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Guide to Banking, Taxes, and Money Matters in Saudi

If you are currently working or planning to work in Saudi Arabia, it’s important to know about banking, taxes, and other money-related matters in this country. After all, you’re going to need a local bank account for receiving your salary. You’ll also be using it for saving money, paying utility bills, sending remittances to your [...]

Gov’t Announces 11-Day Eid Break

The government announced an 11-day break in observance of the Eid holidays. For workers in the public and private sectors, Eid Al Fitr marks the conclusion of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. Saudi Arabia to Celebrate Eid Holidays with 11-Day Break The Eid holiday for government employees will begin at the end of the [...]

Saudi Citizen Sponsors Marriage of His Pakistani Driver to a Filipino Girl

Getting married is a truly special occasion, a day that marks the union of two people who want to spend the rest of their lives together. It becomes all the more special when you don’t have to spend a thing, which is exactly what happened in the case of a Pakistani national. Asaad Muhammad is a [...]

COVID-19 Vaccination for OFWs Must Be Shouldered by Foreign Employers – PH Gov’t

The Philippines will now require foreign countries and employers to ensure that those they’re hiring would be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they are cleared for work deployment. ALSO READ: How to Register for COVID-19 Vaccination Using the Sehhaty App Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief Bernard Olalia explained that what this new policy means is [...]

Use of ‘Maid’ in Job Adverts Banned in Saudi Arabia

The government has banned the use of the terms ‘maid’ or ‘servants’ on job advertisements, whether on paper or online after it has considered it to be derogatory under the new regulations aimed to uphold the rights of foreign workers in the country. READ NEXT: Migrant Workers Will Be Allowed to Change Jobs, Leave the [...]

3 Saudi OFWs Robbed; One of the Victims Raped

Three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) staying in a residential condo unit in Saudi Arabia were robbed by two unidentified men who broke into their residence on Wednesday night (March 3). According to the victims, the culprits identified themselves as police, then tied their hands, ransacked the unit, and even raped one of them. 3 OFWs [...]

Filipina Household Worker in Saudi Builds Dream House

Many OFWs – and Filipinos in general – decide to leave their home country to pursue greener pastures. They can’t be faulted for doing so, because compared to the Philippines, there are plenty of high-paying jobs abroad. And one of these places is Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is one of the top destinations for Filipinos [...]

OFW Gets Fired for Making Tik Tok Video

Among the most important things to remember when working abroad is to respect the culture and obey the rules of the host country. This is particularly vital in countries like Saudi Arabia, which implements the public decency law to be followed by all citizens, residents, and tourists. Decency applies to social media behavior as well, [...]

Embassy Reminds Filipinos to Obey the Law Amid Reports of Mauling Incidents Involving Pinoys

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh has issued a statement regarding the mauling incidents that recently took place near the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in the Saudi Arabian capital. The said incidents involved Filipino nationals. ALSO READ: 10 Things That Could Land You in Prison in Saudi Arabia “We regret that these incidents happened as they cast [...]

[KATAS OFW] Pinoy Couple in Saudi Builds 3BR 1T/B Dream House in Batangas

One of the goals of many Filipinos working abroad is to find a well-paying job and to help a loved one find work there, too. In some cases, the OFW brings their spouse or children abroad to work there if not to settle with them, but most of the time, it’s the former. Such is [...]