The Filipino worker’s basic survival guide 2018
Where do I get IDs? What's with these taxes? Is work-life balance real? All your questions in this nifty guide
Apr 30, 2018
Labor Day has been celebrated in the country for more than 100 years now, ever since the Philippine Assembly passed a bill in 1908 making the day a holiday. The day has, since its inception, been a day for laborers to not only celebrate, but also fight for their rights.
That said, let’s take this time to look back on some important topics relevant to all of us in the working class, from our taxes to our office mental health.
The new tax law
The Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law saw the increase of take-home pay, but at the cost of higher prices for certain goods and services as well. Still don’t get the TRAIN law? Here’s a quick guide.
Getting government IDs
Maybe you’re a fresh grad just learning about the ways of society or you’ve been around for a while but have been too busy to start. Or maybe you just lost your IDs. Here’s a handy guide to starting your government ID collection.
Looking for work
You’d be surprised at how many places you can find work at. To help you in your search, we listed some websites and job fairs to get you started.
Life after work
As important as earning a living is, it’s also important to take a breather and focus on other aspects of your life. Understand what work-life balance really means, and don’t forget to take care of your health—physically and mentally.
A bonus: In case you missed it, MRT-3 is offering free rides to people who are working on Labor Day.
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