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OFW Empowerment 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 430,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 18 days for that many people to see […]

OEC-BM Online Processing

*** During the Filipino Community meeting with DOLE Secretary Baldoz at the Philippine Embassy, the Honorable POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac was with her. Admin. Cacdac announced to the attendees about the POEA OEC-BM Online Processing. It is indeed a good project by the POEA, and I salute POEA Admin Cacdac for this very useful initiative.  I humbly request our government particularly those agencies overseeing […]

FilCom leaders pleased Secretary Baldoz Second visit in Saudi Arabia

*** FilCom leaders pleased Secretary Baldoz Second visit in Saudi Arabia 30 November, 2014, RIYADH: Filipino Community leaders are really delighted to receive an invitation of Philippine Labor Secretary Erlinda Dimapilis-Baldoz through the Philippine Overseas Labor Office to meet Filcom leader in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This visit is the second time of Secretary Baldoz since […]

PhilEmb Advisory: Bringing Medicines with Narcotic Properties In and Out of the Kingdom

*** Philippine Embassy Advisory Saudi Arabia’s Procedures and Measures on Bringing Medicines with Narcotic Properties In and Out of the Kingdom (Riyadh, 20 November 2014) – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh recently received from the concerned Saudi authorities a copy of regulations and measures in bringing medicines with narcotics properties in and out of the […]

Labor Ministry launches portal for expatriates

*** Labor Ministry launches portal for expatriates In a bid to prevent workers’ rights violations in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Labor has launched an exclusive Web portal to educate workers about their rights and how to avail them. The Web portal  www.laboreducation.gov.sa  launched on Tuesday aims to boost awareness about workers’ rights and the […]

Continue Signing – NOto550

OAV Registration (May 6, 2014 – Oct. 31, 2015)

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Filipino Community in Saudi Arabia Urged to Heed Saudi Ministry of Health Guidance on MERS Coronavirus

*** (Riyadh, 15 April 2014) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh urges the Filipino community in Saudi Arabia to take necessary precautions and follow the guidance of the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) with regard to the Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The Embassy continues to advise Filipino nationals in Saudi […]

PhilEmb Consular Outreach

*** List of Passport Applicants for Embassy On Wheels at Al Yamama esteraha in Al Khafji, KSA  on 21-22 March 2014 Click the Passport image below  to view the names of the Passport Applicants. Also be informed that only the following are exempted from appointments for renewal of passports: 1.  Senior citizens from 60 years old and above; 2.  […]

Saudi Ministry of Labor within our reach at 920001173

** Saudi Ministry of Labor Call Center 920001173 The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh informs the public that the Saudi Ministry of Labor call center number is 92-000-1173. The number provides information in Arabic and English for the following, which can be accessed by pressing first 2 for English and then the number for the service […]

All About Final Exit

*** A L L  A B O U T  E X I T Final Exit Many OFW commenters on our blog working in KSA are asking me what to do when their Saudi employers postponed their leave or final exit (visa) on certain grounds such as: waiting for the arrival of replacement or the worker position should not be […]

KACST tower to house Knowledge Center

*** The King Abdul Aziz City For Science and Technology (KACST) will be building a SR500 million high-rise tower to set up its new Knowledge Center on its campus. The contract for the construction of the proposed tower was signed on Monday by KACST President Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel and Sadoun Al-Sadoun, general manager of ABV Rock Group, which has […]

2013 in review by WordPress

** The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 410,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 18 days for that many people to […]

5th Outstanding OFW and Balikbayan Reputation Award or OBRA Awardee of YEAR 2013

Philippine Embassy URGENT Advisory

*** Philippine Embassy URGENT Advisory – Filipinos Qualified Under Amnesty but with no documents or fingerprint should contact and register with POLO immediately The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh advises all Filipinos who are qualify under the guidelines for amnesty but do not have the originals of their iqama and passport and have never submitted themselves for […]

Bangon Philippines!!!!

Bangon PILIPINAS ! ! Super Typhoon Yolanda left massive damages in several municipalities and cities in the Philippines as it started its destructive course through the country early morning of November 8, 2013. Help over 4 million affected Filipinos to stand back up again as the country rebuilds itself as a nation. Below are some […]