance in the Philippines? PhilHealth is your best bet but there are other choices. Here, take a look!
Here you will find some ideas why Megacitizens might have chosen to live in Manila, what they are doing here and what you can do here as well.
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.
Looking for a job in Metro Manila? Being one of the biggest BPO hubs in the world, this Megacity has dozens of multinational outsourcing companies you can send your CV to. Many of these companies have thousands of employees. Interested in working for some of the biggest BPO companies in the country? Take a look at our guide here.
To cheque or not to cheque, that is the question. Cheques are very common in the Philippines. They are used to issue wages or to hand over as security when renting an apartment. Will you be needing an account for cheque payments during your stay in the Philippines?
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.
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is big business in the Philippines. From back office work to entire services outsourced from around the world - Megacity Manila's BPO industry is thriving. This increases the presence of Megacitizens in Manila and creates a competitive advantage over other Megacities.
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 French Chamber of Commerce promotes French business interests in the Philippines and likewise the Philippines in France. Formed in 1988, Le Club FCC is composed of French and French-speaking executives and of businessmen with ties to France or French companies.
Your company is sending you to the Philippines as an expatriate? You want to enjoy the tropical weather as a call center agent for a year? You found your long-term dream job in Manila? Whatever brought you to the Megacity as a foreigner, here are seven tips on working in the Philippines that will make your start easier.
The Philippine Social Security System (SSS) is a public service which provides, among others, retirement and health benefits for workers and employees in the private sector.
Private Universities such as Ateneo de Manila as well as international schools (also private) pay well and can offer a competitive salary for Megacitizens staying in the Philippines and looking for a job. The monthly salary can go up to 3000 US Dollar and higher. Excited? Take a look at the universities you can send your resume to.
Labor Day, the international day for the achievements and rights of workers, is a regular holiday in the Philippines. It is celebrated with protest marches on the one hand and job fairs on the other.
A Mediterranean-style shopping and entertainment complex in the center, surrounded by high-rise condominium and office towers: Eastwood City gives the impression of a secluded and glitzy world of its own. It has been launched in 1997 as a community that combines living, working, and leisure. Here are some of the places you should not miss in Eastwood, more are soon to follow.
The Megacitizens guide for moving to Manila, from booking a flight and packing your things to finding a job and making new friends.
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.
Megacitizens.com, the young lifestyle website for the international community of Metro Manila is looking for an advertising sales agent who identifies potential clients and sells ad space and paid content to them.
O2 Space provides shared working spaces for start-ups, freelancers, and entrepreneurs.
If not arranged beforehand, it might be very difficult for a Megacitizen to find an adequate job in Manila. Only international organizations and companies as well as the education sector offer salary ranges that are sufficient for a Megacitizen. If you dream about beach and pristine water and think you can somehow make a living and just go there, you might want to re-think that one. While there are a lot of job openings, those should be explored before going to the Megacity. The obstacles for obtaining the required VISA and work permits however are comparatively low, especially when facilitated by your soon-to-be employer.
Here we provide all basic information regarding the most important types of visa for the Philippines, for all foreigners who want to travel, study, work, or retire in the country.
'In order to save some money and because I was curious getting to know the notorious Philippine Bureau(crazy) of Immigration, I dared to take care of the paperworks myself instead of just hiring a travel and visa agency', Jo, Megacitizen
Dear Megacitizens, we proudly present our newly-launched Services section. Now MEGACITIZENS.com offers not only a huge database of helpful and up-to-date information but also handy and reliable services for expats, professionals, and their families in Metro Manila. Our range of services will be growing over time. Have a look at what we have in store so far!
The Megacity is famous for its nightlife. Even though movies such as 'Hangover' were shot in Bangkok, stories like that can easily happen to you in Manila. Of course, Manila also offers more wholesome activities such as billiards, karaoke and going to the movies. Megacities would be nothing without featuring the best bars and restaurants to hang out in within our HotSpots.
The University of Santo Tomas in Manila is a busy place on this October's Sundays. Thousands of mostly young and ambitious graduates from Philippine law schools are taking their bar exam, the licensure exam for lawyers.