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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Saudi Arabia Imposes 24-hour Curfew on Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah, and Other Cities

Saudi Arabia has enforced a 24-hour curfew in the capital city of Riyadh and other major cities and governorates. Prior to this, the Kingdom has imposed travel suspensions both inside and outside the country, among other precautionary measures taken to combat the pandemic. Citing an official source from the Ministry of Interior, Saudi Press Agency reported [...]

Saudi Arabia Suspends ALL Domestic Flights, Buses, Taxis, and Trains

Almost two weeks ago, Saudi Arabia suspended travel to and from several countries as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19. Just recently, the Kingdom has suspended domestic travel and public transportation as well. On Friday, 20th March 2020, an official source from the Ministry of Interior announced a temporary suspension of all domestic flights, [...]

Saudi Arabia Continues to Take All Precautionary Measures to Confront COVID-19 - King Salman

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, delivered a speech to the Saudi people on Thursday, 19th March 2020. Through his speech, the King assured that Saudi Arabia continues to take all the necessary precautions in confronting as well as limiting the effects of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. [...]

Saudi Arabia Suspends Travel to and from 9 Countries, Including UAE

In order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 in the Kingdom, Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended travel to and from nine countries. As of Monday, 9th March 2020, travel to and from Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, South Korea, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been temporarily suspended, the [...]

Ministry Reports 3 New COVID-19 Cases, Raising Total Number to 5

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) announced three new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, 5th March 2020, raising the total number of cases in the Kingdom to five. According to the MOH, lab tests confirmed that a married couple who had traveled from Iran via Kuwait — along with another individual who had come from Iran via [...]

Tips to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

On Wednesday (March 4), the Saudi government announced that it will temporarily suspend Umrah for citizens and residents in the Kingdom due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to an update by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). Furthermore, Saudi’s Foreign Ministry added that the decision will be “reviewed continuously,” and the suspension will be lifted once the situation [...]