Press Release

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 […]

Philippine Embassy hosts Diplomatic Reception to celebrate 116th Anniversary of Philippine Independence

** The Philippine Embassy celebrated the 116th anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence on 27 May 2014 with a diplomatic reception at the Al Tuwaiq Palace in Riyadh. Around 200 distinguished guests attended, officials from the different Saudi government offices, Saudi businessmen and Ambassadors and representatives from the various diplomatic missions in Riyadh. This year’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

157,494 Filipinos Regularize Status During Correction Period

**** 157,494 Filipinos Regularize Status During Correction Period Philippine Ambassador Ezzedin H. Tago, in a meeting with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Consular Affairs Ambassador Usamah Al-Senousi, expressed gratitude of the Philippine government and the Filipinos in the Kingdom for the 7-month correction period granted by King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz which allowed […]

New Rules Governing the Foreign Workers Violating Labor and Residency Rules After the Correction Period

*** New Rules Governing the Foreign Workers Violating Labor and Residency Rules After the Correction Period (RIYADH, 4 November 2013) – The Saudi Government has informed the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh, through a formal diplomatic Note, of the new rules that will govern foreign workers violating the labor and residency laws following the end of […]

379 OFWs took SPLBE in Riyadh

*** 21/10/2013 RIYADH: A total of 379 overseas Filipino workers took the recently conducted Special Professional Licensure Board Examinations (SPLBE) held in Riyadh on 15 to 17 October 2013. The Examinations were supervised by a Team from the PRC, headed by Director Lily Ann R. Baldago, Head of the 5-member PRC Team. The Philippine Regulations Commission […]

Embassy Warns Filipinos Against Drug Smuggling, etc.

*** (Riyadh, 20  October 2013) – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh warns all Filipinos in the Kingdom against receiving packages or parcels from unknown or untrusted senders as they may contain illegal drugs. The Embassy issues this warning following an increasing number of cases of Filipinos being arrested immediately after receiving packages or parcels suspected to […]

Advisory against dealing with unscrupulous, unauthorized firms and individual’s

*** The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh warned overseas Filipino workers in the Kingdom not to deal with any person or entities in exchange for promises of repatriation. The advisory was issued after  the Embassy received sworn complaints against certain individuals posing as Embassy or POLO staffs or employees.  (Riyadh, 23 October 2013) The public is advised to […]

Overstaying Filipinos Should Proceed NOW to Jawazat

 ***  (Riyadh, September 2013) – The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh renews its call to all overstaying Filipinos in the Kingdom to proceed NOW to the Deportation Office and avail of the facilities under correction period before the 03 November 2013 deadline. Philippine Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Mr. Ezzedin H. Tago, today renewed the Embassy’s call to all Filipinos […]

Over 100 Filipino groups to hold key poll on Friday

*** 09/11/2013, QATAR:  More   than 100 Filipino groups recognised by the Philippine embassy in Doha   are expected to hold an election of officers of a newly-formed umbrella   organisation on September 13 (Friday). In a circular e-mailed to  Gulf  Times recently, the embassy disclosed that United Filipino   Organisations in Qatar (UFOQ) will organise and spearhead major   activities […]

DTI and AISL signs MOA to Address Abandoned or Undelivered Balikbayan Boxes

*** Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) signs MOA to Address Abandoned or Undelivered Balikbayan Boxes (Riyadh, 29 August 2013) – On 10 July 2013, the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Association of International Shipping Lines (AISL) […]

Know your insurance rights, GOSI tells expats

*** RIYADH – The General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) launched on Sunday an awareness campaign enlightening foreigners about their insurance rights against vocational hazards. GOSI Governor Solaiman Al-Quwaiz told the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that the campaign was within the continued efforts to spread social insurance awareness especially among non-Saudi subscribers. In addition to newspapers, TV channels, […]

Embassy Urges Filipinos to Go to Jawazat for Exit

More than 700 get Exit Visa since 3 July, Over 700 Repatriated on GPH (Government of the Philippines) Expense RIYADH, 28/07/2013: The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh urges all Filipinos in Riyadh and Eastern Region who will go on final exit and are qualified under the guidelines of the correction period, which has been extended to 3 November 2013, […]