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What Every Overseas Filipino Worker Must Know: “Gabay sa Karapatan ng OFW” by Atty. Elvin Villanueva


This work focuses on the fundamental information that every OFW  should know.

With this guide, OFWs can get a clearer understanding of basic issues such as:

  • placement fee,
  • repatriation expenses,
  • labor offices abroad and
  • illegal recruitment.

Early chapters deal with the organizational structures of POEA, OWWA and other government agencies so you’ll know  know how to use these offices when enforcing your rights. 

Labor laws

Knowing the officers involved in addressing OFW’s concerns is the foundation of understanding them. Labor legislations involving overseas workers are also discussed such as the recent Migrant Workers’ Act which highlights the amount to be paid to an illegally dismissed employee.


Learn how to file cases against employers or agencies. This book teaches you the step-by-step process in enforcing claims starting with filing of complaint, mandatory conferences, filing of position paper, etc.

Solidary liability of foreign employer

Another interesting discussion is on the solidary liability of foreign employer and the local agency. In case of illegal dismissal of an OFW, who shall be liable for backwages and damages? Likewise, is the OFW a regular employee? These are interesting questions that are clearly answered in this book.

Other topics include:

  •  large-scale illegal recruitment,
  • illegal recruitment by syndicates,
  • bilateral labor agreements,
  • mandatory remittance system,
  • VISA, passport and documentation
  • OFW claims for disability and
  • death claims.

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Author:  Atty. Elvin Villanueva

Price:  Php 395

Form: Paperback

Ideal for: OFWs, those who intend to go abroad for employment, and relatives of OFWs.

Availability:  National Book Store, Fully Booked and online.

“Gabay Sa Mga Karapatan ng Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)” by Atty. Elvin Villanueva

Book Title:  “Gabay sa Mga Karapatan ng Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)”

Author:  Atty. Elvin Villanueva

Date of Publication:  June 2010


Para sa isang itinuturing na bagong bayani ng bansa, nararapat lamang na napapangalagaan ang kapakanan ng mga OFW. Ang ganitong pananaw ay tumpak lamang sa teoriya at tila hindi sa katotohanan.

 Napakaraming insidente ng pang-aabuso, pagmamaltrato at pananakit ang nararanasan ng libu-libong OFW sa iba’t-ibang bansa. Makikitang hindi pa sapat ang proteksyon na nakukuha ng mga ito para sa kanilang mga karapatan. Marahil napakahirap magbigay ng agarang pag-alalay dahil sa layo ng lugar sa mga ahensya ng pamahalaan.

 Kung kaya ang isang OFW ay namulat na nakikibaka para sa kanyang karapatan ng solo. Ang adhikain ng aklat na ito ay upang makapagbigay ng mga kailangang impormasyon upang ipaunawa sa mga manggagawa ang kanilang mga karapatan at mga dapat gawin sa isang sitwasyon.

 Hindi man ito ang lubos na kasagutan sa mga suliraning pang-OFW, ito ay magsisilbing gabay na maaring magturo sa tamang paraan na dapat gawin ng isang OFW. Ang mga bagay tungkol sa placement fee, illegal recruitment, PDOS, mga tungkulin ng POEA, POLO, Embahada, recuitment agencies, Bilateral Labor Agreements at iba pa ay tinatalakay rito.

 Mga bagay-bagay tungkol sa remittance, migrant worker’s day, absentee voting, pagsampa ng reklamo sa mapang-abusong employer at agency, at mga kahilingan tungkol sa disability, sickness at iba pa ay mababasa rin sa aklat.

 Alam ng lahat na karamihan sa mga kababayan natin ay hindi nais na mawalay sa kanilang mga mahal sa buhay. Subalit sila ay tinulak ng kapalaran upang magsikap para mapaganda ang kinabukasan ng pamilya sa Pilipinas. Dapat lamang na sila ay makahanap ng kaagapay sa kanilang pakikibaka sa ibang bansa.

Price:  Php395.00

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“Guide on Employee Compensation and Benefits Volume One” by Atty. Elvin Villanueva

Book Title:  Guide on Employee Compensation and Benefits Volume 1″

Author: Atty. Elvin Villanueva

Year of Publication:  2010


Consider the following scenarios: Company A underpays its employees because it is not aware of the salaries and benefits mandated by law. Then its employees file a complaint for underpayment or nonpayment of benefits.

Company B overpays its 2,000 employees by Php1,000.00 each in terms of benefits or salaries. Upon realizing its mistakes, it removes said salaries and benefits. Then its employees file a complaint for violating the rule on non-diminution or non-elimination of benefits.

In both cases, the companies would be forced to face the headaches of litigation.

Knowing the basics of employee compensation and benefits will go a long way in terms of paying employees of their services. It will guide employers on the minimum terms of engagement so that it pays within the sphere of legal amount and does not overpay by mistake.

This book provides the guidelines, jurisprudence, and even sample computations on some critical aspects of compensation like overtime, night-shift differential, holiday pay, etc. For example, how to calculate the daily rate if the employee works on a holiday, renders overtime, falling on night differential period and at a time where it is also his rest day? The book shows how.

It shows the solutions to situations in salary administration involving minimum wage and legally mandated benefits. The aim of this work is to promote payment of correct salaries and benefits to the best assets of the company while at the same time preserving the reason for being of any business: that is, derive profits.

Price:  Php 568.00


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