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Simple EDSA Day at PhilEmb-Ruh

  25.02.2012 RIYADH – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia commemorated the 26th Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986 in a simple ceremony attended by Embassy, POLO/OWWA officials and the members of the Filipino community.   The activities started with a flag raising ceremony  followed by a communal rendition […]

Advisory on Use of Social Media

Press Release 031-2012 21 ( February 2012 )  Advisory on Use of Social Media The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh recently received an electronic mail commenting on contents of social media sites, particularly photos uploaded by a Filipino community organization of a female “model” based in the Kingdom wearing a transparent night outfit. The photo drew […]

Anxiety to repay biz loans may weaken DOLE program

(FEATURE ARTICLE) Anxiety to repay biz loans may weaken DOLE program by: JEREMAIAH M. OPINIANO (OFW Journalism Consortium) PASAY CITY—A MONTHS-OLD program handing out business loans to returning migrant workers does not require collateral from borrowers, and a finance expert thinks borrowers might encounter uneasiness to repay these loans. The P2 billion Reintegration Fund for […]

Policing the religious police in Saudi Arabia

Recently, the Saudi government appointed a new president for the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice who is known to be a more open-minded and progressive thinker. However, the problem is not so much with the individuals on the commission but with the institution itself and how it operates. For example, […]

The Continuing Saga towards OFW Empowerment

Year 1993 when I arrived in Jeddah, KSA and got involved in community service and at that time I can smell the remnant of the 1st Gulf War. During the first 4 years as an OFW I met some renowned Filcom Leaders based in Jeddah, to name a few like, Gerry Cuares, Ernie Geslani, Gil […]

Open Reply to my Reader re: OWWA

Paano itinataguyod ng OWWA ang tinatawag na nasyonalismo sa aming hanay ayon sa 1987 Phil. Constitution? Sa totoo po, wala po akong personal na hinanakit sa OWWA. Ngunit bilang isang lider komunidad ng mga mangagawang pinoy sa ibayong dagat, hindi ko po naramdaman ang tinatawag na nasyonalismo or patriyotismo ng OWWA sa aming hanay. Sa […]

Philippine Ambassador Ezzedin Tago visits KACST

1 February 2012/RIYADH :  As part of  the Philippine Embassy’s effort to enhance bilateral relations with the host country,  the new  Philippine Ambassador, His Excellency  Ezzedin Tago  met  with  officials of  the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology-KACST,  the Saudi Arabian national science agency and its national research laboratories. His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel, […]