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In an earlier post, we shared a guide for Filipinos who are planning to get married in Saudi Arabia. This time around, we are going to talk about another family-related topic: how to report the birth of a child who is born to Filipino parents in Saudi Arabia. Reporting a child’s birth to the Philippine [...]

Vaccinated Travelers Entering Saudi Exempt from Quarantine

Vaccinated travelers will not be subjected to quarantine upon arrival in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government announced on Tuesday (June 1). The quarantine requirements for those who had been fully immunized were lifted by the Kingdom’s General Authority of Civil Aviation. READ ALSO: COVID-19 Vaccine for OFWs Must Be Shouldered by Employers – PH Gov’t [...]

Etiquette for Businesses - Do's and Don'ts in the Workplace

A few months ago, we shared the story of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who got fired for making a TikTok video in the workplace, while wearing a job uniform. Although this may not seem like a big deal in some countries, it is considered a serious matter here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For [...]

How to Apply for the Philippine National ID Online – 3 Steps

On Friday, April 30, online applications for the national ID began, with the aim of registering 70 million Filipinos in the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) by the end of 2021. READ ALSO: How to Renew your Philippine Passport in Saudi Arabia The Republic Act No. 11055, also known as the “Philippine Identification System Act,” established [...]

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 [...]