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 […]

Saudi-Philippine labor pact formally takes effect

RIYADH: Philippine Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz and Saudi Deputy Labor Minister Mufarrej bin Saad Al-Haqbani signed a labor agreement Sunday on the hiring of Filipino household service workers (HSWs). Al-Haqbani signed on behalf of Labor Minister Adel Fakeih.“The agreement is historic and today is a very significant day in Philippine-Saudi bilateral relations,” said Baldoz. The agreement is the first by […]

2013 Philippine National Year of Rice

  Click campaign ad above or simply      to visit NYR2013 campaign website and be part of the change, be an advocate.                 

Advisory: OAVs Who Failed to Vote Twice

** The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh informs all concerned Overseas Absentee Voters (OAVoters) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that the deadline for filing of manifestations of intent to vote by OAVoters who failed to vote twice in 2007 and 2010 has been extended to 11 January 2013. The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh received instructions from […]

Recruitment agencies violating placement fee policies face penalty – POEA

*** Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac yesterday said the POEA will cancel the license of recruitment agencies found collecting excessive placement fees from applicants or charging placement fees from workers seeking employment in countries which have laws that prohibit the same.   Cacdac also advised Filipino jobseekers to pay the placement fee only if they have signed an employment […]

Marhaban and Good Luck! “Philippine Delegation to KSA”

** Philippine Government officials are here to represent the executive branch of the Philippine government on its  4th phase of discussion with their Saudi government counterpart on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 27 and 28 to be held at Riyadh Conference Palace Hall.  The Technical working committee of both sides will tackle areas of cooperation between Philippines and the Kingdom […]

POEA New Guidelines re: FHSW bound for KSA

POEA Memo. Circular No. 8 Series of 2012 UPDATE: Embassy Resumes Verification & Authentication of HSW Contracts

OFWs’ plight tops Aquino agenda in Laos–envoy

Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic—The plight and protection of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will figure prominently in President Aquino’s talks with European leaders during the 9th Asia Europe Meeting Summit (Asem) here, according to Philippine Ambassador Lumen Isleta. Isleta said that among the many topics to be taken up in the biennial gathering of Asian and […]

Let’s help PHLPost to stand the test of time

** I remember when I was a kid my late mother asked me to collect parcels and packages coming from my sister who worked as a nurse in United States of America and later  collect my late father’s SSS pension to our town’s post office. It was indeed fresh in my mind that we rose […]

PHLPost executives will visit Riyadh to discuss new postal service for OFWs

* 12/09/2012 RIYADH:  The Philippine Postal Corporation, (Filipino: Korporasyong Koreo ng Pilipinas), is a government owned and controlled corporation responsible for providing postal services in the Philippines. The Philippine Postal Corporation has an estimated 13,800 employees and runs more than 2,000 post offices nationwide. PhilPost is based in the Philippines’s primary post office, the Manila Central Post Office, which […]

R.A. 9262  “Hold Departure Order”

R.A. 9262 “Hold Departure Order”

* I received a number of comments and inquiries from our readers asking how to claim for support against their OFW spouses who’s been engage in extramarital affairs abroad, abandoning and withdrawing financial support to their children. Asking for financial support to your spouse through your spouse employer abroad is not the answer to your […]

Paalam DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo

* Ang OFW Empowerment BLog  ay nakikiramay sa pamilya, kamag-anak , mga kaibigan at sa buong bansa sa pagpanaw ni Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.  Ang kanyang paglisan ay isang kawalan ng bansa sa isang  magiting at totoong lider  ng bansang Pilipinas. Maalaala po namin kayo Kalihim Robredo bilang isang maka-Diyos at maka-Taong lider na ipinahayag ang tunay na katapatan bilang lingkod publiko ng bansang Pilipinas.  Kapag hayag at may pananagutan ang pamamahala, malalaman natin kung hanggang saan tayo nararapat na tulungan ng ating pamahalaang panlalawigan, bayan o panlungsod sapagkat magiging madali para sa ating makita kung magkano at ilan ang nakalaan sa bawat serbisyo publikong kinakailangang ipatupad. DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo […]

PRC to conduct Nursing Licensure Exam in Riyadh

Press Release No. 119 – 2012 (16 July 2012) The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), an attached agency of the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE), has approved the conduct of Special Professional Licensure Board Examination in Riyadh,   for Filipino nurses on October 25-­‐27,  2012.  This is in support of: •   Bringing the PRC programs and […]

Beware of fake recruitment e-mails

Beware of fake recruitment e-mails You are selected! The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration advises jobseekers to think twice before replying to e-mails with the said subject especially those coming from “international companies” they have never heard of before. Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said an e-mail congratulating an applicant for being selected for a specific job he […]

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 […]

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 […]