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Top 8 financial New Year’s resolutions for 2023

The new year is here, and now is the perfect time to start looking ahead and planning your finances for 2023. Are you happy with how you’ve managed your spending in the past year, or is there something you must change? Now is the time to start reflecting. While New Year’s resolutions may seem cliché, starting good habits is always great, especially regarding the money you’re making as an overseas Filipino worker (OFW).

kabayan remit By Jessica Santiago 9 January 2023 0 Comments
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Christmas in the Philippines – Our favourite festive traditions

Nothing spells joy and togetherness like a Filipino Christmas. The food, the colours, the music and the celebrations are unforgettable experiences shaping who we are as Filipinos. Wherever you are in the world, whether you’re there for work or life, you can still take these Christmas traditions with you and share them with the people you love.

kabayan remit By Jessica Santiago 24 December 2022 0 Comments
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Discover the top 10 strongest currencies in the world

Having one of the strongest currencies in the world can make travelling more attainable, importing goods more affordable, and borrowing funds more accessible. The strength of a country’s currency may also indicate its economy’s health and political stability. So, what are the strongest currencies in the world today?

kabayan remit By Jessica Santiago 31 October 2022 0 Comments
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How to apply for a Schengen Visa

Dreaming of touring the European countryside? Now that you’re a Filipino living in Europe, this dream can easily become a reality. All you need is to pass your Schengen Visa application. However, you first need to understand what a Schengen Visa is and what it can allow you to do.

kabayan remit By Jessica Santiago 20 September 2022 0 Comments
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Understanding the UK education system

If you’re a Filipino who has recently moved to the United Kingdom, chances are you’re still figuring out the UK education system and how it will shape your child’s future. Studying in the UK will also be an adjustment for you and your child. Unlike American schools which follow the K-12 curricula, the UK education system follows a four-stage national curriculum that requires your child to stay in school until they are 16. If you live in England however, your child must stay in some form of education until they are 18. This can be any of the following:

kabayan remit By Jessica Santiago 6 September 2022 0 Comments
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5 Filipino American heroes that we admire today

Larry Itliong is one of the main heroes when it comes to Filipino American and civil rights history. Without his efforts, there would be no Delano Grape Strike, and no retirement home for the manongs (older Filipino American men), growing too old for manual labour in America. There would also be no United Farm Workers Union, founded with other Filipino heroes, Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and more. But there are also many other Pinoys who have made waves in the United States, from Olympic medallists to war soldiers, here’s a list of some of our favourite Filipino heroes in America.

kabayan remit By Jessica Santiago 22 August 2022 0 Comments