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Type of Special Need Skills

What type of jobs do those expats you mention have?

High technical skills not available here or senior management. If for an American company chances are you are already working that company and they relocate you, or worked for a similar company in Asia. Asia Development Bank is based in Manila, excellent to work for, this is their criteria:

Applicants must:

  • be citizens of ADB member countries possess very good academic background
  • (those with post-graduate degrees such as MBA, MS, or Ph.D. are given preference)
  • have considerable expertise and years of experience in their profession
  • have multi-disciplinary background and with experience in an international environment with involvement in developing countries
  • have proficiency in both written and spoken English
  • have the flexibility to work with other nationalities and with different cultural backgrounds
  • be willing to travel on mission to member countries, if required

With ADB committed to increasing the number of its female professional staff, applications from women are actively encouraged.

There is also either kind of jobs not working for a corporation such as those at embassies etc.

Business Opportunity, Pili Nuts, High Return

Dear friends,

Chris Bech is a friend of mine and a real estate licensed broker here. He has many friends and satisfied clients, owns an expat community in Northern Samar, Rotary Club President, respected business man, etc. and I have checked Chris out months ago when I took his advertisement for "Beach Lots, at http://www.livinginthephilippines.com. I have not checked out this "investment opportunity." If Interested I urge you to do your due diligence as you would on any investment. I don't know anything about agriculture and for sure nothing about pili nuts, and guess few of you do either.

What is in it for Chris? I don't' know exactly. But he is a realtor and a good one, knows how to get clear titles. So I assume he has the land to sell and may provide other services and needed contacts. Should you want to examine this contact him and of course you can contact the University of Eastern Philippines, maybe Chris can send you a copy of the study. I know Chris to be honest in his dealing with people by reputation and personal experience. But never invest any money in a high return business you can't afford to lose. I understand agricultural investments are speculative. That is why the can bring such large returns. Be careful but I do think for some of you with capital to speculate with, may want to check this out.

I do not get commission on any sales, just think some of you may be interested and have trust in Chris.

Very best always,
Don

Average Salaries Paid Filipino Workers

You can see why when it is said you can live on a $1000 a month it is as if you were earning as much as the highest paid people on this list. Of course, some but not all of us could not or would not want to live on less and take into consideration this is from 2006 too. Inflation has hit the Philippines pretty hard the last two years as it has world wide.

Table 1 - Average Monthly Wage Rates of Time-Rate Workers on Full- Time Basis in Selected Industries and Occupations, Philippines: August 2006 Average Monthly Wage Rates (P) (Non-agricultural establishments employing 20 and over. Wage rates are defined as including basic pay and regular/guaranteed cash allowances.)

D19 Tanning and Dressing of Leather; Manufacture of Luggage, Handbags and Footwear 1430 Production Supervisors and General Foremen 12,510

  • 3152 Quality Inspectors 8,485
  • 4121 Accounting and Bookkeeping Clerks 10,460
  • 4132 Production Clerks 9,711
  • 7441 Tanners 7,678
  • 7442 Shoemakers and Related Workers 7,609
  • 8255 Leather Preparing Machine Operators 8,454
  • 8256 Shoemaking and Related Machine Operators 7,683
  • 9400c Unskilled Workers except Janitors, Messengers and Freight Handlers 7,812
  • D201 Manufacture of Wood, Wood Products except Furniture 1430
  • Production Supervisors and General Foremen 9,399
  • 4121 Accounting and Bookkeeping Clerks 10,438
  • 4132 Production Clerks 8,560
  • 7421 Wood Treaters 6,658
  • 7423 Woodworking-Machine Setters and Setter-Operators 6,686
  • 8141 Wood Processing Plant Operators 7,887
  • 8240 Wood Products Machine Operators 6,755
  • 8275 Wood and Related Products Assemblers 6,421
  • 9400c Unskilled Workers except Janitors, Messengers and Freight Handlers 6,078
  • D21 Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products
  • 1430 Production Supervisors and General Foremen 14,482
  • 2154 Mechanical Engineers 16,864
  • 3115 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 10,952
  • 4121 Accounting and Bookkeeping Clerks 11,031
  • 4132 Production Clerks 10,304
  • 8142 Paper Pulp Plant Operators 10,396
  • 8143 Papermaking Plant Operators 9,544
  • 8276 Paperboard and Related Products Assemblers 8,643
  • 9400c Unskilled Workers except Janitors, Messengers and Freight Handlers 7,782
  • D221/D222/D223 Publishing and Printing except Reproduction of Recorded Media 1430 Production Supervisors and General Foremen 13,387
  • 2154 Mechanical Engineers 19,753
  • 4121 Accounting and Bookkeeping Clerks 10,700
  • 7341 Compositors, Typesetters and Related Workers 11,128
  • 7342 Stereotypers and Electrotypers 9,959
  • 7343 Printing Engravers and Etchers 12,569
  • 7345 Bookbinders and Related Workers 9,787
  • 7347 Pressman Letterpress and Related Workers 9,747
  • 9400c Unskilled Workers except Janitors, Messengers and Freight Handlers 8,919
  • D23 Manufacture of Coke, Refined Petroleum and Other Fuel Products 1430 Production Supervisors and General Foremen 12,631
  • 2155 Chemical Engineers 22,133
  • 3116 Chemical Engineering Technicians 44,284
  • 4121 Accounting and Bookkeeping Clerks 11,336
  • 4132 Production Clerks 16,354
  • 8153 Chemical-Filtering and Separating Equipment Operators 27,000
  • 8155 Petroleum Refining Plant Operators 14,468
  • 8159 Coke Production Plant Operators 11,130
  • 9400c Unskilled Workers except Janitors, Messengers and Freight Handlers 6,343 c BLES code.

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