Saudi woman’s quest for childhood nanny touches heart of a nation

*** “There are sad stories and or shocking treatment but overwhelming majority of domestic workers in the Kingdom are treated well with respect in this country. Sad stories? Yes! But also many of them returned home with success stories of their own.” – BongA When Saudi freelance journalist Rawan Radwan set out to locate her […]

Extension of the Amnesty Period for Overstayers

Advisory No. 2012-006 (10 January 2012) Extension of the Amnesty Period for Overstayers of Hajj, Umrah and Visit Visa Until 9 March 2012 The Embassy of the Philippines in Riyadh informs all Filipinos in the Kingdom that the amnesty period for those who have overstayed their hajj, umrah, and visit visas has been extended by another […]

Saudization: A two-way process

By: MUHAMMAD ARSHAD, ALKHOBAR  (ARAB News)    For the past 20 years I have been in the Kingdom, we have seen a number of plans, programs and projects aimed at Saudization of the work force. In fact, the Saudi government has always aimed for a realistic average figure of about 25 to 30 percent Saudization […]

Tidbits: Saudization & Transfer of Sponsorhip

ArabNews Editorial: Saudization plan Wielding the stick does not work when employers know they can find a way out It is refreshing to hear Labor Minister Adel Fakieh stating a few home truths about Saudization — that the number of unemployed is probably higher than the official figures, that the number of expatriates in the […]

Another Filipino worker accused of drug charges freed after 7 months in detention

APRIL 29, 2011, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Another Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia accused of drug charges freed today early morning, according to OFW Congress, an OFW advocacy group based in Riyadh. Citing a report from the Philippine embassy in Riyadh, the Filipino, whose identity was withheld upon request of the family, was apprehended on […]

OFW Congress will initiate OFW Contingency Plan

OFW Congress will initiate OFW Contingency Plan 18/04/2011, RIYADH: OFW Congress-Riyadh will initiate OFW Contingency Plan and seek approval from our Philippine Embassy. The said OFW Contingency plan will serve as model contingency plan in any crisis such as natural calamity and other form of uncertainties in the future detrimental to the lives of OFWs in […]

A statement by the ministry of interior

To: Fellow Filipinos in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  The Statement below from the Ministry of Interior in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that was posted in their website ( ) is clearly an information and a reminder to the public especially to Saudi Nationals that laws in the Kingdom strictly prohibit all forms […]

Inaccurate news on Restriction on Travel from Bahrain to Dammam

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Recruitment agencies to pay insurance coverage of OFWs

SAUDI’s are basically good at heart

It is just like, all Germans are as bad as Adolf Hitler,  but we know they are not. People have wrong idea about  Saudi’s  because of  what we heard and read;  but to tell you frankly SAUDI’s are basically good at heart.  – Bong Amora *** ALKHOBAR: Although there have been many cases of housemaid […]

Good news from Amnesty International

Good news from Amnesty International. Dear Supporter, Today is Human Rights Day – and we bring you some reasons to be cheerful. The news headlines seldom seem positive, yet looking back on 2009, we have found much to celebrate – we’d like to share a few of these highlights with you. Thank you for all […]

Palace letter addresses Pichay as OWWA chief

KIMBERLY JANE TAN, GMANews.TV 08/15/2008 | 01:30 PM   MANILA, Philippines – A memorandum from Malacaňang Palace addressing losing senatorial candidate Prospero Pichay as administrator of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has caused an aspirant for the post and his campaigners to pull out of the race in dismay. The memorandum bearing the signature […]