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 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 […]


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!! (From: OFWempowerment Blog)  

Acceptance Speech – OBRA

Acceptance Speech – Outstanding Balikbayan and OFW Reputation Award This coming 13 December 2013, the OFW Empowerment blog will be celebrating its 8 years anniversary. When I found out that I will be receiving this award today it gave me time to ruminate on the period of time I have spent on my laptop, day and  night  […]

Thank you Sir Roussel! “Mission Accomplished”

** I am sad to learn that Consul Roussel Reyes finally ended his tour of duty as one of the member of the diplomatic corps of our Philippine Embassy in Riyadh. I first met him in his first days of assignment during the Partidong Pandaigidigang Pilipino tripartite meeting where he was our Guest of  Honor representing the then […]

OFW Empowerment Blog 2012 in review from: WordPress

OFW Empowerment Blog 2012 in review from: WordPress

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 340,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 6 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than […]

A creative practical joke

** To : All OFWEmpowerment blog readers This is regarding  to our blog post titled “Job Opportunity“,  please be informed that the  two email addresses posted in that particular entry where you can send your resumes was hacked as reported by my friend Mr. Jun Saldo. In view of this, please send your resumes or biodata’s  direct to the […]

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 […]


We are looking forward to a very nice day today! Baby Maven, the little warrior is going home. Thanks to ALL BIG HEARTS WHO HELPED HIM & US IN THIS BIG BATTLE. Touching as it was, thousands of good men & women all over the world, known & unknown to us, silently responded voluntarily and […]

Expats Top Ten Attributes at Work in Saudi Arabia

The business set up in Saudi Arabia is exceptionally conservative and to make sure successful cross cultural working environment you will need to uphold a proper degree of formality.   1)  Superiors and those in senior positions are always deferred to and be treated with utmost respect. Treat your co-workers with respect as well. 2)  Do not question […]

Congrats! 81st KSA “National Day”

In the Commemoration of the  KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA 81st NATIONAL DAY! 23rd of September 2011  Congratulations!  and  THANK YOU so much for hosting 1.3 Million Filipinos!  From: Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

KACST will make Kingdom Global Research Power by 2025

Competition, Tough Standards, Bring New Vigor to Saudi Science AAAS News and Notes Edited by Edward W. Lempinen Several years ago, Saudi Arabia’s leaders were confronted with a challenge: The kingdom had a well-established science sector and strengths in several areas, but while research publications were surging in some Middle Eastern nations, Saudi publication numbers […]

Ramadan Mubarak!

As the crescent moon is sighted…  And the holy month of Ramadan begins… May Allah bless you with happiness  and  grace your home with warmth & peace! May This Ramadan be as bright as ever. May this Ramadan bring joy, health and wealth to you.May the festival of lights brighten up you  and your near […]

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Beauty and Madness…

OFWEmpowerment Blog- 5 years of existence

OFWEmpowerment- 5 years of existence Like any other anniversaries, today marks a new year to a new beginning and my further commitment to serve the OFW sector. Five years of existence is a symbol that increases in value or in strength with each passing year that reflects what this blog has made in the partnership […]