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How about You – OFWs? Are you in favor of Philippine Divorce Law?

Senator Aquilino “Koko”Pimentel III announced Tuesday night (22 May, 2012)  that he and wife of 12 years, Jewel, had been separated since November 2011 while Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero admitted in various media interviews that he and his wife, Christine, had parted ways. Senator Pia Cayetano has been separated for the past eight years and is now […]

Embassy Reminds Filipinos To Register As Overseas Absentee Voters

Press Release No. 77-2012 / 15 May 2012 Embassy Reminds Filipinos To Register As Overseas Absentee Voters The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh reiterates its invitation to all Filipinos in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to register as Overseas Absentee Voters (OAV). The National Elections for Senators and party-list representatives shall be on 13 May 2013 […]

Embassy confirms it did not block Nomination of Dr. Carlito L. Astillero to POEA Board of Directors

Justice Ministry to settle labor disputes in future

  Minister of Labor Adel Fakeih announced his ministry would transfer labor disputes to the Ministry of Justice within three years after the issuance of the new criminal procedures law. He also disclosed that the number of foreign workers in the Kingdom has reached 9 million, including 1.5 million domestic workers. Speaking to Alsharq Arabic daily, Fakeih […]

Embassy Condoles with Family of a Ward at Bahay Kalinga

  RIYADH, 9 MAY 2012:  The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh condoles with the family of a female ward who died today at Bahay Kalinga. Ambassador Ezzedin H. Tago offered his sincere condolences to the family of a ward who died at today at Bahay Kalinga despite persistent attempts by the Embassy and the Philippine Overseas Labor […]

Country’s pride is at stake

Country’s pride is at stake

*** Country’s Pride is at Stake Professional Skills Test The Saudi government a few years ago introduced by requiring all professional expatriates in the field of engineering and medical profession to take the Saudi Council exam prior to practice their profession within the Kingdom. According to Saudi Commission the purpose of the Saudi Council exam […]