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Saudi OFW Builds Dream House Worth Php 1.8M in his Hometown in 2 Years

Every OFW dreams to have their own house where they can settle in with their family. To achieve this dream, however, many of them sacrifice for years – working longer hours and saving up to raise funds and have resources for the construction of their house. Building a house takes a lot of discipline and [...]

Saudi Closes Off All Borders due to Scare of ‘New COVID-19 Strain’

A new form of threat has emerged from the identification of a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which forced the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia along with other global nations to implement stricter travel measures. Saudi has taken the maximum precaution by suspending all international flights for travelers for a week. This comes after the reported emergence [...]

How to Register for COVID-19 Vaccination Using the Sehhaty App

The Saudi government through the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday, December 15, the start of the registration for the free COVID-19 vaccination drive through the “Sehhaty” mobile app. ALSO READ: “Saudi Arabia Continues to Take All Precautionary Measures to Confront COVID-19” – King Salman According to the ministry, over 150,000 residents have registered to [...]

President Duterte Welcomes Saudi Arabia's Labor Reform Initiative

In light of the many changes that are currently being made in Saudi Arabia, Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomes the Kingdom’s Labor Reform Initiative (LRI). ALSO READ: How Much has Saudi Arabia Changed Over Time? Through an official statement issued via the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) on Monday, 23 November 2020, the President referred to [...]

Guide to Hiring a Maid in Saudi Arabia

If you are an expat living in Saudi Arabia and you would like to hire a housemaid, you can do so depending on your occupation as stated in your Iqama. Keep in mind that you will need to coordinate with a recruiting agency to facilitate the hiring of a housemaid. There are many recruiting agencies [...]

Saudi OFW Jailed After Co-Workers Spread Rumors that he has 'Fake' Engineering Degree

One of the most destructive traits attributed to Filipinos is the crab mentality. Because of this, needless sufferings are borne. Such is the case of a Saudi OFW who had been wrongly accused of using a fake engineering degree for work and had been sent to jail for it – all because of the rumors, his fellow [...]

Where to Buy Gold in Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is known for its vast and high quality gold reserves. For this reason, gold is sold here at a lower rate than in most other countries, and the fact that the sales tax or VAT is only 5% makes the prospect of buying the precious metal even more appealing! ALSO [...]

Soon, Migrant Workers Will Be Allowed to Change Jobs, Leave the Country Without their Sponsors' Consent - DFA

Great news for Filipinos working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the Ministry of Human Resources on Wednesday (November 4) announced its plan to implement changes to its kafala system, allowing private-sector workers to change jobs and leave the country without their sponsors’ consent starting in March 2021. The Kafala or the sponsorship system, which is typically [...]

How to Renew PH Passport in VFS Global Jeddah Centre

 Managed and operated by VFS Global, the newly launched centres have started to accept passport renewal requests from Sunday to Saturday between 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM In a bid to ease the passport renewal process for Philippine nationals living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), The Republic of the Philippines Department of Foreign [...]

Activities You Can Do While Staying at Home

Ever since the pandemic hit, people around the world have been advised to stay at home as much as possible. And although some places have started opening up again — little by little — many of us still prefer to remain indoors, unless going out to buy food, medicine, and other necessities. ALSO READ: Best Places [...]