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Category Archives: Announcements

Ano pa ang silbi ng Philippine Embassy sa Kuwait?

Ano pa ang silbi ng Philippine Embassy sa Kuwait?

Ano pa ang silbi ng Philippine Embassy sa Kuwait?
Source:  PILIPINO SA KUWAIT Facebook Page

Sino ba ang dapat protektahan ng Philippine Embassy sa Kuwait? Ang mga OFW o ang mga kabaro nila? Makikita sa video na ito kung paano lantarang binalewala ng embahada sa Kuwait ang isang karapatan ng OFW bilang isang Pilipino nang tanggihan ni Vice Consul Sheila Monedero na notaryohan ang affidavit ni ABS-CBN Middle East Kuwait Correspondent Maxxy Santiago dahil daw sa conflict of interest.

KSA: Embassy on Wheels Successfully Held in Buraydah

Press Release No. 008-2013
28 January 2013

Four additional EOWs in Al-Khobar Announced

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh successfully held its second consular outreach services or “Embassy on Wheels” (EOW) for 2013 at the Philippine International School in Buraydah (PISB) in Buraydah, Qassim on 24 to 25 January 2013. The EOW in Buraydah served 467 Filipinos.

Schedules of Embassy on Wheels (EOW) in Al Khobar

Press Release No. 007 – 2013
Source:  Philippine Embassy in Riyadh 

23 January 2013 

In order to meet the high demand for passport renewals in the Eastern Region,   the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh announces its revised schedule for outreach consular services missions to Al Khobar, also known as the “Embassy on Wheels”, for 2013.

Kuwait: MoH Prepares For Influx Of Workers

By Michelle Fe Santiago
As Posted in  Arab Times

THE Kuwait Ministry of Health (MoH) is performing a system-wide restructuring of public health care delivery services as well as raising the standards of public health care in its various government hospitals to be at par with other global medical institutions.

In line with the country’s move of upgrading the public health care systems, some of the public hospitals are undergoing renovation and expansion. Some new hospitals are being constructed, the biggest of which is the Sheikh Jaber Medical City in South Surra named in honour of the late Amir HH Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah. The Sheikh Jaber Medical City will be the largest medical centre in the State of Kuwait which will include four buildings with a total area of 469,370 square metres.

Patnubay – 2012 Achievement Report

Today in History

January 25, 2005 – Sa araw na ito, walong taon na ang nakaraan ay nabili natin ang domain name na Gumawa tayo ng website noon para makapagbigay ng tamang impormasyon at para makapag-empower sa mga OFWs sa Saudi



sa kinatibuk-an, sa tibuok kapupud-an,
miabot na ang adlawong gikahinaman,

sugaton ta sa kamainiton kahigalaan
nuntan ta ang matag undak sa kadalanan,

pit senyor, kalipay, kadasig saulogon ta
sadsad sa karsada, sinulog sayawon ta

Cancellation of Sunday Operations of All DFA Consular Offices in Mall Establishments Beginning January 13

11 January 2013 – In view of the low client turnout on Sundays, the DFA has decided to discontinue its Sunday operations in the following Regional Consular Offices (RCOs) and Metro Manila satellite offices beginning January 13:

DFA NCR-East (SM Megamall)
DFA NCR-Central (Robinson’s Galleria)
DFA NCR-West (SM City Manila)
RCO Cebu
RCO Pampanga
RCO General Santos
RCO Davao
RCO Baguio City
RCO Lipa City and
RCO Angeles City
No releasing of passports at DFA Consular Offices will be carried out on Sundays.

For questions and other concerns, please visit or call 556-0000. END

Dalawang OFWs Naaksidente sa Al Baha, isa kritikal

Ang sasakyan na nakabundol sa dalawang OFWs

January 7, 2013, 10:58AM, Baha, KSA – naaksidente po ang ating kasamahan sa Patnubay na si Romeo “Ka Romy” Carbonell at kanyang kasama sa trabaho. Safe naman si Ka Romy pero ang kanyang kasamahang Pilipino ay nasa kritikal pa na kalagayan.

Pagkatapos ng assignment nila sa Al Baha ay bumiyahe sila papuntang Taif. Dumaan sila sa isang blind curve nang may tumawid na isang camel at  aksidente nila itong nabundol. Ang kanilang takbo ay nasa 80kph lamang. Safe naman sina Ka Romy at kanyang kasamahan at maging ang camel ay buhay din. Lumabas sila ng sasakyan para tatawag ng pulis.

USA: Filipino teachers vindicated with class suit verdict – FEFL

Filipino Educators Federation of Louisiana (FEFL)
December 19, 2012

Filipino teachers vindicated with class suit verdict

The Filipino Educators Federation of Louisiana (FEFL) are elated on the result of Monday’s decision on the federal class action suit filed more than two years ago against recruitment agency Universal Placement International (UPI) and its owner Lourdes “Lulu” Navarro. “This victory is a product of the continued vigilance and unrelenting efforts of teachers who converted their victimization into a struggle for justice,” declared Ingrid Cruz, the FEFL founding president.

USA: Charitable Groups Mobilize, Appeal for Donations for “Pablo” Typhoon Victims

By Dionesio C. Grava, Deputy Managing Editor
First Posted in

Philippine Ambassador to Washington, D.C. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. said that individuals and organizations in the US who would like to assist in the relief assistance can send their cash donations to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (; the Department of Social Welfare and Development (; and the Philippine National Red Cross (

POEA to vacationing OFWs: Get your exit clearance early

News Release
28 November 2012

POEA to vacationing OFWs: Get your exit clearance early

“Avoid the rush. Avoid the long lines”.

Thus said Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac yesterday as he advised balikmanggagawa or overseas Filipino workers spending the holiday season in the

Philippines to get their overseas employment certificate or exit clearance early and not get caught with the last-minute dash to return to their jobs abroad.

Cacdac said that the POEA, for several weeks now, have been gearing up for the anticipated arrival of thousands of OFWs this December and their subsequent departure after Christmas and New Year’s Day.

“The POEA has been improving its systems and expanding its facilities for the workers’ convenience, but still, we warn our OFWs not to wait for the last day of their vacation to get the exit clearance,” Cacdac said.

Social Media, the rebirth of blogging for Pinoy Expats and OFWs – PEBA 2012

Press Release

Social Media, the rebirth of blogging for Pinoy Expats and OFWs – PEBA 2012

Social Media, the rebirth of blogging for Pinoy Expats and OFWs OFWs clamour for an aginaldo or a Christmas present was realized because of their active presence on the social media particularly on facebook with regards to the issue on Philhealth’s mandatory increase of its members’ contribution. Although it was not the first of the few victories that OFWs has achieved with their online campaign, but for the Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards or PEBA it is an affirmation that they are being heard and listened to by the government. It is also a fitting tribute as PEBA celebrates its 5th Annual International Blog and Photo Award.

PEBA Awards 2012: Blog Entry Finalists

OFW and Supporters Blog Entry Finalists
As Posted in

The 5th Annual International PEBA Blog and Photo Awards will be held at the Ramon Magsaysay Hall, SSS Corporate Center, East Avenue Quezon on the 15th of December, Saturday, from 2-6PM.

2012 Theme:  “The Social Media and I: Bridging the Past, Present and Future.”

Please click the screenshots to view their entries

500 OFW families to “pass the hat” at Christmas party for OFW on Saudi death row and typhoon victims – Blas Ople Center

As Posted in

Over five hundred relatives and families of overseas Filipino workers will celebrate Christmas with their own party organized by the Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that assists migrant workers, on Wednesday, December 12 at the Ramon Magsaysay Hall of the Social Security System Building at East Avenue, Quezon City from 1 to 5.30 PM.

HRDP: Urgently Adopt all Necessary Measures to Guarantee Life, Integrity, and Safety of HRDs

As posted in

HRDP Statement on the 64th Int’l Human Rights Day

On the occasion of the International Human Rights day on December 10, 2012, the Human Rights Defenders-Pilipinas (HRDP) salutes all working women and men in reclaiming the dignity of persons and those who continuously strive towards the achievement of all human rights for all.

Sadly, sixty-four years after the states adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights(UDHR), cases of human rights violations especially against human rights defenders are of an alarming number and must be urgently addressed.

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: