Overseas Filipinos

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

KACST hold Grand Technology Parks conference

*** 18/09/2013, RIYADH:  King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology-KACST,  both the Saudi Arabian national science agency and national laboratories whose function involve science and technology policy making in the Kingdom will hold today, 18 September 2013 a conference that will advance the development of science parks & technology incubators in the country. The event called […]

Philippine missions set for elections

Philippine diplomatic missions are preparing for their country’s midterm elections due on May 13. However, overseas polling will take place a month in advance. It will begin in the Kingdom on April 13 and end on May 13. Saudi Arabia hosts the largest number of overseas Filipino voters. The voters are eligible to vote for […]

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 […]

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 […]

OFW Voice: Atin pong pakinggan

In  our latest post survey below titled “Survey para sa mga OFW at kanilang pamilya”, please allow me to paste below replies from  our  Ten OFW respondents on question No. 10  in particular.   Question No. 10: Anong mga serbisyo at benepisyo ang gusto mong makita mula sa pamahalaan ukol sa usaping pangkalusugan ng mga […]

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 […]

Money transfer to Philippines made easy with ANB-BDO tie-up

A Philippine Embassy official said in Riyadh in 2011 there were more or less 9 million OFWs around the world who had sent remittances worth $20.1 billion last year, representing a 7.2 percent rise over the figure of $18.3 billion registered the previous year. Welfare Officer Romeo C. Pablo added the number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) […]

Guidelines on Departure Formalities for International-Bound Passengers in All Airports and Seaports in the Country

Philippine Embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia : Press Release No. 2012-011 (19 January 2012) Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) implements  “Guidelines on Departure Formalities for International-Bound Passengers in All Airports and Seaports in the Country” The Embassy informs the public that the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) started on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 […]

The insignificant impact of “OFW Zero Remittance Day”

The call for Zero Remittance Day on December 18, International Migrants’ Day has no substantial positive impact at all on the outcome of remittances from Filipinos overseas. The fact that the plan is only for just a day, it is likewise has no adverse impact on social needs of OFW families during Holiday season.     […]

PNoy is serious on human trafficking

Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office or POLO organized a forum on Human Trafficking held at Philippine Embassy Chancery yesterday afternoon (28 October 2011). The guest during the meeting was no other than Associate Commissioner Atty. Abdullah S. Mangotara of the Bureau of Immigration. The visit […]

Visa Exemption for Filipinos

Visa Free for Pinoys If you’re a Filipino and a holder of Philippine passport who likes traveling and exploring the beauty of the world, but hates the visa requirement to some countries, frown no more for you can still go to wonderful places without hassle-visa-appointments. The list of countries below doesn’t require a visa for […]

A Call for Participation by Overseas Filipinos “PARA sa BAYAN!”

The Global Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora September 27, 28 & 29, 2011 Philippine International Convention Center, Manila A CALL FOR PARTICIPATION BY OVERSEAS FILIPINOS “PARA sa BAYAN!” THEME: FROM DIASPORA TO DEVELOPMENT (D2D) – To map out partnerships in doable, replicable and sustainable development initiatives in ten (10) areas of involvement: • ARTS […]

PNoy Message for Filipinos Abroad -113th Philippine Independence Day

Say NO to Drugs, Say NO as a Drug Mule

Say NO to Drugs, Say NO as a Drug Mule Countries With Severe Anti Drug Laws: In Indonesia you’d be looking at 10 to 15 years for drug possession, while in other places like Malaysia and Singapore it can range up to 50 years. Serious drugs charges in Tunisia can land you in jail for […]

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