At Petra Mechatronics Middle East, we extend our commitment to providing comprehensive support to our team members, now including those in the Philippines. Known for its stunning landscapes, warm hospitality, and a rapidly growing economy, the Philippines offers a vibrant setting for professionals to live and work. This guide is tailored to help our employees in the Philippines navigate their professional and personal lives effectively, equipped with essential information and resources.

1. Understanding the Philippines

The Philippines, with its rich cultural heritage and strong English-speaking population, is a hub for diverse industries ranging from information technology to manufacturing. The country is composed of more than 7,000 islands, with Manila as its bustling capital. Understanding local customs, navigating the diverse landscape, and adjusting to the tropical climate are essential for a smooth transition to life in the Philippines.

Employment and Professional Services:

  • Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE): Provides information on labor laws, work permits, and employment rights within the Philippines.
  • Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA): Offers guidance for expatriates working in the Philippines, including regulations and protections.

2. Housing and Accommodations

  • Finding comfortable and safe accommodation is crucial for settling in the Philippines. We assist our employees through partnerships with leading real estate platforms, such as:

    • Lamudi Philippines: Offers a wide range of real estate listings, from apartments to houses and condos.
    • Property24: Features comprehensive listings for buying and renting properties across the Philippines.
    • Dot Property Philippines: Another valuable resource for finding your next home or investment property in various Philippine cities.

3. Banking and Financial Services

  • The Philippine banking sector is dynamic, providing a range of services to meet personal and professional needs. Notable banks include:

    • BDO Unibank: The largest bank in the Philippines, offering a broad spectrum of banking products and services.
    • Metrobank: One of the country’s leading banks, providing comprehensive banking solutions.
    • Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI): Known for its wide array of financial products and emphasis on digital banking.
    • Philippine National Bank (PNB): Offers a diverse range of services, catering to both local and international clients.

4. Transportation

5. Workplace Flexibility

Acknowledging the importance of work-life balance, Petra Mechatronics Middle East supports flexible working arrangements in the Philippines.

6. Health and Well-being

  • Our comprehensive health insurance plans cover a wide range of medical services in Philippines.