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PhilEmb on the Saudi Arabia’s Nitaqat System

MESSAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY AMBASSADOR EZZEDIN H. TAGO Blas Ople Foreign Policy Center, 22 June 2011 On the Saudi Arabia’s Nitaqat System I thank the Blas Ople Center for this opportunity to give a statement on the recent Nitaqat program announced early this month by the Saudi Ministry of Labor and its Minister Engr. Adel […]

OFW Congress-Riyadh hosted a Dinner in honor of OFW Dr. Lito Astillero

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – OFW Congress, an advocacy group comprised of various Filipino community organizations in Riyadh hosted a farewell dinner get-together in honor of Dr. Lito Astillero dubbed as the “Father of the OFWs in the Kingdom”. The farewell dinner get-together was held at Al-Nafoura Restaurant in Riyadh, Wednesday  night. Astillero, who is from […]

Handa ka na ba?

In the depths of isolation and loneliness an Overseas Filipino Worker in Saudi Arabia struggles to find a compromise between holding on to his dreams and keeping his family together. Is the promise of a better life worth the price he’s paying? Malumbay ang puso Ikaw ay nasa malayo Ngunit  baonin mo mahal… Pangako, kailan […]

The Nitaqat

The Nitaqat  (New employment rules to shake up Saudi private sector) Saudi Arabia is unveiling a major overhaul of the long-ineffective plan to nationalize a private sector workforce dominated by foreigners to the tune of nine out of every 10 employees. This month, the government will inform companies which of four categories — ‘excellent’ or […]

PNoy Message for Filipinos Abroad -113th Philippine Independence Day

To: OFWs bound for TAIWAN

Dear OFWempowerment blog reader, Sa mga kahanay po natin na mangingibang bansa sa TAIWAN, ang liham po na mababasa ninyo sa ibaba ay sulat  tugon  ni Atty. Josefino N. Naval ng POEA  sa mga katanongan ng ating kahanay na OFW bound for Taiwan.  Sana po ang liham na ito ay makapagbigay kaalaman sa ating mga kapwa […]

Tidbits: R.A. 10022, FWRC or BK

June 7, 2011 – A  Migrant Workers Day Blog Post What are the difference between  Section 19 of R.A. 8042 and Section  12 of R.A. 8042 as Amended  (R.A. 10022)?  and –  Who is responsible for the repatriation of OFW in Distressed?   A:  ESTABLISHMENT OF A MIGRANT WORKERS AND OTHER OVERSEAS (OFRC or FWRC) FILIPINOS […]

DOLE to hold first congress on OFWs

OWWA/June 3, 2011 – The Dept. of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and its attached agencies will be celebrating its 1st NATIONAL CONGRESS OF OFWs AND FAMILIES on June 7, Tuesday at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. This momentous event falls on Migrant Workers Day, the special day made for the Filipino overseas […]