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Category Archives: Laws and Procedures

Cebuano Short Story: MANGUNGUKAY UG GINABOT

MANGUNGUKAY UG GINABOT

Babae misulod sa klinika, milingkod sa siya, dayo’g hushos sa nagtabon sa tinagoang bungoton .

“‘Sori, Day, dili ra ba ko mangungukay ug ginabot, kanang Gynecologist, tig-ibot intawon kog ngipon, Dentista ba.”

“Nahibawo ko Doki. Ay dahhh, akong bana man gud hilig kaayong mamana, hilig mangilaw ug kan-onong bungoton. Sa pagdinali, iyang pustiso nalamoy hinuon.”

Subject: Bloodmoney: Isang bukas na liham para kay Pangulong Aquino at Pangalawang Pangulogn Binay

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From: Patnubay Online
Date:
2014/1/13
Subject: Bloodmoney: Isang bukas na liham para kay Pangulong Aquino at Pangalawang Pangulogn Binay

Salam President and Vice President.

Marami po sa mga nakakulong ngayon sa Saudi ay tapos na ang sentensya pero hindi pa rin nakakalaya dahil kailangan nilang magbayad ng bloodmoney sa pamilya ng mga biktima.

Sa panahon ni PGMA, kung tapos na ang sentensya at bloodmoney na lang ang kulang ay babayaran na kaagad ang bloodmoney. Hindi katulad ngayon na nagtitiis na ang mga nakakulong ng matagal nang tapos ang kanilang sentensya.

Marami ang ganitong kaso ngayon pero ang ilalapit lang namin ay yong lumapit lang din sa amin sa Patnubay.

Patnubay Online Police Cases Review for 2013

Common Cases

1. Drugs – ito yong kaso na pinakamaraming OFWs na nahuli sa taong ito. (dati love cases at liqour ang marami ngayon, hindi na). Tatlong type ito, smuggling, pushing and using. Ang smuggling, palabas o papasok ng ksa ay may parusang kamatayan. Hindi natin matindinhan

2. Embezzlement (Company) – ito yong pumangalawa sa mga cases.. Paalala lamang , sa mga workers na in-charged sa paghawak ng pera, vault, magdouble ingat, sa accounting at sa kasama na ibang lahi na kapartner mo ng responsibility. At wag magnakaw kahit maliit. Dahil kung mahuli kayo ang lahat ng losses sa mga nakaraan ay sa inyo iakusa.

End of Contract Duration Tips for OFWs in KSA

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A worker must send an early written notice to his employer  to remind the latter that the worker does not intend to renew his contract.  As early as two (2) months before matapos ang contract, you should send a letter stating that you don’t want to renew your contract. The letter must contain the following:

1. The Subject should be Non-renewal of Contract” don’t use the word “termination” or “resignation”.
2. That your contract will end on (what date) and that you dont want to renew it.
3. That you send the letter in 60 days advanced notice for them to be able to do the following:

a. to have an enough time  to look for your replacement
b. to have an enought time to process the unpaid salary, overtime pay, vacation pay (21 days per year) and end of service benefits (1/2 month per year for the first five years, and 1 month every on the 6th year onwards)
c. to have an enough time to process, the exit visa, and plane ticket
d. all tasks above must be done before the date of the contract.
e. to repatriate you to your home country on or before the end of contract date.

3. Do not use the word termination or resignation.. use the word non-renewal of contract.

Susan V. Ople: Resilient Filipinos thank the world

Resilient Filipinos thank the world
By Susan Ople
First posted in Arabnews

Hope springs among the ruins as helping hands reach out across the world to send help to victims of super Typhoon Haiyan. Today, foreign aid for typhoon victims has reached $271 million. In Saudi Arabia, diplomatic officials and Filipino nationals welcomed news about the Saudi king’s donation to typhoon victims with profound appreciation.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has ordered the donation of SR37.5 million ($10m) to typhoon victims. According to the official government website, the Department of Social Welfare and Development would be the conduit for this donation. These funds will go a long way in keeping several evacuation centers running, while making sure that child victims and the elderly get the care that they deserve.

Kuwait: 57 Undocumented Pinoys Fly Home, ‘No Detention’

57 Undocumented Pinoys Fly Home, ‘No Detention’
Consul General Dado Thanks HH The Amir
By: Michelle Fe Santiago
First posted in arabtimesonline

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: A total of 57 undocumented Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWS) or whose residence visas (iqama) have expired were repatriated to the Philippines on Saturday evening as part of the series of mass repatriation of stranded OFWs in Kuwait. Philippine Embassy officials led by Consul General Atty Raul H Dado together with attaches Musa

Featured Book: World Migration Report 2013

Since the first-ever United Nations General Assembly High-level Dialogue (HLD) on International Migration and Development in 2006, there has been increasing international debate about how best to harness the benefits of migration for development. Yet migration remains inadequately integrated into development frameworks at national and local levels, and there is limited public understanding and appreciation of the contribution that migrants make to the development of their countries of origin and destination.

In 2013, a second High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development will be held, presenting the international community with another opportunity to focus its attention on making migration a positive factor in sustainable development and poverty reduction. The HLD comes at an important time, as the international community moves beyond the Millennium Development Goals and towards the formulation of a post-2015 development agenda.  (Source: http://publications.iom.int)

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Maraming Salamat Thursday Group sa Pagsagip ng 42 OFWs

The Thursday Group - Riyadh

Maraming salamat ulit sa Thursday Group (CFC- ANCOP) at kay Bro Nadzker ng Alpha Kappa Rho sa pagsundo at paghatid ng mga workers mula Airport papuntang esteraha.

Apatnaput dalawa (42) na undocumented Male OFWs ang napaniwala ng isang (1) undocumented OFW na makapag-flight sila noong September 22 ng gabi kahit walang exit visa at kahit walang ticket.

Isang (1) undocumented OFW din, at kasama nila sa esteraha kung saan nakatira ang mga male OFWs; ang nangako sa kanila na makauwi dahil may connection daw ito umano

Patnubay’s opinion on the said CRACKDOWN sa Saudi Arabia

Patnubay’s opinion on the said CRACKDOWN sa Saudi Arabia

Team, maari nyong gamitin sa inyong mga statements ang mga nakasulat sa baba.. or maari nyong ishare ang lahat statement sa baba but please make proofreading muna sa grammar and typos… Pasensyahan nyo na po at minadali ito at wala na akong panahon para magreview nito dahil nasa biyahe po tayo habang ginagawa natin ito.. ito ay para may makukuha kayo ng mga impormasyon tungkol sa issue na ito..   – by Tas Espiritu

The Joseph Peruda (OFW) Story

Ito si joseph bago ang aksidente

Si Joseph Peruda ay  isang  OFW na taga- Bislig, Surigao del Sur.  Dumating siya sa Saudi Arabia noong Sept. 22, 2005 at nagtrabaho bilang Loader Operator sa  Abdul Ali Al Ajmi Co. Ltd. Al Ahsa Hofof, KSA.

Ang  kanyang kontrata ay dalawang (2)  taon lamang pero pinili niya na hindi umuwi at  mag-extend pa ng dalawang taon  dahil kailangan nya pang kumita para sa kanyang pamilya.  Si Joseph ay may asawa  at mayroon silang tatlong anak ( isang grade 5, isang grade 2 at isang kinder).

Oct. 16, 2008 nang maaksidente si Joseph sa oras ng trabaho.  Sumabog ang “gas tank” ng kanyang loader at tumalsik ang takip ng tangke sa kanyang mukha.

Working Hours and Overtime for Workers in KSA, Explained


Working Hours and Overtime for Workers in KSA, Explained

A. Working Hours

  • The required working hours is only 8 hours a day or 48 hours a week (1 day off per week).
  • It can be raised to 9 hours a day for non-continuous type of work (broken time).
  • Prayer time is not included in the working hours..
  • The maximum number of hours per week is 60 (10 hours a day) for the types of work mentioned in article 106 of the Saudi Labor Law;  which are the following:

KSA’s Cooperative Health Insurance Law Explained

Council of Cooperative Health Insurance Secretariat General Headquarters Building. Imagesource:cchi.gov.sa

The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance - Ang sangay ng gobyerno na nagpapatupad ng Cooperative Health Insurance Law ng KSA.

Ano ang Cooperative Health Insurance Law?

Ito ay isang batas ng Saudi Arabia na binuo noong 1999 para sa libreng pagpapagamot, operasyon ng mga residents ng kaharian, mapa-Saudi national man or foreigner.

Detailed Overview of Procedure for Police Cases in Saudi Arabia

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Patnubay shares this information to achieve the following objectives:

1. To educate Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) about their rights and empower them on how to fight for those rights as per the existing laws and procedures.
2. To educate OFWs on sharing accurate reference to the media and non-government organizations (NGOs). Hence, refraining from providing false, misleading and inaccurate information that could muddle the issue.
3. To educate the officers of the Philippine embassy and consulate about the laws and procedures of Saudi Arabia before the Philippine government deploys them to Saudi Arabia.

Ang Mga Karapatan ng Taong Nagkaroon ng Injury o Namatay Sanhi ng Aksidente sa KSA

Drafted by Tasio Espiritu
First posted in 2009 for patnubay.com

Ang mga karapatan ng manggawa sa saudi Arabia kung magkaroon ng aksidente, may injury or namatay. Kaninong Obligasyon / Sinong mananagot kung maaksidente or mainjured o mamatay ang isang manggawa?

  • GOSI – For work related injury or work-related death only.
  • Private Risk Insurances – example Motor, Life insurance and others
  • Employer – For work related pero walang GOSI, walang risk insurance
  • Taong naging dahilan ng injury or death – by filing Private Rights of Action .

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