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  • 1. PRE-EMPLOYMENT ORIENTATION SEMINAR (PEOS ONLINE) MODULE 6: GET COUNTRY COZY
  • 2. Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Online - powered by JobStreet.com Module 6: GET COUNTRY COZY-- What do I need to know about my overseas employer’s country? Get Country Cozy! Continue to keep your options open; get to know more about the country you are interested in - know the climate, food, dress code, general lifestyle, flying time from the Philippines, major religion, currency and currency exchange, presence of Philippine embassy or Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO).
  • 3. Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Online - powered by JobStreet.com Module 6: GET COUNTRY COZY-- What do I need to know about my overseas employer’s country? Asia-Pacific Rim Countries Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei Darussalam have a climate similar to the Philippines. Flying time from NAIA is about 1 and ½ – 3 hours. There are places of worship for Christians and Catholics in Hong Kong and Singapore; the major religion of Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam is Islam as in Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. The Philippines has embassies, consulates, and Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) here. English is widely understood. *For more details, visit www.owwa.gov.ph Country Climate Food Official Religion Approx. Flying Time Currency Hong Kong* Cool, Wet, Dry Chinese Buddhism 2 Hrs. Hong Kong Dollar Malaysia* Humid, Dry, Wet Spicy Islam 3 Hrs. 35 Mins. Malaysian Ringgit Singapore* Humid, Dry, Wet Spicy Buddhism 3 Hrs. 25 Mins. Singapore Dollar Brunei Humid, Dry, Wet Spicy Islam 2 Hrs. Brunei Dollar
  • 4. Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Online - powered by JobStreet.com Module 6: GET COUNTRY COZY-- What do I need to know about my overseas employer’s country? Asia-Pacific Rim Countries Taiwan, Korea, and Japan have four seasons : spring, summer, fall, and winter. Different sets of clothing are required. Flying time from NAIA is about 3 and ½ – 4 and ½ hours. There are Philippine embassies and consulates here. Although English is understood, familiarity with the local language is recommended. Country Climate Food Official Religion Approx. Flying Time Currency Taiwan* 4 seasons Noodles/Rice Buddhism/Taoism 2 Hrs. New Taiwan Dollar Korea 4 seasons Noodles/Rice Buddhism 4 Hrs. Won Japan' 4 seasons Noodles/Rice Buddhism/Shintoism 4.5 Hrs Yen *For more details, visit www.owwa.gov.ph
  • 5. Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Online - powered by JobStreet.com Module 6: GET COUNTRY COZY-- What do I need to know about my overseas employer’s country? Asia-Pacific Rim Countries Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea have very different climates altogether. As a continent, Australia has 4 seasons plus very wet and intense dry spells. New Zealand has 4 seasons, while Papua New Guinea has very dry and wet seasons. Flying time from NAIA to Sydney is about 8 and ½ hours, to Christchurch (NZ) is 11 and ½ to 12 and ½ hours, and to Port Moresby (PNG) is 6 to 6 and ½ hours. English is widely spoken and understood. Country Climate Food Official Religion Approx. Flying Time Currency Australia 4 seasons Meats/ Potatoes None. Free to Worship 8-1/2 Hrs. Australain Dollar New Zealand 4 seasons Meats/ Potatoes None. Free to Worship 13 Hrs NZ Dollar Papua New Guinea Dry, Wet Tarlo/Yam Christian/Animist 5-1/2 Hrs PNG Kina
  • 6. Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Online - powered by JobStreet.com Module 6: GET COUNTRY COZY-- What do I need to know about my overseas employer’s country? Middle East United Arab Emirates Seven states comprise the United Arab Emirates : Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, Fujeirah, Ajman and Ras AL Khaimah. Flying time from NAIA to Dubai is about 8 and ½ and 9 hours. The temperature in the UAE is warm to very hot. Staple food includes hummus (a food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic), meat, rice and fish, and can be very spicy. The official religion of UAE is Islam, and there are prohibitions to practice other religions, but the UAE supports a moderate interpretation of Islam. There is no specific dress code required for women but blouses and dresses must always have sleeves. The official currency of the UAE is Dirham.
  • 7. Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Online - powered by JobStreet.com Module 6: GET COUNTRY COZY-- What do I need to know about my overseas employer’s country? Middle East Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Flying time from NAIA to Riyadh and Jeddah is about 11 and ½ to 12 and ½ hours. The temperature in Saudi Arabia ranges from extreme heat during the day to very cold at the night. There are occasional heavy rains that sometimes cause flooding. Staple food includes hummus, meat, rice and fish. The official religion of the KSA is Islam, and there are strict rules regarding this: the practice of Christianity is prohibited, work automatically stops during prayer hours done 3 times a day, there are places prohibited for women like restaurants, women are required to wear the abaya (a black coverall to over a dress), men and women are not allowed to interact with one another if they are not married to each other, single women are not allowed to roam or go out alone, alcohol and liquor, and eating pork are prohibited, to mention some.* The Saudi Arabia’s currency is the Riyal. *For more details, visit www.owwa.gov.ph
  • 8. Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Online - powered by JobStreet.com Module 6: GET COUNTRY COZY-- What do I need to know about my overseas employer’s country? Middle East Qatar The flying time from NAIA to Doha, the capital of Qatar is about 10 and ½ hours.* Saudi Arabia is south of its border, and its temperature is quite the same. Although Islam is the official religion, there are no strict prohibitions against the practice of Christianity or other religions in the country. Staple foods include hummus, rice, and salad of parsley and tomatoes. The currency is QAR Riyal. *For more details, visit www.owwa.gov.ph
  • 9. Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Online - powered by JobStreet.com Module 6: GET COUNTRY COZY-- What do I need to know about my overseas employer’s country? Middle East Bahrain Bahrain is an archipelago composed of a group of islands in the Persian Gulf.* The capital is Manama. The flying time from NAIA is about 10 hours to 10 and ½ hours. Islam is the official religion but other religions may be practiced. Bahrain’s main exports include oil and aluminum. The country’s currency is Bahraini Dinar. *For more details, visit www.owwa.gov.ph
  • 10. Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Online - powered by JobStreet.com Module 6: GET COUNTRY COZY-- What do I need to know about my overseas employer’s country? Middle East Kuwait Kuwait is about 12 and ½ hours to 13 hours flying time from NAIA. The capital of Kuwait is Kuwait City.* Kuwait shares borders with Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Fish, other seafood, and rice are the staple foods of Kuwaitis. Islam is the official religion of Kuwait but other religions are freely practiced. April to October are very hot months. The currency is Kuwaiti Dinar. *Fore more details, visit www.owwa.gov.ph
  • 11. Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Online - powered by JobStreet.com Module 6: GET COUNTRY COZY-- What do I need to know about my overseas employer’s country? Europe Italy is one of the top destinations of Overseas Filipino Workers. It is located in the European continent. The approximate flying time from NAIA to Italy’s capital Rome is about 21 hours. Due to its topography, Italy’s climate is varied warm and humid towards the coast, and wet, cold and snowy in the higher ground and valleys. Roman Catholicism is the largest religion in the country. Italy’s currency is the Euro. Country Climate Food Official Religion Approx. Flying Time Currency Italy 4 seasons Meats, Fish, Pasta, Breads Roman Catholicism 21 Hrs. Euro
  • 12. Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) Online - powered by JobStreet.com Module 6: GET COUNTRY COZY-- What do I need to know about my overseas employer’s country? North America The United States of America and Canada are in the continent of North America. The flying time from NAIA to Los Angeles is about 15 hours; and to Vancouver in Canada it is 12 hours. Both countries have 4 seasons, but Canadian winters can be very harsh. Religious freedom is guaranteed and a very liberal lifestyle is tolerated. The currency in USA is the US dollar, and in Canada the Canadian dollar. Country Climate Food Official Religion Approx. Flying Time Currency Canada 4 seasons Meats, Fish None. Free 12 Hrs. Canadian Dollar USA 4 seasons Meats, Fish None. Free 14 Hrs. US Dollar