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Another Filipino worker accused of drug charges freed after 7 months in detention

APRIL 29, 2011, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Another Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia accused of drug charges freed today early morning, according to OFW Congress, an OFW advocacy group based in Riyadh. Citing a report from the Philippine embassy in Riyadh, the Filipino, whose identity was withheld upon request of the family, was apprehended on […]

Remittance power of Overseas Filipinos to drive community development

Innovation to Spur Remittance-driven Development thru Corporate Social Responsibility A new programme, called Remit4changewas launched last week by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) in partnership with the Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research & Action (TIGRA), a California-based non-governmental organization. The program promotes an enabling environment for the collective remittance practices of Filipino overseas to […]

OFW Congress will initiate OFW Contingency Plan

OFW Congress will initiate OFW Contingency Plan 18/04/2011, RIYADH: OFW Congress-Riyadh will initiate OFW Contingency Plan and seek approval from our Philippine Embassy. The said OFW Contingency plan will serve as model contingency plan in any crisis such as natural calamity and other form of uncertainties in the future detrimental to the lives of OFWs in […]

OFW Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia Released, Thankful for Embassy’s Relentless Work

OFW Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia Released, Thankful for Embassy’s Relentless Work 18 April 2011- The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) that an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) earlier sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia was granted pardon and freed Sunday. His repatriation to the Philippines has been […]

Philippine Embassy Advisory 24-2011

     To: All Filipino Community Organizations in Saudi Arabia/ Fellow OFWs  This is to inform you-all that the Philippine Embassy has launched an ONLINE REGISTRATION for all Filipinos in Saudi Arabia, as per above Philippine Advisory 24-2011.  We all knew that not all Filipinos in the Kingdom have access in the internet, in view […]

Say NO to Drugs, Say NO as a Drug Mule

Say NO to Drugs, Say NO as a Drug Mule Countries With Severe Anti Drug Laws: In Indonesia you’d be looking at 10 to 15 years for drug possession, while in other places like Malaysia and Singapore it can range up to 50 years. Serious drugs charges in Tunisia can land you in jail for […]

Why We Need a Comprehensive OFW Economic Reintegration Legislation?

A few months ago, I featured an excerpt of a blog entry from a former OFW who was known in the OFW Community in Riyadh. In fact we met each other in 2003 during the 1st OFW Conference on Reintegration in KSA initiated by then Labor Attaché Jainal Rasul, Jr.  Like me, he was one of […]

Binay to set up foundation for the needs of distressed OFWs

Riyadh, KSA: Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay arrived and tired from Qatar  fulfills his promise to met Filipino Community in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last Friday, April 1, 2011 at Liwasang Bonifacio ground of the Philippine Embassy,  to tackle OFW issues and concerns. But prior to that, Binay visited first the Bahay Kalinga (Filipino Workers Resource Center) to […]