Archive | May 2011

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Saudi to limit work permits to help locals

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will not renew the work permits of foreign workers  who have spent six years in the country as part of its plan to create jobs for nationals, its labour minister was quoted as saying on Monday.”The current situation calls for strong cooperation between the government and private sector in solving the problem […]

POLO/OWWA conducts OLEP Plus for OFWs

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office is conducting a series of  forum for three consecutive Friday’s starting this coming 27th of May, to be followed on the 3rd of June  and  17th  of June 2011  respectively  at POLO OFW Leaders Lounge inside the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh. The mentioned forum called Overseas Labor Education Program or OLEP  is a […]

FilCom in Dubai come up with safety awareness booklet for OFWs

Filipino community leaders in Dubai come up with 50-page safety awareness book with tips outlining how compatriots new to the UAE can stay out of trouble. DUBAI: Sex outside marriage could land you in big trouble. Avoid kissing in public. Don’t think that your debts are cancelled after you spend time in jail for bouncing […]

AFTTA and KACST Filipino employees united to promote Sports

AFTTA and KACST Filipino employees united to promote Sports Riyadh, 14 May 2011 – All Filipino Table Tennis Association popularly known in the Filipino sports activities in Riyadh as AFTTA and the Filipino employees of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology-KACST united to promote sports among the Filipino Community in the area.   AFTTA […]

Tidbits: Saudization & Transfer of Sponsorhip

ArabNews Editorial: Saudization plan Wielding the stick does not work when employers know they can find a way out It is refreshing to hear Labor Minister Adel Fakieh stating a few home truths about Saudization — that the number of unemployed is probably higher than the official figures, that the number of expatriates in the […]