ABOUT US / ABOUT THIS SITE BUHAYOFW.COM

Profile: Who we are
BuhayOFW.com is a non-proft educational organization that started in 2013. Initially the site catered to overseas Filipinos in need of relevant legal, health and financial information written in the local Filipino language. However, over the years, the number of users has expanded to include families and relatives of overseas Filipinos. The site now serves each and every Filipino seeking advice and education in their mother tongue, growing to more than 40,000 registered members. Site users can post their questions on the site, free of charge, while verified medical and legal experts provide guidance for informational purposes. Using the mother tongue as medium of instruction allows information provided to be local, relevant and applicable, at the same time enabling users to freely express themselves without inhibition.
Our board-certified lawyers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals answer questions and provide useful knowledge to the marginalized. Buhayofw.com verifies the qualifications of professionals on the site, including health professionals, experts, editorial professionals and contributors with a specialty license. 
We are funded by philanthropists aiming to assist disadvantaged Filipinos by providing relevant info in the local Filipino language to the unjustly uneducated. 

Mission:
Our mission is to educate using the Filipino language. We believe that marginalized and vulnerable Filipino groups benefit the most from learning through their first language. As most reliable information online is available only in English, valuable knowledge is mostly accessible only to certain advantaged Filipino groups. 
Layunin namin ang magbahagi ng karunungan gamit ang wikang Filipino. Naniniwala kami na ang bawat Pilipino, mayaman man o mahirap, nasaan man sa mundo, ay may karapatan sa patas na edukasyon. Sa paggamit ng sariling lenguahe, mas malalim ang paguunawa sa paksa at mas malaya na naipapahayag ang sarili ng walang alinlangan.

Accreditations and Awards: 
Partner of OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration of the Philippines)
The BuhayOFW content staff blends award-winning expertise in medicine, law, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best legal, financial and  health information possible. Our esteemed lawyers/legal experts, doctors/medical experts contributors are frequent contributors to BuhayOFW.com and comprise our Legal and Medical Editorial Board.

Privacy Statement:
Our members’ privacy is of utmost importance. We respect the privacy of all visitors, members and clients. Safeguarding private information is our priority. This statement of Privacy applies to BuhayOFW.com and governs data collection and usage. 
Our goal is to provide the members/users a personalized online experience that provides information, resources and services that are most relevant and beneficial to the majority. Read more

Policy Statement:
Terms of use
BuhayOFW and its affiliates (together, which shall be referred to as “Us,” “We,” “BuhayOFW” or “the Company”), has developed a service called “BuhayOFW” which is a utility where users share actionable ideas with one another and grow their professional networks (the “Service”). By accessing or using our web site (such web site, along with the Service, referred to as, the “Site”) at www.buhayofw.com, you (“You” or the “User”) signify that You have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use”), whether or not You are a registered member of BuhayOFW. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice. Whenever we modify our Terms of Use, we will post the revised version of the Terms of Use on the Site and we will indicate at the top of this page the date these Terms of Use were last revised. Your continued use of the Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Site to determine if there have been changes to these Terms of Use and to review such changes. BuhayOFW.com requires users to be 13 years old before they can create an account.  Read more

Advertising Policies:
To advance our mission of providing reliable financial, legal and health information available to Filipinos, we accept advertising and sponsorship under strict guidelines. We will refuse any advertisement that we believe is incompatible with our mission. The presence of an ad on our site or in one of our digest does not suggest endorsement of the advertised company or product. Advertisers and sponsors must not make unsubstantiated health claims or suggest that BuhayOFW has endorsed a product. Advertising may be placed on the site adjoining content related to advertiser or sponsor interest, and also may be targeted to users by using non-personal data. Our sponsors and advertisers have agreed that they will not collect any personally identifiable information from our site visitors while they are on BuhayOFW's legal, financial or health information website.
BuhayOFW.com maintains a distinct separation between advertising content and editorial content. All advertising content on BuhayOFW's information website or in one of our digest/newsletters is clearly labeled as an advertisement. Sponsored areas of the site are labeled as such, and the sponsoring organizations are identified.

Disclaimer:
The medical information contained in this section is not intended for treatment or prescription. It is used to complement, not replace, the communication between a patient and their physician. Reliance on any information provided by BuhayOFW or any medical experts is solely at your own risk. If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or go to the hospital immediately.
The legal materials available in the Buhay OFW web site are for informational purposes and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use of and access to this Web site or any of the e-mail links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship between Buhay OFW and the user or browser.

BuhayOFW Foundation, Inc.  
Address: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact us for requests, referrals or appointments
Chief Editor: Jennifer Santos, M.D.


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