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OFW Ako, Diplomat lang Kayo!

I posted an entry in this blog two years ago titled “Diplomat Ako, OFW lang kayo!” upon reading an online news that Department of Labor and Employment at home urged overseas Filipino workers to expose discourteous officials from Philippine mission abroad so that they may be punished. The entry was made referring to a top Philippine diplomat […]

Mr. & Ms. Philippines 2010

The Al Khobar “Embassy on Wheels”

  A N N O U N C E M E N T : EMBASSY ON WHEELS – PHILIPPINE OFFICIALS IN SAUDI ARABIA WILL CONDUCT AN “EMBASSY ON WHEELS” CONSULAR SERVICE FOR FILIPINOS AT INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINE SCHOOL IN AL-KHOBAR ON Dec. 16 and 17, 2010.

VP calls for Multi-Agency Response to OFW Concerns

VP CALLS FOR MULTI-AGENCY RESPONSE TO OFW CONCERNS Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2010 Vice President and Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers’ (OFW) Concerns Jejomar C. Binay today called for a multi-agency response to the concerns of OFWs, noting the multitude of issues facing them.   Binay has met with officials of the Department of […]

ofwempowerment blog: one year stats

To our ofwempowerment readers, Please note that  one (1) year viewing statistics for ofwempowerment blog as of yesterday 18 October 2010  has so far recorded a total of 32,765 direct hits to our “homepage” ; and the highest viewed entry was Iqama Rules, Jawasat Procedures, Repatriation Advisories  seconded by New Saudi Labor Law.   The record also showed that July 20, 2010 was the highest hits […]

Recruitment agencies to pay insurance coverage of OFWs

KSA Exit & Re-entry Visa Online (Internet and SMS based services)

KSA Exit and Re-entry Visa Online (Internet and  SMS based services) The WEBSITE The Saudi Passport Department has launched a service to enable exit and re-entry visas to be issued online. This  was one of the new Internet-based services being introduced for both Saudis and expatriates. Although the department’s website (www.gdp.gov.sa) is in Arabic, there […]

Open Reply to Rose

Dear Rose, Hindi ako taga OWWA, isa rin po akong OFW na katulad ninyo. Nais ko rin pong mag for good pero hindi pa sapat ang naiipon para makapagsimula. Nakapag loan na rin ako sa OWWA pero ito ay sa contruction ng fence sa aking bahay, maliit lamang pero nakatulong na rin sa akin ang […]

ePassport in Al Khobar

True or Not, WE deserve to know

True or not, WE deserve to know Riyadh, 7  October 2010 – Four Filipina nurse were abducted and allegedly victims of rape in two separate incidents, according to Filipino migrant rights group in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Alarmed with such incidents Kapatiran sa Gitnang Silangan-Middle East appeal to the Philippine Embassy to conduct an investigation regarding […]

A blog “Definitely for Filipino”

At first, I never thought that blogging will be part of my daily routine or perhaps became part of my life.  My week would be empty if I can’t post anything and my days would be boring if I don’t receive or read  comments and inquiries from our readers more particularly fellow OFWs. And it […]

Wait and see…

Kuwait announced that they will abolish sponsorship system in their country.  This is indeed a good news for expatriates in Kuwait.  Whose next in Gulf countries? Saudi Arabia? Well, I don’t think so. If they are sincere enough to abolish sponsorship system, it should have been done ten years ago. Actually, the plan to abolish sponsorship […]

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of Black Python!

 I was invited yesterday to witness the mass induction of the newly set of officers, members and  promoted Karate belters of the Black Python Martial Arts Association, Inc.!   CONGRATULATIONS! OFW Congress-Riyadh President, Alex Veloso Bello was present  to induct the officers along with OFWC Executive Council Member Engr. Faizal Sharque.  The induction rites was held at a […]